Then he picked up another box.
Then he turned to do it all in reverse.
She said something and then rode ahead.
Alex glanced at Jonathan and then rubbed the top of his head.
Then she ran straight into the fence - like she didn't see it.
Her lower lip pushed out and then she started to cry.
He then went into the house, and waited while the teacher read it.
That night it stormed and then turned cold.
Then, having tied the wooden creature securely, the boy buckled the strap and tossed his prisoner into the buggy.
Carmen stood looking after him and then sighed.
Here, then, I made my home; and although it is a lonely place I amuse myself making rustles and flutters, and so get along very nicely.
For a moment she lay waiting, and then realized he had fallen asleep.
The grand necessity, then, for our bodies, is to keep warm, to keep the vital heat in us.
"Where do you come from, then?" asked the woman, in a curious tone.
But then, he had reason - in his head - to believe it wasn't his.
He looked through them and then handed them back without comment.
Then the horse bunched up under him.
"Of course," growled the horse, "and then we shall be sorry it happened."
Then he took from his pocket a sheet of paper on which some verses were written.
"No," returned Dorothy, stoutly, "it won't do to go back, for then we would never get home.
Then the line was let down again for Zeb to climb up by.
But then, a party didn't seem like something Señor Medena would plan.
But then, maybe Alondra was one of those people who simply took a long time to warm to strangers.
"Not for me," Carmen said instantly, and then blushed.
Carmen put a foot on the first step and then heard voices.
It was probably the first money, other than the air fares, Señor Medena had been able to spend on Alex - and even then he had to do it through Felipa.
Then all preferred listening to speaking.
Then the Witches divided up the kingdom, and ruled the four parts of it until you came here.
Then they told him dinner would be served directly and he replied that they could not serve it too quickly to suit his convenience.
And then they were walking out the door, still talking about the mare.
"Nonsense!" said the little man, turning red--although just then a ray of violet sunlight was on his round face.
So the salesperson says, "If you like that suit, then come over here and try this one from Ralph Lauren."
If you have an unwavering commitment to an idea that all things will be good all the time, then that is irrational.
"Then I'll try to catch you some," said he.
Then all three of them laughed heartily.
Then the boy picked up the reins, shook them, and said "Gid-dap!"
Then he jointed together the blades of his sword and balanced it very skillfully upon the end of his nose.
Just then another visitor entered the drawing room: Prince Andrew Bolkonski, the little princess' husband.
Then she looked at Zeb, whose face was blue and whose hair was pink, and gave a little laugh that sounded a bit nervous.
"Yes," said the soldier; "but I shaved them off long ago, and since then I have risen from a private to be the Chief General of the Royal Armies."
Then the Wizard entered, and his presence relieved the boy's embarrassment.
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Then hand to the governor in person a letter about the deed.
Dulce regarded her reflectively for a moment longer and then walked away without saying another word.
Then Jim suddenly asked:
Then Jellia said to the Wizard:
He glanced at her and then at Dulce.
But then, she hadn't approved of his drinking or the way he treated Lori either.
Just then the buggy tipped slowly over upon its side, the body of the horse tipping also.
Then our country will be rid of all its unwelcome visitors.
Just then his eye fell upon the lanterns and the can of kerosene oil which Zeb had brought from the car of his balloon, and he got a clever idea from those commonplace things.
The mother dragon probably knows the road to the earth's surface, and if she went the other way then we have come the wrong way, said the Wizard, thoughtfully.
Then the Princess spoke in a stern voice:
Just then a man came running into the hall and addressed the Prince after making a low bow.
Just then the man with the star came and stood before the Wizard.
Then, with the Wizard's help, he tried to fasten some of the wings to the old cab-horse.
Then he said, Listen now to my second word of wisdom.
Then a little man jumped out of the basket, took off his tall hat, and bowed very gracefully to the crowd of Mangaboos around him.
I didn't have much of an idea about the cost of raising children then, either.
Next minute there was a roar and a sharp crash, and at her side Dorothy saw the ground open in a wide crack and then come together again.
The man had taken a step or two across the glass roof before he noticed the presence of the strangers; but then he stopped abruptly.
Then all the people bowed low to her, and the Prince turned and walked away alone.
He placed one upon the floor, so that it could run around, and pulled apart the other, making three piglets in all; and then one of these was pulled apart, making four piglets.
