“How much you pay for him?”

The question grated my nerves every time. I pretended I didn’t hear—a solid go-to move.

She followed my eyes with hers until contact was inevitable, “Are you worried someone will steal him?”

Clearly, this woman lived in the toxic world of headlines, and her only knowledge of French Bulldogs were the negatives reported.

I took a long drink before answering, “Nobody would live to successfully steal him, and I’d pay triple for a dog like him.”

Word Count: 84

Prompted from Weekend Writing Prompt at: https://sammiscribbles.wordpress.com/2021/10/23/weekend-writing-prompt-232-question/.

Prompted from Francis the Frenchie’s Daily Phrase Challenge at: https://francisthefrenchie.com/2021/10/24/francis-the-frenchies-daily-phrase-challenge-october-24-2021/.