Jack the Ripper – A Love Story ( Excerpt 29 )
Three months have passed by, they have literally flown. Mary and I are still together, she is starting to become more a companion, than guest, but I have no complaints, in fact in truth, I rather like it.
We sit at the dinner table and discuss the events of the day, just like a great many couples do, although we are not a couple in the accepted sense.
Mrs Mc Ginty, has just received some disturbing news, her sister who lives up North has taken seriously ill. Both the Mc Ginty’s have not unreasonably asked if they might have time off to visit her ailing sister.
Mary, Bless her, has stepped up and said that in Mrs Mc Ginty’s absence, she will cook and run the household, Finally Mrs Mc Ginty approves of her.
And so, the Mc Ginty’s left, to visit her sister and Mary took over the household duties, the house was kept neat and tidy. She was no Mrs Mc Ginty, but here cooking was good enough.
Mary Jane Kelly’s diary July 15th 1886
The Mc Ginty’s are gone, I don’t know for how long, but I would think at least a week. I will have Jack all to myself, while they are away I am determined to establish myself in Jack’s affections. I know he cares for me, he just wants a little coaxing, to come forward and admit it. If it means seducing him, then so be it, I want him as my lover.
(C) Damian Grange 2018