Back into Snippet Sunday for us, with a brief passage from Same Time Tomorrow, set early in the story. This has Gabriel showing up at the office of his agent and best friend Olivia in New York City on the day of a party they're both going to be attending in the evening.
“You look smashing,” she remarked with an English accent, rising from the desk, a wine red blouse and skirt matching to the general impression of a woman who liked looking refined. Olivia walked over to him, and the two shared a hug.
“That’s what Tess told me.”
“You do look good in a suit.”
“I’ll take your word for that.”
“Trust me, darling, you do.”
“Just really uncomfortable.”
Olivia laughed. “My dear, believe me, if I were single and straight, I’d throw myself at you in a fit of passion.” Now he laughed. “Trust me, you look smashing.”