Nikkie came running in from the foyer when she heard the crash, taking in the tangle of limbs on the floor, the new guy in the leather jacket, and the air of excited confusion that seemed to permeate the room.
She'd opened her mouth to ask what was going on, but Joey beat her to the punch. She shook Jess's hand, managing to get her brain back into 'meeting new people mode'. "It's really nice to meet you," she said, shaking Jesse's hand next. "I haven't met any of Joey's family, and from the sounds of things, that's not a bad thing, but you both seem happy to see each other."