The text from Theo came in first, so Abby responded. Sounds good.
With Alistair's text following shortly after Abby glared at the phone. "Why do you have to make my life so complicated?" She asked rhetorically. Abby took a deep breath and texted Theo again. Open invite to Sly Fox from Alistair at the same time. If you don't want to join, I can meet you after.
She added a quick text to Alistair. I'll be there. Might have my cousin with me.
"Pearl. We have lunch plans. At a pub." Abby rolled her eyes. "At least it is Sly Fox."
"What's special about Sly Fox?"
"It is owned by one of our kind. One thing I can give Europe at least is children aren't shunned from establishments like that." Abby grinned and came into the kitchen where Pearl was finishing pouring the hot water into cups with tea bags in them.
"Will you need me then?" Peal asked as she played with her tea bag.
"I think it'd be good to have you there, just in case, besides this involves you too." Abby's phone buzzed. Glancing over told her that something was up. There were several texts and a couple of emails all coming in. "Oh," She sighed deeply. "I'm going to get dressed. It is getting worse. You have got to be kidding me."
"What happened now?" Pearl furrowed her brows in worry.
"Turn on the news. I'll listen while getting ready."
Kaytlin let her form go. Her sister and brother-in-law were on their way to work. Travel was a tedium Kaytlin had happily gotten rid of from her life.
She was at the office. A familiar place. She had put it together herself, purchased the curtains, tables, and filing cabinets herself. Kaytlin enjoyed the quiet before her co-founders would arrive. When she was alive, she would turn on the lights and do other menial things. Now, it was a waste of her energy to do that.
They would need a plan. A way to let the Others know they existed, and a way to make it safe for them. Kaytlin wasn't happy about the idea of just opening the doors to strangers, so she would rather have it work by word of mouth. Alistair would be a good point of contact. God knew how many Others he knew. Kaytlin realized how few Others she knew. A few vampires, a handful of ghosts, and an even smaller group of Dhampirs. It was a frustration, but maybe she could increase her social group. That would require socializing. The best person for that job was the fellow ghost, Amara.
"Beat us here again Kaytlin." William joked putting his hat on the coat rack. Kaytlin smiled, humoring him. "Did you solve world hunger while we were coming the tedious way?"
"No, sadly. Though I did come with an idea. It is a terrible one, but it will make a friend of mine very happy."
"Oh?" Evelyn asked. Kaytlin grinned again.