Bed & Breakfast Next to the Pink Roses Hotel (Chapter 2, page 2 of 2)

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Chapter 2

She looked away from the brown eyes and focused on the other four people. They seemed relieved at his arrival, as if he had been expected and counted upon. But a couple of minutes later, Kathy hadn't yet been able to make out whether he was a relative or a very close acquaintance. The horning of the taxi she had called interrupted her wonderings.

"My taxi," she almost whispered, hoping to leave the house inadvertently.

"Oh!" the doctor exclaimed. "Yes, we were leaving, isn't that right? Katherine must catch a plane and I have to go back to the hospital."

"You can't leave," said Jesse, looking directly at Kathy.

"Why not?" she asked, a little annoyed.

"You are to stay to the reading of Mary Anne's will and testament."

Kathy was completely appalled.

"As Mrs. Martin, Mr. Musgrove and Dr. Cameron can tell you, I am but an acquaintance of Mrs. Sloan's. I was incidentally here as a guest when she had to be taken to hospital and tragically passed away… But I'm nothing as close as to be included in…"

"I have a copy of the will right here. It was faxed to me by the executor, Mr. White, yesterday evening," Jesse continued in a businesslike manner. "And you are included."

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