Nancy hesitated and grimaced before she decided to speak again. “Do you think it’s a good idea that your curator is buying this place for you? It seems awfully…generous.”
“As in strings attached?” Sydney questioned. “He said it’s an early wedding gift for me and Dean. That’s fine, right?”
“Well, yes. I don’t know how Dean feels about it but I would imagine he would have an issue with another man buying his fiancée a very expensive loft.” Nancy questioned. “You mentioned Dean didn’t like Ian and I’m starting to see why.”
“Should I turn down the loft?” Sydney asked. “What difference would it make if Dean bought it or Ian did?”
“Baby girl, it makes a big difference,” Nancy looked back at Ian. He was talking privately with the realtor as they went over intricate specifications and details. “I don’t know what his intentions are but I don’t think he has your best interest in mind.”
“Why say that? He’s the one that suggested this place? The one I originally chose was actually further away from home.” Sydney defended.
“I know Ian is serious about art and more specifically, you. But I also feel there’s more to his generosity.” Nancy glanced over to him. “Has he made a pass at you?”
“He flirts with everyone, Mom.” Sydney replied. “That’s just him. He flirted with you even.”
“I see,” Nancy nodded, “well, it’s up to you. I’m curious how you’re going to explain to Dean about Ian’s gift.”
“It’s not a gift. I’m sure he’ll be on the deed of this. I’m just a renter.” Sydney glanced back at Ian. A feeling of comfort and familiarity washed over her. “It won’t be an issue.”
“If you say so.” Nancy stoked her daughter’s hair, “but you need to be honest with Dean. I’m sure he’ll be interested in this loft for many reasons.”
“Oh?” Sydney began walking with her mother, “such as?”
“The many ways he can burn it down.”
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Power Play is available at the following links:
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