“How on Earth do you work that out? What possible connection can Mary Flaherty have with your ring? You’re way off the mark! I haven’t stolen it from anyone!” Paolo was attempting to grasp the initiative.
“Well that’s a relief then, isn’t it Paolo? If it’s not hot property then there’s no problem about me wearing it out, is there?” Sofia raised her right hand and moved it about, peering at the diamond from every angle in a very public way. Paolo, instantly ashen-faced, was horrified.
“Stop Sofia, keep it out of sight! Please don’t flash it around! Please!”