Rose walked quickly down the street and entered Sicilla’s store. Connie came from the back. “What’s wrong,” she asked, as she took Rose’s arm and urged her into Del and her private quarters.
Rose shook her head and tried to think how to say what was on her heart. “Not wrong. Well, maybe it is wrong.”
Connie nodded, took some tea leaves from a box before moving to the stove and pouring steaming water into the kettle. She looked back at Rose and then smiled. “My goodness, I can’t believe it. You are in love. How did this happen?”
“I thought you didn’t do readings without permission,” Rose said with a note of what she knew was annoyance in her voice. Unfair or not, she didn’t want Connie doing readings for her, to know things she didn’t know herself.
Connie giggled. “Don’t need to. You are flushed, acting nervous as a girl. I’ve never actually seen you look so young, my friend. You are in love. Who is it?”
“I’m not in love. I’m... in confusion.”
“Talk to me then.” She brought the teapot to the table and went back for two china cups.
Del came to the door. “Mary Richter is out there. You want me to take care of your side of the store?” He smiled. “Okay, I’ll do that.” He disappeared.
“Now, tell me,” Connie said as she put a small plate of cookies on the table and sat down.
“It’s foolishness is what it is.”
“Tell me anyway.”
“Ollie asked me to marry him.”
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