January 21, 1955
Wendy is back and, unlike the previous writers, she notes that Dick has written back quite promptly and that she was surprised to receive a letter so soon; in fact, she is the one who has delayed writing him back in this case. Clearly, someone took time to teach Wendy "the Rules." (Just kidding I hope.) A couple interesting things that jumped out at me: (a) it appears to be universal across time and space that at some point, every nurse and doctor will say "god I hate being on night float" and (b) Wendy has substantially more backbone then many of the writers and she is certainly not a hopeless romantic.
My favorite quotes from the letter are:
"The only reason I don't want April to come is because it means you are going. How I would love to fly over to see you but I [am] sure I would not be allowed to even if we were engaged (emphasis in the original.)"
If you cannot see it clearly in the image, Wendy or Dick has underlined the words "if we were engaged" in pencil and written a small note "In answer to Paris." The handwriting in the pencil note is not all that much like Wendy's seemingly normal style so I can't help but wonder if this is just a little bit of Dick appearing through his own note (and that sure is an interesting phrase he or she underlined there.)
"You know I should love you to come over but the trouble is I don't know if I would have nights off when you came...my nights off are Sunday to Thursday every second week. So work that out my pet. (emphasis mine)"
Okay, maybe I've read a bit too much content on Ao3, but Wendy sure is a bossy one (and I love her for it.) She doesn't beg for attention or try to make all the effort, instead she expects him to come to her. As Peggy Carter said on the Agent Carter television show, "I know my own worth." Wendy seems to me to be a woman who, despite going through a great deal of trauma in her life, knows her own worth. You have to respect that.