Dusk was falling once more... No word had been heard from Nathan as far as Simon could see. Astrid had locked herself in her home office and now a silence seemed to fall over the grounds as Simon stared out at them from the back door.
His stomach growled.
Wow... he hadn't eaten since the night before at the bonfire!
Simon turned and made his way back into the house, looking for the kitchen. It was a large room, full of cubords, spacious counter tops, a giant stove top and oven as well as a huge fire place, big enough to cook meals in from back in the day. There was a large table and chairs as well that the servants and security often would use to eat meals on and there... stood Jodie, seeming to have the same idea as Simon as she was busy making a sandwhich for herself, all the fixings spread out before her.
Simon's eyes practically bulged from him head and his mouth began to water. How had he put off eating for so long?!
"Wow... you are a sight for sore eyes..." he said, smirking at Jodie. "The most beautiful sight ever. I could devour you." Gesturing to the food then he said, "Oh, I'm talking to the food. Glad to see you too Jodie."
Walking further into the room he said, "I will give you half my kingdom if you will make me a sandwhich as well."
Funny. He didn't feel half as awkward around her as he thought he would. Not after his train wreck of a conversation with her! The one where he basically admitted he was a creepy, dangerous, psycho stalker... The one where she said she didn't want to go on a date with him any more, and barely agreed to remain his friend.
And the truth was, he probably would have been with drawn and awkward, maybe just turned and left until she was gone but... he was riding on a bit of a bewildered high at the moment. He was just made Astrid's second in comand. He could hardly believe she had so much faith and trust in him! He knew he should be petrified... and he was a bit... but at the moment his head was full of the honor of it all.