April 25, 2012
Harts (2) - Round 21
Julianna smiled at her Mom. "No problem. I like helping you."
Julie felt her heart squeeze. Her little girl was so dear to her heart!
"Stop touching me!" Julianna whined.
"Not touching... not touching..." Fletcher droned as he swung his arms around like a zombie. "I'm going to eat your brain."
"MOOOOM" Julianna screeched.
"Outside!" Julie yelled. She had to finish this chapter before work in the morning!
"No I'm not. I'm wearing a shield," Fletcher argued.
Kennedy dropped his arm. "Come on, Fletcher! Quit cheating!"
"I'm not cheating!" Fletcher yelled. "Cops and robbers is dumb!"
Julie came close. "There's something I have to tell you about our pets..." she tried to begin.
"Did they get sick? I fed them last night before bed! Did Julianna give them chocolate again?! I hate her!" Fletcher worried.
"No, no, sweetheart. Loxy and Pie got into a fight last night..."
"Are they okay? I should go see them!" Fletcher turned around to go.
Fletcher stopped and turned around. "Gone?"
"I'm sorry, Fletcher. They'll find new homes."
Julie's heart broke watching her son beg for his beloved dogs back, but her mind was made up. She didn't want to see him hurt, unintentionally or not!
It can't be true, Fletcher thought. They can't be gone! Wiping the tears from his eyes and avoiding his Mom's arms, he ran outside to the backyard.
Fletcher sobbed on his Mom's shoulder, mad at her, mad at the dogs, and mad at the world in general.
Fletcher just turned his head to the side & pretended that he didn't hear a word as he grabbed his backpack for the bus.
Freddie said it was just a stage and to give him time. But, Julie was worried.