Five Card Story: Filial Obligations

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a Five Card Flickr story by R. Nelli created May 16 2013, 02:43:08 pm. Create a new one!

flickr photo credits: (1) bionicteaching (2) bionicteaching (3) Serenae (4) Danny Nicholson (5) spacedlawyer

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"Ohhhh! Look at the bunnies!" squealed Kristie, leaning down do view the brown and white rabbits in the little cage. "Can we get one? Can we get one?" she begged Derek.
Derek frowned, looking at the rabbits, and shook his head. "No," he replied. "Mom would kill us if we brought something home. Remember what happened with the frogs?"
Kristie promptly burst into tears, her two year old face screwing up into a sob as Derek pulled her along past other booths, stopping to glance at the tanned animal hides in a nearby stall. Kristie pulled away and ran to some steps, hiccuping as she clung to the iron railing.
Derek chased after her, calling "Look, Kristie! Over there!" pointing to a pen of exotic animals. Rabbits forgotten, Kristie ran towards the pen, looking at the beautiful cheetah in it's little enclosure. Derek frowned again, not liking that the wild creature was penned up as part of a traveling show. Before he could question the man in charge of the sad menagerie Kristie was pulling him away, towards the horse barn. Inside, riders cantered around the ring in a blur of motion. Grabbing his sister's hand, he threaded his way towards the stands. "No! No!" cried Kristie, "Potty! I hafta potty!"
Derek sighed and revered course, glancing at his watch. Still more than an hour till Mom's shift was done at her booth and he could pass Kristie off and go find his friends. He sighed again as Kristie tugged him towards the ladies room. It was going to be a long day.
It was going to be

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