"He started it," Ann reasoned, suprised that she was even doing that but it was true. All James had done was tap the bloke's shoulder. "Thanks for coming to my defense anyway. S'been a long time since a man jumped to my rescue, and over something as little as a name call too."
She offered a chuckle but winced at his cut, brushing her thumb over it. "Nasty... I can get a cloth on that."