Marcus is an American, recently discharged from the army, and living in London with his Uncle Aquila. He goes to work for his uncle’s art packing and shipping company, currently contracted to pack and deliver ancient Roman statuary and other objects from London to a museum in the US. Esca, son of Uncle Aquila’s former Scottish housekeeper, is an intriguing thorn in Marcus’ side: intense, contradictory, oddly attractive…and quite possibly the worst-dressed person Marcus has ever known.
[Inspired by the series of photographs entitled "Jamie Bell: What Not to Wear," posted in LJ’s ninth_eagle on August 14, by ninja_orange. The photos depict the evolution of Mr Bell's fashion sense, ranging from the really, truly awful to sleek stylishness and simple, well-chosen interview garb. Sources and Acknowledgements follow the last chapter.]