I glanced up at Sasi’s balcony as I approached her building. Her rooms were on the top floor directly above the pool. I wasn’t surprised to see her waving to me. I returned her wave and walked faster. When I looked again she had gone. I pushed through the revolving door and strode through the lobby. The clerk called out but I ignored him; I couldn’t wait to see Sasi. The elevator doors opened and she ran into my arms.
“Tom. Tom. How wonderful of you to come. I was worried you mightn’t.”
I held her by the waist as she kissed my cheek. My hand pulsed with the touch of her body. The clerk was standing by, his face filled with anguish. He spoke to Sasi in Thai. She replied, then wrote in the guest book to the clerk’s visible relief.
“Oh, Tom. You are a criminal. You failed…
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