"Don't be ridiculous!" Ffion flares, and Ellis flinches back, still holding the hot tray of pastries.
"But Ithel said -" he starts, and Ffion snorts.
"Ithel said, Ithel said! That's all you ever say! If Ithel said there was a dragon in the shop, would you believe him?" She flings open the connecting door and jumps in surprise to see a stranger waiting in the teahouse. A customer, so early in the morning?
"Dragon?" he asks, and she can feel her cheeks heating in embarrassment.