He sighed and took a sip of his drink before looking to Viola and saying, “Oh and thankyou for the offer but... thankfully you habe never been in my system. But if you ever are you will be the first to know...”
A very safe promise to make.
Looking back to Iris then he said, “Why don’t you distract me from my morose state so that I can return to myself. Tell me about the latest gossip at the market perhaps. I hear rumors that a certain eligible batchelor there has been seen in the company of the ex Mrs Cleary...”
It wasn’t really the sort of thing Hugh was terribly interested in, but he knew Iris wouldn’t talk about the business side of things, so it was something she might talk about to take his mind from Zara at least!