Paul was putting his cup in the sink when she turned around.
She put her cup on the coffee table and stood.
He discreetly put his cup on a table and turned back to her.
He put his cup carefully back on the table, slowly, then turned and looked at me.
He put his cup down slowly and let the smile go its own way.
He took a large sip of coffee and put his cup back down.
She put her cup down, then turned to face me again.
She put her cup and saucer down on the table.
"Wait," he said, putting his own cup down and starting toward her.
He put his cup down and walked out to join them.