He recognized her by the book on the table. She had signed the classified as Anne. Charlie introduced himself and struck up a conversation. Soon they were exchanging stories about her art studio and his mining corporation.
An hour later, they parted with plans for dinner on Saturday.
That evening he was to start a new assignment.
He straightened his badge and rang the intercom phone, “Charlie from Diamond security services. May I come in?”
She opened the door and looked at him dumbstruck. She wanted to call him a liar but realized she was still in her maids’ uniform.