"Everything falling apart. he general's death. Et ctera, and so forth."
"Nothing conencts or adds up," he went on. "It's all disorganized chaos, and it's going to destroy the country I love and fought for." Garrett nodded silently. It was suddenly still in the room.
"What can we do?" It was Garrett who spoke this time. "There's abslutely no way to stop it in the current position we're in. We're nothing."
William breathed in, then out, then in again. "You guys, we can't do anythign in our current position, but we can change our position."
"Well, maybe I can get a better idea of what to do from General Drake's speech tonight," he suggested. It was in the cards anyways, might as well play along with it, Garrett thought.
Erie nodded "Yeah I guess." she siad, she rested her head on the back of the couch nad crosse dher arms again to keep from tapping her leg more. She let a breath out as if she'd been holding. her dark eyes seemed to bore into the ceiling as she thought. Trying to figure everything out, it had happened so quicklya dn yet so slowly at the same time.
Friday appraiched the house, maybe she should talk to Erie first. She stopped before walking up to the door. Maybe it was a bad idea to try adn be mor eout going. Being her own cold self had protect her for years, why give it up, she shrugged. Maybe she should just ring tehd oorbell to annoy Erie, or talk to her, see if she ahd any bad intentions for this family. She then truend and walked of towards the lower end of town, maybe something interesting was going on there.
William smiled. "Until then, I have a surprise. For both of you." Hsi smile grew wider. Garrett grew more terrified.
Erie looked at Garrett, who looked genunely terrified She wondered what kimd of surprise Willia had instore, Erie had never been one for surprises, her father had nasty ones, though her brother had surprised sometimes and it been wonderful. She doubted that WIlliam would do anything terrible to them, he wasn't that type of guy.
William left the room, coming back with two blindfolds, and tossed them to Erie and Garrett. "Put these on, he said. They were going to enjoy this. He felt like things were too serious that day. He wasn't as serious as he was being, though he was still a rather serious person.
Erie looked at the blindfold for a few moments and then put it on. The last time she'd worn a blindfold hadn't been fun, she didn't like depriving herself of one of her senese, I mean who did? But judging by the look on William's face this should be really good. She made sure the blind fold was on fully than tipped her head to the side and tried to hear what was going on.
William put a hand on each of their backs and guided them outside to his truck. He opened the door so they could ghet in. Garrett got into the backseat; the truck was big enough, after all. William got into the driver's side and shut his door, then reached a hand out to help Erie into the truck.
Erie grasped William's hand and got into the passenger seat. She kenw she was in a truck becuase of of she ahd to get in the thing, plus she could barely reach the floor seating in the seat, which went the seat was big. She buckled herself up and waited for the car to start.
William started the truck and started driving. After about five minutes, they had reached their destination. "Okay, take the blindfolds off," he instructed them. Garrett took his off and gasped.
Erie took her blindfold off and squinted at the sun that was suddenly shining in her eyes, she shaded her eyes with her hand and tblinked several times to get her eyes to quit seeing those blothes you see after looking ata birght light. When her eyes had adjusted she sucked her breath in.
William raised an eyebrow. "Relax," he told them. "It's just a Dairy Queen." Garrett still stared. THis wasn't like William. His own parents had never let him have ice cream. SOmething about diabetes avoidance.
"Yeah, but I ain't been to a Dairy Queen since I was like 3." Erie said, her other had taken her to a Dairy Queen for her third birthday, Erie had had a Heath Blizzrd and her mother had had a vanilla cone. Her father hadn't been there. Erie got out of the car, after putting the blind fold in the glove compartment.
Garrett and William got out. William stopped hem before they got in. "Okay, I do want you guys to decide what you want before we get in. It'll make this a little faster." Garrett shook his head. "I have no idea, I've never been here." William's gaze was one of surprise. It was angry too; he despised rich people who spoiled their kids and never spent time with them. Even if the parent was his brother.
Erie raised her eyebrow at Garrett. "really?" she said, she already knew what she wanted. But she was surprised that Garrett had never been here, after all he was rich and got to do what he wanted right? Erie wondered what type of parents Garrett actaully had, if he had any and didn't just live with his uncle.
"Well," he started to explain, but WIlliam cuth im off. "His parents throwm oney at him and expect him to act like a child, hence why I'm trying to man him up." William was a little edgy, if anything.
Erie nodded, "mmm." she said thinking, "I'd suggest going for a Blizzard, they're really good." she said, easily. She wondered if that nice employee who'd been here when she was three would still be there. The employee's name had been Ms. Remi, she'd ben like 50 last time Erie had seen her, so she'd be in her early 60s now. She;d been a sweet lady, ahd given Erie her ice cream for fre because it'd been her birthday.