“Perhaps I will teach you.”
Was she looking for an apprentice? Or for – well. Certainly she hadn’t been at a lack for invitations since she woke up. Of course, she had spoken to more people who did not work for her in the last day than she had in many months, perhaps many years, in the time before her long nap.
“I might enjoy you teaching me.” Gemma smiled at her with an expression that might have been interested in learning – or in other things. “You have a fascinating way of looking at the world. What is it that you do, that isn’t pretending to be an ancient potions-mistress?”
“Well, mostly, I am a modern potions-mistress,” Kael admitted. “It helps to have someone in the Tower, I suppose, that knows what sort of potions will actually work, which won’t do anything, and which could be fatal if handled incorrectly.”
“It certainly has to add verisimilitude. But there have to be other things you could be doing – working for one of the big corporations…” Continue reading