• Prudence

    Prudence: Chapter 5d

    The restaurant is small and cosy, the décor dull earth tones – the walls brown, the carpet tan, the tablecloths beige. Candelabras – actual antique crystal candelabras with candles – hang from the ceiling, casting flickering shadows across the floor. The mood is subdued, with even the music from the lounges muffled, as the restaurant is mostly soundproofed. There are not many here presently – there rarely are. Although the restaurant is (or can be) first class with both the menu and the service, the few people who come here want something fast and quick. The exceptions are the romances, couples staring lovingly into one another’s eyes, investing in the…