One son moves in and the other moves out of the flat owned by their father, whose presence is somewhat overbearing.
They take the cups out into the kitchen. Annie comes over to Stephen and kisses him lightly. Mark follows the others out into the kitchen.
ANNIE I don’t like it.
STEPHEN Wait till you’ve done it up the way you want it. You’ll love it.
ANNIE It’s gloomy.
STEPHEN That’s because Mark’s been living in it. We’ll soon brighten it up.
ANNIE It’s not ours.
STEPHEN Neither was the bedsit.
ANNIE You know what I mean. I think it’s a mistake.
STEPHEN Well you should have thought of that before, shouldn’t you? We can hardly change our minds now.
ANNIE Couldn’t we?
STEPHEN Don’t be silly.
ANNIE I’m not being silly, you keep avoiding the question. You just do whatever he wants. One day you’re going to have to stand up to him, you know that, don’t you? You’re a father now, he’s an old man. You should be making the decisions.
STEPHEN Give us a kiss.
ANNIE You’re not getting round me like that.
STEPHEN Yes I am. I always do.