The day after Karen had given herself permission to get on with her life she was once again on the train from Purplemere to Finchbottom and once she had disembarked she hurried off the platform and out through the barriers and took the first cab on the rank and was quickly heading towards the Reel Times building.
As Karen pushed open the door of the Directors Arms she saw a young woman talking to Jed, she had jet black curly hair and she estimated she was mid...
As if she didn’t feel guilty enough about everything, the anger, the ranting, the insults and the tears, she left the offices of Reel Times, without discussing the cans of film she had taken with her at Bob Turner’s behest or even discussed them and then she allowed the victim of her wrath to buy her dinner at a Michelin starred restaurant, The Leathern Bottle and even drive her back to Purplemere afterwards.
Karen and Peter had been going out together for two years and she was head over heels in love with him and she thought he felt the same about her. But her dad dropped the bombshell that the family were moving from Finchbottom to Abbeyvale and when the time came for the move Peter and her agreed to spend the whole of her last full day in Finchbottom together and planned to meet at the Mall as soon as it opened at 8am, but Peter was a no show.
When Karen came to, she was slumped on the floor leaning against the wall while Mark Cross, Peter Strickland and a skinny minnie of a girl called Claire, who was the first aider, all fussed around her uttering words of concern.
The diminutive receptionist, Lilya, sat with her disproportionately large breasts on display in a very low cut black top and they looked like two bald men sharing a coat.
And then as if she had read his mind she said “I’m sorry” “What for?” he asked “For making you wait” she said
The favour for Bob Turner turned out to be a bit more complicated than just dropping off a few cans of film, she was also tasked with seeing the restoration through to fruition and she was required to meet with the chief technician and discuss not just the restoration of the film she was carrying but also a large number of other films found in the vaults, which would be a potentially big deal for Reel Times.
It was Monday morning and the moment Karen walked into the office her boss Bob Turner called her over. “Karen! Just the person” He said “My favourite person” “What do you want Bob?” she retorted
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