The restaurant was an odd choice but not an unwelcome one. Everything about Vegas was crowded. You could occasionally find an island of peace at the right time, particularly in the massive Mandalay Bay. Restaurants were nearly always crowded though because all those people had to eat. People didn’t come to this place to eat clearly. The draw to this place was the water show that kept people as close to the windows as possible.
The isolation combined with the regular misting of water meant that he couldn’t confidently order some delicious plate he could smell on some other table. Hardly a high price for some privacy. Matt passed his menu over to Kara. “My usual tricks won’t work here, I’m afraid you’ll have to read the menu to me. Don’t bother with the whole thing just a few things you think I might like.” They had enough meals together Kara knew his tastes.
He listened but not just to the words she said. Kara didn’t make the usual noises he used to read people. There were noises that came from her but he honestly wasn’t sure what those noises correlated to. He would need a better understanding of engineering to understand and it wouldn’t help because the noises weren’t connected to her emotions really.
No, her emotions came out in other ways. Mostly her emotions were in her voice but then there were some changes to the way she moved, like today. The fidgeting was something he hadn’t heard very often, “You rarely show your nerves. Is everything okay Kara?”