But as always, he was drawn in by the people around him, losing himself for a moment in their feelings and thoughts and stories. There's never been a person more into people watching than Belle. He told Alex where he was, and that he would be a minute. Alex would understand, and probably come down to join him at some point. It wasn't like they had to be up early the next morning, or anything like that.
He drank his tea slowly, smiling softly over the rim.