Visible Procrastinations

"It shouldn’t be too much of a surprise," Talisid said. We were standing a little way to the side, watching from a distance, each of us holding a glass of wine. "You’re acquiring something of a reputation."

"Really?"

"I didn’t say it was a good reputation," Talisid said dryly. "You’re now suspected of having a hand in the disappearance of two separate Light mages. With good reason, I might add."

"I could say they started it."

"Somehow I don’t think that would help very much."

Cursed: An Alex Verus Novel
Benedict Jacka (2012)
"Okay, so. Introductions. Luna, this is Meredith, a mage. Meredith, this is Luna, my apprentice. Luna, this is Bob the Dead Construct. Bob, meet Luna. So now we all know each other."
Okay, so social graces aren’t my strong point. Hey, you try to come up with a polite way of introducing an apprentice, a mage, and a dead body.
Cursed: An Alex Verus Novel
Benedict Jacka (2012)