Everyone knew the story. No one knew the truth.
“You told him what?” He adjusted his collar. And again. It didn’t move very much.
“About what you said in your sleep!” Oh, she was unaffected by what she had done to him. Like normal. How come he could never embarrass her? It was always him!
“Wh-why would you tell him that?”
She smiled, innocently. He had no idea if she really didn’t understand what she had done or not. “We were talking and it just came up!”
“How could it just come up?” There was no way he could go into the meeting now.
“Uh…” She shrugged. “It just did! What’s wrong?”
He took a moment to pinch the bridge of his nose. The motion gave him a moment to think about what just happened. Which didn’t calm him down as much as made him freak out. “Okay, okay… it doesn’t have anything to do with anything. Just focus on the work.”
“You can do it!”
Well, she was always a good cheerleader, at least.