Change of Fortune (Miss Fortune Mystery 11) - Page 86
I nodded. “Celia buying those deer steaks was just a lucky break. Godzilla would have been automatically attracted to the butcher and then she waltzed out the door, smelling of steak and probably bacon. I’m not saying it was all the greatest plan on Jordan’s part, but he’s young and was desperate. So I made a leap and figured I’d just come right out and ask him.”
Ida Belle smiled. “Pretty smart. I’d bet you got it all exactly right.”
“Including your solution,” Gertie said. “He won’t do it again, and Carl is better off never knowing.”
“So if Jordan was the one stealing the food,” Ida Belle said, “I wonder why Cora looked so guilty when we asked her about those bacon-wrapped shrimp.”
“I don’t know,” I said. “Maybe we need to figure that out.”
Gertie grinned. “You’re going to fit in just fine here, Fortune. Wait and see.”
I took in a breath and blew it out. So much stretched before me—permanent housing, employment, so many honest conversations with so many people, and hopefully plenty of challenges. Finding a casserole-eating alligator topped the list at the moment, but otherwise, I had no idea what the future held. But I was sure of one thing.
There would be a lot of laughs along the way.
And it would never be boring.
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What’s in store for Fortune now that she’s a free agent?