Victor is just so awkward.  That said, I knew that I didn’t want him to stammer, or say “Uh”, when speaking with Ileana. By this time, he’d spent roughly thirty years as a head of state. Even if flummoxed by beauty, at worst he’d pause and consider his words – which I have him do from time to time. He’s well-spoken and clear, but still talks around subjects that might make him uncomfortable. I imagine he even played this conversation over in his head for a good half hour before tracking her down.