Enough risks taken

by Bartimaeus
originally published at 11:08AM on Thursday, July 31, 2008

We all began laughing, though Rose and her mother looked slightly confused. My dad and I watched Cash Cab on the Discovery channel all the time, but we’d never thought about being part of the show. My dad and Rose’s mom sat in the front, while Rose and I sat together in the back.

As the cab began to move forward, Rose leaned closer to me, resting her head snuggly upon my shoulder. I wrapped an arm around her, pulling her closer as my chest began to explode with fireworks.

My dad and Rose’s mom answered most of the questions, with an ocassional suggestion from either Rose or I. But we mainly focused on each other, knowing it wouldn’t be long before we wouldn’t be able see each other.

Unfortunately, the cab soon came to a stop in front of the Blue Hill restaurant at which we’d eaten earlier. The cab driver turned around, explaining we could either take the money we’d earned, or risk it all for a bonus question. Eventually, we decided that enough risks had been taken for the day, and took the money.




  • from THX 0477:

    Kind of a fun nod to T.V. stuff while keeping it focused on the characters and other events in your tale.

  • from .:band baby:.:

    so their eating at the same restaurant?! hehe. not that the parents really know that.

  • from Blusparrow:

    Yey! They won! Woo! How much did they win? lol! I like the fireworks part =)

  • from Flute Loop<33:

    hahaha now his dad doesnt have to pay for food!

  • from penguincaptain18:

    lol Flute Loop. No I guess he doesn’t. I agree with THX . You did a great job staying focused on Tyler and Rose while also keeping the parents in the story.

  • from Dreamer:

    One little note tho- in the last ficlet, BB said her Mom went to get her car, so she wouldn’t be in the cab w/them.

    Otherwise, I agree with THX and PC18

  • from Dreamer:

    wait, that was TYler’s mom. JUST KIDDIN !
    lol. My bad.