Arriving home, Paolo decided he must call Livia, he couldn’t avoid it. He nonetheless worried that despite the distance she seemed to see into his soul.
Livia ignored his first attempt. ‘Best not seem too eager’ she thought.
She picked up next attempt and heard a tentative “Livia?” to which she answered, “Oh hello Paolo” in a friendly fashion indicating she was pleased to hear from him. In reality she was pissed off, but she wasn’t going to let that show.
“I’ve read the news Paolo. Tell me what you’ve been doing and I’ll tell what I’ve been doing too...”