Part 4 of 8
It wasn't as bad as John thought it was. As soon as Clara mentioned that he was a doctor, all questions turned to his profession rather than them going out. He watched her as she smiled up at him, with some sort of pride. He had no idea what she was thinking but part of him wondered if she felt proud to call him her boyfriend, even if it was just for a day.
"Okay, they are coming over." Clara said as the people they were talking to moved on.
"Clara. It is good to see you. We did wonder where you were during the ceremony." Her dad said, giving her a kiss on the cheek.
"We were running a little late so we just sat at the back." She explained.
"Is this him?" Linda asked.
John removed one of his hands from his pockets. "Doctor John Smith." He said, introducing himself.
"A doctor?" Her dad said, surprised.
He watched as father and daughter shared a look and John thought that he had his approval. Maybe his age didn't matter to him, just someone that would be able to look after his daughter. He wanted to shake his head. He didn't need his approval. It wasn't like they were going out.
The woman, who John suspected was Clara's step-mum, looked uncomfortable. "How old are you?" She asked.
"58. I do understand it is a bit of a gap."
"Dave, that is a couple of years old than you." She said in a hushed tone.
John looked over at Clara and she rolled her eyes at him before smiling. He knew then that he had helped her complete her mission of making her go ballistic.
"Shall I get us some drinks?" John offered before Dave could say anything.
"I'll help you." Clara said, pulling him away.
John tried to keep his balance as she pulled him though the crowd by the elbow of his jacket. He grabbed her elbow and pulled her towards him to slow her down.
Just to clarify Clara is white, Dave is yellow, Linda is blue and John is red. Couldn't be asked to try and find screencaps. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~