Notes and Quotes from the Jules Vanderzeit Gilded Age series – Until We Meet Again:
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It was just one more thing to regret about her life. Victoria resented being forced to do the Maestro’s bidding, but as one of his indentured couriers, as long as he held her contract, she really had very little choice. No matter where she went, or when, the Maestro could track her.
Some people had property and mortgages to pay off, or they risked losing their homes. She had to pay off a contractual obligation of time, or risk losing everything she held dear, including her life.
“If you truly valued time, Miss Winters, you wouldn’t be so prone to wasting yours or mine. Someday you may find that a moment of time is all that separates you from that which you desire most.”
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