Lucius drew back a little - the only visible sign that he was affronted. She clearly had no idea who he was, else she wouldn't have been toying with him. ... That in itself was frustrating, because he was almost certain he had seen her before - but not in Brogin & Burkes, one of the only stores here he had ever patronized with any regularity. He couldn't place her. Perhaps it had only been on the street, but that didn't seem right.
"I haven't tossed it," he said, resisting the urge to snap. It was possible she was just daft, and arguing with a fool was a good way to waste an awful lot of time. "I simply dropped it. I would be very grateful if you returned it. If you don't mind."