Chapter 4 – Extract 28 from The Paradise Induction!
We left the bungalow. Vernon jumped in the four-by-four and I followed into the passenger seat.
“Do you think I will be able to have two jobs?” I said, thinking about the challenge of doing the bar job and the journalist role—if I got it.
“Shouldn’t be a problem,” said Vernon. “All you need to do is get the go-ahead from Fives regarding the journalist position. If they allow you, you can have Permits for both jobs. Sometimes it can be tricky though. Islanders want the jobs first. They see someone else doing two jobs, they don’t like it.”
He was quiet as we began the drive up through Street Village and took one of the steep, meandering mountain roads into the country of Mortigno. Traversing the path, we passed clumps of thick forest and bush, till we reached clear roads where huge detached villas could be seen dotted across the mountain terrain. Views of the open-ended sea came into sight and the beautiful infinite sky.