“I can supply with you a number of different tasks, sure to keep you from thinking about your increasing boredom” The Orphanage doctor Lich Rin murmured.
“Just…well~ come on~ It’s been two whole days~! And it’s been work this, and raise that…I already taught the girls on my end how to filate a salmon, and clean grease stains off a couch with natural ingredients! I don’t know what else is left for me Rin~!” Fubuki whined.
“Perhaps assisting Kaitlyn in diplomatic discussions with the realm of Wonderland…granted I understand her decision to leave you behind…” Rin acknowledged.
“Well…I was just thinking about things…lately…” Kosame said.
“We also noticed a certain someone hasn’t visited your shrine in quite a while…” the Inari added.
“I suppose that is the case…I-I barely…noticed…” her tone felt fleeting, from casual to sad in only a few words.
“Cheer up my Lady Ryu! Surely it means your blessings are helping him substantially…no doubt he will return to you to tell you all this himself” the Inari read her like a book.
“Y-you think so-well I mean…so long as he is happy that is my happiness, I…I should get to work myself, in case anyone wishes to visit me” Kosame said.
My entry for Mif/Dingo’s moose and squirrel, err fox and danuki competition.
This story was written for the Mouse Girl contest, and also serves as a prequel story in my series, Darkness Prevails, and takes place approximately ten years before the events of Eyes in the Dark. It, like my other contest entry (Uncertain Hearts) was written without any outside proofreading, in the interest of fairness. It may read rougher than my others as a result.
As this story is a prequel, it can be read out of sequence of the other stories. A followup sequel is planned as well. Enjoy!
“My- this has certainly turned into a most eventful evening.” Mari tittered. “According to my father, it was quite common for adventurers, mercenaries and heroes to have a rowdy night like this before embarking on some sort of quest….”
“Yeah- but I’m none of those. And I don’t really think I’ll be embarking on any kind of quest anytime soon.”
“You’d be surprised, Jacob. Never say ‘never’. Besides, weren’t you a soldier?”