I'm a librarian who loves anime, manga, and reading a wide variety of genres.
Reeve has a secret serialized satire that stars a less than flattering caricature of Flossie, and I'm dreading the moment when Flossie finds out the origin and inspiration of the satire she and her fellow boarders have been reading.
And Flossie seems to be close to getting caught up in a scam. Noooo! I know that guy says he can sell your painting for $400, but he's totally just going to run off with your "set-up costs."