“I told my therapist about you,” Max says quietly, a forced air of casualness in her posture as she spoons cereal into her mouth at her parents kitchen table. Chloe doesn't know what to say. Probably best not to say anything at all, she thinks, when she sees the spoon shuddering in Max’s trembling hand. Max is sensitive right now, and Chloe can never seem to stop her words from turning into fucking daggers, so instead she takes the hand Max isn't using and encloses it in her own.
Miranda. Image shows from L to R: Tilly (Sally Phillips), Gary (Tom Ellis), Stevie (Sarah Hadland), Miranda (Miranda Hart), Penny (Patricia Hodge), Clive (James Holmes). Image credit: British Broadcasting Corporation.