This was my very first experience with reading a book online, ever! What a pleasant treat! I love dialogue, and fell right in love with this story immediately. I couldn't help but think of those two polite cartoon chipmunks from Bugs Bunny, and the two polite geese in The Aristocats as I read the conversation between Emily and Red. Thanks for sharing this with us!
Your simple story, told in its particular fashion, is quite satisfying.
No, I'll go further, it harkens to another time and sensibility and, in very genteel fashion, takes us on a kindly journey to deposit us at the very doorstep of romance - in the truest sense of the word.
An excellent bit of observation and recollection. First rate storytelling.