[ Daniel ]
Tea had gone better than Sadie had expected. Afterwards, she found herself loathe to part from Daniel's company and in a hurried, hushed conversation with her assistant in the back room agreed to close the shop for awhile.
"If you'd like," she said, coming back into the main showroom and hoping she looked calm and collected. "We've not a lot of work this afternoon, and the weather is fine. Perhaps we could take a stroll?"