Magic Sands: Chapter 1: Calling
Chapter 1: Calling
“Erin! Would you get your dumb ass down here before you break your fucking neck!”
A redhead man looked down from the ladder he was on, letting out a mischievous laugh. He adjusted his glasses as he closed the book in front of him and placed it back on the large book shelf.
“Come on Terry, I’m not that bad.” Erin stepped down off the ladder with ease, he lifted his hands up to show he was safe and sound on the ground in front of his worried friend. “See, I didn’t fall? Now stop worrying.”
Terry ran a hand in over his shiny bald head, it glistened in the imitation light. The old friend sighed, looking over at the youth with tired eyes.
“I’m gonna die of stress because of you.” He let his eyes wander up to where Erin was lingering. “Still studying up on Egypt huh? You know, I could recommend some college AP classes you can take now.”
Erin shoved his hands in his pockets, his school uniform dusty from his time up on the old bookshelf people hardly touched any more. His mismatched brown and blue eyes wavered in a hidden joy.
“I can’t believe this is my last year in high school.” Erin’s lips started to quiver as he looked over at the old man. “This is the last year you will be my teacher. What am I going to do without you?” A fake and loud cry escaped from the youth’s lips, causing his teacher to pinch the bridge of his nose to let his stress out.
“I don’t know? Die or something because you NEVER look where you are going…” Terry started walking, leaving the old section of the library and having Erin close behind him. The youth was about to say something, but was quickly silenced when he smacked into the corner of a bookshelf. “How in the hell am I gonna let you go out in the wild like this. Look at you!”