Listen Up

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Listen up by Sierra A. Slinger

"This world is so fucked up, son."

Crap. He's awake, and that means you're probably in trouble.

You close the front door quietly behind you, and move slowly towards the living room, pausing at the door. He's sitting in the armchair, the one that isn't facing you, and you can only see one of his arms hanging over the side. You hesitate because you don't really have enough gut to go any further.

You were really late, and you thought for sure that he'd be asleep, because sane people were usually in bed by eleven, and it's 2 a.m. But no, the asshole had to sit around and wait up for you, probably drinking himself to all hell, and, yeah, that's alcohol you can smell in the air, which is great, just great. You guess it's pretty sad, though, because you can see two untouched boxes of pizza on the table, and there's Hitch, your favorite movie of all time, sitting right there on top of them. He probably planned out a whole evening of bonding, and suddenly you feel like the worst son on the entire planet, because you actually kind of are. You are the worst, it's you.

Crap.

"Shit, sorry, dad, I meant to get home sooner, but Daniel set all his clocks back four hours, because he's an jerk, and he said he wanted to know what it would be like to live in Hawaii, or some place. Okay, I forget what he said exactly, not like it matters, because all that comes out of his mouth most of the time is the most refined brand of diarrhea, which comes with-"

"This whole... fucking world," he mutters , cutting you off. Well, shit. He's drunk, "Is so fucked up. Hey, sit down."

You sit down. Right across on the couch, where he can see you and you can see him. You shove your hands into the pockets of your jacket, wearing it inside, because it's freezing in this house, its probably colder in here than it is outside. Your dad hardly ever…...

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