"Run for the river!" shouted the Wizard, and Jim quickly freed himself from his unseen tormenters by a few vicious kicks and then obeyed.
He glanced up at her sharply and then frowned.
Let's play a duet, then.
Then make that list.
Then I'll get mine fixed.
Just then Dorothy, who had risen early and heard the voices of the animals, ran out to greet her old friends.
Just then the girlish Ruler of Oz opened the door and greeted Dorothy with a good-morning kiss.
Then came Professor Woggle-Bug, with a group of students from the Royal College of Scientific Athletics.
"Then why not race with the Sawhorse?" enquired the Scarecrow.
Then the Tin Woodman arose and said:
"Then say something sensible," retorted the kitten.
If he can produce but seven, then this is not the piglet that was lost, but another one.
Then the crowd cheered lustily and Dorothy hugged the kitten in her arms and told her how delighted she was to know that she was innocent.
Then he ordered his treasurer to pay the poet five hundred pieces of gold; for, indeed, the poem which he had recited was wonderfully fine.
And then everyone can benefit, equally and perpetually, from everyone else's knowledge.
Then again he would spend a night in the dining room.
Then there was the money he left to Carmen.
Ed merely looked at them and then back at Carmen.
Alex helped the man get the luggage into the trunk and then hurried to assist Carmen into the car before the man could touch her.
Then together they crept away to enter the low doorway of a neighboring dwelling.
Then he poured over them all the kerosene oil that was left in his oil-can, and lighting a match set fire to the pile.
These were motionless at first, but soon began to flicker more brightly and to sway slowly from side to side and then up and down.
"Then we're all right," said the girl, "for if the dragon went the other way she can't poss'bly get to us now."
Folks don't fall into the middle of the earth and then get back again to tell of their adventures--not in real life.
The little man looked at her closely and then took both the maiden's hands in his and shook them cordially.
Then, on Friday those who have done the best may stand up and read their compositions to the school.
"Well, then," said the teacher, "you may take your slate and go out behind the schoolhouse for half an hour.
Then came a day when the chill air portended a snowstorm.
For another moment she hesitated, and then joined Alex.
Alex looked surprised for a moment and then his lips clamped together firmly.
Then the three held a counsel to decide what they should do next, but could think of no way to better their condition.
"Thank you!" cried the Wizard, joyfully, and at once rubbed a leaf upon the soles of Dorothy's shoes and then upon his own.
Then he halted, ducked down and began to back up, so that he nearly fell with the buggy onto the others.
Then a few of them advanced until another shot from the Wizard's revolver made them retreat.
Then he looked up to find the nest from which they had fallen.
Then try to tell what it is, what it is like, what it is good for, and what is done with it.
Then he tried to tell what it was like, what it was good for, and what was done with it.
He had had a short illness, there had been a brief time of acute suffering, then all was over.
As the cool stream gushed over one hand she spelled into the other the word water, first slowly, then rapidly.
Alex obliged and then the four of them continued to a lot where some horses grazed.
The little girl stood still to watch until the train had disappeared around a curve; then she turned to see where she was.
Then he got into the buggy again and took the reins, and the horse at once backed away from the tree, turned slowly around, and began to trot down the sandy road which was just visible in the dim light.
Then, remembering the stones that had fallen with them and passed them long before they had reached this place, he answered:
Then the boy returned to one of the upper rooms, and in spite of the hardness of the glass bench was soon deep in slumberland.
But then something totally unexpected happened.
Then, after a moment's thought, she asked: Are we friends or enemies?
But then, why would he?
He turned and left the room, his boots clicking across the tile floor and then fading as he moved across the hardwood family room floor and down the hall.
She threw the covers back and then gasped.
Then she lit the oven and washed her hands.
He watched her intently for a few moments longer and then turned his attention to his food.
Then she began cleaning the family room.
They rode across a mesa and then descended to a wide creek.
They ate in silence then, enjoying the tranquility of mother natures' work around them.
But then, a lot of things had changed since that day.
"I am not," she snapped and then shrugged.
Mary raised her brows and then nodded.
Then let me express a personal opinion as well.
He took a few steps and then paused, glancing back at her.
If it does, then you can pay me back if you want.
Mary contemplated her soberly for a few moments and then spoke gently.
She made her way clumsily through one episode and then watched as his long fingers moved gracefully over the keys.
He coaxed one melody after another from the old piano, and then finally he folded the lid down.
