Mary had one last surprise for Livia. As she left, Livia had expected a social peck on the cheeks, but Mary grabbed her cheeks and gave her a full-on kiss on the lips, albeit not French-style.
Stopping, she stepped back
“There, look at ya... yer so pretty, y’are, I simply had to do that! If I were that way inclined, which I’m not by the way, so you can relax, you’d be me first choice!”
Livia was shocked, only recovering by asking.
“Surely you’re not going to drive home, Mary? I’ll get you a cab... on my account.”