It has been several days since He last shaved. She is enjoying his beard and likes to rub his face. He was trying to read. She was curled up next to him and reached up to rub his check. He chuckled.
She said, “I know you think I’m an idiot -”
He made a sound of agreement. She didn’t finish her sentence and just sat there staring at him.
His gazed stopped moving across the page. A look of shock crossed his face and He turned to her. “Uh-”
Acting indignant, she exclaimed, “You think I’m an idiot!”
His eyes bulged. He opened and closed his mouth like a fish out of water, but no sounds emerged.
She cracked up laughing. “I know you were reading and not listening to me,” She said. “But you really need to stock your automatic answering system with more generic sounds — or you could start paying attention.”
“Ugh,” He said, and turned back to his book.