"It may end up being just us," Samuel said, nodding a sort of greeting to Alexandria. "Nobody else really gave me a straight answer, but I don't think that'll keep us from a little neighborly meeting." He flagged down a passing waitress, encouraging her to pause long enough to let the newcomers order at least their drinks. The rest could wait until they had a better idea of the final guest list for their impromptu dinner party. Once introductions were made, he grinned over to Alex; though her dark muttering had been beyond his hearing, the general cast of her expression certainly needed no interpretation.
"Loss or not, it was still more interesting than Association football," he said, grinning pointedly at Brighid. "The most interesting thing about the World Cup was the damn octopus."