Loan Some: The Original Serial, Season 7 by Megan McLachlan

Loan Some: The Original Serial, Season 7 by Megan McLachlan

Vote on what will happen at the end of this episode!

Previously… Vera was given a new assignment at a convent pretending to be Sister Josephine, a nun in training. Readers voted for Sister Josephine to want to secretly go to a clothing-optional bar for the weekend!

Episode 3

“She wants to go to a clothing-optional bar,” said Bruce.

Vera scrunched her nose in disgust. If she was going to have one weekend of escape from a convent, she’d be doing anything but that. She’d be flying to Paris or spending a weekend in a cabin drinking wine. Vera realized she’d be escaping solitude to seek more solitude. What did that say about her?

“Those are the details, though,” continued Bruce, interrupting her thoughts. “Pop in tomorrow and we’ll give you directions to the convent.”

“Okay.”

“Are you Catholic?”

“No. Is that a problem?”

“You may want to brush up on your Catholicism.”

“How?”

“Wikipedia,” Bruce shrugged. “Or watch The Exorcist.”

***

Vera met Greg for a late dinner that night at their favorite restaurant, a sushi bar downtown.

“So what did you have to tell me?” Vera asked, picking up a Dragon Roll with her chopsticks. As she consumed the roll, she turned to Greg and smirked. He was so sweet and comforting, and she loved that he allowed her so much independence with her strange career.

“Something I wanted to ask you, actually.”

Vera choked on her roll, coughing wildly. Oh, dear God, she thought. Please don’t be asking me to marry you.

“Relax,” said Greg, knowing what she was thinking. “I’m not looking to go down that road anytime soon. Although maybe someday.”

“Then, what?” She took a big gulp of water, diverting marriage talk with a follow-up question.

“I wanted to know if you’d like to move in with me.”

Vera stared at him, the cool water slithering down her throat.

“Or I with you. Do you want to move in together?”

Vera still didn’t say anything.

“We both have crazy schedules, so I was thinking maybe moving in would be the next step for us. We’d be able to see each other more.”

Vera looked down at her sushi rolls.

“Vera?”

***

The next day, Vera stopped in at headquarters for directions. Even though she needed to get her Loan Some game face on, she couldn’t stop thinking about last night. She hadn’t given Greg an answer. She said she’d have to think about it. Fortunately, Greg didn’t seem too upset.

As Vera was going over her folder of assignment specifics, she looked up to see Cole coming in.

“Hey, there, Mother Theresa.”

“Hi.” Vera continued to peruse the folder. But soon, she felt his piercing blue eyes burning on her, so she looked up. Cole was staring at her. “What?”

“No, ‘shut up’? No, eye roll?”

“Sorry. I’ve got a lot on my mind.”

“Like what?”

Vera just had to tell someone. Maybe that would make her feel better. “Greg wants to move in together.”

Cole scowled. “Eww.”

“The only ‘eww’ here is for me. I’m a terrible girlfriend.”

“Why are you terrible?”

“I told him I’d think about it.”

“That makes you bad? Maybe your response actually reveals how you feel about this relationship.”

Now, Vera was making a sneer.

“What? Bad advice?”

“No. I just can’t believe something so sage came out of you.”

Just then, her phone buzzed in her hand. It was Greg. Vote below on what will happen next or if reading by email click view poll.


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