Paradise Induction Chapter 6 – Extract 19
“Hello Mr. Cain,” the woman’s voice slithered, who I assumed was Doloris—Jacob’s business partner.
“Hello Ms. Frost,” Jacob replied. “Did you take the stairs?”
“Yes,” she panted. “The lift has jammed again.”
“Oh, okay. See what I mean about good help?”
He wasn’t looking at me when he said it, but I assumed it was addressed to me.
Jacob and Doloris shook hands and she turned to face me. “You must be Christopher Charles,” she said.
“Yes, pleased to meet you,” I said, standing up, forcing a smile, and shaking her hand before returning to my seat.
Her response was delayed. “Doloris Frost,” she said.