Answering Angel

Happy Friday, Readers! It’s time again for Friday Fictioneers, hosted by the lovely Rochelle. I’m going to continue with another little story about Nick Ramsey and Emmeline Price. Hope you enjoy it!

Photo credit this week goes to Jellico’s Stationhouse.

Copyright: Jellico’s Stationhouse

Answering Angel

Nick sat in the hall outside the main office of Eastside Foster Home. Emmeline was inside, discussing an upcoming event to raise money for the home’s much needed repairs. Nick shifted in his seat and eyed the faded wallpaper and dull overhead lights. There was a faint musty smell to the place.

Suddenly a small boy appeared in the hall, dressed in a shabby uniform. He gazed at Nick unabashedly, then at the closed office door. “Are you and the angel going to take one of us home?” he asked.

“Angel?” Nick sputtered.

The boy looked solemn. “That’s what Miss Ellis calls her. Our Answering Angel.”

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