He looked again out the window, having no words to speak.
No word she spoke or heard, but would follow, if he took up her hand.
Even the words we use are a sort of double speak.
She tried to make sense of the idea, to find a way to address it, to form words to speak in response.
Paul asked, the first words spoken in a long time.
Not a word spoken between the two men the whole time.
Every word he'd spoken to the city that night was his own.
Generally, he is content to let the words speak for themselves.
Words spoke within her, directly this time, not through Charles.
But the first words he spoke I will repeat now.