The Fishy Lighthouse! 13
“What do you mean message for you?” Richard looks surprised at his wife, Lady Chambelle.
“Oh come on dear I told you about COPS right, don’t tell me you forgot about me and the ladies?” Cynthia holds open a small box. “I need to be going” she says while the bumblebee enters the box full of holes.
“Cynthia, I do not recall… and what? Wait… go? COPS?” Richard’s face is looking fringed and hard thinking.
-“COPS is that not the secret group that tries to help puppies?” McSniff asks standing up leaning on both his paws. “Don’t tell me you are involved with that Lady Chambelle?” Frustrated and unsure if he wanted to hear the answer he looks down to his plate awaiting her to answer.
Cynthia laughs and turns on her most luscious look “My dear Gregory, how could you even imply that I, a lady would be in such… what was it? Weird group that sides with dogs.” Her demeanour changes slightly to annoyed as she continues in the manner suited for a aristocrat “COPS is the Chambelle’s Orphanage Protection Society. It is us ladies who took it upon us to help those orphans. You met them have you not William at the windmill. Tiffany and Francis. Kitty and Cooky are a part of the group as well; we do what we can to help those kittens. So if you gentlemen would excuse me.”
Lady Chambelle stands up from the table and daps her mouth clean before giving Richard a kiss. “I see you at home Tommy darling” With long slow strides and head held high she leaves the men with a stoic look on their faces, unable to comprehend what is going on here.
“Richard did you know this?” McSniff sits down again leaning his head on his paws.
-“I know she told me she been doing something with the girls, she been in her garden a lot together with Kitty, picking flowers.”
“How long have I been gone? I mean it has only been like a couple of day’s right?” William’s eyes are wide open, his mouth spread showing of his sharp teeth.
McSniff pets him on his shoulder “We told you right time is different here, it has been some weeks”
“Gentlemen we do have a problem at hand…” The king started talking again “” What say you William, will you help us?”
-“Sir, Sire it is all a bit confusing for me and I am sorry. I am still trying to get over the shock I would have to stay here and as much as I do understand… Right now I do not know…”
“We understand William and I truly am sorry I had to ask the Hero in such a short time. But time is of the essence. We cannot let Paris suffer in hunger. So please let us hear your answer before sun down tomorrow.” With claps of his paw the lackeys enter the room and start taking away the plates. “I think maybe we should do this another time, I am sorry for being a lousy host.”
-“Sire it is not your fault, just the chain of events that just make today feel a bit strange”
“Thank you Gregory, and William please think it over. Sir Richard my apologies”
-“Oh no sorry what was that, Sorry I am just thinking about Cynthia said.” Richard stutters and quiets down not even sure what he was saying or thinking.
“I will have a carriage waiting for you to get you home Richard. Where will you be staying William, you are free to stay her for the night.” The kings paw points across the room and stops at a window facing the garden.”
“ooh, I am sorry I believe I was to stay with Lady Chambelle and Richard, for the time being”
Richard reacts to his name all confused and scattered, “yes, yes, I believe that was the case, I think”
To be continued
Okay today is the open Friday and as mentioned yesterday, due to some secrecy from Lady Chambelle this part is a day late. Hope you enjoyed the small read of another part in the this story of the fishy lighthouse.