Girl Next Door
Calvin tapped his foot against the concrete curb outside the school, clicking his teeth together as he let out an annoyed groan. Everyone else from his class had already been picked up and here he was, still waiting for a ride.
"I should have known," he grumbled when he saw his sister Lily's car pull up. She rolled down her passenger side window and grinned sarcastically.
"Were you supposed to get here at noon? I thought it was 1," Lily laughed as Calvin threw his bag into her back seat and got in next to her. "So technically, I'm early."
"Ha ha," Calvin said, enunciating each part. "Do you always have to screw around with me like this?"
"Hey," Lily said, giving Calvin a light flick on the nose, "Is that anyway to greet your big sister coming home from college? Come on now." Calvin rolled his eyes and leaned over to hug Lily. "It's good to see you, Cal."
"Yeah yeah, you too," Calvin said, crossing his arms. "Can we go?"
"What's wrong, bad vacation?" Lily snickered again.
Come Eat With Me
The innkeeper had his face buried in his hands while the rest inside, his family and some of the other grateful townsfolk, watched in utter shock. They were all speechless and the inn was full of only the sound of smacking lips and clinking ceramics.
"Ahh," Yung-Lae finally sighed, placing the last bowl she was using on the table. She had a big smile on her face and put her fist in her other palm, nodding toward the crowd. "Thank you so much for your hospitality."
"Of course," the innkeeper's wife grumbled, walking over to the table with the rest of the inn's staff. The table that normally would sit the entire town's leadership and their families was covered in empty plates and bowls as the pleased Yung-Lae sat in the middle, all by herself.
"I should have just let the bandits do what they wanted," the innkeeper bemoaned to himself. "They'd have taken less of my food than this woman."
Yung-Lae placed her hands onto the table and slowly started to stand up, which got almost as much gawk