She glanced up as they entered, and then stared.
Then Psammeticus tried still another plan.
Then the king called one of the wisest scholars in Egypt and asked him what the word meant.
Then one of the officers, who was sitting near the poet, cried out: Stop!
The town seemed very still; but now and then he could hear the beating of a drum or the shouting of some soldier.
Then another light flashed clear and bright by the side of the first one.
Then they took their guns, their axes, anything they could find, and hurried out.
He could see a green open space just beyond; and then the woods seemed to be thicker and darker.
Then, all at once, he heard footsteps.
Then it will look at everybody in San Francisco.
Until then I had been like a foreigner speaking through an interpreter.
Now and then they glanced at one another, hardly able to suppress their laughter.
Bennigsen should have advanced into Prussia sooner, then things would have taken a different turn...
Get away, get away! and then, turning to the soldiers, shouted:
They were paying someone to create it and then paying someone to carry it.
But Mom got sick and died... and then Dad.
Then I have supper ready when he comes home.
Señor Medena glanced at Jonathan and then smiled.
Then he shrugged and followed Jonathan out the door.
Carmen set Destiny on the floor and then sat down beside Alex.
Dulce glanced at her father and then at Carmen, her dark eyes barely veiling contempt.
Morino's uncomfortable gaze shifted from Señor Medena to Alex, and then to Carmen, but he said nothing.
They talked for a few minutes and then Carmen left to take Destiny to their room.
Still, if Señor Medena adopted Dulce when she was a baby and raised her, then he was her father - blood relative or not.
They went through their evening routine and then left for the hospital.
There was a long silence and then Señor Medena spoke.
Carmen asked, and then made a face.
A touch of humor flashed in those blue pools, and then it was gone.
He considered her reasoning and then sighed.
May I wait here until then?
He comes in now and then to get things, but don't talk much.
But then, they seemed to remember everything - probably because they kept it revived for entertainment.
She led him to the back room where her things were piled and then resumed her last hour of work at the diner.
Her gaze tried to outrun the headlights and then followed the broken line on the highway as it leaped from the dark and shot forward, disappearing under the truck.
From now on it would be crawl out of bed and cook, clean and then maybe rest a little.
They trekked back down the hallway to the family room and then into a spacious kitchen.
And then he left the house.
Then why were you flirting with him?
Then Zeb brought out Jim, all harnessed to the buggy, and took his seat.
He tried first one plan and then another; but none of them proved anything at all.
Then he called his wisest men together and asked them, "Is it really true that the first people in the world were Egyptians?"
Well, then, come here, said she, and went further in among the plants and threw down the doll.
Many voices shouted and talked at the same time, so that Count Rostov had not time to signify his approval of them all, and the group increased, dispersed, re-formed, and then moved with a hum of talk into the largest hall and to the big table.
In historical works on the year 1812 French writers are very fond of saying that Napoleon felt the danger of extending his line, that he sought a battle and that his marshals advised him to stop at Smolensk, and of making similar statements to show that the danger of the campaign was even then understood.
Alex had destroyed it then with suspicion and accusations.
In the meantime, Thanksgiving was coming up - and then Christmas.
Señor Medena glanced at Carmen and then back at Alex.
Felipa considered the question a moment and then her brows resumed their normal position.
A stop for lunch and then a drive over the biggest bridge Carmen had ever seen - and then they were in Galveston.
And then he stepped forward, looking elegant in a dark tuxedo.
But then, Alex had always been fluent in pretty talk.
But then, that was obvious.
They mingled with the guests a little longer and then Carmen excused herself.
But then, he didn't say her taste was stylish - he said it had style.
Then they turned bottom side up, and continued to roll slowly over until they were right side up again.
She had scarcely spoken the words then she suddenly disappeared from the cave, and with her went the kitten.
So Zeb unharnessed Jim, and several of the servants then led the horse around to the rear, where they selected a nice large apartment that he could have all to himself.
Just then a loud cackling was heard outside; and, when a servant threw open the door with a low bow, a yellow hen strutted in.
Then the servants heaped a lot of rugs upon the floor and the old horse slept on the softest bed he had ever known in his life.
The wooden animal gave a start, and then examined the other intently.
Then they rode on, talking and laughing as before.
"And then will you give me more?" he asked.
Then, in eighteen more months, it will double again.
