10. Fly on the wall
"Is there food spoiling in here?" Aragorn asked.
Arwen sniffed the air carefully before she answered. "No, I do not think so. Why?"
"All these flies." Aragorn indicated the walls of the room, which were indeed playing host to several scores of flies.
"Odd. Our chambers seem particularly prone to them," Arwen said. "I shall instruct the chambermaids to air the apartment more often and to make certain there is never any food left on trays."
She did not add that the infestations always happened when her husband was less than fully dressed. That could only be a bizarre coincidence.
This was originally written as a comment on Linda Hoyland's drabble Indigo, where I expressed the desire to be a fly on the wall.
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