She'd clocked out a little earlier than me and so I was left there alone with Pip for a few minutes before it was time for us to re-attach the ball and chain. I forget how the subject even came up, I think I was talking about the weekend and how I was glad I'd be off because Saturday is my birthday, and I found myself fairly taken back when he went on about "Oh yeah, it's the 12th, isn't it? Do you work Friday? I could take my lunch a little early so we could go get dinner together or something. I'll check my schedule."
I'm not sure what the fuck just happened or if he'll make good on that but it made me very happy.