Not So Cheerful For Once (Lukas and Rosetta)
What happened next occurred so quickly, Lukas barely had any time to react to the angry whirlwind that exited the building nearby. Ah, Rosetta…he should have known seeing something like that would infuriate her.
"Well hello to you too," he said, a faint sound of amusement in his voice. Mostly at how mad she looked, though. In truth, he actually felt bad about it, not to mention somewhat embarrassed.
He decided his usual tendency to tease her wouldn’t work in this situation. He knew what he should say, but he was kind of afraid to…it would be taking down a barrier, after all. The appearance of being cheerful and carefree was something he always worked hard to keep up.
"Yeah…you’re right. Sorry. And thanks for doing that…if you hadn’t, I may have started up habit that for real again." He glanced over at her, noticing that she wasn’t wearing a coat. She must have started running when she saw him potentially sullying the image of her business. "By the way…aren’t you cold?"
"Started up again? Geez, Lukas, didn’t you get the memo that smoking is actually bad for you? It’s not worth the health risks and all the problems you’ll encounter later in life." She huffed, obviously still furious but also slightly concerned, maybe there was something wrong, a problem or something, that caused this behavior in the first place. It wasn’t really her place to say or press, but la de da. Christmas spirit and all that.
"Of course I’m cold, but this was more important to me than remembering my coat." She turned around and walked back to the door, still not quite satisfied that he wouldn’t just go back to whatever it was that was causing the bad choices in her opinion.
"I know it’s closing time, but you could still come in if you want to. If you need someone to talk to. Just don’t get in my way." Satisfied now, she walked back into the store and went to find her night inventory sheets.