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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.
“I was also told to inform you that your grandfather will be dining at the table tonight as well.”
I saw her eyes light up. “He’s feeling better, then?” There was something in her voice that I couldn’t quite identify, not quite hope, but more as if she were scared to hope.
“He’s a bit stronger today,” James said slowly, obviously not trying to get her hopes up too much. “He’s at least wanting to be up and about.”
“That’s an improvement.”
“Indeed it is.” He shook his head at her boiler suit. “There’s a change of clothes for you in the carriage. Anne will be waiting to help you with your hair and makeup.”
“Come along, Mr. McKelvy,” my new boss said as she collected her cloak from a closet and swung it about her shoulders, lifting the hood up over her head. “You might as well meet the rest of the people in my employ so you know what you’re getting yourself into.” She paused and turned to look at me. “I’m sorry. I should have asked first. Is there someone waiting at home for you?”