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31 December 2015 @ 11:22 am
Fic: ‘Tis the Season: The robin never stays.  
Title: ‘Tis the Season: The robin never stays.
Fandom: Hogfather
Rating: (G)
Time Period: Some time after the events of the movie.
Summary: Susan's made a decision.

Author's Note: This is quick ‘n’ dirty (for definition see the F. A. Q.).

I don't know why she tried.


Disclaimer
All characters contained herein are the intellectual property of Terry Pratchett and Vadim Jean (his interpretation); I am not affiliated with nor endorsed by them.


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“You knew, didn't you?”

KNEW WHAT, SUSAN?

“That he'd be reborn.”

I DID NOT KNOW.

Susan regards her grandfather from the stove where she was heating water. “We witness the rebirth of the hope of mankind and you didn't know it would happen?”

NO.

The kettle blows merrily and, allowing it to seemingly distract her, lifts it from the stove. She pours water into the cups and allows the leaves within to steep in the hot water. ”Speaking of rebirth,” she begins as she sets the cup before him (s part of her wants to see what he does with the liquid therein), “I'm going to stop being a governess.”

WHAT WILL YOU DO?

“I'll be a teacher.” She keeps watch on the door briefly. “I hope I'll be decent at it but I can't be worse than some governesses I've seen.”

WHY NOT STAY BEING A GOVERNESS?

“I used this time to decide what I want to do and you knew, didn't you?”

IF YOU NEED ANY HELP …

“I'll manage,”she says. From a pocket, she withdraws an envelope which she hand to him. “Happy Hogswatch.”

He hands her a soggy, feathery (the robin never stayed) piece. HAPPY HOGSWATCH. He points at the card. THERE WAS SUPPOSED TO BE A ROBIN.

“There,” she sighs quietly, “is always supposed to be a robin.”
 
 
 
Armchair DM: wg15graphics: DW : Doctor & umbrellaarmchairdm on January 1st, 2016 06:59 am (UTC)
Oh well done tying in the fact that in future books she actually -is- a teacher. At Quirm's College for Young Ladies from memory.
F. J.: shalowater: golden candlesmorethanacandle on January 2nd, 2016 09:16 pm (UTC)
Quirm's College for Young Ladies was her almer mater. She taught at a school in Ankh-Morpork I believe.