"Don't blow out other people's wishes!"
They stopped together at the foot of Mary's statue, dwarfed and in its shadow. Jasmine said a prayer then stood aside for Sonny to take his turn. At first he was reticent and shy, but Jasmine reassured him that he just had to ask Mary to look after his favourite people, that was all.
"Hello Mary," he said, then waited. "Jasmine," he said after a moment, "she isn't talking to me!"
"It's ok," Jasmine replied. "She will still definitely be listening to you. Carry on."
"Mary," Sonny continued, "please look after Thomas and all his friends. Percy, James, Henry, Gordon, Rosie, Emily, 'Arry and Burt, Mavis and all the Diesels. Thank you."
He went to walk away then stopped and turned to face Mary once more.
"Oh, and a happy birthday to you," he said.
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