"You're welcome," he said back, going to the foyer at the front door and grabbing his shoes. While putting them on, he tried to envision a punishment for Garrett, realizing that he couldn't think of a good one. "Erie," he addressed in a calm tone. "Don't go until I get Garrett back. There's cereal in the pantry, milk in the fridge, etc." He finished putting his shoes on and bolted out the door.
"Um...OK." Erie said, she opened the pantry and looked at the various cereals, she pulled out the MiniWheats and placing it on the table went to find a bowl and some milk. She was a little aprehensive about eating here again without paying, but since he'd offered she didn't want to be rude and not except. She'd find some way to pay them back as soon as she could. Finding the milk and a bowl she put them at the table, and then a got a glass and put it at the table too. SItting down she poured hersef some cereal, and a glass of milk. She never put milk in her cereal, beucase she hated soggy cearal. She put the cearal and milk away before she started eating adn waiting for William to get back. If she left before he got back she might get him angry with her and she shuddered to think what would happen if she got him angry.
Friday woke up and rolled out of bed, she got dressed and went down stairs to get breakfast.
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.
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?"
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?"
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.
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.
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.
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.
((Soon. I'm still working that out))))
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."
"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.
William fell asleep on the couch. He was tired for apparently no reason, and he needed a nap.
Garrett walked home, though his path made him seem like a stalker. He was following Friday on his way home. THis was probably a bad idea, to say the least.
Garrett put his hands in the air. "Relax," he said. He pointed towards his house standing in the distance. "I live there and this is the way."
Garrett walked faster, passing Friday. He might as well go home and face the consequences. "Have a good day," he said as he walked quickly home.
((I won't be able to post past 3:10 anymore :/))
Garrett walked through the front door, deciding to be quiet when he saw his uncle sleeping on the couch. That wasn't like him. Something must be bothering him, which would be a change from the usual. Garrett walked back out and sat on the front doorstep.
Garrett shook his head. it was all ridiculous. Being here, anywhere like this. It was pretty painful. Physically painful. Garrett hadn't had a pain-free day since late May, when he had started staying with his uncle for the summer. Someone should invent uncle killers, not pain killers.
"He's asleep." Garrett felt uncomfortable saying those words. William sleeping was never a good sign. Ever. "I'll go wake him up," he decided aloud, then went inside and shook William awake.
William woke up groggily. "Umm ungg" was not an articulate response. Garrett sighed. "Erei's here Will." He should have called him by his whole first name and not the short form, but William got up. "Tell her to come in." Gerrat rushed to the door and let her in.