He makes coffees. It would be better to say he knows the secret to making a perfect coffee. He differentiates how each client likes it; the concentration, the temperature and the quantity of milk. However, he saves the best coffee for her, with foam on the top and sweet enough despite the fact she has specified her preference. The sweetness is their common ground, where they converge.

All these thoughts flit through his mind while she is in the kitchen and he is deciding whether shaving or not. In front of the bathroom mirror he stares at her face covered with foam while reflecting lustily on every pleasurable moment form the night before, especially the memory of his beard brushing off her naked body.

From the other side of the kitchen the sound of smashing mugs interrupts his fanciful ruminations and brings him back to reality with a bump.

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