Her young male assistant was hovering impatiently in the doorway. She and her friend stood in front of the desk, her friend fidgeting nervously and herself trying to ignore the sound of clicking fringe.
Can you tell us where you found this, hkkim0? The title of the book, article or whatever it is (and the author, if available), would be helpful, as would the additional context that velisarius has requested. If you tell us what else is going on, who "she" is in this story, that will allow us to be more helpful.