Who the H invented Valentine’s Day? Because I’d like to take him out back and shoot him. I should have known something was up because Junie and Emerson were both smiling at me when I started my shift. Junie’s old auntie is still alive and Emerson says I have to spend my Friday driving her so she can have her Valentine delivered, and to whom? That old freeloader of a wino Crumb. And Emerson, the DICK, won’t even let me have the steam carriage for the rest of the weekend, just Friday. I’d scheduled it so me and Tobias could do some exploring down to Dunsany, now we’re only going to have time to drop off supplies.
So I’m going to be spending Friday driving Mumsy around again, and she won’t just want to go just to see the messengers like she always does, she’ll want to go all over the place. She better not get us arrested with her klepto antics, I am NOT going to the magistrate with her!
I can’t believe how fast Tobias is catching up on mathematics. I went to the Academy and got the study materials for the entrance exams there, rather than getting something from the Church library, since he gets all uptight about anything associated with the Church. What is with that? I am going to have to start doing those study problems too so I can stay ahead of him. He has so many questions and he is so excited about the problem sets. What a dork!
He likes sunlight more now. He used to shy from it, always staying in the shadows and turning his head away from bright lights, but now he likes to stand in the window for that little time that we have after the sun clears the rooftops and before it goes behind the clocktower. I usually pretend I’m asleep to see what he does.
I should have made a date with Njalli. Maybe Junie will change her mind if I say I’m taking Njalli out for a Valentine dinner. It still screws up my plans for the weekend, but at least I won’t have to drive the Old Bat.