In the past of Brothers Kept…

anonymous  asked:

Given that you said borrowers had been made into pets since the 1950s in Brothers Kept, something tells me that it would all be Arrietty Clock’s fault for all the borrowers’ sucky situation in either needing to hide better or getting put into cages.

Oh, I’m absolutely certain Arriety had something to do with the state of this AU! She’s got just as much bad luck as any of the boys we have in it now, and hated what became of her people after the incident.

Perhaps one day someone can right the wrongs of this universe, but for now they struggle to even understand each other’s point of view. 

August 7th excerpt:

“She’s gonna get seen! ” Stan hissed, clutching at his hair in distress. His nerves were strung taut and tightened further the longer Arrietty spent in the open, nowhere near cover. All the boy would have to do was glance over, and she’d be noticed.

Sure enough, as Arrietty was getting up to leave, she knocked over an action figure, and it clattered to the floor far below. Stan couldn’t hold on a gasp or keep himself from backing up an inch or two as the human on the screen was alert and after the borrower in his room instantly.