Imperfect Humans: Chapter 5A Chapter by .quan.011.
Meet Paige's family
“Now that’s what am I talking about,” Bobby Green said looking at the young boy’s outfit. The boy was wearing a tight gray shirt, a pair of old painter jeans, and some old brown work boots. “Okay, these clothes aren’t in the best condition, but you make them work for you.”
The boy looked down at himself. This was the second time someone covered him up with these weird things. He didn’t understand why these things were so important. Although this time he was able to do it by himself. He did everything the girl taught him last night.
“Green said “Oh you forgot something.” He walked up to him and the boy felt something being pulled up.” Can’t have you walking around your pants unzipped.” Then he turned to the clerk who nodded his head. “Thank for everything.”
Then Bobby grabbed the boy and pushed him outside of the. The sun greeted them shining beautifully in their face. The boy happily embraced it, while Green not so much. “Damn sun in my eyes. See this is exactly why I am night person. Don’t have to worry about anything blind you. Come on let’s get back into town.”
The boy followed Green through the neighbor. He was unaware of where he was taking him. He didn’t really care as he looked at around. It was no longer quiet street he had walked down. It was now streaming with people all walking around him. They were all looking at him. Some giggled, some whispered to people nearby, while others just stared back. He noticed they acted different when they looked at Bobby. They looked at him with disgust, but he didn’t seem to care. He looked at the boy and grinned as if he knew something.
“I bet you are wondering why they looking at us like that,” he said still grinning, “They are all wondering why a pretty boy like yourself is hanging out with a bum like me.” The boy just looked at him with his usual blank expression. “Okay, I know you don’t understand a word I am say, but it’s better than walking in complete silence.”
Then the boy started looking around at all the new various things. Green sighed and grabbed the boy’s arm. He tried to pull the boy along, but he wouldn’t budge. His eyes lay on huge building.
“Kid, are you a weird one?” Green said smiling, “No one your age goes to the library any more. Sadly the internet has taken its place. Okay, go in. I’ll wait out here.” The boy just looked at him. “Promise I will be right here when you return.”
The boy walked up the marble stairs and entered the building. Green sighed as he started thinking where he could take the boy next. He could only think of one thing, the doctor’s office. Something was different about this kid and he wanted to know what. As he thought about this, a cold shiver went down his spine. Before he could think of anything else, he heard a familiar sound. He turned around to see a blue and red lights flashing. Oh s**t! He turned to library door; there was no sign of the boy.
“Sorry, Kid.” He said turning around a police car. Two police officers got out of the car. Green held up his hands. “Good morning, officers what’s seems the problem.
The boy entered the library looking around at all the books, tables, and computers. He was absolutely amazed by it. Even thought he didn’t have a single clue what he was looking at. Then he heard something behind him. Suddenly piles of books fell on top of him. He dived out of the way and started walking away as fast as he could. He went through the entrance. Once outside, he looked around for Green but couldn’t find him. He walked down the stairs onto the street.
Cars raced by him honking their honks. The boy didn’t know how to react. He closed his eyes and covered his eyes with his hands. He blocked out the sound and images. A truck was heading toward him. Then he felt something pushing. He opened his eyes and found himself laying on the ground. He looked around him and found a man lying next to him. The man quickly got up from the ground.
“What the heck is your problem?” the truck driver said with his head out of the window.
The man yelled back “What the heck is our problem? What the heck is yours? As if you didn’t see the kid standing there. Learn how to drive, you freaking idiot.” With nothing more to say, the driver rolled up his window and drove off. “Yeah, you better just go.”
Then he turned to the boy who was still on the ground. He held out his hand. The boy slowly reached for it. When he finally grabbed it, the man instantly pulled him up. “Now it’s your turn. What the hell were you thinking?”
The boy remained silent and just looked at the man. He was tall man with broad shoulders, thick black hair, and brown eyes. The man growled “Fine, just watch out next time.”
He released the boy and marched away. He didn’t have time to deal with some weird kid. He trudged back to his pick-up truck. He had an old refrigerator that he needed to put in. He grunted wishing he asked someone for help. He tried to lifting it up again, but only got it a couple of inches off the ground. Then he felt a strange feeling someone was watching. He looked to his side. There was the boy standing beside him. It took him by surprised. He dropped the two hundred pound appliance on his foot. He screamed out in pain as the kid watched with much fascination.
The man said “What are you doing? Help me.” The boy remained still just watching him. The boy wondered what that noise was coming out of his mouth.
Realizing he wasn’t going to get any help from the boy. The man decided to try to lift it up by himself. He grabbed the bottom of it and began trying to lift it up. The refrigerator went straight up into the air. He surprising found it lighter than before. He turned to his side to the boy was holding up to it too. His arms automatically dropped, but the appliance was still in the air.
“Put it down! Put it down!” He said pushing the refrigerator down to the ground. Then he turned to the boy. “What the hell kid? What are you?”
The boy just grinned when a familiar silver car stopped alongside them. The man didn’t take his eyes off him. Then he heard two people say “Hello Mr. Lake.”
