Hi, Kyla? Im Mrs Ali. Im the teaching assistant who will be helping you get settled over the next few weeks, starting with a tour. She smiles and actually looks in my eyes with her dark ones, holds out her hand. I shake it.
You did do that, he agreed. But running into you is never all bad. Especially when Ive left you waiting so long for our lunch date.Oh, right, that. I hurried to think of a way to contradict him on the term date.
You must be ravenous by now, Kennet went on before I could correct his statement. The good news is that lunch is waiting for you. Then he frowned. The bad news is that it wont be with me. Queen Linnea has requested that you join her instead, and since the Queen outranks me, I am obligated to step aside. This time.She and I do need to talk about the things going on in the kingdom, so its just as well, I said.A working lunch? Kennet wrinkled his nose. That sounds terrible.
I enjoy the company of the Queen, and this may come as a shock to you, but I enjoy my job a great deal.Kennet put his hand over his heart in mock surprise. I can hardly even fathom the idea.
I thought as much, I replied with a laugh.
There is some good news though, Kennet said. I get to escort you to the Queens tea room.The water is so dark, Tilda was saying, her voice coming out weak and metallic from the phone. Id expected it be clear and bright.
Everything here is darker and dingier than you might guess, Kasper admitted.Well, good. I was afraid youd get too enchanted with Storvatten and not want to come back to me, so Im glad its not all that magical, Tilda said, laughing a little.
Kasper turned the phone back around to face him, so she could see him again. Theres nothing in this world that can keep me from coming back home to you.Since Id accidentally eavesdropped on a private moment, I cleared my throat and knocked on the open door.