Thursday, July 9, 2015

Thursday Taster 51: Parallel Slip

Hello and welcome to a new Thursday Taster, the day when awesome writers all over the blogosphere come together to give you tasty bits of their last fiction. You can find the list here.
Today, Frederique is picking up Jonas at school. You always have to keep a promise made to your little brother. 

"I'm telling you she is my sister," Jonas said and the taller boy pushing him against the grid of the court.
"And I'm telling you, you don't have a sister," the taller boy answered.
"You said that because she is prettier than yours and at least she takes care of me," Jonas said.
"A sister that doesn't even live with you, that's not a real sister," another boy said.
"Yes, and sister are annoying anyway nobody want to have one," another answered.
They were three against one and that didn't seem to make them feel less about themselves.
I grabbed the two closer one by the ears, that's what my primary school teacher when I was nine used to do to boys when they didn't behave. That was before they passed the no physical punishments policy, and it worked a lot better than telling them they were inappropriate, you know it made them think twice before behaving badly again. "Wow," Jonas said smiling.
"Let me go, let me go," one of the boy complained trying to free himself while the other was looking at the third boy and pleading for his help.
"I'll let you go this time, but if I ever catch you annoying my brother or anyone else in this school, you can be sure I'll catch all three of you and make sure to pull your ears hard enough that they would fall of your face," I said with the scariest voice I could manage.
"We won't, we won't," the boys said quickly and I let them go.
They ran for their life without looking back twice.
"I didn't know you knew karate," Jonas said.
"That's not karate," I answered, "That's more the advantage of being almost an adult."
"Yes, I'm way too small to grab their ears and pulled them up like that to make them tiptoes," Jonas said.
"I don't think you should try it, it could get you in trouble," I said.
"I always get in trouble anyway," Jonas said.
"I remember when I was your age, life was hard," I said.
"Does it get better?" He asked.
"I'm not sure yet, I'll tell you once I start university," I said.
"You mean I'm going to need to wait that long until I can really have friends and fun?" Jonas asked.
"I guess it depends where you go to school and you are not fainting all the time so it should get better faster," I said.
Jonas took my hand.
"I don't mind if you faint but I'll hold your hand to catch you just in case," he said.
"That's very nice of you," I answered, "I need to give the letter to your teacher because we can go home."
"She is not even looking," Jonas answered.
"I just wanted to put up a show this morning to let them know I was your real sister," I said.
"She is in the classroom, she always needs to clean stuff and to keep someone to help her, it's really annoying, if we go back there, she might ask me to do it," Jonas said.
"Not if you are with me, come on, be brave," I said.
"But I wanted you to tell me about the spaceship," Jonas answered putting.
"Come on be brave," I said. "It's just for few minutes."

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2 comments:

  1. Excellent use of dialogue to further your story. I remember kids behaving like the other boys when I was in school at their age. Too bad my older sisters wouldn't help me out like she did. Very believable scene. Well done.

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  2. It's good he wants to look out for her. Good taster

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