The discomfort between father and son could be cut with a knife.
The strangers tiptoed cautiously around each other, trying to feel at ease without mum’s presence as their usual buffer.
Tensions escalated when the young boy refused to go to sleep. He pleaded with his father to fix the broken moon seen out the window.
At his wit’s end, this father broke character and gave his son exactly as requested.
He threw his son and all convention out the window.
And they were all the better for it.