Characters: Danae, Sparhawk.
Word Count: 183
Summary: Danae wants an unusual pet, but she might be willing to compromise on something slightly less exotic.
Disclaimer: I don’t own The Tamuli novels or any of the characters; they belong to David Eddings.
“Well then, father,” Danae said, looking up at Sparhawk with an air of total innocence. “If you won’t let me have a whale for a pet, can I have a humming bird instead?”
“I don’t think that would be a terribly good mix, you already have a kitten; keeping cats and birds together is just inviting trouble.”
“Oh, don’t be so stuffy, Sparhawk! Mmrr wouldn’t harm my humming bird, I would never allow that.” Danae could switch between speaking as his young daughter and speaking as the child goddess Aphrael with often bewildering rapidity.
“You don’t play fair; you know that, don’t you?”
“Of course, why would I, father? You Elenes are so easy to manipulate.”
“Don’t you think that’s just a little underhand?”
“Perhaps, but does it really matter? You love me anyway.”
Sparhawk couldn’t deny that; Danae and Aphrael were equally adorable.
“So, about my humming bird… I think a blue one would be nice, don’t you?”
“Or I could always go back to asking for a whale.”
Sparhawk had the sinking feeling he was about to lose this discussion.