Aquamarine – Part Four
by Sparks In Shadow
A lieutenant entered what remained of Lady Leira’s bedroom. Captain Isley stood inspecting her journal.
“Captain, it may be unwise to linger. This structure could give way.”
“You believe I blasted the rear of this house without understanding the consequence?”
“No, Sir …”
“Take your fear outside.”
“No fear, Sir. I’m ready for orders.”
The lieutenant sputtered, “Y-yes, Sir,” then left.
Isley flipped pages. “Three cups receipt clarification, an address, a number of stitches in knitting. Clever. She shouldn’t have refused me. We’d have been a good match.” He stowed the journal inside his jacket, smiling as he left.
The prompt from Julia was, “the flip side.”