THE SECRET LIFE OF LADY GABRIELLA
Ben, Ben, Ben....
What do you want me to say? Your sister had better things to do than worry about your house. She has a career, too. (She’s in Samoa, by the way.)
And you didn’t expect Mrs Fuller to stick around and polish your knick-knacks when she could be putting her feet up in the sun for the first time in her life, did you?
And try to forget that unfortunate accident in the library which, by the way, was as much your fault as hers. Be honest. Admit that Ellie makes the place feel like home. How long is it since you could say that, hmm?
So, the answer to your question is yes, Ben, I expect you to be grateful. Very grateful.
Now stop whining and go and buy Ellie something warm and furry -- you know it makes sense!
And leave me to get on with writing Sylvie and Tom's story!