"I'm willing to adjust the vocabulary, of course. I'll say anything you like." As she knew perfectly well, he never scrupled to sweeten the truth. Retire was imprecise, in any case - although at the moment it pleased him to think of it as a vacation, he had learned that he was terrible at relaxing for more than a week at a time. It had occurred to him that perhaps they could find something to occupy the both of them, although it still grated on his sensibilities to think of her too heavily involved in anything too far outside the home ... even after all this time. "And I have all the time in the world to get it right, too. I promise to try to be a quick study, if you put in the effort."