Fredericka sits at Joel’s table, places her hands in her lap and stares at the tablecloth.
“Hi,” says Joel. “This is my first time speed dating. How about you?”
“I’m Fredericka and my favourite things are daisies, pink-bricked houses with ivy and three chimneys, dogs, and the colour green.”
“What are your favourite things?”
“Um…” Joel sits back in his chair and scratches his head.
“Quick! Mama says a man who doesn’t know what he likes will never remember what I like!”
“Okay, cars, apartment buildings, horses, and the colour green.”
Fredericka looks up at Joel for the first time and smiles. “We were made for each other!”