“So how did
they like the water?”
“I think they loved it, it was nice to see them play around almost like back in
taken both boys with him when they came home from school, showing them his
surprise, ending up being dragged into the water by the both for a game of tag.
mention it to you too?
looked up at his brother, they tended to hang in his brother’s room more than
his. It was slightly bigger, but it was also a lot colder than he had his room.
remember that add I told you about?”
“The shelter one?”
“Well yeah, you mentioned it, but then discarded it because it was too far from
“But… we no longer live at Sulani, we live here… and I may have contacted them
to ask if they still had an opening.”
“They still needed people.”
looked at his brother who gave him a look he had seen many times before. He
knew he had some elaborate plan for all this, but he couldn’t quite see where
he fit into it. Then again, he had been with him for some model shoot’s
already, mostly just watching them, occasionally “working” holding something.
“Well, they need someone that can just be there and give the animals attention.
Living in a shelter is not really what they are made for, so they crave human
“Do really qualify as that?”
chuckled, shaking his head at his brother.
do have hands that can say brush or just pet an animal, don’t you? And you are
trained by Felix to kitty cuddles so why not?”
“I guess I can try?”
“Good because I may have already said yes for both of us and we will start in a
month’s time, they didn’t have time to train me in what I needed to do right
“So, you said yes to them first, and then asked me… why?”
“Because then you couldn’t really say no.”
shook his head, he did like the idea though, it was a good reason to get out of
the house, and perhaps feel like he had some use. If nothing else, he could
hopefully make a bunch of cats and dogs and maybe other animals feel a little
better with their day.
notice that guy looking at you at the library?”
“The red-haired dude, Crazy Ron I think they called him.”
“Yeah, he has been staring at you every time we been there, me too, but mostly
looked at his brother, not really sure where he was going with it, he hadn’t
really noticed it at all, he had however head the name used when he was there.
time we go, I guess I’ll try and notice.”
“Heh, I’ll believe that when I see it, you get lost in the books there in seconds.”
chuckled, as his brother wasn’t wrong, but there were just so many books there
he had never seen before, so it was hard not to.
Rylans plan will work?”
“Yeah, getting Hayden out of the house, doing something that feels important?”
“Mhm, I think it will be good for him.”
at each other as they walked. They both heard Rylan and Hayden discuss it
sometimes when they were doing homework, where Hayden would always just shrug
his shoulder knowing a normal job was not something he would be able to do. So,
they hoped perhaps his brothers idea would be just what he needed.