That simple answer has the effect of making her laugh and cry at the same time until she’s breathless.
“Are you hungry?” he smiles.
“I’m starving,” Gemma admits.
Jim gets up and holds out his hand. “Well I know this place, not too far from here, with really good food.”
Gemma smiles and takes his hand, and they begin walking. Sometimes, she thinks, friends can be right after all.