“Ready for the best tourist thing to do in New York?” Victor asked, leading Violet to a horse-drawn carriage in front of which stood a smiling man in old fashioned livery and a top hat.
“Hello, Raul. How are you and Chester doing this fine evening?” Victor said to the man as he patted the horse on his neck.
“Very well, Mr. Romanoff. So good to see you. It’s been a long time,” Raul said beaming as he bowed and doffed his hat to Violet. “And I finally get to meet the lovely Mrs. Romanoff.”
“Uh…we’re not…” Violet started to say.
“Not yet married, but one day soon,” Victor interjected. “We’re engaged as of today.”
“Ah, congratulations!” Raul said. He then opened the little door to the carriage and offered his hand to Violet.
“No need, Raul,” Victor said lifting Violet as if she were a little kid and placing her gently within before climbing in himself.