He turned to see who was talking to him. He saw two familiar girls sitting in the car. “Hello Rachel. Oh and hello Cassidy. Good morning.”
Rachel smiled back when she noticed the boy standing behind him. “There you are.” she got out of the car. “We have been worried sick about you.”
Mr. Lake surprised “You know this kid?”
Umm, yeah he’s a….” She tried to think of something to say.
Cassidy yelled out “He’s a foreign exchange student. He’s new to this country”
“Foreign exchange student?” Mr. Lake said questioning. His face showed that he wasn’t quite buying it.
Before he could ask anything else, Rachel replied “Yeah and we really need to go.” She rushed over and grabbed the boy’s arm. Then she pulled him along to the car. “I guessed you got those clothes at the church. At least we were right about that.” She placed him in the backseat. “Thanks, Mr. Lake.”
“Wait, could he at least help me…,” he asked as they pulled off, “with the stupid refrigerator.” He sighed looking at the huge refrigerator.”
Paige was happy when she reached her diner. She was so hungry the smell of pancakes made her want to drool. Her uncle’s diner was a small establishment and was the only one in town. So he had a lot of good business. She walked through the door wondering what she was going to order. Maybe some pancakes with some bacon, or sausages.
“Paige, over here.” A familiar voice said. She looked around to see her mother waving her arms around. She was sitting next to Paige’s father who was drinking his coffee and reading his newspaper. She walked across to their booth.
She smiled “Good morning, mom and dad.
Paige’s mom smiled “Good morning, sweetie. Had fun with your little slumber party?” Paige couldn’t believe her mother said that out loud. It was like she still though Paige was a little girl.
“Mom, I just slept over Cassidy’s house, that’s all.”
Paige’s mom smiled “I know. I just wanted to see your reaction.” Paige’s jaw dropped. “What? It just one of those little wonders that parenting so fun.” She started laughing a little.
“Thanks, I happy you find my embarrassment funny.” Paige said sliding into her seat. Then she turned to her dad whose face was still hidden behind his newspaper. “Mom, what’s wrong with Dad?”
She said “Nothing, he’s just listening to his MP3 player.” Then she ripped the newspaper from his hands. He snapped to life.
“Hey, I was reading that, love.” He said then his grey eyes lay on Paige. “Hey baby, when did you get here?”
She retorted “She has been here for a whole five minutes. You would have noticed that if you weren’t listening to music.”
“That means I would have to listen to you.” He snapped back. Then his wife playfully and quickly punched his shoulder. “Ouch! Why did I encourage you to take those boxing lessons?”
Paige couldn’t help, but laughed at her parents’ weirdness. Then she heard the entrance door opened. She turned to it and all of the happiness was suddenly sucked out of the room. She saw Jenny walking into the diner. At least she wasn’t with Jake this time. She spotted them and walked over.
“Aunt Ashley! Uncle Rick! Good morning, it’s so good to see you both.” Jenny said purposely leaving Paige out.
Rick said “Good to see you too. Where are your mom and dad?”
“They should be behind me.” She turned around to see a couple walking into diner. Paige turned to look and instantly recognized them. They were her Aunt Emma and Uncle Patrick. Her mom and dad got up and greeted them. As she watched her father and uncle came together, Paige thought the twins had reunited. Her father and uncle were actually twins, but looked close enough to be it. They carried to family strawberry hair and gray eyes. Her mother and aunt couldn’t be more different, yet they were still friends.
“Emma, your hair looks amazing.” Ashley said. Aunt Emma patted her short jet black hair. “Come on sit down, we have loads to talk about.”
They lived a few miles away from each, yet Paige understood how their lives would pull them apart. Aunt Emma and her mom took their seats along her uncle and dad. Paige had the unwelcoming pleasure of sitting next to Jenny. While the adults talked to each other, Paige and Jenny didn’t say anything. They didn’t even acknowledge each other. She and Jenny had their arms folded. Then the waitress approached them with smile of her young teen face. She had her long black hair in ponytail.
“Good morning, Lake Family. What can I get you?”
Paige’s dad said “May, do you know where Mitch is?” Everyone turned to her. May started shuttering as the attention was obliviously making her uncomfortable.
“Well….um he went to get the new refrigerator.” She said playing with her notepad. “He should be back soon. Would you like anything to drink while you wait?”
“I am okay with my coffee.” He replied.
Paige’s mom said “No, I am fine.”
“I would like a cup of coffee with some crème.” Uncle Pat said.
Aunt Emma ordered “A cup of apple juice, please.”
“Orange juice.” Jenny said.
Paige finally said “A cup of mike, please May thank you.”
Suddenly her phone went off. Paige quickly pulled it out of her purse. It was a text message from Rachel. She was just about to activate when it was taken out of her hand. She looked up to see her mother already sitting back in her seat. Paige was about to say something, but her mother silenced her with a single look.
“This is family time, no cellphone.” She said.
Paige said “What if it is something important?”
Her mother looked at her, “Do you want me to read it to make sure?”
“No! No, you don’t have to do that.” Paige said watching her mother put the phone in her pocketbook.
