Shannon smiled, and it was a genuine smile this time. "Of course you can," she responded, graciously, then paused and pulled a thoughtful face, taking another spoonful of ice cream as she mused on a point. "You might have to wear a dress though."
She shrugged and shook her head as if to say that the matter was out of her hands. "It's just what my fiancé wants." She shrugged again and reached out to pat his shoulder in commiseration. "Can't change his mind once it's set on something."