(This is the third in the series… for context, start here 🙂 )
Laura Hamilton, the costume-, mischief- and match-maker of ARCHIVE,
Shinichi Samejima, an ex-ARC-researcher,
and me, their author. 🙂
I promise these two have important roles in the plot XD
Me: So do you two know what’s going on?
Laura: Yeah, Lucky warned me.
Shinichi: *frowns* what’s going on?
Laura: You have to introduce me to the readers.
Me: Laura… 😒 you have to introduce Shinichi too.
Laura: Yeah, but he’s going first 😁
Shinichi: Right. Laura Hamilton, female, 33 years old. Married to Aaron Hamilton, and mother of Jessie Hamilton. Born in Australia, and ARCHIVE seamstress—
Laura: Do you have to make it sound like I’ve just been murdered?
Shinichi: I was simply stating the facts.
Me: Perhaps a tad too drily?
Me: Start with complete sentences.
Shinichi: Fine; how’s this? Sometimes Laura buys me decaffeinated coffee because she thinks I don’t notice.
Shinichi: *whispers* I knew it
Me: Is that all you have to say about her?
Shinichi: I don’t know how to introduce her. She isn’t very noteworthy.
Me: Okay. Um… how do you feel after talking to her?
Shinichi: Like I want coffee.
Me: What was your impression when you first met her?
Shinichi: Hmm. I had a headache, so I got a coffee. She’s actually quite thoughtful and intelligent…
Laura: 😯 🥰
Shinichi: …but she hides it well.
CaN yOu pLEaSe SaY oNE ThINg aBoUT mE wItHouT RoAsTInG mE????
I suppose so.
But you just make roasting you so easy.
Laura: HOW IS THIS ALLOWED?? 😭
One nice thing is that I showed her a good cafe once and now she still buys me coffee from there.
Laura: *waits for the roast*
Shinichi: You have no idea how many people from ARCHIVE I’ve taken there for meetings. And they still give me coffee from the automatic machine in the ARCHIVE kitchen.
Laura: In fairness to them, it’s a half-hour drive from ARCHIVE in ideal traffic conditions.
Shinichi: Don’t defend them; I’m trying to be nice to you. She also made me a hamper when I was in hospital, which was nice.
Laura: 🥰 aww you remember that
Shinichi: Except that the sushi you put in it was expired. Who puts sushi in a hamper anyway?
Laura: well… you’re Japanese? I thought you’d like something from home…
Shinichi: *pulls out a notepad*
Laura: What are you writing?
Shinichi: A reminder to buy you Marmite for Christmas.
Laura: You’re despicable.
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