Don’t You Just Love Storms? - Lily Munster and Victoria Winters
“Thank you, you’re too kind.” Viewing the woman up close, Victoria noticed how different she looked compared to other people that Vicky knew. Actually, Lily looked similar to Barnabas and the guest wondered if the two happened to be related. Following her inside, she closed the door behind her and stood in the doorway, dropping her luggage onto the ground. “Do you happen to know a Barnabas Collins? Forgive me, but your looks remind me of his. It’s like looking in a mirror.” She smiled warmly at the other woman, thankful to be sheltered from the terrible storm.
Lily waved an elegant hand in the woman’s direction, smiling. “Oh, it’s no trouble at all, dear. We don’t get guests here too often and it’s my pleasure.”
When she heard the name, her lips pulled into a wider grin as she nodded. “Oh, yes. I met Barnabas a while ago. Lovely, charming man.” She blinked, tilting her head in slight confusion. “Really? Oh, you haven’t met my father, then. So, dear, how do you know Barnabas? Is he a friend?”
It was a relief to Vicky that the pair had something in common, but who could expect that it would be Barnabas? There was a lot that Miss Winters wanted to say about him, she enjoyed everything about the man and felt an instant connection to him from the day they had first met.
Knowing that she couldn’t reveal too much to someone she had just had the pleasure of meeting, Victoria nodded, “That’s wonderful, we live together. I’m a governess for the Collins family, specifically young David. I tutor him and play with him, he’s really quite intelligent. Him and his Uncle both are.”