Welcome to Saturday SerialsYou may remember Mistress Sweet from past Saturday Serials as the protective Dominatrix.
But at Mister Valance's Porch she's Miss Sweet, owner of a cozy saloon and a broken heart. Below is her story.
Miss Sweet's Saloon Part VI - Settling into Town
They needed a plan of action. But her plans had always been of the moving kind. She just plain had no experience with settlin'!
Guess first point of business would have to be this here shelter they'd been squatting in. Might better see if'in she could find the owner and perhaps strike a business deal.
She weren't above sellin' her body if it suited her ways, but wandering tended to be easy on the coin. Truth, wandering didn't GROW the coin either, but when money came in it usually settled quiet and solid in her pocket. She wasn't without means, now she just needed to ferret out the way to stay in this here run down Saloon.
She leaned against the piano next to silent Jake, allowin' her eyes to wander over him as she pondered their next move.
Jake could head into town solitary like, but the local cowboys would be a might suspicious 'specially when he found the owner of the run down saloon and offered to buy it outright. She could easily envision that turning into an undercurrent of gossip that would not be conducive to a new start for either one of them.
They could play the part of a traveling couple, therefore protecting their own virtues. But that would leave the saloon unattended and provided no explanation as to why a lovely happy married couple would want anything to do with the riff raff a saloon would entice.
Her wandering eyes finally stopped on his. The patience in those dark blue depths soothed her anxious ruminations.
"It's lookin' like I'ma gonna have to sacrifice my virtue once again and head into town as the loose lady." She sighed and watched confidence in her plan curl across his face, smoothing out the wrinkles of his forehead and creasing the lines at his eyes. He had complete faith in her ability to be his new leader of the pack.
And now she just had to prove it...
Come back next Saturday when Miss Sweet heads into town!
Did you miss the beginning of this wandering wild west story?
Part I • Part II • Part III • Part IV • Part V • Part VI