His heart sank when that damn kid answered the door. Clearing his throat, he cradled the limp rabbit and fumbled for a five from his wallet.
Every verb in this is pitch perfect.
Love Tucker’s critique for this. And the cinematic vision of the fellow with the limp rabbit, trying to balance it without dropping it, as he struggles to grab a five from his wallet. And of course the kid has huge, pleading eyes, right?