Sweet, sweet short story that takes place right after [b:Kiss of Steel|13507512|Kiss of Steel (London Steampunk, #1)|Bec McMaster|http://d.gr-assets.com/books/1344055795s/13507512.jpg|19058959]. Rip aka John is Blade's right hand man. He has a mechanical arm. Esme is Blade's housekeeper and blood donor. When Rip is brutally wounded in book 1, he decides to be infected and live just so he can see Esme again. It was cute to see these two miscommunicate and push each other away. Cuter still was Blade playing matchmaker.