She did not refuse immediately and looked almost as if she was considering his suggestion seriously, but then shook her head. Denial that she had time to spare for such diversions, possibly. Suspicion that it was a ploy of some sort, almost certainly. A criticism of her own abilities, not at all.
He walked to stand opposite her, adding a slight swagger to his walk. Lucy shifted her stance, straightening her back and letting her hands drop to rest at her sides, watching as he crossed to her. As much as she might deny it, Roger recognised she was readying herself to dance. Roger swallowed, acutely aware of how much he wanted the woman standing before him.
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