Bernice was fed up of feeling confused about herown life, so she threw herself into the businesspartnership with Ambrose. They needed moregigs, and Bernice had found a man who threwparties and who agreed to interview Ambrose.
The idea was that if hetook Ambrose on hewould promote her to allhis customers, and shewould keep her diary freeto play whenever heneeded her to. Thecustomer would pay him,but Ambrose would get90% of the fee.Bernice was planning totake 40% for herself asthe business partner,leaving Ambrose with50% of the fee of her ownperformance.
The business deal struck,Bernice saw an opportunityto further distract herself byplaying matchmaker. Frankhad displayed an interest inAmbrose’s look when she’dshown him their website…
Ambrose seemed to like him well enough, though shewas always friendly to everyone. It was enough forFrank Kess though, who agreed to the deal in hope ofseeing more of her.
Bernice watched them dancing and envied Ambrose the simplicity of heroutlook on life. How did she do it?
Frank turned on the charm, and theinexperienced Ambrose was so flattered bythe attention she reciprocated without asecond thought! When they left, Ambrose wasgrinning like a cheshire cat after her first kiss.
She tried to talk to Berniceabout her magical night, butBernice had other things onher mind.Had she known it had beenAmbrose’s first kiss shewould have paid moreattention, maybe warned herabout the kind of man Frankwas. But she didn’t know, soAmbrose was left to fall inlove in ignorance.
She went round his housea few days later when hecalled to organise her firstfixture. She tried flirting,which he found adorable.
She was gorgeous, andtalented… he decided hewas interested in herafter all. He might evenmake it a long termliaison if she was fun.
Back in the Street and Harry was making life difficult at number 7 again. He had noappetite because he was feeling ill. Not wanting to admit any weakness, he went onthe offensive to distract from his condition. Ariette and Annette ignored his rant, andthe amount he managed to eat.
Hoping it was just indigestion he triedgoing for a walk after dinner but itdidn’t help. He had to take his stickwith him just to make it through hisusual route.
Over the next few weeks he becameincreasingly unwell. But being hisstubborn self, he wasn’t about to let hiswayward daughter or impressionablegranddaughter know anything about it.
Deasil StreetNo. 1 No. 3Trinity and Belladonna Darkstone The Williams FamilyNo. 2 Marley, Aimee and MalikaThe Bailey Family. No. 4Warren , Teresa , James and Megan Bernice Kasitova and Ambrose Merrihall No. 5 No. 6 Alfred Hennrick Jen Potter and Angus McKirrick No. 7 Ariette Vickers, her father Harry and daughter Annette Next How ill is Harry, and will he let his family know? Time… Will the burglar James spotted return? Find out next time on Deasil Street!