She said “Paige, be happy and have a little fun with your cousin.” The cousins looked at each other for a second. They rolled their eyes as they looked away.
Paige would rather jumped into a tub of acrid then talk to Jenny. Then she rethought that idea. No she would rather push both Jake and Jenny in acrid. She frowned upon that dark thought. She knew sooner or later she would have to get over this. Paige turned to her cousin who was putting on her makeup. Today however was not that day.
She turned to her menu, but she already knew what she wanted. She just didn’t want to look awkward. May returned to the booth with a tray of drinks. Paige took her milk and sucked it down. She didn’t believe she was this thirsty. She looked outside of the window. Then she saw something she couldn’t believe at first. From the other side of the window, she saw three familiar faces; Rachel, Cassidy, and Six. The girls waved at her while Six just looked at them. Then he raised his hand looking rather confused. Paige slowly raise d her hand and waved back. Then she turned to her family.
“I can I please be excuse for just a minute.”
Mom said “Okay, hurry up.” Paige got out of the booth and then went through the door. She hoped that her mother wouldn’t change her mind.
With a huge grin on her face, she greeted her friends. “You found him! Are you all alright?”
Rachel said “Yeah, we all alright.”
She said “It seemed that Bobby hasn’t hurt him.” Paige looked the boy up and down. He looked perfectly fine and he actually grinned at him. It was different from his usually blank stare. “So you guys were right.”
Cassidy shook her head “We didn’t find him with Bobby. He was with your uncle.”
“Uncle Mitch?” Paige asked. The girls nodded their heads. Why Uncle Mitch would help Six? She knew that Uncle Mitch was a nice guy, but to trust a complete stranger. That just wasn’t like him. She pushed those thoughts out of her mind. All that matter was Six and now all she needed to do was find more proof before going to police.
As soon as she thought this, police siren filled the town square. She turned around to see police car heading toward them. Please keep moving. Please keep moving, she thought. The car parked alongside the building. Two officers got out of the car. She felt relieved as neither of them were the sheriff. Instead they were his deputies, Randall Smith and Luke Wilson. They approached them with a look of urgent.
“Good morning, kids. Mind if we ask yall some questions?” Deputy Smith asked. He was asking the girls, but looking at the boy suspiciously.
Cassidy said “Of course, officer.” She tried not to sound guilty.
“Where were you four last night around three o’ clock?” Deputy Wilson said looking at each one of them through his dark sunglasses.
Rachel replied “I don’t know, but I would say we were sleeping by then.”
“All four of you?” Deputy Smith said still looking at Six.
Suddenly another voice was added to conversation. “Now why would you two want to know what three teenage girls were doing last night?” Then they turned around to see Uncle Mitch getting out of her truck.
“It’s Deputy Smith to you, Mitch.”
Uncle Mitch said “Sorry, but I don’t really care. Now why are you questioning my niece and her friends?”
“Last night, some of the boys down Newfound were assaulted by Bobby and his unknown associate. He happened to be tall, have black wavy hair, and blue eyes.” Deputy Wilson said. Everyone turned to Six who was looking at a butterfly.
Uncle Mitch said “Sound like someone finally knocked those brats down a peg.”
“No one get knock down in my town.”
He said “Especially when their parents pay you enough.” The deputies looked at each and back at him. “It’s not a well kept secret, everyone knows.”
“It doesn’t matter. All I know is that four parents had their kids assaulted by unknown associate. An associate looks almost exactly your friend here.” Deputy Smith said. The he pushed past the girls and Mitch out of his way. He approached the boy and grabbed his shoulder. He forced him around, “Who are you, boy?”
Six looked at him. He didn’t look scared, but a little confused. The little man standing in front of him was angry. “Answer the question or we are taking you down to the station.” There was a quick moment of silence, before he grabbed the boy.
The girls were about protest, but someone beat them to it. “What the hell going on here?”
Everyone suddenly froze up except for Mitch who smiled. Sheriff John Bennett walked up behind him. “I am going to ask again. What is the hell is going here?”
Deputy Smith said “We suspect that this boy assaulted the Newfound kids.”
“Yeah about this assault, I found it hard to believe that a young man and a bum could beat up four young men who are also trained boxers.” John said. The deputies just looked at him. “Oh and you tell the boys and their parents that I want to see them all in my office at noon. We have a lot to discuss.” They just stood there like statues. “Why are you still here?”
They ran to their car and pulled off. Sheriff turned to Mitch and smiled “This has been one hell of morning. Sound like your friend had a fun night. So who is he?”
Cassidy replied “His name is Six and….”
“Sheriff Bennett, did you know my parents are in the diner?”
Bennett said “I guess I should go say hi.” He patted Uncle Mitch’s shoulder. Then he entered the building. Mitch looked at the teens with his arms folded.
“You three in the kitchen now.” Uncle Mitch commanded. The three teens entered the building knowing that they were in trouble.
© 2011 .quan.011.
Added on August 10, 2011
Last Updated on August 22, 2011
Imperfect Humans (Book 1)
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