Kevin Wilson's little sister came up to me in school this morning right after homeroom and, standing in the hall right in front of Mr. Magill's history class, she told me she loved me and was sorry that her brother caused my arm to be broken. She stood there looking at me from behind her thick glasses and braces in a fruit stripe zebra colored dress that hung on her like it was probably her big sister's clothes and I didn't know what to say so I didn't say anything at all.
"N.B and Leslie, up in a tree...." Terry heard it all and he was right on top of Leslie Wilson and me right when she said it, and when he got to the "k-i-s-s-i-n-g" part, she ran away and Terry laughed like he was the funniest guy in the world. I heard later that she was crying and didn't really know what to think about the whole thing.
"Shut up, you dick." I told him and looked around quick to see if Mr. Magill was standing just inside his door the way he usually did, monitoring the hall like a cop to catch us kids cussing or to keep kids like Terry from being stuffed into their lockers. I smacked Terry hard on the shoulder with my casted elbow like a move I once saw in pro wrestling called a pile driver and he barked and cried like a dog when it's begging and I thought maybe he was gonna cry.
"You're the dick." Terry said it back to me a little too loud and that brought Magilla the Gorilla out of his classroom to clamp his big furry hand down on Terry right smack dab on the spot where my cast just hit him.
"You've just earned a detention, Terrence Little." Mr. Magill was pissed.
I leaned over to Terry who stood with his mouth wide open and I whispered, "dick" and went into class to learn about the Huns.
3/28/2005 | perma-link/trackback