Sunday, June 3, 2012

Because I love the Wfsals

A Mistress of Malice and Mercy snippet because I love the Wfsals and, unfortunately, poor Wiff doesn't get enough screen page time.

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Duke finished his sketch of the female Aspisia’s bladder and blew eraser shavings off the paper. His drawings were more in depth than what he required from his Trackers, but he’d learned perfection from both his parents. He held up the sketch so Wiff could offer his opinion.

Wiff popped the candy end of the lollipop in his mouth and tapped the white stick contemplatively. He tilted his head back and forth before performing a quick handstand so he could see the drawing from all perspectives. He scratched his chin, pulled the lollipop out of his mouth with a long slurp.

“Is it a Froikin toe?”

“What?” Duke spun the sketchpad around. He admitted that it didn’t look like a normal bladder, but it was an accurate rendering of the demon’s organ. “It’s the Aspisia’s bladder.”

“Looks like a Froikin toe to me.”

“It is not!” Duke stabbed his pencil at a long, thick tube that extended from one end of the bladder. “See that? It branches off and extends to each of the three kidneys. Those are veins and that… well, I don’t know what that is, but it’s part of the kidney.”

“Whatever you say, bossman. It’s an Aspisia’s kidney, then.” Wiff grinned around his lollipop.

“Thank you.”

“Still say it looks like a toe, though.”