Veronika considered being offended, or, at least, she thought about considering it, but there was something about the way Amanana laughed that said she meant no harm.
“Oh, oh, that is delightful,” she said, just when, despite her feelings, Veronika was about to actually consider getting offended. “That is such a beautiful way to put it. I believe I am going to write that down, if you don’t mind? If you ‘re okay with being quoted as saying that?”
The residual irritation faded. “I’m glad you liked it.” Veronika was smiling again. “Go ahead and quote me, if you’d like. I imagine I can’t be the only one to feel that way.”
“Well.” Amanana’s expression went to something slightly more serious. “Well, it’s been a while since I’ve spoken to someone new. I mean, ues, on occasion, there are new people still. But most of them don’t make it all that far anymore. You know, I’ve heard some of them don’t even make it past the front desk training?” Continue reading