C'était un vendredi soir, Brigitte et Nicolas avaient rendez-vous chez leurs parents pour dîner.
It was a Friday evening, Brigitte and Nicolas had an appointment with their parents for dinner.
Nicolas devait venir directement après son travail.
Nicolas was supposed to come directly after his work.
Brigitte devait venir un peu plus tard, après son cours de photographie.
Brigitte was supposed to come later, after her photography class.
Pendant ce temps, leurs parents préparaient le dîner.
Meanwhile, their parents were preparing the dinner.
Nicolas arriva avant Brigitte et commença à aider ses parents.
Nicolas arrived before Brigitte and began to help his parents.
L'horloge tournait, mais Brigitte n'était toujours pas là.
The clock was ticking, but Brigitte was still not there.