Author's Notes: This is set when Jyou and Koushiro are younger (and
know that they didn't know each other at this age, but I don't care,
it just fit the story. ::grins::)
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Two figures both stared silently at the monster before them. The two boys, one eight and the other six, gazed at the horrid thing, unable to move for fear that the thing would attack themÖ
"You kill it," the older one breathed, as he pushed up his glasses very slowly.
"Nuh uh, you kill it," the smaller one whispered, pointing his a chubby finger at his taller friend, "Youíre bigger."
"I _HATE_ insects."
"I donít like insects any better."
"I thought you liked flying bugs."
"That oneís different. That oneís GROSS."
"Theyíre ALL the SAME. They all have the yucky insides and they all go "CRUNCH" when you step on Ďem."
"So go kill it!"
"Itíll eat me."
"No it wonít."
"Yes it will. I saw it on the TV. A big ugly monster Ė just like that one Ė ate someone. Itíll eat me."
"Insects donít eat people. The stuff on TV is fake."
"Oh, okay. You go kill it then. If you get eaten, itís not my fault."
"They donít eat people!"
"You infuriate me sometimes."
"But how do I Ďnothingí you?"
The older boy sighed while keeping a wary eye on the HUGE monster that was still standing before them.
"Just forget it Koushiro."
"Iíll tell you later."
"OhÖ okay. So, you going to kill the icky monster?"
"I thought you were."
"Me? I thought you were. Iím little. Itíll eat me."
Another long-suffering sigh.
"I REALLY have to go potty. NOW."
"But the monster is in front of the bathroom."
"Thatís why you have to kill it."
"But itíll eat me!"
"No it wonít."
"Yes it will!"
"No it wonít!"
The monster decided to scuttle towards them.
"ITíS GONNA EAT ME!"
The two boys ran to get away from the HUGE monster, but instead they ran into each other.
And of course they fell.
"Can you get off me please?" Jyou asked as he looked at the bundle of Koushiro that had landed on top of him.
"Oh, okay. Sowie." Koushiro replied, carefully getting off his friend and dusting off his little corduroy overalls.
"Can I go to the bathroom now?"
"Yeah. The monsterís gone."
"Yay!" Koushiro yelled happily as Jyou opened the door to the bathroom for the little redhead.
As the blur of six-year old dashed by, Jyou looked around cautiously for the monster. He didnít want the monster to jump out of nowhere and attack them! The teacher had asked him to take Koushiro to the bathroom, and he didnít want to return with the little boy all scratched up and stuff.
Satisfied that the monster had disappeared, Jyou waited patiently as Koushiro "went potty" as the little redhead liked to call it.
"I need help. I canít reach the knobby things that turn on the water, Iím too short."
"Oh, okay, Iíll be right there."
And so Jyou went in to help his little friend, all the while missing the SMALL, cowering cockroach quivering in the cornerÖ