‘Gwen, darling. Is everything okay?’
What Gwen needs is foundation strong enough to cover bruises. What she doesn’t need is a boss nosing around in her private affairs.
‘I’m fine, Cas.’
She puts her coffee on her desk, turns on the computer and sits down. Cassandra keeps watching.
‘You can tell me, you know. I had an abusive boyfriend once.’
‘I don’t have a boyfriend.’
Cassandra sighs. She’s bored. She loves nothing more than a vicarious drama. It’s the reason she runs this business, to experience other people’s struggles second hand.
Gwen may also need a new job.
(You’ll find all instalments at the bottom of the Serials page.)