"Where is it Becca, I need that book." said a deep voice
"It still hasn't come forward Gabriel, you know how this place works, at its own pace. It will come forward when you're ready."
Onnie slipped a book from the shelf and reached through to the other side and slowly pulled another book through leaving a gap to the other side. A tall man was leaning on the counter staring intently at Rebecca. His hair was a rich chocolate brown and it had fallen forward in front of his face obscuring any of his features. He had the body of a marathon runner, lean and powerful while not being bulky or overly lumbering. What was the most striking was his height, he was huge, he must have been at least six feet tall and yet his frame was wiry and he looked like he could use a hot meal, or ten.
"I'm ready Becca, look at me! I do nothing but train, I can do this, tell this stupid shop of yours to give it to me. I must have that book, you know its importance, it has to be now."
"You know I cannot force her to do anything she does not wish to do, you must wait and trust her to provide for you when it is time. She will not fail you. Continue your studies, I will contact you when it is found, you have my word."
Gabriel sighed and raised his hands in surrender, "Fine Bec, fine. You win, call me the moment it is found. Give the old man my regards."
"I will, take care of yourself Gabriel," Rebecca placed her hand on his cheek, "you're not eating again."
"Take care Rebecca."
Gabriel turned and placed his hands in the front pocket of his jeans and stepped forward looking up into the eyes of Onnie. His breath caught and he stopped short. Onnie stumbled back, embarrassed at being caught eaves dropping and replaced both books on the shelf quickly. Making sure Rebecca wouldn't see her running back to her chair she picked up her tea and drank half of the now luke warm liquid in one gulp.