heartbeneathastone: Self Portrait by William Sidney Mount, 1832 (Default)
heartbeneathastone ([personal profile] heartbeneathastone) wrote in [personal profile] lark_in_flight 2016-03-11 04:44 am (UTC)

The squirrel sighs. It's remarkable how human it looks, the little shoulders shrugging up and down again as the breath rushes out.

"I am a squirrel, miss. But it is kind of you to inquire," he says. His voice is high and chattery, just as you might expect a squirrel to sound, though his tone is distinctly glum. "I confess, I have been better."

Marius is just staring. It is not very polite, but the squirrel is gracious enough-- thus far, at least-- not to comment.

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