He looked down at the clothes she handed to him and back up to her. “Thank you, Viola… But this must have taken you some time to make and I know that business hasn’t been the best for you.”
"As I said I’ve been known to be at times although I have little room for incompetence and I /can/ be harsh but fair at times." He straightened up. "You’ve given me no reason to be unpleasant."
"I know.. I was just not expecting you to be so determined to assist me," a tiny smile wiggled onto her lips, as she could finally fully lift her head, to follow his gaze. "It is very kind of you, Haytham, you are a very sweet man."