To be honest, I’ve penned at least sixty or seventy letters to you, with words that seem bland and tasteless, when I find that simplicity will suffice. Should you ever find the time, seek me out. It’s a rarity that I’m allowed to cook for others, and I’d so wish to prepare something for you.
– A.L. Dawnpride
PS. See about bringing the little one along.
Astoreth stood by the mailbox staring at the parchment for a long time, stroking her fingers along the edges.
…it’s just dinner. With a colleague, even. Non-stop ‘shop talk’ all night, almost certainly. With the baby. What’s going to happen with the baby there, that would be the least bit inappropriate?
Who am I reassuring?
Astoreth’s response was similarly straightforward.