At this point, a tripswitch in Tony’s head must have flipped as he sighed, putting the gun down safely on the desk. Paolo went “phewww!”... with relief under his breath. He said nothing, waiting for Tony.
“I know, I know mate.” Tony’s tone was conciliatory. “All this stuff seems to be getting to me. And now...” This was Tony’s version of an apology. Paolo knew he wasn’t likely to get more.
“What’s happened boss? What’s this about Flaherty? He’s dead!”
“He may well be dead, but I’ve heard his widow is getting pally with Livia!”
“Says who Tony? Says who?”