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Second, if no one else is going to submit, I will close the contest folders. If you're just late, let me know and I will keep them open. Remember, there are separate folders; one for dragons, the other for Generator Rex.
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It was a birthday present.
The kite was old, like everything else his father bought for him. Vintage, that was the word he'd said it with pride. As if age had made it even better.
He'd bought the kite from a little chica back in the Amazon basin, the last time he'd checked on the Nanite Project. It'd been handmade, apparently, with plenty of care.
Noah ran his hands along the wood, letting his fingers fall into the holes time had torn into the kite fabric. The gift was a peace offering, he knew, his father making up for all the Lil' League Basketball games when he was nothing but an empty spot on the bleachers. Care and a single present, Noah figured, was pittance for all the birthdays the man had missed.
"You weren't there for me,"
"I'm sorry, son," His father ran tired fingers through his rapidly-greying hair. "I mean, with the Project taking up this much time, I..." He paused, catching himself. "Wait. This is your birthday, right? I-I didn't miss it, did I?"
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Noah looked around his bedroom as though the solution to helping his friend was written on the walls.
His eyes fell to his bed and an idea came to him.
"Rex, do you trust me?"
Rex shifted and looked up at Noah. "Always," he answered.
Despite the seriousness of the situation, Noah smiled at his friend.
"I am going to ask you to do something...strange, but I think that it will help you," Noah said gently.
Rex stared at Noah, gaging whether or not the blond was sincere.
There was another strike of lightning and Rex whimpered.
"What is it?"
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Noah felt heat rise into his chest and face and steeled himself to say what his plan was.
"I want you to get in bed with me," he said bluntly.
Rex blinked rapidly. "Huh, why?"
Noah chuckled nervously. "When I was younger I was afraid of storms, too. I'd run into my mother's room and she'd wrap her arms around me and sing to me until I fell asleep." Noah admitted, feeling exposed by revealing one of the few memories of his mother he had. "Well, maybe...maybe we could try doing something similar," he stammered while waiting for Rex's response.
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Rex uncurled his arms. "It's worth a shot."
Noah watched as Rex stood up from the desk chair and headed to the bed.
Rex paused as he stood in front of it and took off his jacket and toed off his boots. "Um, where do, where do you want me?" he asked shyly.
Noah swallowed and stood up as well. "Uh, let me get in first," Noah said, walking over to his bed. There was a flash of lightening and Noah found himself being crushed from behind as Rex's arms wrapped around his midsection as the thunder crashed around them.
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Noah staggered back at the added weight and leaned against the spiky hair teen to maintain his balance.
"It's okay, Rex. I'm here," Noah said, lightly patted Rex's arm.
"I know." Rex released the blond but refused to look him in the eyes. "Sorry."
"It's fine." Noah said, reaching down he pulled back the covers and flopped in as normal before he realized there was no room for Rex. With a blush forming on his face as Noah began bouncing up and down as he shifted over.
Neither teen spoke as the sound of bed springs squeaking filled the room.
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"Um, you gotta lay on your side a second so I can get the covers over us," Noah explained, breaking the silence.
"Okay," Rex replied, seemingly grateful to be doing something other than worrying about how he had been marveling at the way Noah's eyes shone in the darkened bedroom.
Noah did as he said and lifted the blankets over them both.
"What now?" Rex asked, automatically placing his head on the dip between Noah's shoulder and chest. Noah shivered as the bass in the EVO's voice vibrated thru him.
"Get comfy?" Noah asked and started giggling at the suggestion.