BAIT Expectations

She responds to a knock at the door with a muffled noise. It prompts another knock. "Who ... Is ... It?" she bellows. She has a childish smile, an alert face, a loud belly laugh. She appears robust and healthy. Her grey curls come to a point at the bottom of her neck. She is dressed for cold weather, hidden under a grey top. She makes coffee, and intermittent rain taps the roof.