While the cats away
While David promises to be good, and not give the staff at the castle a hard time, Susan whiles away the time overseas tending to business.
Or is she?
A familiar sound from a familiar place tells David his wife is not where he says she is.
But, that’s a problem for another day. He has a mission to plan and execute, and it’s going to involve the unwitting assistance of a most unlikely accomplice.
First, there’s a rather uncooperative and snotty cook to take care of.
And like all sorties, no amount of planning can cover every eventuality, but quick thinking saves the day, leaving him with more questions than answers.
And the household wondering if he was having an affair. A talk the following morning with Susan, who seems to have a version of events, finds that, no, he can’t take his shadow back home when he leaves the castle.
Whether or not she is checking up on him, she arrived at the castle in person and makes an attempt to let him know she has not forgotten him.
Pity then she is gone the next morning before he wakes up.
Finally tired of meddling in castle affairs, it takes a very odd message from an anonymous source to get him on his way to Monaco to see what it all means.
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