Paolo was in danger of getting, or rather coming, ahead of himself. Sofia pulled away from him. Right now they needed to be separated!
Right!” announced Sofia, “Let’s play cards.”
“I haven’t got any cards...” said Paolo, deflated.
“But I have!” retorted Sofia, pulling out an unopened pack from her bag. Paolo thought how Mary Poppinslike this seemed to be. “Poker’s my game,” she continued.
“But I’m a bit short of cash,” said Paolo, “so let’s not make it for money.
“I’m stony broke too,” replied Sofia. “but who said we were playing for money anyway?”. And then Paolo understood.