Demon Neighborhood Kid
I hid under the table only to see their Dada’s face. I met his eyes, but he seemed not to meet mine.
“You know, I don’t see them clearly, but I’m sure that this is human shaped. Is this Tommy?”
I ran from the table into their rooms. I try to lift my feet to be quiet, but I’m too nervous and would stumble on a step. Tony and Toby were yelling so loud that it didn't even matter how loud I was. The brothers were trying to persuade their parents that it was just the weather, a trick of the light, and some other thing.
“Dada! You need to go to the doctor! This might be cancer!” I heard Tony yell.
“Dada! There’s nothing there!” Toby yelled after.
I hid under Tony’s bed, One of his contingency plans and wanted everything to die down. I waited for what felt like forever, until I saw their feet come in view. They closed the door behind them.
Toby’s face appeared in my view. “It’s okay now, he’s good.” He whispered to me.
I peered out from the bed. “But how?”
“I don’t know, but maybe it’s my persuasion skills.” Tony whispered.
“He had cancer?!” Toby hissed at him. ‘That scared me!”
I don’t think this worked. Their Dada’s eyes looked like it was piercing through me, soon enough I’ll be found.
I cut off their whispered arguing. “Guys, I think I should go.”
“No, don’t it’s fine. Dada left for the day.” Tony whispered to me.
“Really it’s fine,” Toby reassured in hushed tones.
They assured me, and I pretended to go along.
We talked in hushed tones until it was time for me to leave.