Then imagine GPS is layered in—very accurate GPS that tracks your every move, even in your own home.
There was a moment of sinister silence, then a multitudinous stirring of the leaves.
Answer me these questions, and then perhaps I may look at your bawbles and find them ornamental.
His somber gaze met hers and then drifted to her lips.
Then her expression grew bland again.
Then a sudden turn brought them to a narrow gallery where the buggy could not pass.
"Then we must wait for half an hour," she continued; "but it won't take long, after that, to carry us all to the Emerald City."
You'll startle him and then he'll be killed.
After she left the room, Carmen glanced down at her dress and then at Alex.
Then we will all go down together and Maria can get acquainted with her while you are measured for a dress.
Are you opposed to a break now and then?
Carmen met his gaze for a moment - long enough to reunite, and then they both turned back to the others.
Then they caressed their way up her side, his thumb sliding under her bra and gently up the curve of her breast.
But then, Alex hadn't mentioned his family to her, either.
He wasn't gentle then.
For a moment he looked confused, and then turned away.
He sat down on the edge of the bed, staring at his feet... and then keeled over on the bed.
And then she remembered seeing Dulce watching her when she accepted the drink.
They didn't know about the science of surrogacy back then - but then, they didn't know about cesarean delivery either.
Not that one had anything to do with the other, but the technology of surrogacy would have been inconceivable back then.
And then her eyes grew large.
She shrugged and then walked away.
She squeezed him once more and then released him.
And then another thought struck her.
Yet somewhere deep inside she feared that if he was capable of betrayal once, then he might be again.
It might cross a person's mind now and then that their spouse might be unfaithful, but insisting on it for months was another thing.
Then again, Tessa had cheated on him.
Since then he had treated her with total respect.
Then why was it so difficult to forgive him?
He nodded and then shifted his attention back to Dulce.
Then, on Christmas morning when everyone is awake, we lounge around in our night clothes while we open presents.
There will be one from each of us to the other, and then a couple for the children from Santa.
I know him when he was boy and I love him then.
And then there was the matter of Tessa.
Then he turned away and rubbed the back of his neck in that way he did when he knew he was wrong but wasn't sure why.
But then, he had made it clear from the start that he didn't want any of them in his life.
They all said goodnight and then headed upstairs.
She combed Destiny's hair into pig tails, and then on impulse, did the same with hers.
If he thought everything was normal, then it probably was.
Paper rattled and then something was placed on the skin under her ear.
Then I won't kiss you on the mouth.
"Lust," she repeated a little louder, and then said it firmly once more.
For a moment he simply gazed into her eyes, and then he drew a deep breath.
And then there was the other thing.
It was unimportant... then.
In fact, if she confronted him now and then, he might be more inclined to volunteer information before she found out about it.
And then it hit her.
"I don't need one," she snapped over her shoulder, and then slid the patio door shut behind her.
Then again, maybe he figured she wouldn't understand them if she did look.
Destiny glanced up at Carmen from her elevated chair at the table and then her attention swung back to Alex.
Then he put a few chunks of carrots and potatoes on the plate.
He worked quietly for a few minutes and then finally turned his attention to Carmen.
It was neither good nor bad in her mind back then - it simply was.
Actually, I would have thought it was a lot more - but then, he did pay cash for the house and clinic.
But then, she admitted to loving him at one time, so it's not hard to believe she still felt something for him.
Katie made a face and then winked at Carmen.
She considered that thought and then amended.
And then there was Alex's pride.
If Alex liked being in control, and she liked him being in control, then there was no problem.
Then she developed a cold.
Alex stroked her head and then leaned forward to look down at her.
Her fever goes down, but then comes back up again.
They ate and then she put the remaining food in the refrigerator for Alex.
Jonathan helped her feed and water the animals and then she took him to the hospital with her.
Destiny coughed again and then retched.
Destiny stiffened with a fit of coughing and then drug a deep rattling breath.
Then again, maybe he was still defending his fight for Alex.
It rang three times and then Jonathan answered.
He asked, and then coughed.
He was rarely sick, and even then it was hard to get him to go to bed.
Her heart said no, but then there was logic.
It started with Crocus and Jonquils and then the fruit trees as the weather grew warmer.
But then, she had started it by shoving the pillow under her blouse.
You spring something on me and then you just shut me out - like what I feel isn't important.
If I would be in danger, then so would you.
