T’es vraiment un numéro, tu sais.
tay vray-mah uh new-may-RO, tew say. Click below to hear this.*
You’re really a character, you know.
Markus knows he’s a character. He’s not a nut job, just a little…odd. He’s the transplanted Swede who works invisibly in Nathalie’s office, the employee who passes completely under the radar, the big shambling bear-like guy no one knows.
He happens into Nathalie’s office one day to discuss a case, and Nathalie accidentally kisses him. No, that’s not a spoiler alert; it’s in the publicity materials. How can a person kiss another “accidentally”? That much I will leave you to ponder for yourself.
The question is, Can Nathalie find happiness in a second-time-around relationship? Is this a relationship or not? Nathalie likes Markus’s sense of humor (he pokes fun at himself and everything around him), his compassionate heart, his delicacy.
She likes his franchise, his frankness, his willingness to say whatever is true, but to say it at the right time and in the right way. In the same spirit, she tells him T’es vraiment un numéro, tu sais. Literally, You’re a real number, you know. It’s a compliment. Nathalie may be quiet by nature, but she doesn’t like boring.
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