Friday 15 January 2016

#fridayflash: Strength

Janice's apartment was identical to Chrysanthemum's, except that it was much neater and much higher up in the air. She closed her eyes as Janice pulled the curtains together.

"Okay, you can open your eyes now," Janice said.

The fluorescent lights blinked on at the same time that Chris peeked through her eyelids. "Thanks."

Janice beckoned her over and they sat in the tiny dining area in the centre of the room, away from the windows. Janice put the kettle on and soon enough, the girls were sipping Empress Grey and munching on leftover Chinese New Year cookies.

"What did you mean about wings?" Chris asked.

Janice looked puzzled.

"Just now, up on the roof. You mentioned something about getting your wings. You aren't really a dragon, are you?"

Janice blushed. "Oh, don't mind me. I say silly things all the time."

"But you sound so confident when you say it! I couldn't sound that confident even if I meant it."

"I'm sure you're alright."

"And you were looking all the way down to the ground! I feel faint just going near the window."

"But you're nice and kind and you think of others. If I were the one watching the news, I wouldn't have bothered to go up to look for the girl on the roof, especially if I were as afraid as you. I just don't think of things like that very often." Janice smiled and patted her hand. "We all have our strengths, Chris. And our weaknesses."

Chris sighed. "I wish I were as strong as you."


You are strong, You are sure
You are life, You endure
You are good, always true
You are light breaking through

Prompt: #musicmonday: Here's my heart; also a somewhat continuation from On The Ledge

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