Then again, maybe he was being sued.
Then she used wild and long grain rice instead of stuffing.
She applied light colored lipstick and then put some on Destiny's lips.
He held a hand up to her and then guided her down to his lap.
Then she unbuttoned the first few buttons on his shirt and slipped her arms around his neck.
Destiny's eyelids drooped and paused, then opened wide.
Carmen read to her from a book for a few minutes until she fell asleep and then turned the light off.
Reaching up, she turned off the light and then moved close to him, unbuttoning his shirt.
Then he just makes all the important decisions - and you have no input?
But then; he insisted those things were also hers.
Her stomach contracted and then twisted into a knot.
But then, if Tessa didn't marry him, why didn't Dulce tell him about the baby?
But then, no one mentioned a child, either.
As he absorbed her words, his expression went from tense to relieved, and then on to something sweet and sad.
If it wasn't Dulce, then who?
Maybe because she didn't want to think about it then.
Then he drew back, his gaze running over her face in that familiar confident way.
If she doesn't have custody, then why go through all this?
Then when she learned about Tessa's son, she was furious because he might inherit - even though I hadn't said anything to father.
I didn't know what to tell you until then.
He opened his mouth to speak and then clamped it shut.
Then again, maybe she was simply weary of listening to it.
Alex glanced up at him and then his expression turned sour.
She paused, sucking in a deep breath, and then threw her hands in the air in defeat.
Then she started gaining weight.
She watched him as he answered it and then headed toward her at a brisk pace.
Finally he sucked a couple times and then began searching again.
The nurse knocked on the door and then came in carrying a crying Natalie.
Then he continued the conversation.
They sipped their coffee in silence for a few minutes and then Señor Medena spoke.
She was two years younger then.
He started to turn and then stopped, his expression sober.
Then came the arrest, and with it the fear of being questioned by the police.
She pondered a few minutes and then smiled.
Her heart skipped a beat and then began to pound in her ears.
He looked startled for a moment, and then composed himself.
Her gaze went from Len's stoic face to Howard and then to Connie, who looked pale.
Connie returned with a cool damp rag which she placed on Lisa's face and then the back of her neck.
Someone gasped and then she realized the sound came from her throat.
Her groggy mind wondered why they were there and why she was in the hospital – and then she fell asleep again.
Fingers caressed her hand gently and then slipped over her palm.
He glanced at their joined hands, then at Lisa and Howard in turn.
Then don't talk so loud.
"No one is staying with me," she answered sharply, and then realized she had revealed she was alone.
For a moment she hesitated, and then accelerated.
The car made one more circle in the road and then lunged at the cliff.
Over the dusty hood, the yawning valley beckoned, and then... the sound of metal grinding against rock.
And then the car slowly tilted toward the gaping canyon below.
It poised for a moment and then took a dive off the cliff.
It just started rocking and then went over the edge.
The rain got it started and then the edge of the cliff gave way.
Her spirits did a roller coaster as she desperately watched his retreating back, and then comprehended his words.
Then don't waste any more of my time.
"At a hotel in Huntsville, but I haven't rented a room yet," she blurted out, and then caught her breath.
He didn't look like a rich man, but then, what did a rich man look like?
Then come in and use the phone if you want.
It's a long way to drive from Fayetteville, and then they'd have to bring you back in the morning.
Then you wouldn't have run off that cliff.
Giddon put his daughter to bed and then left the house.
Dad had taken a short cut then.
Her mischievous blue eyes sought her father first and then her grandmother.
But then so was the scream of a mountain lion, and she had never seen one of those, either.
"This way," he said, and then took off with long strides.
For a moment his warm lips felt reassuring, and then reality broke the spell.
Sarah gave Giddon a stern look and then returned her attention to Lisa.
The phone rang several times and then dropped the call.
"Nothing," she said with a smile and then hugged Lisa.
Then his face engaged in a smile that created little wrinkles around his eyes and grooves in his cheeks.
Connie hesitated, and then spoke excitedly.
He rattled off his number and then gave Connie a stern look.
Is it all right if I call Lisa now and then to see how she's doing?
Then why are you suddenly in need of a sitter?
Sarah hugged her son and then Lisa.
At noon he would come in from a path in the woods, eat and then return by the same path.
"Like spun gold," he said softly tossing it across her shoulder, where it poised and then bounced down her back.
