“I’m not some helpless female just waiting for a male to rescue her. This dress may look like something from the nineteenth century, but I am fully capable of looking after myself.”
“You are upset with me for helping get rid of that male with the knife, who wished to relieve you of your money?”
“Yes. I did not need your help.”
“But he was bigger than you. He had a knife. You were alone. At night. That is not safe.”
He nodded. Clearly, she did not realize how dangerous it was to be alone at night. “Yes, it is not safe.”
“Wow, I would never have guessed. I mean, the fact that I’ve just been involved in two attempted armed robberies really didn’t clue me in as to how unsafe it is around here.”
“It should. You should have an escort.”
“Don’t really understand sarcasm, do you? Let me guess, a big burly man to watch over me? Is that what I need?”
“Exactly.” He nodded. He was glad she now understood.
“Urgh! Lord save me from idiotic, overgrown men who think they are superior to poor, delicate females. Here’s a tip, buddy, ease up on the steroids. They’re starting to eat away at what little brains you had to begin with.”
“Steroids?” He thought furiously. “Drugs? You believe I am taking drugs?”
She ran her gaze over him. “You don’t get a body like that without some serious help. How many hours a day do you spend at the gym?”
“I do not go to a gym.”
“Uh-huh, right. You’re trying to tell me you were just born this way.” She ran her hand through the air. “What were your parents? Greek Gods? Have you got some sort of superhero complex? What happened? Leave your cape and mask at home?”
Trying to follow her words was really making his head hurt.