It would seem our long day of togetherness has come to an end as Dev asks if there’s free time. As much as I love the company, I’m equally happy at the thought of being alone.
“Yes,” I nod at Devon. “Shoo, off you all go,” I tease, as if I’m putting them out. “Thanks, again.”
When they’ve gone I start cleaning up the mess in the kitchen and thinking about what still needs to be done. I need to relay this message to Corin without feeling like eating crow because even though I wasn’t one-hundred percent right, I wasn’t half as wrong. Maybe I should bake some humble pie and go chuck it at the young, Mr. Greythorn with the note of the tally inside.
I laugh at the thought but instead sit at the table writing a neat list of the tally with a note of other concerns like town morale and electricity. I sign it with, “You asked me to help you, this is me, helping you.” No name added as it’s obvious it’s from me.
Then I put together a basket from my garden of vegetables and berries and start heading towards his estate, taking my time through the gorgeous orchards on the property. I absolutely had to do this or I wouldn’t sleep for a second straight night in a row.