Rosalind accepted her son's kiss on the cheek as she murmured her hello to him. Her eyes were sharp on him as she sought any sign that his illness was returning. Having to see him once more motionless in a hospital bed was her deepest fear.
"Susan," Terry said, "Mother's here." It wasn't a necessary thing to say but he thought that he needed to say something as host.
"Good evening, Susan," Rosalind said very politely. While she could see that the girl had feelings for her son, she couldn't help resenting her. Susan Bones was the primary reason that Terry had not abandoned this foolish bid to live on his own and returned to his home with her in London.