First: Purchased: Negotiation
“When you put it like that,” Sylviane repeated, while Leander’s mouth was full, “I really want to… I don’t know, change the world. A lot.”
He blinked at her and wished he hadn’t filled his mouth up with sticky cheese.
“So everyone, I think… everyone ought to have good food, a warm and comfortable place to sleep, indoor plumbing, clothes that fit, comfortable shoes, and an education. Everyone. So if there are people not getting that – which obviously there are – then I want to fix that.”
He swallowed and gulped some soda. “Like… slave’s rights reform? Or like, uh. Um. Helping people in the inner cities, or on other continents, or -“
“All of it. Every bit of it. I mean, okay, that’s going to take a few years.” She ducked her head. “But maybe there’s a way. I mean, make money, figure out how to make it into more money, and then spend a large portion of it making sure people have a place to sleep and warm shoes on their feet. And then, on the side, working with other Shener…”
She trailed off and looked at Leander. His stomach suddenly felt leaden.
“The people who did this to you…” Continue reading