18. Like Family
“You’re a little villain!” Lori said, as she walked from the garage into the basement. Tiffany jumped up from the couch, depositing an unhappy Repulsive on the floor. Repugnant stood on his hind legs, pawing the air and wagging his tail furiously. Lori scooped him up, and the dog tried to lick her face.
Tiffany wrapped her arms around Lori, almost knocking her over.
Devin, just a half a step behind Lori said, “Anybody happy to see me?” He smiled. Lori was still carrying Repugnant when she and Tiffany made a beeline for the stairs, on their way to Tiffany’s room. Devin bent over to scratch Repulsive’s ears. The cat purred, and Devin said, “Ditched again, buddy. It’s OK. Tiff needs a big sister right now, even if she’s not really related. Not yet.”
Today I will be grateful for people who are like family.
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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