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Timothy’s Terrible Prompt Stories - 8. Prompt 332 Try it again, and I will kill you!

- with one small modification in the first line.

Parents can be as bad as brothers.

An Eric POV chapter.

“Try that again, and I will kill you!”

Eric sat up and grabbed for the sheets, which Rob had ripped down to expose the substantial morning wood tenting his boxers. His brother had burst into his room disgustingly early for a Saturday morning and taken him by surprise.

Rob smirked, unrepentant, “Dreaming of Nelson, huh?”

There was no way Eric was going to admit he had been doing exactly that, still half asleep and happy. Good thing he had put his boxers back on after spending half an hour last night fantasizing about his handsome new boyfriend.

“Get lost!”

“How can you say that to your awesome brother, who managed to set you up with the cutest guy in West Hill High?”

Eric was unable to come up with a suitable reply and chose to ignore his annoying brother. He got out of bed, collected his clothes and stalked off to the bathroom. After a long shower he went downstairs and found his family getting ready for breakfast. His dad was making coffee and fresh orange juice, his mom was cooking bacon and eggs, and Rob was laying the table.

After some general small talk during the meal, his mom asked, “What are your plans for today, boys?”

Before Eric could say anything, Rob grinned, “Well, I have a baseball game at two, but Eric is going on a date!”

Their mom shook her head at him, “Rob, you should let your brother decide what he wants to tell.”

“If I didn’t help out, you wouldn’t even know he likes guys. Or that he wanted to join the drama club. And what about the time he fell down from our tree house?”

Eric cringed at the memory. He had tried to pretend nothing was wrong, because even as a ten-year-old kid he hated fuss. But Rob had blabbed as soon as they got inside. Oh well, the cast he had to wear for six weeks, while the green-stick fracture healed, was useful for bashing the head of his stupid older brother.

He suddenly tuned back in to Rob’s litany, “… and if I hadn’t said anything, you would never have known about those guys trying to bully Eric into taking the blame for the broken window.”

“Yes, thank you, Rob. We’re well aware of your laudable instinct to shield your brother from harm. But right now you’re preventing him from telling us his plans for today,” their dad said.

Suddenly all the attention was on Eric. He quickly shoved some scrambled egg in his mouth to gain time. But this gave his mom a chance to come up with more questions.

“Did I hear correctly last night? Do you have a boyfriend?”

Eric nodded and glared at Rob. His brother shrugged and mouthed ‘Sorry’.

“Is he coming here today? We’d like to meet him.”

The horrified look on Eric’s face, still stuffed with egg and bacon, made Rob chuckle, but then he tried to help his younger brother out.

“Mom, I’m not sure Eric and Nelson are at the ‘meet-the-parents’ stage yet. They only started dating yesterday.”

“Nelson, is he the junior who's in your drama club?”

Eric nodded again and wanted to curse his mom’s excellent memory, together with Rob’s big mouth. She had seen the Christmas play, and even if he and Nelson hadn’t had any scenes together, his boyfriend’s name in the program was apparently enough.

“How old is he? Seventeen?” Oh shit, she was going into interrogation mode.

“Yes, Mom.” Eric didn’t think it would help to point out that he was more than half way to sixteen.

“And I assume Nelson is … out?”

Eric nodded and tried not to look at Rob. But of course his brother couldn’t resist the chance of butting into the conversation.

“He sure is, Mom. In fact, Nelson came out to the whole school last year by being the prom date of the GSA president. But I think he’s been out to his family and friends for several years. He’s also known for not tolerating any kind of bigotry, and he has plenty of martial art skills to enforce his views. With Nelson as his boyfriend, NO ONE will dare harass Eric. Not that I would let them, anyway!”

The blond teenager hid his face in his hands. Why did Rob always have to blab and stick his nose into Eric’s business?

Their dad cleared his throat, “Ehm, that’s good to know, Rob. Now, maybe you could tell us your plans for today, Eric. Is Nelson picking you up? And when?”

“No, he doesn’t have a car. I thought maybe Rob could drop me off at Nelson’s house on his way to baseball. We might go with Jasper to see Rob’s game. Jasper is Nelson’s best friend, and he plays baseball too. Nelson suggested seeing a movie tonight, but we haven’t decided yet.”

