So Perry took her and her whole family on a train ride they would never forget.
Fantastic scenery, fantastic luxury on the train, fantastic that his tibetan girlfriend was snuggled up with Perry.
Nima's 9 brothers, however, never took their eyes off Perry and followed him everywhere.
But Perry was clued up to their religious beliefs re. life and courtship and managed to never put a foot (or hand) wrong.
In this way they travelled back to the gypsy encampment where Crystal lived.
The minute Crystal met Nima, she had the odd sensation that they knew each other....from long, long ago!
Is it possible they both had the gift of being psychic?
While they were considering this, the gypsy music started up and Crystal started to dance, castanets clicking and bright red skirt swirling around her slim ankles.
The flames from the campfire burned crimson and gold, casting eerie shadows on the gathering clan.
Perry and Nima sat close together watching the dancing and wondering what their future would hold.
Crystal's gaze beyond the lapping flames held a secret.
When Romanies jump over the fire with their partner they are then truly married, is this what Crystal is planning?
With the element of fire, and the energy gathered about, she truly felt at one with Nima.
And could not separate her from Perry because she could see that theirs was true love and to meddle in this would be unkind.
And yet, there was something, something familiar.
Maybe Nimo had been Crystal's sister in a past life, in which case she could not hate her for taking Perry away.
Crystal somehow sensed that Nima was an "old soul"; she had been around for a long...very long time.
She had powers far in advance of Crystal's, but Crystal sensed that they were benevolent powers, Nima did not dabble in the dark arts more than was necessary.
As Crystal was deep in thought, Percy then Nima accepted the offering of an enticingly scented cordial that was passed around the camp fire.
Nima was in a dream of love and did not notice Perry drinking this 'cordial', she would pay dearly for this mistake.