The tale of Kit’s Demerits comes from the same stable as ‘Destiny Calling.’ It was written in response to requests asking for a story focussing on Jon and Kit’s relationship.
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Warning: it contains possible spoilers and is perhaps best read as a companion piece to ‘Destiny Calling’ rather than before it or as a stand-alone story.
In 'Destiny Calling' Colin and Sam's budding relationship suffers a heavy blow on an evening out to celebrate Jon’s birthday. Sam leaves the table to use the restaurant facilities. Someone claiming to be his nephew takes the opportunity to confront Colin. He tells him that Sam is only using him as a meal ticket until something better comes along.
Colin is shocked and upset by the encounter and leaves the restaurant to get some air. Sam subsequently disappears, which seems to lend credence to the nephew's nasty story.
Sam’s disappearance from the restaurant provides the starting point of the tale of ‘Kit’s Demerits.’ Jon and Kit have returned home after breaking the news to Colin that Sam has apparently done a runner rather than answer the accusations made by his nephew.
Jon disapproves of Kit's response to Colin's situation. As time passes Kit's behaviour becomes increasingly confrontational, leading Jon to suspect he is hiding something.