"Tea's great. It's getting hella cold out there these days." He watched her, but more what she was doing than Kami herself. Then he mussed the hair at the back of his head. Distracted and self-conscious was far from his style, and a warning sign in itself.
"Look. I've been down here a few times, to see if you were around. Sounds weird but I didn't know how else to reach you. But it surprised me, you know?" He smiled, but the piss-poor kind of smile that held back real hard on something. "Crowds part for people like you. So when did you become so hard to find?"