The labourer patted his belly regretfully. ‘Nah, the missus will kill me. You couldn’t make me up a bacon sandwich, could you?’
Don’t try to deny it Lorrie, it’s a great idea. Even better than watching something in the theaters. Let’s get some scary movies. You’re not scared are you? He wiggled his fingers in front of my face like he was a conjurer or magician. God, who knew that Tattoos and Muscles would be such a goofball.Psh, I eat horror movies for breakfast. Nothing’s gonna freak me out. Hunter didn’t know that I had a phase in high school after my parents had divorced when I watched a ton of scary movies and wore only black. It wasn’t a phase I was really proud of, but I did have the advantage of no longer being easily scared by ghosts and gore.
Wanna bet? He looked at me in challenge.You’re on. I playfully poked his stomach with my finger. It was like poking a brick wall. He grabbed my hand in his and shook it like we were solidifying a business deal. His hand felt warm and soft against my palm making my heart skip a beat.Come on, let’s go, no time to waste. I don’t want everyone to rent out all the good movies, he said as we walked over to the bus stop by the front of the mall.
Um. Are you serious? There’s only one video rental place in town and no one ever goes there anymore.Who knows, maybe everyone else who came to the theater got the same idea and all the really scary movies are already checked out.
I was skeptical of that unlikely scenario ever happening but followed him quickly to the bus stop.
We took the bus to Mad Mike’s Movies and Hunter picked out a stack of DVDs of old classic horror films. A lot of them looked really cheesy, but Hunter kept trying to psych me out and tease me about how scary they were going to be. I just rolled my eyes and went along with it. It felt good to just tease and have fun with someone. Although Daniela and I had that kind of relationship, I hadn’t had that with a guy in a long time.Jax saw his dad’s black car sitting on the other side of the street. He couldn’t see his dad inside because the windows were dark, but he was pretty sure Daddy was inside. He could tell it was Daddy’s car because Daddy’s car was always the one with the fins on the back so it looked like a shark.
As Jax was leaving the playground, he heard his name being called."Hey Jax!" Michael’s mom said. "We have an extra one. Do you want it?"
Jax’s eyes lit up. He nodded eagerly and rushed over. "Thanks!" he said as he took the ice cream.After Jax and Michael said their goodbyes, Jax took a few licks. It tasted so good, he couldn’t imagine anything tasting better. He couldn’t remember the last time he’d had ice cream.