Tuesday, August 10, 2010
finding the source
"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.