EXT. PORCH - EVENING.
Kyle is having a smoke. From inside we can hear the sound of talking and laughter.
Settling himself down on the steps, Kyle takes his cell phone out of his pockets and scrolls through the contacts list, stopping when he gets to HOME. His thumb hovers over the call button.
The front door opens behind him, causing him to jump. Kyle tucks his phone back into his pocket and turns to see Linda stood behind him.
Sarah's about to serve her famous spaghetti and meatballs.
I'll be there in a minute.
He turns back, gazing out over the garden.
Linda hovers in the doorway behind him as though she wants to say something else. Kyle keeps his back turned to her. Defeated, she goes back inside.