Eric thought he’d managed quite well, until he saw his mom’s face. Why did she seem concerned?

Rob got up, grabbed his plate and glass and went over to the dishwasher. He was shaking his head frantically behind their parents’ backs, as their mom asked her next barrage of questions. Eric had no idea what his brother was trying to tell him.

“Which movie theater are you going to? How will you get home tonight, and at what time?”

“We’ll probably watch a movie at his house. Nelson said I could stay the night, if I wanted.”

Behind his mom, Rob face-palmed himself and shook his head sadly.

“Eric Alexander Perry, there is absolutely no way my fifteen-year-old son is staying the night with his boyfriend who’s two years older, and whom we haven’t even met!”

Eric gulped in surprise at his mom’s sudden outburst. Usually, she was fine with the rare occasions where he had asked to stay the night at a friend’s house. He stared at her in confusion for two long awkward seconds, and then a couple of explicit gestures from Rob made it clear what she was worried about.

He went beet red and stuttered, “What, no, we’re not going to…” before the embarrassment got too much. He leapt up and stormed upstairs, knowing he was being silly, and it might ruin his plans. But he was simply too mortified to solve the matter of his parents’ permission right now and needed time to think. Their exclamations of concern and Rob’s laugh followed him.

He heard his meddlesome brother tease, “Way to go, Mom. Now you’ve put ideas into his heads.”

Don't kill me for taking such a long time to get to the date. :lol: 

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Nice Job!

 

Have I mentioned how much I LOVE Rob? Well, let me tell you Rob is one of the greatest human beings in the world! Everyone should have a big brother like him!

Eric is so cute and clueless, I could see the heat rise in his cheeks when he figured out what his mom was scared of.

Perfect balance Timmy.... I get Rob and Irri gets Eric! :rofl:

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On 11/12/2014 08:43 AM, Carlos Hazday said:
Nice Job!

 

Have I mentioned how much I LOVE Rob? Well, let me tell you Rob is one of the greatest human beings in the world! Everyone should have a big brother like him!

Eric is so cute and clueless, I could see the heat rise in his cheeks when he figured out what his mom was scared of.

Perfect balance Timmy.... I get Rob and Irri gets Eric! :rofl:

Bloody Hell that was fast ! :lol:

Glad you liked it, and that Rob meets with you approval. But isn't it a bit weird that you get the straight guy and Irri gets the gay boy ?

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I am absolutely delighted with Rob and Eric's parents. They're awesome, specially when they stomp on Rob. I can only imagine the hand gestures Rob was making behind his mom's back... Hee. And I don't mind being Eric. He's got a clue about how normal people behave, i.e. not giving away other people's business to everyone!

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On 11/12/2014 09:19 AM, Irritable1 said:
I am absolutely delighted with Rob and Eric's parents. They're awesome, specially when they stomp on Rob. I can only imagine the hand gestures Rob was making behind his mom's back... Hee. And I don't mind being Eric. He's got a clue about how normal people behave, i.e. not giving away other people's business to everyone!
Good observation. I have the feeling Rob and Eric's parents have years of training in acknowledging the good qualities of their eldest son while trying to create a space for their introvert youngest son.

Yeah, those gestures... LOL

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Oh Rob, always the helpful, eager beaver type - this line makes me laugh every time:

 

“Mom, I’m not sure Eric and Nelson are at the ‘meet-the-parents’ stage yet. They only started dating yesterday.”

 

I just hope Eric's rash action of storming off doesn't upset his mom to the point of putting the kibosh on Eric entire Saturday. She could, you know.

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On 11/12/2014 09:49 AM, AC Benus said:
Oh Rob, always the helpful, eager beaver type - this line makes me laugh every time:

 

“Mom, I’m not sure Eric and Nelson are at the ‘meet-the-parents’ stage yet. They only started dating yesterday.”

 

I just hope Eric's rash action of storming off doesn't upset his mom to the point of putting the kibosh on Eric entire Saturday. She could, you know.

Yeah, you're right. But hopefully Rob's comment will make her feel bad about assuming the worst of her innocent son. She may still say no to a sleep-over, but surely not the whole date.

Time will tell. :)

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Tak for den store grin!

Rob is so wonderful--Eric just needs to pay a bit more attention to what his brother is doing--he clearly tried to warn him about what to say to their parents. :) He can be a great help to Eric on the parental front, even if he does sometimes say too much.

