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How old people are depends on what happened to them, not on their age. So much is happening to me. Too much!
I toss about my bed and count my lovers rather than the sheep: Milan, Beda, Leo, by Egon I drop off to sleep.
Restored by a good night-rest, I rush into the morning room, leaving Rosa in charge of my luggage as Leopoldine von Zwettler advised me to do. We eat our breakfast and toss pleasant nothings into the perfumed air hasty to pick our former lives up, let the recent past vanish, yet aware it can’t be done. Nobody enters the same river twice, my grandfather taught me.
“I’ll take care of the car. Better start early so we don’t miss the flight.”
Surprisingly peevish for a perfectly trained young gentleman, Leo is standing up to go.
“Poor boy! How heartrending it must be for him to take leave of his lovely fiancée!” Leopoldine von Zwettler comments on her grandson’s odd behaviour.
“How sad, indeed!” My grandmother’s eyes are brimming with tears.
A worldly young lady I suppress a mischievous smirk. Poor Leo, indeed! How exasperating! His parents are having their breakfast in bed!
“A telephone call for Fraulein, the gentleman didn’t give his name!” The beetle-browed Rosa announces sternly.
“I’ll take it in the hall.”
I ask to be forgiven and go to brave my mysterious caller.
“So it seems, I was a bloody nuisance last night. Sorry, girl!”
“It’s quite all right, Beda. How do you feel?”
“Couldn’t feel better. When shall I see you?”
“I don’t know. I’m about to leave for Prague.”
“OH! I’ll come to the Nice airport then to wave you off.”
“Don’t! I hate good-byes!”
“Irene!” My grandmother’s voice is needle-sharp.
“No time to chatter on the phone! Fetch your coat! We’re leaving.”
“Sorry, Beda, see you in Prague.”
I hang up and fade away not to give my grandmother a chance to grant me one of her memorable talks on etiquette.
LouiseJ2: I enjoyed the detail you went into with regards to the case. It made the UNSUB appear believable. The crisis in the middle of the story was my favorite part, very dramatic but not over the top. I feel like sometimes pairings can be overdone but I liked that some of the relationships were a little...
Ashley Stryker: So I'm writing this review, keeping in mind that this is a work in progress and it's part of National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo), so my "deeper" critiques will be saved until it's all finished up.+ Chapter One: A stewardess would not talk to anyone quite like that, particularly a clear minor...
Prasino45: Hi! I happen to see your updated chapter on FF.NET!It happened to be about you coming onto Inkitt with this story! I've been a fan for a while! I'm a scqualphie writer myself. I ship them HARD! Love this story! I'm gonna do a reread as you said you changed some things! Glad we both made the switc...
Ruby0h: Overall I thought your story was really good! It drew me in right away and kept me interested as the story progressed. I loved the character of Kayla being inserted into this story, and the way she affected and shaped the life of the original story into something totally new and interesting. I lo...
tyleroakleyfan: thank you for writing this story I loved it. it was great I enjoyed every minute of it I couldn't stop reading you did a fantastic job. Thanks for killing ron he was starting to piss me off. he was being a dick. I love that you made it a gay love story its about time someone did. love it great job.
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