Ione scrounged up money for Jack's trip to the casino.Ione's dream of a chocolate warehouse exploding was cut off by the ringing of the phone. She groaned as she tried to remember through the fog of sleep where she was. The phone blared again, getting cut off by Mara answering it, her voice raspy. Ione pushed herself up, willing herself to get moving. "Ione, are you up?" Mara asked.
"That was Jack. He's waiting in the lobby for you."
"Good for him." Ione heard Mara's sharp bark of laughter. "I'm up." The brunette rolled out of bed. "Do you need the bathroom?"
Mara threw off her covers. "You go ahead."
Ione opened her sports bag. She stared at her jeans for a moment, then passed over them for her new cream skirt. Ione reached for her new shirt, then stopped as she spied her corset under her jeans. Even though Jack asked her to bring the corset, she had decided to pack it. When she bought it, she had made sure that it would match her jacket, just in case. Ione grabbed the corset and a fresh pair of underwear, the padded to the bathroom.
When Ione came back out, Mara was up and out of bed. The redhead turned to look. "Looking sharp, Ione."
"Thanks." Ione sat down on the edge of the bed to pull on her boots. "Are you coming down with me?"
"Jack said he was waiting for you. He never mentioned me."