[Open to all: Fancy a cup of coffee?]
“Good, good. They’re a good choice, if you want to make a German apple cake. So I suppose that means you like sweet things?” he asks. He’s capable of discussing food for hours. He briefly dated a cook who broke up with him after a few weeks because he wouldn’t shut up about the right way to make meringues.
“Everybody likes sweet things,” Dave responds, studying the dying cherry on his cigarette before putting it out in an ashtray. Idle chat affords him the time he needs to reign in any thoughts that are getting away from him, so he’s all for it.