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Woman playing around with her camera. (ILLUSTRATION: MICHAEL DE LUCCHI)
Woman playing around with her camera. (ILLUSTRATION: MICHAEL DE LUCCHI)

Sit yourself down, Adam,” Maria says, putting a steaming cup on the table. “Hot chocolate. Liam and I always have one on a Friday night, while we watch television.”

I snort. “I’d rather have a coffee. Or a vodka.”

Maria laughs. “No coffee after lunch in this house – and definitely no vodka.” Then she turns away and calls for Liam. Not what I was expecting.

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