Since people were enjoying the character of Nadelma the cook in my unedited Shifter and the Girl-With-A-Secret paranormal novel, here is another excerpt from the scene in the kitchen where Caitlyn has gone to ask for a special meal to help Kyle recover. Nadelma has vowed to make a proper breakfast for a warrior.
There was a rare steak, an omelet bursting with cheese, crisp bacon piled high, country potatoes and freshly baked bread for dunking in a steaming fish chowder.
“Just one thing missing,” Nadelma said, pointing at the nearest kitchen maid, “Fetch me a glass of the fresh milk.”
“Milk?” Caitlyn choked back a laugh. “For Kyle? He’s a grown man, not a boy.”
Nadelma winked at her. “He once told me he runs as a cat. Or am I wrong?”
Caitlyn looked over to where the kitchen cat was lapping up a bowl of milk. As a vivid mental picture of the ferocious leopard with milk dotting its muzzle came to her, she laughed. “You’re right, I never would have thought of that.”
“Which is why I am head cook in this palace.”
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