February Word Challenge, Day 27

(If you’re wondering what this is about, read this.)

My five random words for today’s exercise are button, verse, ambiguous, passport, bundle.

Chosen word for free association: all
(I’m going to try to write something that makes sense using all of the prompt words.)

Exercise:

“Now, I don’t take too kindly to bein’ hornswaggled. I don’t recall the terms of our deal bein’ ambiguous, and I definitely don’t remember giving you a passport to anybody’s quarters.”

“But Captain Reynolds, I was just …”

Mal held up his forefinger. “A-bup-bup-bup. You don’t talk right now.” He leaned down and looked in the thief’s eyes. “I’d just as soon have you out of my ‘Verse, but I reckon off my boat’ll do. So you grab your bundle and button your coat up tight. You’re gettin’ off at St. Albans, and it’s a might bit chilly there.”

Mal turned and walked toward the stairs. “Zoë, tie him up and let him contemplate the meanin’ of his actions.”

“W-what season is it where you’re dropping me off?” asked the thief.

“Winter,” said Zoë, pulling his hands behind a pole. “It’s always winter on St. Albans.”

Mal called over his shoulder. “Don’t worry; we’ll give you some of Jayne’s coffee to keep you warm.”

From the balcony above came, “Hey! Don’t be givin’ away my coffee!”

Mal looked up. “What? I’m not gonna give him the good stuff!” He smirked at Kaylee and climbed the stairs.

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