Oliver Tanner immediately returned home to pack his things, but for the first time in a long time he was not graceful or quiet. Every item of value to him he was able to fit inside a small suitcase, and he received a confused glance from Elsie as he marched alone onto the VS Rosanne 7. “Where is Sylvia?” she asked.
“There has been a complication.” Oliver let out a sigh. “Sylvia is not coming.”
Jack, who had been listening in, said, “What? What about the ring?”
“You can have it, if you like, it is no longer of any particular value to me.” Once on board, he found the cabin that had been prepared for him, and abruptly closed the door.ns 184.108.40.206da2