Sam had gotten over his initial paranoia as best he could for the short time he'd been there, but that still didn't change the way he did things. He had decided to case the situation from across the street for a couple minutes, simply out of habit. But once he realized that the place was safe, he felt at ease about going in.
He caught a glimpse of Mary as he walked across the street, reading to the little girl, and couldn't help the faint smile which eased onto his face. He stepped up and nodded to the girl who saw him first, giving the insincere but warm-enough smile that he gave most kids under the age of ten. "Hi, um... Mary, right?" He greeted, clearly still a little nervous. He offered a hand, however, out of second nature.