Fie Eoin Friday: Little Twins, Part 2

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Are you guys ready to meet Fennec? Silly question, I know you are! Once again, I apologize for the head-hopping.

Little Twins, Part 2

“Look at what your daughter has done to herself!” Loria spun Kindra in a quick circle to show her ragged haircut, making the little girl dizzy.

Fennec laughed at the sight of his daughter, her hair flying out in fuzzy curls around her head. “Kindra, what in Aleda were you thinking?” He knelt down and ran a large hand through the mess; she grinned up at his amusement. As long as Fennec wasn’t mad she had nothing to worry about.

“Kaye did it,” Kindra puffed her chest out proudly. “She said only boys could be warriors and that I couldn’t be a boy with long, pretty hair. So she made me a boy.”

Fennec gave a hearty laugh at this explanation and rumpled her hair. Loria was not nearly as amused and crossed her arms with a frown, “you look like an ugly girl, that’s what you look like.”

“We will have to fix it,” Fennec agreed, unable to hide his smile.

“And what is this about becoming a warrior?” Loria stared down at her husband.

Fennec’s smile froze and he looked from his wife to his daughter. “Kindra, what did I tell you about secrets?”

“Not to tell anyone,” She recited faithfully, “otherwise it isn’t a secret; its news.”

“Right. So why did you tell Kaye?”

Kindra’s face pulled together in confusion. “Because she’s Kaye.” Why wouldn’t she tell Kaye? Kaye already knew everything, so telling Kaye wasn’t really telling a secret.

Fennec smiled and leaned down further, putting his head against hers and looking at the cyclops eye that formed in the middle of her forehead. “Then why did you tell your mother, silly fish?”

“Oh… oops.”

“Now your mother’s going to make me sleep on the floor like a bad fox,” he said with a wink to them both. Loria probably would make him sleep on the floor; she was quite miffed.

“Like a bad rabbit!” Kindra proclaimed and squealed as he attacked her with tickles. She had always thought the long-eared mark on her father’s back looked more like a rabbit than a fox, and had been calling him Rabbit since she first began talking. Her father had taken to calling her Little Fish or Angelfish in return.

Picking her up and swinging her over his shoulder, Fennec gave Loria an apologetic smile while his daughter squealed and squirmed.

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Rebecca Enzor is a chemist in Charleston, SC who writes Young Adult and New Adult Fantasy and Magical Realism. Repped by Eric Smith of P.S. Literary.

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