Dylan looked up at the ceiling. "When x plus y equals seven, x equals 'I don't care' and y equals 'What the heck is this?'" Once more, the smile. It never truly disappeared. When it seemed like Dylan's smile had disappeared, it always returned.
Zoe closed his eyes, then opened them. "I'm kind of embarrassed to admit this, but I used to make smiley faces and food items out of the coordinate planes." He flashed a grin, hen pulled into the elementary school parking lot.
Okay!" When she was out of the car, he turned the radio on, then frowned as it didn't work. "Uh oh."
Dylan drummed a rhythm on the steering wheel before going to humming. The same process from earlier. This time, he didn't sing. Dylan didn't know what to sing. "Come on, come on, come on!"
Dylan eventually ave up on trying to find a song to sing. He closed his eyes. It has been such a long day...
Some kids were walking around outside. Not that Dylan cared. They approached the front of the car as Dylan fell asleep, his head hitting the steering wheel and setting off the horn. The kids scampered away quickly.
The sound of he horn woke Dylan up. He jumped and looked all around for the source of the oise. Finally, he settled for laughing at himself.
Dylan tried the radio again. This time, it turned on. Of course, it tuned itself the way it wanted at all times. This time, The Red Hot Chili Peppers came through the radio. Cool. Another song he knew! "I don't ever want to feel the way I did that day."
"Take me to the place I love, take me all the way I don't ever want to feel like I did that day, Take me to the place I love, take me all the way!"
The song was almost over. Dylan was disappointed. He really loved that song. Yes, yes, yes! Oh well, what was next?
Dylan turned around and smiled. "Hey. Make yourselves comfortable." He turned back around as the radio went to the next song. Dylan liked this song too. So he sang. Of course he would. "It's been a while since I could hold my head up high And it's been a while since I first saw you."
Dylan frowned. There was that usual tone people took with him. He didn't like it. Nope. Not one bit. He turned around and flashed a grin. "It's called being unique. Try it sometime."
Dylan smiled. "Sweet! That's good to hear! Yep! Really good!" He then faced Sky. "She does now!" He figured he could count Zoe as a friend now. Though he wondered if she found the third child yet.
Dylan kept drumming a rhythm on the steering wheel. THe beat involuntarily increased in speed when he saw Zoe coming towards the car with the third kid, Jean Phillipe? He didn't know if he could remember the name clearly or not. What he did know was that he was hungry.
Dylan turned around and flashed Jean a smile. "Hi. You're Jean, right? Nice to met you!" Dylan turned around. "Buckle up, passengers."
"Leave her alone! She can sleep if she wants to." Dylan smiled over at her.
DYlan finally pulled out of the parking lot and began to drive back towards their house. "So, which one of you is the quiet little mouse?" Dylan's smile was visible in the mirror.
Dylan smiled over at Zoe. "You guys think she's sleeping well?" He turned around briefly to look at the three kids before turning his attention back to the road.
"Oh. Why on Earth not?" He was really curious now. Why didn't she sleep? That wasnt healthy. Not at all. "Is she just really busy?"
"That's okay. Busy's better than boring. Yep, busy's better than boring." Dylan fell into silence now. He decided to take a break from talking before he, like, took up all the oxygen in the car.