For the next few minutes, Luke continued to work on the accounts. He became so completely absorbed in them that he almost forgot about Leah. When the door opened again, he looked up and saw it was Mr. Croft.
"Sir, Miss Steelgrave is waiting to see you."
Stanley Croft looked over to the bench and saw the woman sitting there. For him it was hard to form a personal opinion for clients who had plenty of money. To him, their business was more important than what their or their implied reputations were. "Good morning, Miss Steelgrave. I'm sorry to keep you waiting. What can I do for you today?"
Seeing a beautiful woman had always given Luke a cause to smile. For a moment, he forgot who she was and marvelled at how elegantly she was dressed. One day he would be able to buy his wife Ruth dresses like that.
The thought of wife, brought him out admiring the woman. Leah Steelgrave had no interest in him and he had no interest in her. Every time he saw her remembered poor Hank Walker who had left town under mysterious circumstances when he had gotten mixed up with her and her family.
Still she was a customer and he treated her accordingly. "Good morning, Miss Steelgrave. Mr. Croft is out but should be back any minute now. Would you like to sit down and wait for him?"
"Well I don't know about any men who will be interested as most of them work on the ranches or have jobs here in town. However, I'm sure that will be plenty of young fellas who are nearly finished their schooling who be would be more than eager to help you."
Luke Johnson, the teller quickly finished the transaction for the last customer in the queue, before he made his way over to Mr. Croft.
"Yes sir?" He asked.
"Get me the file on that old printing building." He smiled at McVay, "We have ourselves a new owner."
"Yes, sir, " Luke replied as he turned and headed towards the filing cabinet where all the title deeds were kept.
As he searched for the file, he thought about how his life in general. He had started work as a teller only a few weeks ago and he knew that if he worked hard enough, he might one day become a bank officer with a desk of his own. Kalispell was a growing town and there would be a need for more bank employees in the future, especially those who had good sound business knowledge like he did. Now that he was married, it was more important than ever to impress and please Mr. Croft. Sometime in the future he and Ruth would be starting a family and he would need to better his prospects.
When he had found the file, he went over and handed to Mr. Croft and waited patiently for his next instruction.
Sagas of the WIld West is a roleplaying game set in a fictionalized version of the town of Kalispell in Montana territory. Our stories begin in 1875 and are set against the backdrop of actual historical events.Sagas was inspired by the classic television and movie westerns. Our focus is on writing, storytelling and character development.
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