He slowly walked out of the store with Elle on his back, her eyes moistening his shirt. He got into the lobby of the silver building, stepped into the elevator to get to his suite on the 36th floor. He entered his suite and placed her gently on the couch. She put her feet on the couch, and did not care how rude she was. He sat beside her and held her hand.
A few minutes later, there was a knock on his door. He did not answer the door and the visitor did not try again. When she stopped crying, he went toward the TV and slid the wall open.