“Do you?” he demanded, said in a way that jolted her from the point of sleep. She took a moment to process what he was asking.
Then... “Do I what?” she asked, fighting the urge to sleep.
“Do you really love me?”
“Of course I do, you know it. I said so, didn’t I?”
“Really and truly? Like I love you?”
“Look John, I haven’t got time for all of this. I need sleep.” She was irritated. She needed to sleep.
“Oh, about ten minutes seems enough. I’m sure you can spare that!”
Something in his tone tripped her switch...