…He takes a long-drawn breath and forces a smile as he looks over towards Catherine. “I didn’t see you over there, let alone notice you, had you stayed silent I might not have ever noticed you. I would have turned, and walked away, leaving you to be the one to decide my fate.” he says with a dry southern accent, his words laced with charm and sarcasm.
“I-I-I, I never saw a-anything.” she stammers with an obvious panic in her voice.
His smile broadens. “I never said you did.”
She swallows nervously. “I-I-I, I won’t t-tell anyone, ANYTHING!”
“If you truly saw nothing, then there is nothing to tell, but to promise you would say you saw nothing, tells me you saw something.”
She shakes her head vigorously. “N-N-No, n-n-no, I s-saw nothing! I-I-I SWEAR!”
HE CROUCHES GEBTLY DIW BEFORE HER, which causes her to force herself further into the tight corner. “Why don’t you come out from your hidey-hole and let us talk like reasonable adults. I know you’ve seen something, you know I know you’ve seen something, so let us sort this out, before one of us has a little accident, and by us, I mean you, and by accident, I mean deliberate.” he sneers matter-of-factly….