It's good that I got in touch with you.
I need to cancel our lesson for today.
That is a real bummer.
I'm just a little under the weather.
Aw, I'm sorry to hear that.
We'll pick it up again when you're feeling well.
Thanks for understanding, Caleb.
// CHARM MANSION //
Two children, Anastasia and Catherine, zoom through the house fighting over a toy. Trente Gagarin has a headache.
The boy is gone, the boy is gone. But what can be done about it? And right now?
The boy is not essential to the plans. It was a cake topper, of sorts. Something lovely to present but not key. No, not key.
Trente has quizzed all the adults in the house about Emmitt’s disappearance. But her findings have come up empty.
Would her old rival have his beaky nose in on this?
Without a doubt.
The question was not “Why?”, but “How?”
Long ago, her mother had taught her a tip for dealing with unfortunate intrigue.
Pretend you don’t know.