Title: "Happy Birthday, Marie"
Author: Pirate Turner
Rating: G
Summary: Marie's birthday has arrived!
Warnings: Very mild Het, Drabble
Word Count: 100
Date Written: 18 October, 2011
Challenge: For the Gen_Drabble LJ comm's weekly challenge
Disclaimer: Thomas O'Malley, Duchess, Marie, and the Aristocats are ᄅ & TM Disney and any other respective owners, none of which are the author, and are used without permission. Everything else is ᄅ & TM the author. The author makes absolutely no profit off of this work of fan fiction, and no copyright infringement is intended.

"Marie, darrrling," Duchess purred, "today is your birthday. Do you know what that means?"

"I get a new, pretty bow, Momma?"

Duchess laughed at her daughter's cute, expectant expression. "No, sweetheart. Today is a very special birthday. You turn three today. You are now a fine, young Aristocatic lady. You get your adult collar today."

Marie's blue eyes widened. "Really?" she asked, then paused in delighted surprise as Thomas draped a new, diamond-studded collar around her throat. She marveled at it. "Wow! It looks just like yours!"

"And you look just like your mother," Thomas purred.

"I'm beautiful like Mommy?"

"Yes."

"Happy birthday, Marie!"

The End