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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 gather she spends a lot of time there?”
James laughed. “She usually takes a lunch with her, or Martha will send me with food for her around midday. She’d probably be there all night if she wasn’t made to come home for supper.” He grinned. “Every once in a while her father comes over to make sure she’s not setting herself up a sleeping room in there or we’d never see her.”
I chuckled politely and took another drink of tea. It felt strange to be learning all this, kind of like I was spying on my new employer. But on the other hand, I was curious about her and he seemed willing to talk. He also seemed to be genuinely fond of her.
“She said I should know what I’m getting myself into?” I asked cautiously. I didn’t want him to think I was prying for information.