It's nearly midnight by the time the party breaks up. The girls are long asleep, Jeroen dozing between them. Angie and Jack ahve staggered off together, Winter is hiding in his room and Shen has gone for a fly.
It is officially time to retire and give personal Christmas gifts.
He leads John into their bedroom by one hand, still holding his half full wine glass in the other. "Sit down, I got something else for you."