First: Purchased: Negotiation
Normal life did not, Leander was pretty sure, include a girlfriend quite like Sylviane. It probably did not involve magic lessons three times a week with that girlfriend and her father, who happened to be his owner. It probably also did not involve not being able to leave your girlfriend’s side, although in the last few months, that had gotten to feel pretty normal. Sometimes, he and Sylviane would move to opposite sides of that 40-foot tether, often in separate rooms in the house, reading or watching tv or just (as Sylvie liked to say), getting some space. Other times they couldn’t get enough of each other.
This week, they were attempting to study for finals, although this was being interrupted by Melody, who seemed intent on getting all of Leander’s measurements again, as well as measuring Sylviane twice. “There’s a charity event coming up in a week. Mr. MacDiarmed expects you both to be there, to be properly attired, and to make a good showing.”
“He also expects – ow! that’s a pin! – me to make a ‘good showing’ on my finals, which I can’t do when you’re putting me full of pins. Other girls go shopping for their dresses.” Continue reading