27th Jun 2017, 5:26 PM in Feral

A dinner date with a monk

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A dinner date with a monk
Krakatoa: What's this? You're inviting me to dinner?
Bartholomew: Ehrm, yeah.
Krakatoa: A dinner date with a monk. That'd be a first. And what's this about a chef cooking you deviled steak? You make it sound like your refectory is a fine restaurant!
Bartholomew: Oh, the REFECTORY serves gruel twice a day. No one eats there. Now, the HOSPICE, that's another story. A lot of us get REALLY sick at the time of the vespertime bell. Don't look at me like that! What did you expect? Like I said, they let anyone be a monk... except girls obviously, but once we've finished our tunnel to the nunnery in-
Krakatoa: About that book?
Bartholomew: Oh, yeah! Right! The book! I'll show you!
Krakatoa: That's better!
In a reading room, Bartholomew has one more thing to say before he takes his leave.
Bartholomew: Don't forget, the hospice at vespertime. Try a fainting spell, they're easy to do.
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Reinder Dijkhuis 27th Jun 2017, 5:26 PM edit delete
Reinder Dijkhuis
Originally published on September 28, 2007. Original color flats by DFG. This one had no significant redrawing, but the colors have been altered for consistency with the previous pages.
"Hospice', just to be clear, is the literal translation of the Latin 'hospitium', which means a guest house or hospital, not a place where people go to die.