Wednesday, December 1, 2010

December 1, 2010 - The Aquarium Room

Prompt: Is it dangerous to . . .?

Source: The tallest guy in my math class

He glanced at the two figures beyond the aquarium partition. Tiny blue fish sent shimmers over the silhouettes in the next room. "Isn't it, you know, a little dangerous to leave them alone together?"

Fatima smiled at him. She shook out her hair, admiring the way the light from inside the giant aquarium played with his bone structure. She could not for the life of her remember his name.

She leaned in, touching his arm. "They'll be fine, I'm sure. They're responsible adults."

He raised his eyebrows. "You told me Tanner threatened to kill Ethan. That sounds responsible to you?"

Fatima gave a slight, apologetic smile. She had forgotten about letting that tidbit slip. "They're big boys, they can handle being in the same room."

He turned away from her, looking through the aquarium again. The water was too misty to see the boys clearly. Fatima tried to win his attention back, but after a while she stopped trying.

The party had wound down; she picked up a few cups to throw away. When she walked back into the aquarium room the boys were still there back behind the glowing fish. Fatima sighed. Hadn't they caused her enough trouble?

She walked in, "Ok, boys, break it up. Time to go h -" and stopped. The plastic cups dropped to the floor.

Notes: I'm back! And officially eight minutes late - not a great way to start December, I know, but I may have made up for it in the fact that this month's weather forecast has already been posted to the blog. Be sure to check it out!

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