Nothing to Fear.
The whorehouse is compromised.
Here is a character you have no connection to and don't care about. You've never read any of the rest of this story and when you read this you just won't give a fuck.
Shepard Cole is given his mission.
The Magistrate, Lord Howe, scowled at the court from behind eyes half closed, a sleepy bad humour about him that suggested too much lunchtime wine.
The prisoner receives a visitor.
Massive backstory dump, in which it will become apparent that I had absolutely no interest in historical accuracy.
He was tired of getting tripped when he tried to escape. Even getting 'bopped' on the head. So he had to be a real fast runner.
A vampires familar was never what Rein wanted out of her life, but to protect her sister though, she willingly signs a contract binding herself to just that.
The innkeeper took pride, as all innkeepers take pride, in being an excellent judge of a stranger.
Can Jamie Richards save trillions of lives, prevent a war that has already occurred, and stop herself from meeting her self, while attempting to stabilize creation?