The Night Prince - Chapter 5Chapter Five
In Which Lucia Explores The Mansion
Lucia spent the remainder of the daylight hours exploring. First, she familiarized herself with her room. There was a small writing desk with a quill and a stack of blank papers. There sat on this desk a bottle of ink as well. However, it was dry and quite old. This made no difference to Lucia, as she did not know how to read or write and did not believe she needed to learn. She had navigated the world without too much difficulty for over fifteen years, and she couldn't imagine that her lot in life might be improved by acquiring the ability to communicate with those not willing to speak with her directly.
On the other side of the room was an elegantly carved wardrobe. Lucia took a few moments to simply gaze upon the fine example of craftsmanship. She was reminded of a furniture maker from her home village and was saddened by the thought that sh