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The Talking Sword – post 7

Posted by Andrew Girle on January 24, 2011

Eventually her grandfather and her uncle sat down at the kitchen table with her, steaming mugs of hot chocolate in front of each of them.

“It is time we had a talk about what happens next.” Her uncle was the first to speak. “You know it was your fathers wish that if anything happened to him, you would come to live with Eloise and me.”

Dawn nodded, her eyes misting a little as she thought about her father again. The feeling surprised her; she had really thought she had cried all the tears possible.

Her grandfather spoke next. “Neil and I have been discussing the idea, and it concerns us both that you are not finished high school yet. You have been doing so well, and we really don’t want to cause any greater disruptions than you are already experiencing.”

Her uncle took up the thread. “We think it would be best if you stayed here in this house, until you finish school. Then, we can decide what happens.”

Dawn looked at him in surprise. “But this house isn’t big enough for you Uncle Neil. Not for you and Aunty Ellie, and Mark and Sarah and Tony all together.” Mark and Sarah and Tony were her cousins, Uncle Neil and Aunt Ellie’s children.


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