The longer he sat by himself, the harder he tried to recall the events of the evening previous - it did little good and as Nick slipped in and out of his manic operatic, he began to recall basic, if disjointed events. He had come to the following conclusion:-
- Some girl was involved.
- He had asked his sort-of-girlfriend to marry him, albeit in a drunken stupor, proceeding an argument and after having asked her what the fuck she was on about, several times.
- He had managed all this on Â£4.86, given the amount he went out with and the 14 solitary pence in his pocket.
- None of this had seen especially out of the ordinary of the people who had been buying him drinks.
- Neither Matt nor Ben had bought him a drink, or even seen him, since storming out of the party.