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Another tale that's erupted in the name of Magpie Prompts..long may they wave!! Do catch up with all the clever Bloggers who are Prompted!!
I DON'T THINK I'LL BE A PROBLEM. I'M QUIET. Not aggressive anymore, in any way.
Penny said I could stay. I've been very well behaved for a long time. Well, I'm certainly good at that. I can pretend anything.
"What's this ?" Penny asked, as she helped me unpack. I smiled inwardly. I didn't want her to know I prized it.
"Oh, you know, one of those glass weights, like the Christmas globes you shake to create a chilly snowstorm. Only, it doesn't matter if you shake this. You can have it if you like", I lied. What if she'd said yes?
Should I tell her that Edward gave it to me, one of his collection, just before his life ended? Then he died. I saw his soul settle inside the globe, behind the blood red coral reef.
They let me take the globe and keep it with me when I went to stay in that place. A harmless thing in itself. Some people thought it was the instrument. Nonsense, if they'd thought it through. Much too ungainly to wield a lethal blow.
I am my brother's keeper. I will let him go when I want to. Penny might laugh if I said that. No I take it back, she would shudder as others have. It's best not to say that anymore. She'd probably reach for a phone, as if all hell was going to break loose. Again.
No need to worry. I'm different now and I'll keep all my secrets to myself. Penny is a very good sister to let me come and stay.