First: Purchased: Negotiation
The girl in the ridiculous outfit was turning slowly around, pointing as she explained that she had tried everything. “-but nothing seems to be Harriman Hall…?”
“Oh, sure, it’s right over here.” Sylviane gestured behind her, directing the girl towards a little alleyway between the buildings. The girl wasn’t getting it; she repeated Sylviane’s directions back to her, but she had them all wrong. “Okay, why don’t we walk you there, how’s that?”
The girl shot a nervous look at Leander. He knew that expression; he was not a small guy, and he could seem a little threatening. He took a step back and held up his hands.
Sylviane, however, was having none of that, which was useful, he supposed, since he couldn’t really leave her and following thirty feet behind would only be creepier. “What? He’s my boyfriend.” She took one of Leander’s hands. “He’s a sweetheart, I assure you. Now, if you want to get to Harriman, you pretty much either need to go this way -” She started walking; Leander followed, of course. After a moment, so did the girl. Continue reading