Lotti pulled back the heavy curtains and breathed a sigh of contentment. The sun streamed into the place and showed all its faults off in their Technicolor glory, but she didn’t care one iota. The place was run down, in desperate need of redecorating, but it was hers and hers alone.
Lord only knew why it had stood empty for so long. She wasn’t about to look a gift horse in the mouth, even if the Estate Agent showing her around had been …well weird was the only way to describe that experience, really.
“I honestly don’t think this is the place for you, Miss. I mean, a woman on her own in this neighborhood, and…”
Lotti had drawn herself up to her full five foot nothing stature and had done her best to glare at him over her glasses.
“I grew up in this neighborhood, and besides, this place is perfect. That balcony alone…”
Mr. Estate agent had blanched and pulled the heavy curtains shut again with such haste, it’d been a wonder he hadn’t yanked them off their pole.
Nothing untoward about that balcony. A beautiful black cat stretched and…
Well, that explained a few things.
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