Tuesday, 4 February 2014

The Arch Enemy.

Walking kids home from school. From behind us we hear a little voice shouting:

"Emily, Emily, Emily!"

We turn around to see a smiley lad and his dad waiting to cross at the lights. Suddenly Emily's eyes narrow and she shifts her body into a defensive stance:

"Isaac. My Arch Enemy....."

The smile disappears from the boys face as he mimics her stance and replies:

"Yes. I am."

They stare at each other motionless, as if waiting for the other to make the first move, then the lights at the crossing change and suddenly Emily smiles and skips off as if nothing happened:

"Bye Isaac"

Boy crosses the road smiling:

"Bye Emily"

Me and the boys Dad exchange a WTF look and know we just got a glimpse into an entirely different world.