Artemisia-Eisler

“Sis Sis Sis!! You’re done with training for today, right!?”

“Huh…? Yeah, I am, why?”

“Sit down sitsitsit!!”

“W-what– Okay okay, Albie stop pushing!!”

“OKAY!! Just sit tight, okay?”

“A-alright…?”

“…”

“…”

“…”

“…!! A-Albie, what–”

“I’m helping!! I'mma make the boo-boos go away!!

"Albie, where did you learn that…?”

“Mama taught me!! She saw me do this with a baby birdie and taught me how to do it better!! I’ll keep getting better and better, okay, Sis? So don’t worry, just do your best and I’ll make sure you don’t stay hurt, okay?”

“…Albie…”

“…b-but, don’t get too hurt, okay? I-I can’t do everything…”

“…”

“…mm!”

“!? Albie, what’re you doing?”

“Mama showed me!! Daddy used to do this for her, it’s called an ‘Eisler Promise’!”

“'Eisler…Promise’…?”

“Yeah!! So I promise you, Sis, okay!? You stay safe all you can but when you can’t I’ll be there to make you better!! Always!!”

“…”

“!?”

“…thank you, Albie. Thank you…”

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“…this’ll be the last promise I make to you, huh, you idiot? You idiot, idiot, idiot… What was that you said about always being there, huh!? …what was all that about…? …but…I promise you, I’ll take care of them. So…don’t worry, Sis’ll take care of everything…”

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