Rosie loved coming to this restaurant for afternoon tea.
She made it her sacred appointment; every Tuesday.
She particularly loved watching the world through the greenery.
It created a softness, and perfectly framed the drama.
The people she’d seen.
Neighbours, celebrities, politicians; the gamut.
And the gossip she’d passed on from her surreptitious papping!
Her friend Nora, two doors down, caught out kissing another woman;
And Nora married to Ben these 15 years!
Her local MP shaking hands with a known drug criminal;
or was it actually passing over of something, not hand shaking, going on?
Some of her favourite TV soap actors visited this hotel; ate at this very restaurant.
Rosie had seen some dubious behaviour and fed some tittle-tat on to the papers.
Oh, the media couldn’t say who their ‘source’ was, but Rosie was delighted when she recognised herself in those stories.
Quite a few celebrities had found themselves in deep water, due to her intervention.
But Rosie was herself no sainted lady.
This exact spot is where she’d watch for her own paramour to arrive.
A lady, an actress, a would-be politician.
See, there was more to Rosie’s spying than just gossip mongering.
Rosie was on the lookout for anything that could help her beloved Danielle reach even higher heights.
And whatever Rosie could do; she would do. For love!
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