Taking a break from finals studying! I wrote this one shot where none of the Red Queen characters can get a jar open, and basically, everyone just slowly gets angrier and more annoyed.
Takes place sometime in the second half of King’s Cage at the Scarlet Guard camp. Enjoy!
A loud thud followed by a distraught “UGH” is what brought Mare into the kitchen that morning.
“Here Gis, I’ll do it,” she says, reaching for the jar that was in her sister’s hand.
Gisa shuts the sink off and lets out another huff. “I swear I’ve been trying to open this for twenty minutes.”
“Oh come on, now your just being dramatic,” she says with a smile.
“Mare calling someone else dramatic?” Kilorn says, walking into the room. “The irony…”
She fixes him with a glare and debated punching him for that. Before she could get violent, she gives the jar a twist and unknowingly started what would be an infamous story for years to come in the Scarlet Guard camp.
“Damn, that IS stuck!”
“Let me try,” the fish boy says.
“No just give me- a second- I almost-”
“Yeah, looks like it,” Kilorn says, laughing at her aggravated expression. “Give it to me.”
Mare scowls, but hands it to him with a sigh.
“All that training with Mr. Perfect Prince and- you can’t even- op- shit.” The lid didn’t budge.
“Ha ha,” she teases.
“Told you,” Gisa sighs.
“Give it to me let me try it ag-” Mare starts to say, but gets cut off by Kilorn.