The Cube Hunters' book is going to be published! So Violet finally has access to the Granier diary, starting tomorrow - that's if Cymbalisty can drag himself away from Miranda long enough and doesn't drool on the pages. Violet also notices Cymbalisty's old friend Anna Heath (of the Cube Retrieval Team) hanging around.
Well, success at last. I had a mail this morning from Ellen Moriyama at Seaside Press to say that I've been accredited as a "co-author/researcher" on their upcoming book of stories from Earth. And, following hot on the heels of that mail, another one from the staff at the Museum to say that my request for access to the Granier diaries has been granted, now that my status is properly affirmed. So, go you guys! I've spoken to Cymbalisty, and we ought to have the first page of the diary tomorrow.
That's if he has time to help me with it, of course, given how much time he's spending with Miranda. Honestly, it seems like every man who comes into contact with that woman is instantly besotted. I mean, not that I mind Cymbalisty swishing down the Ceretin so that he can spend hours discussing new classification systems with her - it keeps him away from me, at least. But there is now a steady stream of first-year Academy students making ever-more-complicated requests for material from the archives and asking if they can talk to "the other librarian, you know, the young one". I mean, she's only about three months younger than me!
Ah well, maybe I'm just frustrated - I've been trying to arrange a date with Jason but he's been mysteriously elusive, always going away for the weekends on unspecified "projects", or just "busy" in the evenings. Even Cymbalisty seems to be having more luck than me - the other evening I saw him actually leave the office with a woman. For a moment, I thought it was the ubiquitous Miranda, but it turns out not - it was Anna Heath, one of the puzzle scribes. Kurt says that she and Cymbalisty are old friends, which came as something of a surprise to me. I wouldn't have thought that Cymbalisty had any friends at all, never mind old ones.