Tuesday, August 10, 2010

finding the source

"I don't know why you were with them, anyway?" Eric told Ian a few days later when he and Syd were over having a family dinner.

"It just sort of happened." Ian shrugged.

"The fight?" Eric winced. "Steve was never like that when I knew him. He was odd, of course. But he never got physical."

"Well, he says he knew I was your little brother because we walk alike." Ian mentioned with a smile.

"Yeah, he picks up on those kind of things. I've been wondering about him, but seriously, I'm just too busy to think about going over to see him. Didn't he get a job at a car dealership, cleaning cars?"

"I dunno." Ian shook his head. "He's been banned from the computer lab at the library for looking at porn."

"Great." Eric sighed. "Well, just stay away from him, and Tori, too. She sounds like a real winner. They are both in a sad way and really, you don't need that."

"What can I say, there are freaky people that come to the library." Ian looked at him blankly.

"Yeah, the world is full of freaks." Eric nodded. He took Evan from Syd then. "And I'm getting a degree so I can work with them." Perhaps he didn't say that right, but he felt more sure than ever that's what he wanted to do.

"You sure that's what you want?" Ian winced.

"Well, there is a need for special ed. teachers. And it feels right. Hopefully, I am right for the job." Eric shrugged. He felt pretty good about his job now at the home. He hardly stressed over it, anymore. They did get along, and he cared about about everyone he worked with.

"So are you going to talk to Steve?" Ian wondered.

"I dunno." Eric thought talking to Steve's parents might be the better idea.

7 comments:

ori said...

I'm glad Eric and Ian have each other. I know Ian looks up to Eric.

Sara Lynn said...

Eric is a good guy, Ian should listen to him.

Cafe Fashionista said...

Ian is lucky to have Eric in his life. :)

Abby said...

Tori and Steve are quite ... troublesome, it seems.

lucy and sarah said...

I'm glad Eric is his brother.

ivy's closet said...

I'm glad he talked to Eric about Steve.

A Way To Describe Me With No Words.... said...

It's nice that Ian can talk with his older brother and told him about Steve. He seems like some creeper. Talking to his parents could either make things 100% better or worse.