lostwhitequeen asked: "Reeve," the note by the small bouquet of white roses and a bottle of rather expensive wine reads, "it's good to hear from you again. Please do not be a stranger. I still owe you dinner. -Lilith."
Contrary to popular belief, Reeve does in fact have a secretary, even though it does rankle him that such a thing would be requisite. But as a man in his position, he tried to make the most of such a situation and employed an orphan of Solian descent who was, he found, to be a source of both great frustration and amusement.
Gabriel was far more outgoing than he, and it was that man - showcasing a smile that in certain quarters could be described as a ‘shit-eating grin’ - who alerted the Commissioner to the gift in his office. Reeve warned him with a look that was routinely ignored with a wink, before shutting the door in place to investigate the bottle and beautiful spray of roses on his own terms.
They roses were white, which immediately brought into mind two people, only one of whom Reeve could see giving flowers as gifts. Then again, he could be wrong about Rufus, though that was rather doubtful.
Picking up the bottle of wine first, he angled it so he could read the label, raising an appreciative eyebrow at the vintage and giving a smile at the same time in thought of the person he believed to be the giver. He leaned over then to smell the boquet’s scent, savouring the subtle sweetness before sitting down in his office chair and picking up the note.
His intuition confirmed, Reeve shook his head in a grateful bemusement, before folding the note away into his drawer and typing a message out via the networks. He unfortunately did not have an address for Shinra’s women in white to respond in kind.
Lilith, you have my thanks for the gifts.
It has indeed been good to touch base with everyone again - I have learned I need to make more efforts to be more sociable. I must admit that this does not come the most natural to me, but it does aid ensuring things are going the way they should.
With that in mind, I also accept your gracious offer of dinner sometime. You just let me know the time and place.