“Nice place… You can’t even see this entrance from the main road, how did you find it?”
“I got lost years ago and I took this little country road by mistake, thinking it was the one which was supposed to take me to a hotel I had never stayed at before. Instead I found this place and decided to spend the night here and do some damage to their wine collection. Plus, they’re very friendly at the little inn they have, and the food is great.”
“Of course, the stuff of legends, the universally agreed upon way to find little gems and picturesque places.”
“Sure, go on, mock all you want, but it’s a very nice place, you’ll see.”
She looks absentminded, staring at the vineyard like I’m not even here… Robert couldn’t avoid acknowledging the return to her original distance and cold front. One person last night and another one now. The view of the vineyard surrounding them while having lunch didn’t fail in melting some of her indifference, but she was still restless halfway through her desert, when a small revelation cleared her mind.
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