2019 … 1201 … The Old Man … The Boy

The boy was born into a Christian household … His father was a Christian minister … and when the boy was eight or nine years old his family developed a friendship with another family wherein the father in that family was also a Christian minister … The two families lived some forty or fifty miles apart and they became friends … The boy had no older siblings, only two baby brothers … In the other family there was a daughter … and they … the boy from the one Christian family and the daughter from the other … were the same age … exactly the same age … born hours apart … The boy didn’t like her … When the families had dinner together she got to sit at the big table while he had to sit at a table in the kitchen with her little brother … two years younger … The little princess! …

Time passed … The boy had become the young man and the girl had become a young woman. … The two families hadn’t seen each other in six or seven years … The boy … and the girl … were now seventeen … and it was announced by his parents that her family was coming for a weekend visit … just over a Saturday night … What was he going to do? … She … the girl … the one that was exactly the same age … exactly the same age as him … Would she still get a seat at the big folks table in the dining room while he had to sit in the kitchen with her little brother? … two years younger than him and maybe not such a bad dude now but there were also his … the boy’s … two younger brothers who would be in the kitchen as well … the little brothers were eight and six … So would she … the girl … sit at the big people’s table and he … the boy … at the kids table with all the little brothers?

So her family arrived … And the little brother wasn’t even with them … and the boy’s little brothers sat in the kitchen and he … the boy and the girl … the young man and the young woman … sat at the big people’s table and they sat across the table from each other and all he could think was that she was beautiful … he was actually thinking luscious … lascivious thoughts … very blonde hair … pale alabaster skin … petite … just plain cute … what he wouldn’t give to be alone with her …

Dinner conversation … dessert … His father … “Young man, you could invite the young lady to go to a movie?” his father said. … He … the young man … couldn’t believe his ears … he stared at her … his own father was urging him to ask this young lady out … Thank you, Lord! …

Finally he stammered … “Wou … Would … you … like to go to a movie?” … There, he’d said it. … She smiled, “Sure,” she said, “what’s playing.”

“I think The Pink Panther is playing over in Freeport. Wanna go?” he asked, relaxing a bit now.

She blushed, “Sure, I guess”

They set out in the preacher’s ‘62 Ford Fairlane 500 for the movie ten miles distant in Freeport … where they were detained just at the edge of town at a railroad crossing … long train … time to get to know each other … twins by different parents? … horny? … (Aren’t seventeen year-olds always?)

“Do you really want to go to a movie?”

“No.”

“What should we do.”

“I know a place.”

“Go”

They got to the place. It was deserted. Clothes were shed helter-skelter … “Do you have protection.” … “No, it’ll be okay.” … “We stop here without protection.” … A rush trip into town … No one the boy … the young man … knew had protection to give …

The boy … the young man … the old man he became … say … Good Night!

  1 comment for “2019 … 1201 … The Old Man … The Boy

  1. 2 Dec 2019 at 03:59

    Good ending!

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