She hadn't ever quite been sure why Slater wouldn't let her join the other girls when she got old enough- it sure wasn't out of concern for her virginity since he knew that tale right enough. But whatever the reason, it still held, it seemed. "I do. I might win a part in a play down on Drury soon." She didn't care who saw, she put her arms around Slater again, hugging him with a sure trust that most people with half a lick of sense wouldn't have dared with a man like him.
"I didn't want you to think I'd just be wanting something from you is all. You're busy enough with people always asking this and that."