Famine #68: Family

Hola Weekend Writing Warriors, readers, and friends! Gonna dive right into another eight sentences from Famine.

Our little Matilde has grown from an eight-year-old street urchin to a nineteen-year-old lady, but she still needs her guardian.

Famine by Monica Pierce============

Bartholomew rested his foot on the running board and studied Matilde. Gone from her face was little girl softness, but vulnerability remained in the gaze that she turned upon him. There was a plea within the blue depths of her eyes, a plea to give her connection and a reason for existing beyond just becoming a vessel for God’s vengeance. He took her hands.

“You are my family, Petit Oiseau. I don’t want to lose you.”

“Family?”

Oui.”

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  • daezarkian

    Nicely descriptive. “There was a plea within the blue depths of her eyes, a plea to give her connection and a reason for existing beyond just becoming a vessel for God’s vengeance.” I love that line — it bears a wonderfully tragic sense of lyricism to it.

    Nice work!

  • Beautifully written, emotive and poignant.

  • Wonderful snippet and moment between the two. Family is a tough thing to come by sometimes…and that acknowledgment most likely means a lot!

  • Very sweet moment for them, really enjoyed reading it!

  • Aw, nice to see a softer side of Bartholomew:)

  • I think he cares quite a lot about her.

  • Growing up in his care can’t have always been easy. But you’ve definitely sold me on his caring for her–a sweet family moment!

  • Awe, just when I start to go the other direction on Bartholomew, he goes and says something like this… He does have a soft spot. 🙂 Nice 8, Monica!

    • Monica Enderle Pierce

      LOL! Now I think you know how Matilde feels, Teresa. Thanks! 😀

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