Sigyn, look! It’s another set of twin cherries! Maybe you and I should have another try at cherry-pulling. I did win the last one, you know.
Hmm. This set of cherries has the stems “helpfully” pre-mangled. They’d be no use for pulling. I wonder what happened to them?
(Twenty minutes earlier)
Whatcha got there, pup? Cherries, huh? Never could afford those growing up, and sure didn’t get any in the war. Gee, I’d really like to try some, but they’re not mine. Hey, those aren’t yours either!
Stop! Bad hyena! Let go!
Poor Loki! The whole cherry-pulling business has made him grumpy and discouraged. I don’t cheat, honestly! I…I just think the cherries like me.
I managed to find another pair of twin cherries so we can play again. Now, in my efforts to cheer him up, I wouldn’t go so far as to sabotage a cherry stem so that he could win. If he found out, he’d be very mad. But I did notice which cherry seemed to have the weaker stem, and I’m making sure to choose that one.
Loki! You did it! You won!
I think he suspects something…
Loki, look! Here’s your prize! It’s the biggest, blackest one I could find!
Anything to keep my sweetie happy.
The rainy cherries are here. That makes sense—we had about an inch last week. As always, Sigyn is entranced by their beautiful red and yellow color scheme.
As always, the human female is stuffing her face like there is no tomorrow.
As always, I am wondering if I am ever going to win a cherry pull.
It’s that time of year again, something Sigyn and I look forward to with great anticipation. Yes indeed, it is time for our Annual Cherry Pull! So far, Sigyn has won each and every contest. Fortune certainly smiles on my beloved.
But this year I feel lucky! Come, my love, let us commence our cerasiferous competition!
See, I have selected a particularly succulent pair.
Sigyn, while you inspect your half, I think I shall make a little maneuvering room.
About here should do it. Are you ready?
1… 2… 3… PULL!
%$@&! By Yggdrasil’s blessed root hairs! Not again! This has to be rigged. I suspect the human female of tampering with the cherries.
Best two out of three?
The battle I have most looked forward to at this gaming gathering is my annual Cherry Pulling Contest with Sigyn. This is our third year, and so far she has won every match. I do not know how she does it. Cheating? I cannot believe it of her! Perhaps she simply whispers to the cherries and they gladly do her bidding?
That didn’t take long. Best five out of seven?