Madeleine Tennant
Do I know you?
Mon Oct 29, 2018 22:21

Dear Madeleine,
Everything is okay! Enjoy your book.

She stared at the note for a bit. It had been tucked into the inside cover of the book resting in her lap, which was currently the skirt of a yellow dress with white polka dots. On the cover of the book was a picture of a girl with dark curly hair holding a glass ball full of blue smoke in one hand and a wand in the other hand. The title of the book was Juniper and the Prophecy and it wasn’t too long. She could probably finish it within a couple of hours. She got the feeling she was a very fast reader.

She decided the note made sense. She was Madeleine, and everything was okay. More than okay: Madeleine felt like everything was going right for her today. She was as peaceful as someone sitting criss-cross-applesauce on a mountaintop with the wind in her hair, looking down on a lovely little kingdom she had built herself. She was eating dinner (it could have been breakfast or lunch but she was very sure that she did not eat broccoli cheddar soup for breakfast or lunch) in a very big train with lots of people. She wasn’t sure where the train was going, but she had good food, and she was sitting with someone else, so that was good too.

The person she was sitting with said, “What the good golly pineapple is going on?” Only instead of “pineapple,” it was a bad word. Madeleine didn’t know how she knew it was a bad word, because she was pretty sure she had never even heard that word before, but it sounded bad.

Madeleine didn’t know what to say to that, so instead she handed the note to the British girl. “I don’t know,” Madeleine said, discovering that she was not British, “but everything is okay. See? I have this note. And this book,” she added, putting the book on the table where the sweary British girl could see. Madeleine noticed a bag next to the girl, so she asked, “Is that your bag? Do you have a note or a book?”

  • Forget me not - Georgina Philpott, Wed Oct 17 14:53
    After class, Gigi had been sure to take her robes off and throw them unceremoniously into the corner of the room she shared with Vi. The first year also emptied her bag of unnecessary books (but left ... more
    • Do I know you? - Madeleine Tennant, Mon Oct 29 22:21
      • Impossible to be sure - Georgina, Fri Nov 2 17:19
        The other person at the table was a girl, who seemed younger than…. than, herself (whoever she was). She looked adorable in her yellow spotted dress, reminiscent of the daughter character in a horror ... more
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