Warmer weather had come at long last. Outside the skies were bright and Rose was longing to spend time anywhere but in the castle. However, as the librarian she had little choice as to where to spend her hours during the daytime. Books needed checked in and checked out. Howlers for overdue library loans didn't send themselves. Oh, who was she kidding! Everyone who could was spending their time outside enjoying the weather. She didn't really blame them.
Underneath her desk, her dog Easton paced in his basket. Of course, Easton wanted to be outside as well. "I know, I know," Rose whispered to the dog. "I want to go for a walk too." During the colder months of the year there were usually students around who were happy to take Easton out whenever he desired, but with people coming to the library less, there were fewer opportunities for that now. Rose stepped to the library door and looked out into the corridor. It was practically deserted. The only thing missing was a tumbleweed rolling through the hallway.
Okay, back inside. She turned on the wireless to fill the empty space with music and then perused the shelves to find some reading material. There were a few books in the Ancient Runes section she hadn't read already.