“Since I’m unlikely to get the whole truth and nothing but it from you, let me tell what I think and why you’re shit-scared of this Flaherty woman!” Paolo was about to protest, but Sofia raised her right hand to stop him. He stopped, flicking an unobtrusive glance at that ring.
Silenced, Paolo waited for Sofia to speak. He realised there was little point trying to stop her, so he would hear her out. Part of him reckoned she might make wild guesses to tease things out of him. The other part feared she might, somehow, know too much.