Jesus Take the Wheel [OPEN] Jun 5, 2020 23:43:40 GMT
Post by Grey Lawe on Jun 5, 2020 23:43:40 GMT
It was just another day in early summer. The time was about four in the afternoon. The professor of business, Grey Lawe, drove his Ford F150 down the road, holding the steering wheel with one hand and a smoothie in the other. He kept his eyes fixed firmly on the road ahead, not looking as he raised the straw to his lips and sucked in the fruity goodness that was his drink. It would also be his dinner. If he didn't work out well, he didn't eat much.
A small ranch home in West Point had been all he could reasonably afford and sustain in Silverdale. It was a three bedroom with two baths, so it was far more room than he needed. One room was set up for Iris and the other for Blue, though neither were very personalized. The kids barely stayed inside when they came for the summer.
They'd be here in the coming weeks. Grey still taught summer classes, but he'd hire a high schooler or even a community college student to watch the kids for him. If possible, he'd get his usual. She always did a great job, and the kids loved her.
He was thinking about all that business when an animal cross the road in front of him. Though he was still looking, he wasn't really seeing, as the drive from work to home was second nature for him. Instinct kicked in, and whatever the furry thing that flashed before him was was too big to plow through. He turned the wheel, cutting the truck off the road and into the woods, slamming his foot on the break at the same time.
The truck roared indignantly and the tires screeched. It flew down the embankment towards some trees, but stopped before hitting.
In fact, all at once, everything stopped--except for the slamming of Grey's heart in his ears. He stared in front of him for a long, shocked minute.