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Still posting from that “Steampunk Thing.” The first draft isn’t done yet and I’m hoping that this will keep me motivated to keep at it.
(Apologies for any language usage that’s anachronistic. I’ll deal with that once the first draft is done.)
This picks up from last week, with Danny being introduced to his employer’s bodyguards.
“Thomas, your turn.”
A bit taller but not as heavily built, the wolfhound bounded up to me and snuffled at my neck and I scratched his ears too, momentarily overcome with a bout of homesickness. He leaned against me begging for more, and I obliged.
“He doesn’t do that to many,” she observed. “He’s taken quite a liking to you.”
“He reminds me of the dog me grandda had. I don’t remember much about him, but I remember he was the best pillow a toddler could have.”
“If he gets to be too much, just tell him ‘that’s enough’ and he’ll go lie down.”
I nodded, feeling a bit of a loss as the big dog heeded her words and returned to a corner near the fireplace. Roger followed suit, sprawling out in front of it.