“That was kind of hot,” Dave said in an undertone.
“Oi, show some respect,” Cormoran said, nudging him. A flushed, giggly Robin was displaying the knotted cherry stem to Nick and Ilsa, who applauded, laughing. Nick accepted another stem and the challenge.
“You try!” Ilsa said, offering a stem to Cormoran. Dave elbowed him, and Robin’s eyes were….
“No, I like my dignity as-is, thanks,” he said, waving it away. Ilsa shrugged, popping it in her own mouth.
Robin turned to show a fascinated Nick how it was accomplished, and Cormoran had to admit… yeah, it was kind of hot.