As the bell signaled another customer, Gillian turned and repeated the customary phrase, "Hi, welcome to Andy's, how may - um. I help you?"
Frankly, she was lucky to not have halted completely, because whoa. This customer happened to be a very yummy vanilla-skinned strawberry-haired chocolate-eyed boy.
"Just browsing," the cookies-and-cream boy reassured her. "Unless you want to interest me in some samples...?"
She snapped into action. "Yeah, of course! Hold on..."
She fished around the counter before producing a row of free samples. He picked a pastry up with candy-cane fingers, eyeing it sugarishly.
"So I just... taste it?"
She nodded, and he artfully popped it into his red-liquorice mouth.