by bob county
And we couldn't be happier..
| "I'm really worried about Henry. He just spends all his
free time on his computer. Doesn't he have any friends?"
Zoe gave gaga eyes to her husband. The old man ran his hand
through his long gray beard as he read the Times. He stood up
slowly and walked down the long creaking hallway to his son's
"What are you up to boy?" the old man's voice grumbled
as he entered the small room with one large paned glass window.
"I'm building a virtual universe. I want to have some laws of physics,
but most of it is chaotic. what-ya-think?" Henry leaned back and
revealed a hologram of spinning galaxies. "Oh? Did you remember
to balance the time continuum? It wont last long without that."
The old man snorted a laugh and patted his son the back.
"Oh-poke-me-with-a-stick! I almost forgot about that.
But, look dad. There's a little speck of a blue planet with sentient
intelligence. Maybe, they'll send me an e-mail?" Henry giggled.
"Dinners ready!" Zoe shouted down the hall.
"Probably pea soup again." the old man sighed.
"Smells like chicken." Henry said and left his experiment to
evolve and possibly think.
Zoe brought out the bowl of soup with a big ladle and placed it in the
center of the small round kitchen table.
"I wish you start dating. You have to find a nice girl and make us
some grandchildren." Zoe said to Henry as she spooned out his chicken
soup. "Ma! I have an entire universe to design in my room. That's billions
of grandchildren." Henry poked his spoon into his bowl and stirred.
"Lunar is a nice girl. I've invited her to dinner" Zoe gave a Cheshire Cat smile.
Lunar sat at the small round table sipping her soup with wide eyes.
Henry continued to stir his soup. The old man read his Times and smoked
his pipe. "Well, Lunar those are some pretty gold earrings." Zoe inquired.
"Gold is very common actually, like diamonds the market is artificially
inflated." Henry remarked. Lunar eyes looked over at Henry then back at
Zoe as she sipped some tea.
"Oh, Apollo. You are the light that brings life.
You rise in the western heaven and take the cloth
of darkness upon the land.
The lion comes forth and the serpent is reborn
with the shedding of skin.
You create according to thy will; being alone in the
heavens." Lunar made an incantation.
The old man put down his paper and took a long sip of his tea.
"Your one strange girl." he said squinting one eye at Lunar.
Lunar smiled at the old man and bowed her head, shutting her eyes
to reveal painted eyes. Zoe cleared her throat; "Would you two
like to be alone?" She nodded at Henry.
Lunar and Henry sat silently sipping tea alone at the
kitchen table. "Let's take a shower together." Lunar said excitedly.
Her eyes were as wide as they could be. Henry choked a bit of tea.
"Okay." he gasped. The two young lovers were playfully coupling
in the bath shower next to the kitchen sink as Zoe cleaned the
table. Zoe could see their feet and ankles behind the small encircling
bath curtain. She smiled and took a sip of her son's tea.
"I suppose they'll be making another Godson."
The old man snorted from his chair in the living room. He liked
to smoke his pipe there and listen to the radio. Zoe sat down on the sofa
and caught up on her Vanity magazines with some tea and biscuits.
It was a very pleasant afternoon. . Masterpiece Theater played
Chikoski Thunder Bay.