“David!” she snapped, “Watch your mouth!”
They pulled into the parking lot with a lurch, and before David could even unbuckle there was a uniformed officer at his door, standing there, just waiting, his face unreadable as David looked through the window at him. He was a huge block of a man, with about as much charm and flattened facial features that appeared kind of odd.
“Aren’t you two getting out?” he asked, his usual exasperated tone leading the way. His parents didn’t reply right away, though his mother did look as though she was doubting their reason for being there. What was the big deal? It was just another hoax, another crack at affecting so-called wayward teens that were victims of parents that thought they loved their kids but were too busy to love anyone. Sure he had everything he needed and wanted, but he didn’t care about any of it. He didn’t care about anything really, since his parents were an annoyance and his life was a joke.
“Get out of the car,” boomed the voice of the uniformed officer. His voice wasn’t that loud, but he was forceful enough that it sounded like he was right in the car with them. Looking around the parking lot David could see that others were stepping out of their cars as well. But there were no parents stepping out that he could see. Looking to his parents one more time he shook his head in disdain.
“Whatever you guys,” he said with a scoff, “Just don’t be late picking me up tomorrow. I’ve got an online game I need to get on and if you make me late for it I’m going to be really mad.”
“Please consider the value of this David,” his mom said, sounding near to tears.
“Mom, shut up.”
“Get out of the car, now!” boomed the officer.
“Alright, alright! Shit!” David said, opening the door as the officer stepped back. Looking around again he could see at least six more people and half as many officers, but he couldn’t figure out how they’d gotten there so quick since he couldn’t remember seeing anyone approach. As soon as he was out of the car the engine fired up, and right as he closed the door his father hit reverse and was making his way out of the parking lot. David saw the the other cars were doing this as well, wasting no tie in leaving as their kids looked around, amused smiles on their faces as they too were likely wondering why their parents thought this was going to be an issue.
“Pussy,” David said to his parents’ car as they drove off.
“What did you say?” boomed the officer in front of him, who was now right in front of him, his face lowered so that David could see the fierce scowl he wore. Dark grey eyes regarded him from beneath bush-like brows as the officer’s scowl looked like it could curdle spoiled milk and make cottage cheese if he wanted. David grinned at the thought.
“Are you smiling at me boy? Do you like me little boy? Huh? Are you falling in love with me?”
“Hell no sir!” David said, standing to attention with the same mocking grin on his face as he loosened up in the next instant, still grinning.
“Oh, you think you’re a funny guy, huh? Hey Sarge!”
“Oh boy, here we go,” David said, rolling his eyes. In the next instant his eyes were bugging out of skull when he felt a large, heavy hand wrap around the back of his neck and force his head down, down, and down some more until he was staring at the officer’s belt buckle. What the hell was this happy horseshit??
(to be continued)