There were many things Lizzie had learned to expect on business trips like this. What she had not expected was her brother falling into one of Venice’s many canals on their first day there. Wallace couldn’t sit still due to his excitement and almost flipped the gondola. Luckily, their gondolier was able to steady the narrow boat, saving all of their equipment, but Wallace had fallen overboard regardless. Once Wallace had resurfaced, Lizzie pulled their bags off of the boat and onto the narrow sidewalk before gingerly helping her brother out of the polluted water.
“Well, that’s one way to start a vacation, isn’t it?” The man tried to ease the mood by laughing, but nervously trailed off as Lizzie glared at him.
“Okay, first, that was disgusting. You aren’t coming anywhere near me or our bags until you wash off all that canal water. Second, we are not on vacation. We are here for a job, and your little fantasy trip will have to wait until af