Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Going going gone



Sometimes, Henry felt he had mega strength. He'd never felt this strong before. Sometimes, everything zoomed by. He could hardly stand it. But there was Alf to catch him if he did fall. Nobody else could.

What was the deal with Shan? He was ignoring him, lately. Especially, at school. But then Henry forgot about him. There were new things to do. Going out with Alf. The parties. It was nonstop. Kind of like at home. He didn't even care how his Dad felt about his short comings. Like, skipping school. Late nights. Some nights he didn't come in, at all.

"I swear, I'm going to call the cops on you!" That was his Dad's thunder. It only made Henry laugh. He'd get in his face hoping his dad would hit him so then he'd call the cops on his Dad.

"Child abuse!" Henry would scream back in his face, leaving his Dad baffled. Still in the end there was no controlling Henry.

Before he knew it, his parents had Aidan and Audrey over.  That was a laugh, too.

"Is this an intervention?" Henry's irresistible smile prevailed. What were they complaining about? Wasn't like he was hurting anyone even if he'd missed a few days at work. They could talk until they were blue in the face, for all he cared.

His Dad rummaged through his room. Nothing. There was nothing to cause alarm because Henry took what ever Alf gave him. Henry really had his parents going crazy.

"You know, we can't afford rehab." It felt like the funniest joke ever. He could handle this. He could. Especially if he had Alf around, to keep everything golden, pulsing through his veins. There were fleeting moments of his life he'd soon not take a second look at, because his life was fine. It was everyone else's that was terrible.

6 comments:

Cafe Fashionista said...

Henry really needs some help. :(

Sara Gerard said...

Poor Henry! Who is going to get through to him?

ivy's closet said...

Wow, he's off the deep end. But I think there are certain times in our life when we can really act like an ass and not even know it.

Anonymous said...

My brother was like this with my Dad, when he was this age.

Linda said...

I hope he snaps out of it.

Caitlin and Megan said...

He's headed for trouble.