10. Accept or Reject
When Layla returns you feel lightheaded and your eyelids are heavy. It is not unpleasant.
Layla has applied an extra coat of lipstick and looks like a pretty doll. Her smile is as attractive as gravity.
You’re sure you were talking about something important… but can’t quite remember what it was.
Instead of sitting down, Layla picks up her bag and catches the waiter’s eye.
You look at her quizzingly.
She speaks with a firm and assertive tone. “Come sister… we have a long journey ahead of us.”