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Map of the known area
- A small flashlight
- Nick’s car-related paperwork
- A generic fast food straw
- Half a packet of mints
- A pen
- A fieldbook about common countryside plants
- Nick’s mobile phone
“I’m a friend of Violet’s. Can you help me?” you ask.
You see the blood rush to Donna’s face; her eyes widen and her nostrils flare.
“Violet?” she repeats. “Violet? Of course! Of course you’re a friend of hers!” she all but shrieks into your face.
“Of course you would be. Why else would you be clattering around in my kitchen, screaming and making a fuss at this time of morning? Why else would you think it acceptable to wake me up after I’ve been working all day and all night to serve that entitled little cow? Do you know how much I have given myself to this household? Do you know what I have sacrificed? You don’t, do you? Of course you don’t! If you did, then you wouldn’t be so rude and so bold as to assume you could summon me like you own the place.”
She throws up her hands in a caricature of rage.
“Well, I have news for you, because clearly you don’t have sufficient mind of your own to put it together. You don’t own this place, and you certainly do not own me! I serve only one person and the sooner you and that ridiculous, vapid little bitch understand that, the better. She is no one to me, and neither are you. Do you hear me? No one! Barely worth the effort it takes to tell you so.
“I don’t know what you think gives you the right to speak to me, much less step into what little domain I can call my own.”
You open your mouth to interject as she takes a breath, but she beats you to the punch.
Now you think on it, you seem to recall Violet telling you that the cook didn’t like her very much….
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