(I think this is the most alliterative post title I’ve ever had. )
“And this is the koi pond,” Lady Phram said. “You will be responsible for feeding the fish.”
“They look well-fed,” Ali said. He was still surprised a street urchin like him had been suddenly given a job in a mansion.
Lady Phram’s eyebrows arched. “Oh, quite.”
Ali put his hand in the water and the fish swarmed. “Ouch!” He yanked back his hand, bleeding.
“These aren’t normal koi.” She walked through a wooden door, shutting him in.
“What do I do now?” he called.
“You feed the fish,” she called through the door.
Water began to pour into the courtyard.