“Stupid name – Candles, puh!” Stewart spits disgustedly.

Everyone knows the story, but twelve-year-old Jimson shoots out staccato sentences aimed at Stewart’s head like flying darts.

“Great-Gran’s wedding breakfast. Everyone in their best.”

His voice turns low and moany.

“Autumn morning dark with gloom. ‘Light the candles,’ says the groom.”

He jumps up and shrieks.

“Curtains up in flames! Great-Granny saves the day! Rips off her heavy skirt, beats the fire away!!”

“Great-Grandma, the hero,” Jimson shouts as Chloe cheers.

“Women can’t be heroes,” Stewart scoffs.

“Can too.” Chloe defends her best friend. “And Jimson’s Candles is the best house ever!”

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Margarida Brei
Margarida Brei(@margarida-brei)
5 days ago

Fuji, so did this explanation come to you in a dream, too?

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

Oh! That’s the reason behind it. Great-grandma saves the day with her heavy skirts. Such a lovely continuing story, Fuji. I really enjoyed it. 

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