NaNoWriMo Excerpt 11/15/18
I found Kaitlyn a day later outside playing with some of the smaller children. She refused to do laborious jobs around the house or off beyond the wall so that left her with child care.
“I have an idea!” I said practically bursting at the seam. “Come with me!”
“Time to go in!” Kaitlyn called to the children who ran past us smiling and giggling.
“What’s with them?” I asked as we walked inside.
“They think we’re an item,” she said stone-faced. “What’s your idea?”
I pulled her into a small closet just off the entryway where we kept the toys for the kids and shut the door after making sure no one was around to hear us.
“We have to go in when he’s sleeping,” I whispered.
“But he’ll be in there. Isn’t that kind of against the point?”
“He’s put people outside his room at every hour he isn’t in there. His rules were specific, we can’t be seen, which means we can’t have a guard see us.” I said.
“What about a distraction? Something outside that would draw everyone out?” Kaitlyn suggested. “That wouldn’t get us seen.”
“We would have no way of alerting each other to their return, and Codger put a handful of people on guard duty, specifically to stop us, so we couldn’t even tell them we’d watch over the door.” I said, “Also, even if we were successful, Codger would check on the coin when it was over.”
“I didn’t think about that,” she said rubbing her chin. “How would we get into his room?”
“I don’t know yet,” I admitted, “I was hoping you had an idea for that.”
“How much money do you have?” she asked.
“Not much, why?”
“I think we need to pay a visit to the shadier side of town,” she said. A grin spread across her face. “Meet me out front in an hour when Codger gets back from the wall.”
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