A tour of the Orphanage

by Bartimaeus
originally published at 12:07AM on Wednesday, July 16, 2008

His hand was firm and cold as it eveloped mine in the handshake.

“Well, Tom.” he said, lowering his glasses so I could see his eyes, “Why don’t you and your cute little friend give me a tour of the orphanage? I’m on a lunch break from work, so I got eh… about an hour to kill.”

I could see the delight spread across Laia’s face as she smiled sweetly at Rob. She grabbed his hand eagerly.
“Ok, we’ll show you the whole place!”

For the rest of lunch, Rob, Laia and I walked around the orphanage, with Laia doing most of the talking.
“That’s the playground.” she said contently, pointing out the window to the monkeybars and swingset, “Tom and I always play together, or we sit on the steps and talk.”
Rob nodded and raised his eyebrows.

“So, is Tom your boyfriend?”

At that moment Laia and I looked at each other, before laughing hysterically and almost falling to the floor. Rob looked surprised, “What? He’s not?”
Laia got up.
“We’re just friends, we could never be boyfriend and girlfriend.”

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Comments

  • from Just another writer:

    the last part is cute….i still don’t like this guy >=/

    ..want me to let a bird loose in his face? XDDDDDD hahhahahahha he won’t be able to sleep cause he’ll be afraid he’ll wake up blind.

    ...for everyone else? i’m no crazy, that was just an inside joke.

  • from Mistress Elsha Hawk:

    I love the last paragraph where they laugh hysterically and declare they’d never be boyfriend and girlfriend. So innocent and just plain cute. :)