Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Birthday Gifts

Lucy tore the paper wrapper, declining to comment on her father’s choice of bunnies. He’d used the same theme for years, reasoning that if bunnies had made her laugh at her first birthday he would continue to use them. She suspected he’s bought the entire 2008 stock of the paper and was trying to use it up. It was likely her children, if she ever had any, would get presents wrapped just the same.

She guessed what it was before she even tore the last piece (tearing prevented her father from re-using the paper). “Oh dad,” she said. “Thank you.”

“It’s from Jasfoup too,” Harold said. “He knows the tailor.”

She pulled the garments free and held them up. A gi and a hakama, both made of a material butter-soft and light as silk. They shimmered under her touch.

“It’s the very latest in nano-technology,” said the demon. “The surface is covered in diodes and cameras. Everything the cameras see on one side of the cloth is displayed on the other.

Lucy frowned as she grasped his meaning. “An invisibility suit?”


stephanie said...

*grins* Harold is the uber-dad here. Such a cool gift for her.

Leatherdykeuk said...

He is made of win!

aims said...

Wowza! That's some present. Uberdad indeed and let's not forget Jasfoup in the mix here.

Leatherdykeuk said...

I so have to write the companion piece to this.