"Well," Ben said, "even if youd on't realize it. That was really nice of you"
Ben was glad to see the unselfishness, even if it had been rooted in obliviousness. Maybe it wouldn't be so bad living with her at all, he thought. Maybe there was common ground they shared, he had hoped to find out in the coming days and weeks how they would get along, and if she would recognize things in him beyond what was on the surface.