Which is I know typical butthead behavior Im lying awake in the dark on a hot

Which is i know typical butthead behavior im lying

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Which is,-I know, typical butthead behavior.I'm lying awake in the dark on a hot summernight and I'm thinking,Treasure in the sewer?What kind of questisthis, huh?IsFreak completelymaking this up or what?Meanwhile there's this cricket making thiscreaky cricketnoise that normallyis okay, exceptwhen you're trying to fall asleep then it'snotokay, and you want a big can of Raid, send itto Disney World or insect heaven or whereverit is that dead crickets go.Question: How come Freak knows about thisstuff in the storm drain?Question: How come we have to put dirt onour faces?Question: How come three in the morning? .Question: How long do crickets live?Finally I give up. on the first three and workon the cricket problem, but the little critter ispretty clever, it stops cricketing whenever I gettoo close and I neverdofind it and squash itwith my shoe, which I swear I am ready to do,even if crickets are supposed to be harmless.And then after almost forever it gets to be two-thirty and I figure that's closeenough, I'll go upand wait under Freak's window likeI promised.There',sno moon, the sky is dark and empty,57
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Freak theMightyand the back yards are so lonesome it feelscreepy and exciting -the truth is, I've neverbeen out alone at this time of night.I·only fall down a couple of times, whichisn't bad considering how hard it is to see. WhenI get to Freak's bedroom window, he's waitingfor me.."You sound likea car wreck," he says. "Here,you better put on this shirt so you don't glowin the dark."Out of the window he hands me this silly-feeling shirt."Hey wait a minute, this is you mom'sblouse!"Nit's black," he says. "That's what counts. Thecamouflage factor.""Forget it," I say and give him back the FairGwen's blouse.Freak Sighs. "Okay," he says. "Roll aroundon the ground and darken yourself."That's easy, and better than wearing somedumb blouse. "What about you?" I ask, whenI'm covered with dirt, enough so I want tosneeze.Freakgoes, {'Bewarethe Force,earthling," andhe stands up in the window and I can see he'sgot a Darth Vader costume on, except he's notwearing the mask part. He opens the .windowall the way and I lift him out and put him onmy shoulders.He. goes, "Pledge to me your fealty," and Isay, "Huh?" and he says, "Never rnind, there's58Ratsor Worseno time to look up 'fealty.' Just promise you'lldo what I say.""I promise.""Go to the end of the block," he orders. "At-tempt to'conceal us in the shadows."That's' easy, because the street is one bigshadow. It's so dark I can .hardly see my feet,or maybe I got some dirt in my eyes, but thepoint is no one' sees us because there's no oneto see us. You'd never know anybody lived here,let, alone a whole blockful of people, it's likewe re on an empty planet or something.. 'Was the real Darth Vader as tall as this?"Preak asks, from where he's riding high up onmy shoulders....
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