Basil cast a jaundiced eye at his pet, watching Toby cavort to the boy king's commands. Now why couldn't he perform such tricks for his own master? Who, after all, fed him, bathed him, made certain he had a warm place to sleep? Really...
"Good dog, Toby," remarked Basil, though without much enthusiasm.
"Are you all right, Sire?" Basil had noticed the blank expression on the King's face. "Are you ill? There is a medical station just round the corner."
"What is this, please? It's...wonderful!"
"Ah. That is called 'ice cream,' my liege. A frozen delicacy unknown in your era." Basil understood the king's reaction all too well; he was fond of ice cream himself. "I daresay you will find a good many new things to experience here."
"I suppose that will be enough fencing for today. What else may I help Your Majesty with? Lessons in mathematics or history? Or a more practical tour of the land, perhaps?"
"Ice cream," repeated Wart, devouring the rest of the new food item and licking the excess from his hands (though he did not forget to give some bits to Toby). He had nothing like this back at the castle. It seemed there were some definite advantages to being trapped in this place.
I suppose that will be enough fencing for today
"Yes, sir," answered the boy king, glad enough to be done with lessons, even though swordplay was the most fun of all the lessons he was forced to take. But Mr. Basil's next comment put a pang of fear into Wart's gut.
What else may I help Your Majesty with? Lessons in mathematics or history?
He thought he'd at least gotten away from those endless lessons for a while.
"I...don't think so, sir. I'm going back to the inn to...um, rest." Not the truth, but anything to get out of more lessons! "Thank you very much for the...for everything."
And Wart beat it out of there as quickly as he could, before the mouse could say another word.
Jake: Hello there, and welcome!
Aug 1, 2019 17:04:22 GMT -5
Basil: Basil and Vanellope had an...interesting relationship.
Aug 1, 2019 21:44:00 GMT -5
Ronno: A belated welcome Vanellope!
Aug 6, 2019 17:13:19 GMT -5
Helen Parr: Heyy sorry about the delay! The kitchen remodeling took an entire month and then my sister left for vet school, so it's been super busy for me. I'm back to posting though <3
Aug 8, 2019 23:46:21 GMT -5
Ronno: Good to see you back! Congrats and good luck to your sister too! It’s a tough route but very rewarding. (I’m actually a vet tech myself ).
Aug 9, 2019 13:38:22 GMT -5
Elsa: I'm coming back as well! Pruning a few characters, have an idea for a new one (i have a mild addiction... XD)
Aug 9, 2019 18:41:51 GMT -5
Negaduck: Admitting it is the first step to a cure.
Aug 9, 2019 19:06:58 GMT -5
Helen Parr: Lol that's awesome that you're in that field, too! <3 My sister was a vet tech as well! Thank you! It definitely sounds tough.
Aug 13, 2019 20:11:54 GMT -5
Ronno: <3 ! Vet techs unite! Always good to hear of a fellow vet tech. ^_^
Aug 14, 2019 20:56:04 GMT -5
Edna Mode: welcome back helen hope things went ok been waiting for the thread to continue
Aug 15, 2019 2:10:44 GMT -5
Elsa: relatively unimportant message for Basil
Aug 16, 2019 20:21:29 GMT -5
Helen Parr: Hey Edna! Thank you! I think I'll wait for Vi and Dash to post in there before I post again, but I'm looking forward to the thread too! And yay Sage, love seeing your amazing posts again <3
Aug 16, 2019 23:52:09 GMT -5
Papá Héctor: As for Héctor, I'm getting ready to introduce the whole dance quince court thing in the party this weekend, so prepare yourselves! <3
Aug 16, 2019 23:55:34 GMT -5
Basil: Cool! I have company for the weekend, so I may be late in replying.
Aug 17, 2019 8:33:53 GMT -5
Basil: Yay! A post in the balloon thread!! Hurrah!!
Aug 17, 2019 20:44:45 GMT -5
Jiminy: Soooo so sorry for the crazy delay on literally all of my posts y'all. I'm done with training so I should be less sporadic now with any luck, haha!
Aug 17, 2019 21:05:40 GMT -5
Basil: Jiminy is worth waiting for!
Aug 17, 2019 21:28:51 GMT -5
Judy Hopps: I just spotted that thread for Judy & Nick. Sorry, Fibber! But I'll wait until Reuben posts first.
Aug 21, 2019 14:23:40 GMT -5
Nick Wilde: I was waiting on others, hehe.
Aug 21, 2019 16:45:32 GMT -5