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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.
“Fancy a swallow of tea?”
“Thank you,” I said, taking it from him, feeling a bit bewildered. I was most definitely a lower class than he was but here he was treating me as if I was his equal.
The tea was hot and sweet and got rid of a chill I hadn’t noticed, having been so caught up in the fact that I was going to be working on building an airship. I handed the bottle back to him but he waved it off. “I’ve another. Martha – she’s the cook – always sends me out with a couple of them in case I have to wait a while, because it’s rare to get Miss Victoria out of the warehouse so quickly. It’s a good job you were there – it’s harder to get her out of the warehouse proper.”
“I gather she spends a lot of time there?”