Happy Groundhog Day. I have it on good authority that Patrick saw his shadow.
I'll admit that when I started writing this story, I wasn't sure how to play the dynamic between Michelle and Patrick. I'd spent a fair amount of time considering how each character would relate to and interact with the others, who would get along, who wouldn't and how close they would be. Some were easy, of course, but others were difficult, like this one. The two characters are similar in many ways, and their particular demeanours, coupled with how strong their personalities are, could turn that into confrontation. In the end, I decided that a mutual respect kept at arm's length from each other would be the most appropriate.