Title: Peace of Mind
Word count: 100
Pairings or characters involved: Jack, Stephen and a monster
Character(s) to give rum to: Mr. Pullings
Author and notes: An answer to Challenge #9. A silly little thing that crawled into my mind and demanded to be written.
“Brother, I would suggest you refrain from movement of any kind.” Stephen’s voice was steady and calm.
Jack tried to do as he was told. His muscles twitched as the doubloon-sized spider ambled further up his arm. He had put his hand a pocket of the banyan, looking for rosin and finding this monster instead. Stephen had apologised profusely, claiming to have forgotten it was there.
The doctor approached cautiously, bow in one hand, grass cage in the other. “Handsomely, my dear, you mustn’t frighten it.”
It had not occurred to Jack to worry after the creature’s peace of mind.
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