• to pack sth in: to give sth up, to
stop doing sth
• to cotton on: to understand
This chapter is about the birth in
hospital. Except Alicia and Sam, Andrea’s on hand, too. Sam’s Mum arrives an
hour after the birth. Alicia calls the baby Rufus, because someone called Rufus
was singing when he was born (CD-Player). After a long toing and froing between
their mothers, Alicia decides to call him Rufus Jones.
Rufus is now three weeks old. Sam and
Alicia wake up in the night by his crying and Sam changes his nappy. (situation
like Sam saw in his “vision of the future”). In the morning he has a fight with
Alicia’s ex, because he suggests to be Rufus’ father. When he comes home, Sam
confronts Alicia and a row breaks out. It emerges that Alicia’s ex lied and Sam
and Alicia make up with each other.