This challenge is produced by GirlieOnTheEdge with the following simple rules:
Write 6 Sentences. No more. No less.
Use the current week’s prompt word – RESERVE
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The last time I saw Ian he was in a dead end job and a dead end marriage, so I’m quite surprised when he calls and invites me to dine in La Croix, Edinburgh’s newest, and expensively exclusive restaurant sensation, and even more so when he arrives wearing a £5,000 Tom Ford suit and a smile I haven’t seen for a decade.
After a sumptuous meal he takes me to his new apartment, a penthouse with views of the castle and the New Town where we stand, brandy in hand, gazing at the monument to Sir Walter Scott in Princes Street Gardens.
As my curiosity has now overcome my natural Scottish reserve, I ask just how illicit his earnings are, and if he is involved in the drug market.
He laughs that that is far too dangerous for him but, as he leads the way to a back room and unlocks the door, admits it is a bit illegal.
I stare at him in disbelief as I look over a single bed, a bucket that is clearly used as a toilet, and, weeping in a corner, a small girl.
Then I smile.