What a nice surprise. A grown-up choose-your-own adventure – which must be fun to write, to explore the different possibilities. It was – inevitably – a bit repetitive, but I enjoyed the writing much more than I expected to. ("His eyes, dark and deep as any well, looked up into mine. For a moment I thought I'd fall straight in and wind up with my neck broken, and me never heard from again. Or I'd drop the tray on him.") There's an interesting setting here I would enjoy seeing more of. Fun.