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Cupcake Kissin’ 8 – Alex Ankarr
But Mayhewlinson seems to hesitate a trifle, before attempting an answer to his enquiries. ‘Ah. Yes. You will be, of course, the sole beneficiary of the proceeds of Honey Gummy Gertrude’s Bakery. Mrs Honey left the establishment to you outright. And I hasten to assure you that it is indeed a going concern, and a very profitable one at that. It should ensure you a very comfortable living for the duration.’
This is awesome. Caspar feels as if he could positively jump up and clap his hands. He feels pretty much like jumping all over the room and hugging old Mayhewlinson, before shaking his hand until it falls off. It would probably be pretty bad form, though. Not at all becoming from a recent engineering grad school graduate, who’s just come into money. He’d better hold off the ‘Hoo yeah!‘s and the bunting. until he gets out of this sober plush office.
He can feel the grin spreading all over his face, though. A slightly inappropriate grin, considering he’s still recently bereaved and all that, but it isn’t as if Mayhewlinson appears to disapprove. Bends his head and grins back a little, even. That is definitely a little grin. Probably nice for a lawyer to be able to give good news, for once.
But he sobers up damn quick. ‘However, Mr Rockalde, although I am delighted to be able to congratulate you on your very nice little windfall in this case, we have not covered the full ramifications of all terms and conditions which your aunt attached to your receipt of it, yet. Or, perhaps, I might actually term them strings. As in, there are a number of strings attached.’
Ah hell. Honestly, really, Caspar should have known it, and he knows his face falls at the news. Any time he’s lucky enough to get a bit of good news, you can be sure there’s the pratfall coming up, just around the corner.
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