Special thanks to John Merklinghaus a.k.a. “UncolaMan” for his generous contribution leading to this cameo. I decided that as a special reward for being the first, I’d include Lucia in the story (she will appear again in Chapter 4 ;)). Beyond what she does for a living and in her spare time, I don’t know a whole lot about this character except that her design is adorable. Perhaps this OC’s owner will feel comfortable sharing more details about her as they develop. At any rate, the invitation to do so here is an open one.

As for what it all means to the story… for now, Alan is trying his damnedest to impress the young lady with his charm and assure her and her lady mistress that all is well at Ronald’s… uhm, whatever the hell this shop does. Stay tuned for next week!