PICARD: A Man and His Boy Ch.33More Like This
“You guys are absolute idiots, I hope you’re aware of that,” Picard chastised his companions. With his boy by his side, he and the others casually strode along the park: the same park they had fed the ducks and experienced their first big blunder.
Keyona huffed and shoved her hands in her pockets. “Thanks for the encouragement, buddy.”
“I’m serious,” he went on, clasping his child’s hand as if in some fear he would slip away on him, “You both could have gotten arrested. You could have gotten me arrested!”
“Don’t forget about me. I hardly even know these two,” Bane piped in. He gestured a thumb over his shoulder to Audrey and Micah, who had strayed a short ways behind them: likely in an attempt to keep confrontation at a minimum.
Picard ignored him and pursued his complaining, not bothering to look at anyone in particular. “I don’t understand what the big deal is, an
PICARD: A Man and His Boy Ch.32More Like This
The soft warm light of the morning had gathered in the bedroom many hours ago, but the brightness finally managed to prod into the androgynous man’s unconscious eyes. He stirred from his sleep and opened them into slits. From beneath the blur of his wakefulness, he could see the golden beams of light bouncing off the walls. Then everything faded into blackness as his eyes closed back.
Something about this felt familiar. He did not know why and he did not wish to think too hard on it, but it did. He brushed it off and tried to go back to sleep. He did not have anything to do today so a little more wasted energy would harm no one. Right?
Wait… shit. he let out a quiet groan.
Of course. He had almost forgotten about the boy and his birthday plans. Picard had known he would be regretting the decision, and he certainly was in that particular tired moment. After the previous day’s escapades he was exhausted and the last thing he wanted to think ab