This is the first time Hilary has ever slept in a bed. She still can't get to sleep. She snuggles up against Mai's warm back. She rubs Mai's back and feels the curve of her backbone through her flanelette pyjamas.

Hilary slips her hand under Mai's pyjama top. Mai's skin is dry and smooth. The firm 'V' of muscle that fans out below Mai's shoulders makes Hilary feel excited and comfortable at the same time.

Hilary closes her eyes tight and imagines she's back home in her box.