I Love You, Pappy: Part 7, Another Long Day
"And you just let him believe that, Pete?" asked Peter Walter III from his seat at the kitchen table, looking bewildered as he stared at his brother.
It was seven o'clock, the morning after Colonel Peter A. Walter had passed away. Peter II had buried the body down by the duck pond with the assistance of Alex Reed and The Spine three hours earlier. It had been a trial; Peter II hadn't explained to his two friends why the burial was happening in secret. He had told them that everything would be explained when Peter III arrived, and to his great relief they had ceased all questions. When his brother had finally arrived at six o'clock, Peter II
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Eight years later
Rabbit sat on the bench beside the duck pond, a loaf of bread held delicately in his hand. The ducks had gathered around the metal man, having had years to become accustomed to his frequent visits. Since the incident with his stolen core three days ago, he'd been few other places at the Walter Mansion.
An echo in his wiring informed the copper automaton that The Spine was calling him back up to the house; it was time for them to get back on the road. Rabbit tore up the bread and sprinkled it into the pond before trekking back up the hill; he was headed towards the Walter cemetery to say another goodbye.