Characters: Ted Sandyman, Tom Cotton
Disclaimer: Not mine, merely borrowed.
For the “During” challenge
“What did Rosie say when she found out Sam had high-tailed it off?” Ted Sandyman asked, wiping his mouth with the back of his hand.
Tom took a long pull of his ale. “What could she say? They weren't bespoke, though it looked as like all this time. Took up a frenzy of housework, though; mopping and scrubbing, pulling all the wall hangings and carpets out to air in the sun, ' 'Fall cleaning', she says. 'Tis the season for it, I s'pose, though I'd surely not want to be the rug she was beating, out there in the dooryard.”