“You had me for a second. I did not expect a verbal cue like that.” Vel starting to giggle surprised at what her own reaction was, hoping it was appropriate,
“That was actually perfect. And that initial response was better than normal.” Joe replies.
“Really? I felt slow to respond.” Vel remarks.
“Oh no. I saw your wheels going and the doubt of a safety in your mind upon my question, is actually a great response.” Joe reiterated.
“I wouldn’t thought that.” Vel comments.
“Most people would have given me the time. Which would have taken more time for you to physically react to what I was going to do. Your mind however, was already suspicious. Most people are not suspicious with that question. They would assume it was a friendly question.” Joe replies.
Vel, now seeing that second of her suspicion actually prepared her to be ready to defend herself.