he repeated the question in her ear, slower this time. she heard him the first time but pondered further on what to say in reply. she knew he wanted her to say yes reflectively, so he can have the pleasure to challenge her in return. but she knew better, she loved to delight by overthrowing such scheme, which often surprised him of his attempts. but in real, he had never been so bewitched as he was by her. her wittiness, her spirited counter often had him mesmerized. what could be going through her mind right now? he thought, highly anticipated.