“Tranquilla here jumped in and made it special with her delicious recipes and her pretty smile. She’s an art student, too – she takes pictures. And she’s gonna be a teacher when she’s done, for high school kids.” He seemed almost proud of me. I felt touched, and guilty.
Bruno looked the Senator straight in the eye, turning fully to face him so there was no mistake about his commitment. “My loyalty is yours, Senator. Whatever you need, you call me. Whatever it might be. The pleasure will be mine.”