Elements: bread & butter
Author's Notes: I hope that this little tale will stand on its own. Minds desirous of a little more context are directed to the tale embedded in my most recent chapter of A White Shell, which may be found here. The tale starts about halfway down the page.
Summary: Estella Bolger watches her brother and his betrothed.
Word Count: 100
Jessamine’s having more success with him than Estella ever did. She, too, must remind him to keep eating, but that’s because he’s staring at her, not into space. And he’s smiling, joking, and—heavens!—clearing his plate!
Estella saw him once, after they’d left Budgeford, when they thought Jessamine dead—and looking at his eyes, she thought Fatty had died, too. But she’s not dead, she’s sitting next to Fatty, buttering him a hunk of bread. He looks so happy, looking at her, and if Jessamine can bring her brother back, Estella can’t complain.
So why does she feel lonely?