"Everything but a camera, but anything for our basic needs is right there. Board, room, no real need to work if we didn't want to," he pointed out. "And since we're locked out from the outside world, we don't really have any - dare I say it - ambition."
He agreed with her about the money. "Once upon a time, I would have had to worry about every knut, but now we can splurge and it'll be all right."
He smiled at the memory of Cassandra. "She was. I think you would have liked her. She knew all sorts of things we didn't know just because she grew up in a different century. But her loss has made me braver in a way. I probably wouldn't have had the courage to ask you to join me today, but now, I've decided that I'm not going to be afraid of rejection. At worse, people tell me no, and on that note, why don't we go find lunch."