Finally tried to produce a story...
I had this picture ready about a month ago ... but it's so hard to find the proper words (especially if the language isn't your mother tongue)
Valeska knocked on the open door.
"Pablo?", she asked and looked into the office.
Her uncle was sitting in front of his table, motionless. He stared at a sheet of paper in his hand and didn't even turned around when the young woman came in.
Valeska forgot about the queries she had a minute ago, the reson why she came, and looked at Pablo suspiciously.
"What's wrong?", her words made him cringe and he dropped the paper as if they were burning his fingers.
One moment he seemed to hide the sheet from her, but then he didn't. Valeska had never seen her uncle looking so bothered by a little letter, as she could now identify. Pablo seemed to be sinking into the chair, vanishing from the earth surface and falling into a little black hole underneath his desk. He never appeared as helpless and little in this room as in this very moment. His niece could have never imagined a place that would better suit the stable owner than his office, now he was an alien in a foreign world. Like a child that got lost in its father's workroom.
When she leaned over the table, Valeska could see the official heading of the letter. The text was adressed to Pablo Falk. She checked the line several times. Could it be true? How did a letter like this found its way to StardustStables?
Pablo's hands were shaking slightly. He turned away, but Valeska was certain she had seen his eyes wet. She felt like putting her arms around him, but she couldn't. At the same time she felt the strong desire to slap him in the face and to shake all the answers out of him.
"Why..? ...How.uhm.? ...Where d-... how?..."
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