This is part of a text adventure series to celebrate the spookiest of months, October (and beyond!). Full information about what’s happening can be found here. It is free to read, but in order to vote on what happens next, you will need to be a Patron. To become a Patron, you can find my Patreon page here.
Map of the known area
- A small flashlight
- Nick’s car-related paperwork
- A generic fast food straw
- A napkin containing some mushed-up sausage rolls
- Half a packet of mints
- A pen
- A fieldbook about common countryside plants
“Has something happened?” you ask cautiously.
“Lots of things have happened.”
You point out that she seems a bit on edge. You stop short of wondering if she’s had a personality transplant while you were asleep.
“I have a lot to do, that’s all,” she replies. “And of course, I’m the only one doing anything. Leon and Donna are keeping their heads down, and neither one of them knows how to do anything useful.”
You ask what it is she has to do.
“Clean, of course. The house must be spotless. It’s an important night. As if my usual standards aren’t good enough.” She snorts. “It doesn’t help that we’ve had two people using beds tonight. No offense.”
You tell her none taken.
“This isn’t a guest house. Miss Dalton likes things to be done to a certain standard, and slept-in beds left idle aren’t a part of that. I’ve already had to change one tonight. If you’re up and doing and leaving now, I’ll need to change this one too.”
You say that you’re appreciative of the bed, but you can’t leave just yet. You’re still looking for Nick.
“Who’s Nick?” she asks. “Is he the one who used the other bed?”
What would you like to say next?
- “You don’t remember me talking about Nick?”
- “I thought everyone was welcome in the house tonight?”
- “Why’s it so important for the house to be spotless?”
- “How did I get up here?”
- “Can I get something to eat?”
- “No, but thank you anyway.”
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