” ‘When I first met you, and I made you that tape, you were really enthused. You said–and I quote–“It was so good that it made you ashamed of your record collection” ‘
‘Shameless, wasn’t I?’
‘What does that mean?’
‘Well, I fancied you. You were a DJ, and I thought you were groovy, and I didn’t have a boyfriend, and I wanted one.’
‘So you weren’t interested in the music at all?’
‘Well, yes. A bit. And more so then than I am now. That’s life, though, isn’t it?’
‘But you see… That’s all there is of me. There isn’t anything else. If you’ve lost interest in that, you’ve lost interest in everything. What’s the point of us?’
‘You really believe that?’
‘Yes. Look at me. Look at the flat. What else has it got, apart from records and CDs and tapes?’
‘And do you like it that way?’
I shrug. ‘Not really.’
That’s the point of us. You have potential. I’m here to bring it out.’ ”