I once met a family, well actually only the kids, quite a strange bunch. They said Dad was a busy man, so they were often alone. I asked about Mom, and they just shrugged their shoulders and shook their heads.
I got a chance to have a brief word with them each, at least most of them, pretty interesting kids.
The conversations I had:
"Hi, I'm Patrick, they say I'm the eldest but no one knows who really is." (I noticed a drop of blood on his arm so I asked what happened). "Oh my stupid brother Fred pricked me with his dumb yellow pin he wears... and by the way don't listen to a word Luke says, he's a dunce". (He turned to leave immediately, and I noticed some foil in his back pocket with the wording -va slightly visible)
"Hey, Fredrick here. What's hangin'?" (I almost didn't reply, I couldn't help but notice he was staring intently at my watch). I asked if he needed to know the time. "Nah nah, (he started to leave) by the way, our brother Bobby is dead, so you ain't gunna meet him." (And then he left, he still had that pin on, so you could see the little red shine from Patrick's blood).
(Curious about the one who passed, I decided to bring it up to the next kid). I asked Dan what happened to their brother Bobby. "It was bad... whole body ripped apart. They say it may have been some sort of wolf or wild animal... My sister Susan actually blamed me, can you believe that? I loved Bobby, just hated that he always got the attention for being the big guy, our protective brother..." (As he left I couldn't help but think about how unfortunate that is... and why did his sister blame him?)
"The name's Luke, sorry about my other siblings. If you've got a question just ask me, I'm the smart one. But, don't listen to them when they tell you I'm the worst." I asked why they said that and he avoided the question, instead informing me that, "Oh our sister Gale doesn't feel like talking to you". And he walked away, not so helpful after all. (I glanced over at Gale and noticed a light blue ribbon in her hair, but she looked away when we made eye contact).
The last one I talked to was the girl named Susan. "Hey there. (She spoke soft, and was seemingly analyzing me, as if there was something she wanted to figure out about me)". I asked why she blamed Dan for the death of their brother but she dismissed that saying, "They're not important to me right now", as if they recently upset her. It seemed she gave me one last look-over before also walking back, not sure what that was about.
As a last attempt to uncover some info about Bobby I called over to them and asked what he was like. I only got a muttering of words from Patrick. I picked up a couple things like "An-" and "Frus-".
I was very confused by this group of siblings; I almost wanted to call for services to get them some help for them but by the time I looked down at my phone and back up again, the not-so-normal group was gone.
Who are these kids?
First of all, emphasis is important.
Did Dan say wolf with some excitement, or was I hearing things?
The way that Bobby died seemed pretty important, but why?
Colorfully hidden details, yet right in front of you.
God I, could go for some candy right about now.