Chapter Three of

Oh Yes Travis


David and Travis both lay on David's bed for several minutes of comfortable silence.

"Do you want to stay for a week or so? It is the summer and we just got out of school like, two days ago?" David asked Travis, hoping his love would be willing to spend more time with him.

"Yeah, sure. Just let me call my mom," Travis said.

"Okay, let me ask my mom, too," David told Travis.

David and Travis both ran out of the sunlit room and downstairs, into the kitchen. David handed Travis the phone and ran into his mother's bedroom.

David didn't have a father, not anymore. His father disappeared when he was five. He had left for work in the morning and he never came back. He had been put on the missing persons file. Still, he hadn't been found since. Travis knew about it. He never talked about it because he knew it bothered David.

"Mom, could Travis stay for like, a week longer? He's calling his mom right now. Would it be okay with you?" David asked, slightly frantic.

"Well, yeah. He can. Just make sure he has enough clothes for the week, honey," Karen said to David.

"`Kay, mom, thanks," David said very happily.

He ran out of his mother's room and into the kitchen.

Travis was smiling.

He told David, "She said yes. She said she'd bring over more clothes at six.

"Speaking of time, what time is it?" Travis asked.

David turned around and looked at the clock on one of the white walls of his kitchen.

"Ten," David replied.

Karen Tennel walked into the room.

"David, honey, I'm going to go out to see your grandmother. She just called and she said she needs me to help her with something. I might need to stay the night. Will you two be okay alone for the rest of day?" Karen asked.

"Yeah, mom, we'll be fine," David said.

"Okay, well, I'm gonna go right now. I'm just going to take a few things," Karen explained.

"Okay, mom," David said.

Karen walked out of the kitchen and into her room.

She packed up a few things into a black bag and walked out of the room.

"Love you, David, bye," Karen yelled as she closed the front door.

"You know what this means, don't you?" Travis asked.

"Yeah, we're gonna play some games today. And I don't mean playing video games... not that. We'll be playing a different kind of game. How about... strip Twister to start with?" David asked.

"Sounds like a lot of hard work," Travis said.

"Let's go get the stuff to play," David said.

"Oh, and the loser has to blow the winner," David told Travis.

They ran upstairs.

David opened up his closet door and pulled out Twister.

They were going to have A LOT of fun...

Don't cliffhangers just suck?

Now, go on to the next chapter! You'll like it!