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.
Tarzan: Message for T-bolt
May 18, 2020 17:16:12 GMT -5
Esmeralda: Bolt i can make a thread for Bolt & Ronno if you'd like? I can tag both of them so we can have one thread together for Esmeralda and all her new buds c:
May 19, 2020 9:34:45 GMT -5
Judy Hopps: I was thinking about doing threads on a pandemic and quarantines and social distancing and all that. But I worried it might hit too close to home for some folks. What do you all think, save it for after the real pandemic?
May 29, 2020 13:33:49 GMT -5
Barley Lightfoot: I wondered about addressing it myself just when I had Barley come in basically when the parks would be closing and not busy. Myself I'm not sure. Maybe at least wait a bit and not right now in the midst seems safest yeah.
May 29, 2020 15:36:31 GMT -5
Elsa: Could also put asterisks at the top, and give a sort of trigger warning.
Jun 1, 2020 0:49:23 GMT -5