Diablo stood hip-shod, his eyes half-closed as Giddon tossed a saddle blanket over his back and then swung up the saddle.
He leaned over to unlatch the gate and then rode through, heading down the drive toward the road.
If Giddon and Sarah were both in town, then she was alone.
There was a light step behind her, and then Allen's eyes widened as his attention shifted to a point behind her.
His piercing gaze held hers for a moment, and then his expression softened ever so slightly.
His expression revealed surprise for a brief moment, and then his eyes flashed with anger.
For a moment he looked surprised, and then he frowned.
She re-read the letter and then added another paragraph.
But then, there was the package, and the money he wanted back.
Then she was falling again.
Brush crackled and then there was silence.
The humor in Sarah's eyes was immediately replaced with concern - and then a guarded expression.
At first she nodded agreement, and then a cold feeling clutched at her heart.
There was a soft step behind her, and then his hands were on her waist, his thumbs nimbly working the tense muscles.
Finally his big hands left her waist and moved to her shoulders, working out the stiffness in them, and then on to the back of her neck.
We'll go, then, and I promise to keep my hands to myself.
Len glanced at Yancey uncertainly and then shifted his attention back to her.
He looked startled for a second, and then his eyes flashed, the brows furrowing into one.
She hesitated and then joined him.
Then why did he live so far away from everything?
But then, there was the exchange at the building.
Yeah, because I probably won't even remember you by then.
Then something else crossed her mind.
It rang several times and then switched over for her to leave a message.
She paused a few second and then disconnected without leaving a message.
Then she dialed Howard's number.
But then, the question would be; what distracted her?
He walked around it and then leaned down to look in the window.
But then, it was like him not to reveal his thoughts or concerns – unless the mood hit him.
Then go with me.
Well, if you want to go that bad, then go.
But then, he didn't actually say he told her.
And then there are Pumas.
Then again, if Yancey was dealing with drugs, he was endangering his mother and child.
When she reached for the receiver, he released it reluctantly and then lounged against the wall where he could hear her conversation.
At first she thought it was Yancey, and then she realized it was Allen.
She woke with a sob, and then cried until the dark mood retreated.
Then he started for her.
Then how did he know I was here?
And then it finally sank in.
Then when I caught him spying on me at the restaurant in Huntsville...
He listened attentively, asking questions now and then to clarify.
Then get a restraining order on Allen.
Then he pulled back out onto the road.
Without looking back, she dashed to the house, past a startled Sarah, and then to her room.
She glanced down at her shirt and then laughed with relief.
She could have left then, and might have if curiosity hadn't gotten the best of her.
He glanced at her and then turned his attention back to the can in his hand.
Then today when I couldn't find her . . .
He must have been moving, because his voice faded and then became clear again.
She'll be leaving then.
She should have listened then.
He listened for a minute and then his tone was sharp.
He still looked confused and then realization lifted his brows.
He regarded her suspiciously and then spoke hesitantly.
Yancey glanced that way and then back at her.
Her heart leaped and then plunged with his next words.
And then I found the powder in your pocket.
And then you came along.
"It's beautiful," she breathed and then her face warmed.
Then I remembered her talking to me about the paintings on his walls.
But then, I got to thinking how nice it would be if you went along.
He made a face and then delved into his food.
I can understand you not wanting to invest the money for a car, but what's wrong with accepting a ride now and then?
I'll see you at five, then.
Five it is, then.
Maybe she should accept a few dates now and then.
I'll see you then.
Brandon glanced down as he stepped around her and then grabbed her arm She smiled up at him mischievously.
He held her chair as she took a seat and then sat quietly as Mrs. Marsh said grace.
"Well," Adrienne began, and then paused when Brandon cleared his throat.
Mr. Marsh glared at her for a moment, and then his gaze slowly warmed.
Mrs. Marsh eyed her son distastefully and then shifted her attention to her husband.
Then you get back up and continue the climb.
Then, again, if he did want to talk to her about something, this was the perfect opportunity.
Maybe then he would notice Roxanne.
But then, if you think it's not safe...
He glanced up and then smiled.
At first she was too stunned to respond, and then passion hit her like the fiery breath of a dragon.
Then they were locked in a passionate embrace, seeking and finding the love they had been pushing aside for so long.
She tried her voice once before she managed to speak, and even then the voice didn't sound like her own.
Then again, maybe you didn't miss anything at all.