I'm supposed to be in training to become a captain.
Wed Mar 13, 2019 13:26

A gentleman. Jessica’s smile grew slightly warmer at the display of courtesy. She was used to adult men waiting on her (both because they were employees and because Mommy said this was how gentlemen behaved toward girls who conducted themselves like ladies), but boys at school, not so much. She was accustomed to opening her own doors and pulling out her own chairs at school, so this was a pleasant change.

“That would be nice,” she said. “Thank you.”

Maybe everyone here wouldn’t be too bad. Nothing she had seen indicated that here was a remotely appropriate place to stay after she got better, but maybe at least the other student-patients would be tolerable company until she was well enough to go home.

“So, how long have you known you’d have to come here?” she asked Jake, figuring that their condition was the one thing they almost certainly had in common. Why would anyone get on that wagon if they were not under compulsion to do so? Daddy had been cursing like a sailor under his breath when he saw the thing; she had to assume that the awful little man who had ruined their whole summer had threatened him and Mommy in some way, because otherwise, she couldn’t imagine they would have ever allowed her on such a rickety piece of junk at all, never mind for purposes of flying.

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    • I'm supposed to be in training to become a captain. — Jessica, Wed Mar 13 13:26
      • Well then, let me salute you.JD, Wed Mar 20 04:11
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