Bad Timing

Mrs Cross rushed into the kitchen. ‘I have wonderful news,’ she said. ‘Aunt Sharon is getting . I’m so happy for her.’
Matthew was eating breakfast. He put some more bread in his . He did not look up from his football .
‘The is on the second Saturday in ,’ said Mrs Cross. ‘That’s in two weeks time.’
Matthew looked up from his magazine. ‘When did say?’ he asked
‘On May 12th,’ said Mrs . ‘They want to marry quickly because Sam is sailor. He’s going back to sea at the of May.’
Matthew suddenly felt very . ‘It can’t be May 12th,’ he said. ‘There must be some . That’s the day of the FA Cup .’