Welcome back to Weekend Writing Warriors, a weekly Sunday hop where writers share 8–10 sentences from a book or WIP. This scene comes a few lines after last week’s, as Arkadiya Gagarina has accepted a ride back to her hotel at night. Aleksey has offered her a Rochet-Schneider, a Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost, a Duesenberg, a Chrysler Imperial Touring, and a Bentley, but Arkadiya says she knows absolutely nothing about cars and just wants whichever car can be called quickest.
This is Arkadiya’s very first time riding in a car.
Arkadiya walked to the palace gates and waited for the mystery automobile to be brought around. The vehicle which materialized was a large, bright blue machine which definitely looked much more upscale than the typical Fords she was used to seeing in Yekaterinburg. People with money didn’t live there, and the only people with enough money for cars bought the inexpensive, budget cars.
“It’s a Duesenberg, the car of the rich and famous. My sister Olga and her husband Konstantin gave it to me as an eighteenth birthday present. I don’t know how to drive, but it’s nice to be driven places.”
“Not know how to drive?” Arkadiya asked as she climbed inside. “Is this a security issue?”
“In a way. I’d love to be able to drive, but we can’t get everything we wish for in this lifetime.”