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Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Majorca Flats -- 03


The room was at the back, with a view out over a small garden.

It gets the afternoon sun,” she said apologetically.

That doesn’t matter,” he said, his eyes inspecting the space. A cupboard, a bed with a duvet, a chest of drawers, a rug. All very tasteful and surprisingly unfeminine.

It was my son’s room,” she said, in a tone which forbade further questioning. He nodded.

How much?”

Fifty a week,” she replied. “I know it seems a lot, but that includes heating and water and electricity.” It wasn’t a lot.

I’ll give you one week’s deposit and one week’s rent.” If he didn’t get a job within two weeks he would be in trouble. He’d worry about that when it happened. “Would you mind if I come in late? I’ll be very quiet.”

She looked troubled.

It’s just that I might get a job as a barman. And bars finish late.”

No, of course not. Well, that’s settled. Would you care for a cup of tea?”

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