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L4D fanfic Ch. 1 Just FriendsWiping down the dirty counter, Danielle Reed shifted her weight from one foot to the other as she tried to hurry to get the bar cleaned so she could close for the night. She felt a bit irritated, her tip jar was only half filled and yet there must have been at least fifty people there for some woman’s twenty-first birthday party. She was the only one that was scheduled to work that night and making the minimum hourly pay, plus the little tips she was given and all the trash that was left behind for her to clean did not put her in the best of moods. She was so happy to have Glen Lee there to help her, a middle-aged Asian American who has worked there since he was Danielle’s age. His body was frail and thin and as he worked the mop over the concrete floor, his body hunched slightly and he seemed to move stiffly. Danielle has known him for a year and knows that he can handle himself very well, but she still worries for him. He called her halfway into the party and asked if she
The Parlour IncidentOne day in July, I believe it was, I found myself sitting with several acquaintances in Christopher's parlour. It was one of those deliciously lazy afternoons which only the summer in her full glory can bring. The room had a wan, listless light to it, relaxing the other guests and myself as we languidly chatted over tea and crumpets. The air was also sluggishly heavy, dulling the senses to a slowly-blended calm engendered by the heat of St. Othniel's southerly climate.
At length, after much stimulating conversation, Christopher stood, producing a book of sheet music.
"What do you all say to a bit of music?" he asked.
"Certainly," I answered.
"Oh yes, please do darling!" Tabitha exclaimed, "he's quite the maestro."
Christopher laughed, shaking his head.
"Now, now love, I'd not go that far."
He strode over to the piano as the other guests urged him on. Ida entered the room bearing a merrily steaming teapot and more crumpets.
"More tea sirs?" she inquired, shooting sideways glances at her
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