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3 Drabbletag Fills | Series of Unfortunate Events (Book)

Title: Lake Lachrymose
Prompt: Series of Unfortunate Events (books): Esmé Squalor/Josephine Antwhistle - schism
Requested By: madampresident
Rating: PG
Word Count: 100
Summary: Esmé gives her condolences


Josephine shielded her eyes bright sunlight, seeing a figure approaching. How ironic that the sun should be shining over lake lachrymose. It was absolutely unprecedented; a permanent dark cloud hung heavy over the dismal lake. It appeared that the black cloud had shifted to Josephine now that her dear Ike had been claimed by its murky depths.

“Esmé?” Josephine blinked.

Esmé lowered herself to sit next to Josephine. “I heard about Ike; I’m sorry.”

“Never mind that we landed on opposite sides of the schism- you never liked Ike.”

“Why would I?” Esmé shrugged. “He stole you away from me.”


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Title: Very Fiery Dalliances
Prompt: Series of Unfortunate Events (books): Esmé Squalor/Josephine Antwhistle - sunbathing
Requested By: madampresident
Rating: PG
Word Count: 100
Summary: continuing above, they reminisce.


Josephine shrugged. “You were already one foot out the door at that point and you know it.”

“Still. We had some very fiery dalliances in the veritable fortress dormitory." Esmé grinned.

Josephine smiled nostalgically. “At school you were such a veriloquent, flawless damsel, how could I have resisted?"

Veriloquent, a word which here means "truthful," is not a word commonly associated with Esmé Squalor, who is as vile, foul, and deceitful as they come. But she was not those things when she was with Josephine, who is as virtuous, formidable, and dutiful as any righteous person could hope to be.


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Title: Melancholy and Nostalgia
Prompt: Series of Unfortunate Events (books): Esmé Squalor/Josephine Antwhistle - selfish
Requested By: madampresident
Rating: PG
Word Count: 100
Summary: Conclusion. Josephine is sad and vulnerable.


The grammarian was twenty years older than the last time they had been intimate but from where Esmé was sitting, she was as beautiful as ever. Josephine’s eyes were brimming with melancholy and nostalgia- which here means that she was very sad about her husband’s untimely passing and feeling vulnerable enough to make potentially bad choices with an old flame.

Esmé wetted her suddenly dry lips, making the conscious decision to not be selfish. She pressed a kiss to Josephine’s forehead and stood up. “Goodbye, Josie.”

This would turn out to be the last un-selfish act that Esmé would do.


(Can I get "fandom: series of unfortunate events (book)" when you have a chance? ♥)
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