Verdin looked away from Darci and closed his eyes for a brief second before looking back at her again. She was so astute at what he was feeling, he thought. Apparently he gave away too much information with his actions. Taking a deep breath he began to try to explain. “I’m sorry if I have made you uncomfortable in your own home. I realized today that I am perhaps the best friend that you have.” Verdin paused to see if Darci would object to this comment, but she didn’t so he continued. “After realizing that I was indeed your friend I figured I needed to do a better job and make sure that you were taken care of. I didn’t mean to almost ‘force’ you inside; I merely wanted to get you out of the wind so you wouldn’t become ill.” Verdin gave her his best abashed look and hoped she would understand. “Please,” Darci burst out with a laugh. “I’m not a fragile flower and a little cold wind is really nothing.” He saw her look down at her lap before looking up at him again. “But I do appreciate your concern,” she added quietly as she gave him a smile.
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