That’s No Excuse

A/N1: This is the result of a prompt given to me by Sinadino. She supplied the first sentence.


“He just didn’t know better.”

“That’s no excuse! You promised me–”

“I know, Janet. It’s my fault. I didn’t make sure the door was closed. I’m sorry.”

“‘I’m sorry’ is not going to fix this.”

“I’ll buy you a new one.”

“That’s not the point. You can’t just replace Mr. Mittens.”

Sam looked at the old, well-worn, threadbare, raggedy teddy bear. She picked up Schrödinger II and carried the kitten out their bedroom. “Come on, Schrödinger, you can keep me company on the couch tonight,” she said softly.

It was going to take some time and a lot of sucking up to make up for the destruction of Janet’s favorite childhood possession.