For a brief, terrifying moment, Dick thought that she was going to say no. Which was silly. After all, she was the one to say it. But she had that kind of hold on him, to rob him of the casual confidence he'd cultivated since his youth playing with elephants and swinging on the trapeze.
And then she said yes, and it was instantly restored. She was kissing him and he was kissing her and suddenly it wasn't a week since they were together, it was minutes. Seconds.