Hello again and welcome to another edition of Weekend Writing Warriors. We revisit the universe of my current WiP, Lessons of War. Lady Elector Andrea of House Kaiser sits with Dame Sarah Lynn-Parker of the Imperial Bureaucratic Corps in a balcony overlooking the wide savannah of Arcadia. Ostensibly they are part of delegations discussing commercial agreements between House Kaiser and the IBC, but it seems Dame Sarah-Lynn Parker has other ideas:
Dame Lynn-Parker poured a long steaming stream of brown tea onto her cup before she sat down, red trimmed sleeves folded as not to taint the white robes of her office. She took out a slender black spice cigarette from a slim metal box, lit it and sat back into the wicker chair. Sweet scented smoke coiled from the end of the cigarette.
“I am glad I caught you, my lady. I’ve heard a host of rumors since the de Havilland’s funeral,” said Dame Lynn-Parker.
“Rumors come and go, Dame Lynn-Parker,” I said.
Dame Lynn-Parker took a long drag from her cigarette, “Most do, some don’t, my lady. Those that do not are those that we chose to make true or those that become true regardless of what we do.”
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