Letter #1: Prologue: A Journey

Updated: May 22

Dear Maria,

I apologise for the manner in which I write to you; that it has taken so long to do so, and that you have heard no word from me since my leaving for Ashwood some weeks, even months, ago. I’m sure that with the debt held against our estate that you must be in no insignificant amount of distress at the disappearance of one who incurred half of such a cost. I had resolved to write to you once I reached the safety and comfort of some well-respected and decent city and, though I have found myself in the capital, I feel that those condi