Whispers

 
 

wins

"De fille cheated me!" Henri shouts, aggrieved.

Becca claps her hands excitedly. "Win!"

Rogue merely giggles over her cup of tea while Mercy groans over hers.

"What did you bet, y' fou?" she demands of her husband.

"Won his keys, Mama!" Becca shouts back, grinning.

The women react in unison. "You what?" Rogue to the underage winner gleefully swinging house keys, car keys on a chain and Mercy to the scowling, shamefaced loser of the poker match.

Tante Mattie's deep, hearty laughter suddenly breaks into the shock and her sides heave. "I tol' you not to play your brother's fille!"
 


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