For Cate the past week has passed in a blur. Between working out with the personal trainer assigned her by the Studio - it still rankles, the implication she's fat and out of shape! - and Than's increasingly irritating demands on her time, she feels harried and displaced.

Already past ten and having no other place to go, Cate goes to the Whistle and contemplates ordering nachos to give some truth to her words. She feels bad enough for faking an orgasm, just to get Than to stop....

Why, she wonders, is Than so difficult to spend a great deal of time with? Unlike Dion... her thinking leads her to a reality she simply can't deny anymore....she orders a shot of vodka for courage at last call and makes her way home. Where she belongs.

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