TITLE: "Feathers" (1/1)
AUTHOR: Marie-Claude Danis
EMAIL: mc@verticalcrawl.com
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NOTE: To Alexandria, for egging me on and things. And because moths are eating her alive and that can't be pleasant.

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"Alexander Lavelle Harris."

"Date of birth?"

"July 18, 1858."



"Date of death?"

"November 4, 1879."


"Guardian, sir."

"For how long now?"

"Little over 120 years, sir."

"Your protégé?"

"William Francis Walthrop."

"Is he aware of your protection, Mr Harris?"

"No, sir."

"Why is it you wanted to see us today, child?"

"I'd like to be reassigned, sir."

"Pardon me?"

"I'd like to be reassigned."

"And why is that?"


"You don't like it?"

"It's not that."


"I don't like it."

"You don't like it."

"I'm sorry, sir."

"Too tough? Too thankless? Tell me, child, because we must have had a good reason to give you this assignment in the first place."

"I'm not good at it."

"Says who?"

"Says me. Look, just give him someone else, 'kay? I can't do it anymore."

"As you wish. We will assign a new guardian to this William fellow."

"Thank you, sir."


"Y- Yes?"

"Tell me why."

"I did."

"Why do you want us to take you away from him?"

"Because he deserves better."