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Garrett stayed exactly where he was. Maybe someone would come along and offer to take him home. He honestly didn't remember the way back, and he couldn't see the house from here.
Friday ate her small one serving size box of Lucky Charms, which she'd doused in milk. She slurped down the leftover milk, wiped her mouth and standing up she left the mess hall, throwing her food away on the way out. She left the building and decided to take a wak through town, Friday loved taking walks, theu were so relaxing. SH ethought about the boy, Garrett that she'd met last night, wondering if he''d gotten home last night.
William was looking down every side street, every corner, and was about to search even the alleyways when he saw Garrett leanign against a building. "Garrett!" he shouted, wondering why in the world the boy hadn't come home the night before. "What are you doing?"
Friday walked along the sidewalk, she saw Garrett leaning against the wall, in the same place they'd been last night. A man was with him now, calling his name. Friday nodded a sort of half hearted greeting to garret by nodding ehr head and touching two fingers to her forhead in a sort of salute.
Garrett froze. "I fell asleep..." Oh Lord above, he was dead. D-e-a-d. He stood up straight, noticing Friday make a gesture to him as he stood there. He cracked a small smile. William noticed. "You think this is funny?"
Friday eyed the man, he didn't seem to be in the best of moods right now, she probablys hould quit distracting Garrett. She kept walking, her hands shoved despondently in her pockets and her eyes flicking around her, watching everyone and everything.
Garrett stammered, "Umm, no sir." William shook his head. "Be home by noon," he instructed Garrett before walking off. Garrett exhaled. He was afraid he was going to get killed or something in front of God and the rest of the town.
Erie finished her breakfst, William and Garrett weren't home yet. Getting up she put the food away and satrted to clean her dishes. If they weren't back by the time she was done here she would probably just leave, she needed time to get hom and pack before her father would have a chance to be up or if he was gone to come home.
Friday looked back at Garrett, the man was walking away from him. Nothing had happened it seemed, Garrettt looked relieved though, like a huge boulder had been lifted off of his shoulders.
Garett leaned back up gainst the wall, smiling. Maybe he was done putting so much pressure on Garrett. Yeah, right, and maybe Garrett would grow wings. He startedf to laugh.
William went home quickly. It wasn't that he didn't trust Erie, but it was always a bad idea to leave a kid home alone when they could get into a lot of trouble doing so. He growled and a man staring at him.
Erie didn't actually hear William come home, she was still washing her bowl, or drying it actually and was standing in the livingroom watching the news. They were still reporting on the death of the General. She was trying to fifure out why someone would kill th General, he was a good general from what she'd heard. Josiah respected him, even though the General was Army and Josiah was a Marine.
Friday heard Garrett start laughingand turning walked back to him. She wondered if this guy was actually sane, but decided to keep those thoughts to herself, she c.ocked her head to the side and watched him, "You slept here?" she finally asked in a rather gruff manner.
William noticed Erie standing there when he got home. He wndered if she was okay. "Hey, you can change the chanel if you want," he told her, though he'd hoped that she wouldn't.
Erie jumped when she heard William's voice, she'd been so distracted by the news story she'd forgotten she'd been holding a bowl, standing i a strangers house. The bowl dropped. Erie felt like panicking as the bowl crashed to the ground making a loud noise as it broke. For a few seconds she was silent staring at the peices of teh bowl, then she her speech came quickly words stumbling over each other as she apologized over and over again and swore at herself for being clumsy. She looked around for a broom,
Garrett looked at Friday, the grin diminishing. "On accident," he explained. I didn't mean to, it just sort of happened." He shrugged, trying to remain calm. He wanted to laugh somem ore, to release the nervous energy stored in him.
Friday nodded and squited at him, "yeah, whatever, man." she saud and she turned and headed up the street again, she wondered where Garrett lived and who his parents were. She was guessing the man that had come over to him this morning the uncle that Garrett had been talking about. Friday hadn't changed her thought that Garrett was Plutanian, but he didn't seem like a bad alien. She chuckled quietly to herself, aliens weren't real, she knew that, it was just fun to pretend.
((By the way when/how are they going to find out about wacko dude who wants to blow China to kingdom come?))
((Soon. I'm still working that out))))
((O.K. No rush, I was just wondering :P :P))
William shook his head. "You and Garrett both, I swear." He sighed and sat down. "There's going to be a speech later. General Drake's actually going to speak in front of Congress or something. Gonna stream to my laptop."
Erie just nodded she finaly found a broom and started to clean up her mess. She was still slightly nervous and panicky, she wasn'ts rue if William was just surpressing hsia nger 'til after she cleane dteh mess up so he'd punish her after the mess wa sgone. She threw away the glass and then reswept to get the small peices of glass,s he was still listening to the story about the General. "Who would want to kill a general?" she dared to ask, "Josiah said he was a very respected guy in all the services." she added quietly.
"I have no clue, Erie," William said, frowning. "No one hated him. He's the reason we haven't taken military action against the People's Republic of China.' He was grateful for that too. If they got in a conflict with China, it would be an endgame for the world.
After finisheding sweeping Erie put the brooma dn dustpan away, "Well I guess Is hould get going, um." she muttered, "Thanks again, seeya around I gues." she said and turning left. Now she'd go home, pack somethings ina bag and maybe even leave town, depending on what came in the mail today if there was anthing about her brother. She walked off towards her own house, her head ducked slightly, her pace quick and sure, she didn't waste anytime dilly dallying.