Ragtag Daily Prompt: Translucent

Princess Pirouette sat dutifully beside the old King’s bedside throughout the night. At sunrise, his eyelids fluttered a bit, but they did not open. He began to snore lustily, and that helped to ally Pirouette’s fears. His Majesty was so very old that the skin on his face and hands had become translucent, allowing one to see the bones underneath.

Shortly thereafter, Tata Sous-sus appeared and for once in her life, offered assistance. “Let me relieve you, my dear,” she said softly. “You see, I’ve brought you a tray with tea and biscuits.”

“I couldn’t replied,” Pirouette. “But thank you.”

9 thoughts on “Ragtag Daily Prompt: Translucent

  1. Such cuteness in the pics! ❤ And I love the part when you say, "Princess Pirouette sat dutifully beside the old King’s bedside throughout the night." I love that she's dedicated to taking care of her father.

    1. The old King is so very old that he has out-lived everybody in his immediate family. Pirouette is his sole-surviving and distant relative. It was the death of his last grandchild that catapulted her into a position of prominence. Now that I’ve caught you up with the back story, I do hope you will keep coming back as the story unfolds. 😃

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