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Wally and Stanley O'Malley
What's flirting?
Sat Feb 25, 2017 16:14

Wally blinked. There was a big kid talking to him. He glanced at his brother sitting on the ground beside him, but Stanley didn’t seem particularly phased by the big kid, too occupied by his snack.

Mom said it was bad to talk with food in your mouth, so Wally chewed and swallowed quickly. “Yeah,” he answered quietly beneath the chatter of the event. He looked around nervously and realized he was probably too quiet, so he repeated himself, this time a bit louder. “Yeah.”

His folding chair - unlike his brother, Wally wasn’t very fond of dirt and things, so he had asked for something to sit on instead of just plopping down - wasn’t too far from the booth, where his mom and dad still currently stood, and also where the falafels were. “They’re over there,” he added, pointing at the booth. “If you want one.”

It was now, halfway through his treat, that Stanley seemed to become aware that there was a conversation going on and that he wasn’t involved in it. And Wally was! That was unfair. Stanley tugged on the big kid’s pant leg to get his attention. “Hi! I’m Stanley!” he declared. “Are you here to be our friend?”

  • Probably flirting with disaster.Simon Mordue, Thu Feb 23 18:06
    Simon had learned to hide it, to conceal nerves behind a solemn expression as though he were merely a very serious and refined person instead of a nervous one, but he did not think he could blame all ... more
    • What's flirting? — Wally and Stanley O'Malley, Sat Feb 25 16:14
      • ...Someone else will tell you when you're older.Simon Mordue, Tue Feb 28 12:11
        The small child appeared shy. Simon could sympathize with that, and hoped that the child was not one of the heirs in his family, too. People expected the one with the main property to be the face of... more
        • When?Wally and Stanley, Tue Feb 28 19:26
          Stanley looked at the hand offered to him by the big kid for a moment before remembering what he was supposed to do with it. Then he reached out and grasped on, his grip pretty solid for a kid his... more
          • When you're thirty, maybe.Simon, Tue Feb 28 22:23
            Simon withdrew the pamphlet as Stanley declared it boring. Well, it had been worth a try. Things then apparently decided to get worse as the other one curled into a ball at being asked his name... more
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