Master of Responsibility

“Can we have ice cream?” The two children bubbled beside him as they took turns bobbing their heads a few inches closer with every hop. Their backpacks jingling, they tried their best to swing free of his grip. As they waited at the crosswalk, Suzaku was careful to hold onto their hands as tightly as…

Master of Bathtime

“Ya!” Suzaku bowed under the weight of a rambunctious 4-year-old. Apologizing profusely as he hopped over the child’s 9-year-old brother – who had taken it upon himself to lay on his stomach in the living room, absorbed in another one of his impossibly thick books – he reached around to better support his ambusher so…

Master of Introduction

“Any questions?” “Well, um,” Suzaku rubbed his neck nervously. Glancing behind him, he looked around the small bedroom before turning back to the matronly woman who stood before him with a patient expression. “I’m grateful for the job and all, but… Why exactly do you need me? If there’s you and Mr. Gottwald.” She stood…