“I’m surprised you’re here. No, not really. Of course you’d be here. Shall I call you Sheriff Cade?”
“I’m a little confused too. Do you prefer Maria or Ria? Or does it depend on the circumstance?” He leaned his elbows on his knees.
“Maria is my name, but everyone calls me Ria for short. I didn’t lie. Yet, you did, Sheriff.” She drew her words out sarcastically.
“I omitted what I do for a living, but I didn’t lie,” he added.