What I did see was Tom shift his weight and take up that stance with his legs slightly apart and his shoulders square, and Claire put her hand in her pocket, pull out a rubber band and tie her hair back. In this neighbourhood that was a well known gesture, and it meant the Cullen family clearing the decks for action. Neil got out of the way quick, but Joe came to life for the first time that day, got up and went to stand between Claire and Tom, not joining in the growing argument- he never did- but waiting silently for the first blow to fall. When it did, he met it with the set to his face and the duck of his head that I knew, and his fists went to work with his usual swift and skilful dispatch.
Today's Highlight Story: That was Then, This is Now by Ranger
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