Allegiance: A Dublin Novella
by Heather Domin
Smashwords 2nd Edition 2013
Copyright 2011 Heather Domin
Cover design by Julie K. Rose
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Views expressed by the characters of this story do not necessarily reflect those of the author. Rule Britannia, Scotland Forever, Erin Go Bragh, God Defend New Zealand, America Fuck Yeah, etc.
Dedicated with love to the friends who encouraged me in 2005 and then encouraged me again in 2011.
January 12, 1922
“Mr. Young? Lord Christopher will see you now.”
William hadn’t quite got used to the way his name sounded rolling off an Irish tongue. He gave the secretary, a fresh-faced girl whose stiff black perm didn’t match her freckled nose, a smile as he stood and walked past the door she held open for him. He couldn’t resist a low “thank you, love” as he passed, just to see her eyebrows rise at his accent, but his grin lasted only as long as her presence.