He held the door open and flashed his most charming smile. The woman melted at the sight, bowing out of the shop backside first and keeping him in view as long as she could. Hank closed and locked the door behind her, waving as she backed down the street. She responded with the smile of the besotted.
[Excerpt from work-in-progress Reading Between the Leaves by JS Devivre -- current status: 25K words penned]