Soc:
*comes into the living room, squinting at the Twins* Rao, Katy? …c’n I ask y’somethin’?
Rao:
*looks up*
Katy:
*follows, brows furrowing*
Rao:
Huh? What?
Soc:
*…* *actually has to think for a moment to -remember- what he was going to ask* … *closes his eyes* …c’n I go lay down in your room for little while? Sun’s comin’ in my room…yours is dark.
Katy:
*glances at her brother* …*”…’kay. Why d’ya need dark, though?”*
Soc:
*doesn’t answer, just stares at her*
Rao:
*…* Unca’ Soc?
Soc:
…huh?
Rao:
*slowly translates* Why d’ya want dark, Unca’ Soc?
Soc:
…uh… *…has to think again* … *hurts to think* …headache. Sun hurts.
Rao:
Oh…*looks at his sister, who nods* ‘kay…we’us not goin’ in ‘ere f’r a while noway…go on.
Soc:
*soft* Thanks. *walks back off* *goes to the Twins’ room and collapses on their floor pillows under their bed* *curls up and turns his face toward the wall* *…and in about five minutes he is -gone-*
**almost four hours later**
Rao:
*peeks into the room* … *ducks his head back out*
Katy:
*makes a ‘well?’ motion*
Rao:
*quiet* He’s still in ‘ere…’n he’s still sleepin’.
Katy:
*frowns*
Phae:
*stops about halfway down the hall* Rao, Katy? You seen Daddy?
Twins:
*turn, blinking in unison*
Rao:
…uh…think he’s inna livin’ room now? Why?
Phae:
*rubbing his head* Wanna ask ‘f I c’n have a Ty-nol ‘n go t’bed…
Katy:
*FROWNING* *”You gots head-hurts too?”*
Phae:
…uh-huh…
Katy:
*-elbowing- Rao*
Rao:
*Katy, stoppit, I -hear’ja-!* *out loud* …think he’s inna livin’ room, Phae…
Phae:
*nods, shuffling past on his way to the living room*
Twins:
*LOOK at each other*
Rao:
*quietly closes the door to their room, leaving Soc still asleep* *Go find Daddy?*
Katy:
*nods* *Go find Daddy. Somethin’s wrong.*
Twins:
*take off down the hall* *once they’re far enough away* Daaaddyyy!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s