“Bless me Father, for I have sinned.”

We’re both delighted with my latest theft – an emerald bracelet worth 72,000 pounds. One of his penitents is a fence, who gets a nice cut. I get a new silk dress, Father Flannagan gets his favorite Belgian chocolates, and the rest goes to one needy head-of-household at a time, as they enter the booth.

“No one will starve this month.” Father’s blue eyes twinkle.

The Bishop notes the steady flow of people leaving the confessional with beatific smiles, and commends the good Father.

“A happy flock.”

“Thank the Lord.”

And thank Sylvie.

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    Carrie OLeary
    Carrie OLeary(@carrie-oleary)
    1 year ago

    A benevolent thief, even if she does benefit too. I hope her policeman (am I allowed to say that?) likes her new silk dress. Are we going to find out? Great job, Fuji ?

    Linda Rock
    Linda Rock(@linda-rock)
    1 year ago

    Echoes of Robin Hood here, Fuji! Rob the rich to give to the poor. It seems it won’t be just she who is torn if the love of her love ever learns her secret. Fab story.

    Carrie OLeary
    Carrie OLeary(@carrie-oleary)
    Reply to  Linda Rock
    1 year ago

    Lets just hope her boyfriend doesn’t turn out to be like the Sheriff of Nottingham then!

    Lotchie Carmelo
    Lotchie Carmelo(@lotchie-carmelo)
    1 year ago

    Wow! I now like your character Sylvie. Stealing from the rich for the sake of the poor. Although stealing is one job that should not be proud of, but to the people she helps, it is an unparalleled virtue. But what if the love of her life found out her secret? Such a beautiful tale. I can’t wait for part 3. Very well done.

    Sandra James
    Sandra James(@sandra-james)
    1 year ago

    Wonderful part 2! Now even more I’m hoping the detective gets his woman – in the nicest possible way. Now… can I dare to hope for part 3?

    Emily O'Leary
    Emily O'Leary(@emily-oleary)
    1 year ago

    Oh I’m so pleased with this part 2! I hope the Detective is understanding to Sylvie’s cause!

    Margarida Brei
    Margarida Brei(@margarida-brei)
    1 year ago

    Great amusing story with Robin Hood elements. The Bishop’s ironic comment added another comical element.

    Christer Norrlof
    Christer Norrlof(@christer-norrlof)
    1 year ago

    What a great, surprising and fun twist in this Sylvie-suite, Fuji! I love Father Flanagan and his weak spots for Belgian chocolate and his congregation (in that order?) and the conspiracy between him and Sylvie. He has an interesting life, juggling it between the detective and her passion.

    Marianna Pieterse
    Marianna Pieterse(@marianna-pieterse)
    1 year ago

    Even more suspense! I love it and can’t wait for part 3!

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