SxM: I'll Take Care of YouSxM: I'll Take Care of You4 years ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
"Happy birthday to you! Happy birthday to you! Happy birthday dear Steeein! Happy birthday to you!" the group of friends sang to a now sixteen year old Stein.
Stein looked absolutely bored with some slight agitation accompanying it. Spirit had insisted that he have a party for his birthday; something he didn't want AT ALL. Sure he was sixteen but he saw no reason to celebrate it. Why bother? It was just one year more of aging; one year closer to dying.
"Stein! Open my present first!" Spirit cried with exaggerated enthusiasm.
Stein nonchalantly took the painfully brightly wrapped package from Spirit's hands and lazily removed the paper. Opening the box, Stein groaned in disgust at the sight.
"Come on! Show everyone what you got!" Spirit urged.
Stein wasn't going to argue; not this time; he just wanted to get this party over with as soon as he could so he could be alone and proceed with some unfinished experiments.
Stein began to take out the different items in the box: regular condoms,