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A Letter from Jeeves

Title: A Letter from Jeeves
Pairing: J/W
Rating: G
Word count: 182 original
Summary: Jeeves writes a letter.
Author's note: I wrote this in reply to a meme that zekkass posted in her journal. I was really pleased with how it came out, and so I decided to post to my own journal as a little drabble (or is it a ficlet? {g}).


Greetings, miss,

I trust that the past year was of a joyous nature to you and that the coming year will be even more felicitous.

While I am not traditionally in the habit of drawing up resolutions when a new year is upon me, I have made one promise to myself this year: I shall share the true feelings I hold for Mr. Wooster with him directly and face whatever consequences arise. Rest assured that I have been gradually preparing him for this eventuality. You might recall when Mr. Bingo Little read from the collected works of Rosie M. Banks in order to prime his uncle for the young gentleman's marriage announcement? I have undertaken a similar contrivance, reading regularly to my employer from certain authors of, shall we say, an appropriate frame of mind.

One of my particular favourite poems is from Mr. Walt Whitman. I ensure that I read this to him regularly.
O you whom I often and silently come where you are that I may be with you,
As I walk by your side or sit near, or remain in the same room with you,
Little you know the subtle electric fire that for your sake is playing within me.


I close my letter now in order to go and prepare Mr. Wooster's breakfast. Again, please accept my warmest wishes for a bonne année, miss.

R. Jeeves

Comments

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zekkass
Jan. 4th, 2007 01:42 am (UTC)
Good to see this'll get the attention it deserves! :D
msliz4857
Jan. 4th, 2007 02:08 am (UTC)
Aw, you're sweet to say so. *hugs* Thanks, m'dear! :)
dana_campbell
Jan. 4th, 2007 02:12 am (UTC)
I love how crafty your Jeeves is, priming Bertie with Whitman poems. <3
msliz4857
Jan. 4th, 2007 02:45 am (UTC)
Well, we know that Jeeves always has his mighty brain actively pursuing some wheeze or other, and always in Bertie's best interest! ;)

When I found this Whitman poem, I was thrilled...it's like it was written for our darling boys!

Thanks for reading, and thanks for commenting!
sandssavvy
Jan. 4th, 2007 02:18 am (UTC)
I like how you wrote Jeeve's letter.

It is so in character. Sweet and clever at the same time.
msliz4857
Jan. 4th, 2007 02:47 am (UTC)
Thank you! "Sweet and clever" is a perfect definition of Jeeves!

Thanks for your lovely comment. :)
skyblue_reverie
Jan. 4th, 2007 02:44 am (UTC)
Awww, this is very sweet. I love the Whitman poem.
msliz4857
Jan. 4th, 2007 02:51 am (UTC)
*hug* Hi there, m'dear! Yes, I stumbled over this poem and knew Jeeves had to have it in his repetoire for wooing Bertie. :)

I'm so glad you liked this little thingummy. :D
ennui_blue_lite
Jan. 4th, 2007 03:47 am (UTC)
Excellent, dear, and a wonderful choice of poem. Of course, we all know that things will work out well for Jeeves. If he has a plan, it's certain to see through to a satisfactory conclusion.
msliz4857
Jan. 4th, 2007 04:03 am (UTC)
Thank you, hon! Jeeves will definitely have his way and have his Bertie...and then have his way with Bertie. Yay! :D

I read through quite a bit of Whitman, and when I came to this one, I said, "Eulalie!" No, wait..."Eucharist!"... what's that bally word? "Eu" something..."Euphonium!"...no wait, I've got it: "Eureka!"

Hee! :P

cryforthemoon
Jan. 4th, 2007 01:30 pm (UTC)
Awww *happy purr* Technically this is a ficlet, as a drabble is one hundred words, but that's just quibbling.
msliz4857
Jan. 4th, 2007 05:16 pm (UTC)
*pets you, loves happy purring* Glad you liked this little ficlet *proud to know the right name to use* hee!

I thought that the word count thing was what you said; thanks for clarifying! Is there an official list of what's what? Like drabble = 100 words of less, ficlet = 101 - ?? words, and then what? Inquiring minds want to know! ;)

*loves precision*
msliz4857
Jan. 4th, 2007 10:54 pm (UTC)
Oooh, thanks for the love, and thanks for the info! :) It's nice to understand exactly what I'm writing!



clairefry
Jan. 4th, 2007 09:38 pm (UTC)
Oooh a letter from Jeeves! How cute! I love that he is "feeding" beautiful poetry to Bertie to give a hint of his feelings before confessing all! And of course we all know that Bertie will fall into his arms and much kissing and other activities will ensue and we will rejoice in the knowledge that the two sweetest people ever have gotten together! :-) Yay!x

Excellent writing, thanks for making me smile, then giggle like a fangirl! :-D
msliz4857
Jan. 4th, 2007 10:56 pm (UTC)
Aw, you are just so sweet for your lovely comment! I always like hearing from you. :)

Yes, our heroes will indeed get together. It's such fun to think about all the, um, activities they'll undertake once the kissing gets started. ;)

Yay! for fangirly giggling! :D
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