5. Annoyingly Kind-Hearted
Mikey thought his search for nude scenes was about to bear fruit when he heard his teenage son clomping down the basement stairs. He quickly switched to the History Channel.
"Hey guys," Devin said. Repugnant jumped up, wagging his tail furiously. Repulsive started purring. Devin reached down and scratched two sets of ears. Repugnant rolled over to have his belly rubbed. "Dad, don't forget Tiffany has a soccer game tomorrow."
Mikey wanted to scream. He got it. He'd missed Tiffany's play. She had been devastated. The fight with his wife had been epic. His rage passed quickly. He knew Devin was looking out for him, his mother, and his little sister. Miss the soccer game and the house would explode. 'God bless the kind hearted,' Mikey thought, 'no matter how annoying they might be.'
He drained his beer and said,"I won't forget."
Today I will be grateful for kind-hearted people, no matter how annoying they might be.
Mikey, Repulsive, and Repugnant (c) 2016 by Ken Montrose
Mikey, Repulsive, and Repugnant is a work of fiction. Any resemblance between the characters and anyone you might know is purely coincidental.
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