Characters/Pairings: Vincent Valentine, Grimoire Valentine
Word Count: 100
Prompt: #23 - Deadly Sin: Sloth
Vincent did not know if he loved his father, but he did know he secretly feared him. This was true even though his father hardly spoke harsh words and never raised an open hand. His father treated him with exuberance and encouragement yet Vincent shrank into shadows, avoiding expectations of ever continuing Dr. Grimoire Valentine’s world-famous work.
Vincent did exactly what his parents and teachers expected, exactly to the letter. No more, no less. One might call this passiveness but no one could accuse him of indolence, at least not until his father’s funeral which Vincent failed to attend.