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Parker Fitzgerald
Ya, that's not going to happen here...
Thu Feb 8, 2018 20:56

Parker had started to actually eat again, after talking to Kyte though not as much as he normally would have. At breakfast he had eaten a lot more, but missing almost an entire day of meals meant he was pretty hungry and had almost run to the Hall to get something to eat.

He was loading up his plate hearing others talk about Jozua Sparks covering someone in sparks. It seemed to be quite the talk of the middle years, and Parker felt a bit sad that he couldn't ask Cleo about it.

He was getting out of line when he saw her walk in. She was looking at her feet, and looked almost like she was afraid that people were watching her. Parker paused momentarily thinking that he was simply imagining her there, but there she was.

Parker almost yelled out from excitement, but the way she looked made it seem like she wanted to sink into a wall or jump into the wishing well. The wishing well! Parker almost dropped his plate to run back to his room to get the present he had brought back, but decided instead to talk to her quietly.

Something in the way she was looking at the floor tempered his excitement in seeing his friend was actually going to be at school after all. She had a few sandwiches in her hand and was still looking at the floor. She looked like Parker used to when John Jr was trying to get his attention. Focused, slightly sad and slightly angry, but trying to ignore everything else. Parker walked towards her, leaving his tray of food at his table deciding to use a technique his brother used to use that was almost always effective, blocking the direction of walking.

As Cleo looked up Parker broke into a big smile, he couldn't help it, he was just so happy to see his friend.
"Hi Adventure buddy," Parker said quietly, "I was worried I'd not to get see you this year."

Parker looked at her for a moment and then motioned to the table with his giant plate of food, "Come. Join me. Tell me about your summer. Or," Parker began to pick up speed, "If you don't want to talk, I can talk about my summer. The good, the bad, the ugly. How my sister wanted to meet you. How I learned more about gardening for gardening club. The adventures I had, the stories I learned" Parker hadn't moved, but he realized that his mouth was running in excitement.

"Sorry. Just happy to see you. How are you doing?"

  • Avoid, avoid, avoid!Cleo James, Tue Feb 6 06:02
    On the face of it, avoid everyone forever seemed like a pretty solid life plan. She hadn’t dealt with any of the things that had been thrown at her over the summer, and she had no idea how she was... more
    • Ya, that's not going to happen here... — Parker Fitzgerald, Thu Feb 8 20:56
      • I'm pretty determinedCleo, Fri Feb 9 08:01
        It was Parker. Of course it was Parker. She hadn’t really thought she could avoid him forever but she’d just wished it so hard that she had almost believed it. Why had she made such a big deal at the ... more
        • What...just happened?Parker, Fri Feb 9 09:56
          Her words and her rushed aside were so fast that Parker stood still for a few seconds trying to understand what was happening. He wondered if this was what it was like when he had to distance himself ... more
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