Can't wait for the next one!

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On 11/12/2014 10:09 AM, ColumbusGuy said:
Tak for den store grin!

Rob is so wonderful--Eric just needs to pay a bit more attention to what his brother is doing--he clearly tried to warn him about what to say to their parents. :) He can be a great help to Eric on the parental front, even if he does sometimes say too much.

Can't wait for the next one!

Yes, Rob's rather protective and helpful, isn't he? Even when it comes to shielding Eric from trouble with their parents. I'm sure he'll try to convince them a sleep-over would be quite innocent. Only - I'm not sure it would be, or that his parents will be convinced.
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Damn, these two brothers are hilarious. I think Rob is a pretty typical big brother. Embarassing and protecting his brother. Eric is a lucky boy.

Their parents are pretty cool but to have your mom think about you doing stuff with your brand new boyfriend ... ew ...

You're giving us well written and entertaining glimpses of these guys.

Thanks.

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On 11/12/2014 11:38 AM, dughlas said:
Damn, these two brothers are hilarious. I think Rob is a pretty typical big brother. Embarassing and protecting his brother. Eric is a lucky boy.

Their parents are pretty cool but to have your mom think about you doing stuff with your brand new boyfriend ... ew ...

You're giving us well written and entertaining glimpses of these guys.

Thanks.

You're welcome, I'm glad the story continues to entertain.

I guess parents sometimes thinks too far ahead, but on the other hand if they don't, it may be too late for the safe sex talk or whatever. In Denmark the sex debut age has beeen pretty consistent around 15-16 for decades, don't know how it is in US.

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You already know I love Rob. I really liked “Way to go, Mom. Now you’ve put ideas into his heads.” I don't think Eric needs his mother for this, still it will make her cringe. hahaha

You can take your time as long as it is this entertaining. :)

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On 11/13/2014 03:42 AM, aditus said:
You already know I love Rob. I really liked “Way to go, Mom. Now you’ve put ideas into his heads.” I don't think Eric needs his mother for this, still it will make her cringe. hahaha

You can take your time as long as it is this entertaining. :)

Thanks aditus, your example (and AC's encouragement) has me doing my best to write fun dialogue and cheeky stuff. Glad you noticed the 'heads' LOL.
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You can take as long as you want as long as Rob is in the chapter. Rob's natural inclination to be helpful is adorable and hilarious...as long as you're not Eric...I wonder how many times a day Eric plots Rob's demise lol. I loved the line about the second use for the cast...banging Rob on the head didn't do much good though. I can't get enough of Rob...you have done such a good job of creating so memorable a character, Tim and I applaud you for that. I envy Eric because my older brother was just a pain in the ass with no good intentions at all. Keep em coming, buddy....cheers...Gary

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This proves that Rob is not only the older and stronger brother but also the smarter ;-). I think you have what they call a 'break-out' character ... maybe Rob deserves a spin-off? I can create another cartoon if needed ...

I missed that 'headS' - gorgeous. I am sure mum missed as well though. So Rob is not only order, stronger, smarter but also incredibly funny. Can I keep him?

JAR

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On 11/14/2014 03:32 AM, JohnAR said:
This proves that Rob is not only the older and stronger brother but also the smarter ;-). I think you have what they call a 'break-out' character ... maybe Rob deserves a spin-off? I can create another cartoon if needed ...

I missed that 'headS' - gorgeous. I am sure mum missed as well though. So Rob is not only order, stronger, smarter but also incredibly funny. Can I keep him?

JAR

I think you may be right, JAR, Rob is breaking out as a main character, which was not intended at first. But I'll keep him in this story so far. I'll think about handing him over to you at some point. ;)

I'm sure Eric's mom didn't get the joke about heads, the question is, did Eric ? lol

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On 11/13/2014 09:47 AM, Headstall said:
You can take as long as you want as long as Rob is in the chapter. Rob's natural inclination to be helpful is adorable and hilarious...as long as you're not Eric...I wonder how many times a day Eric plots Rob's demise lol. I loved the line about the second use for the cast...banging Rob on the head didn't do much good though. I can't get enough of Rob...you have done such a good job of creating so memorable a character, Tim and I applaud you for that. I envy Eric because my older brother was just a pain in the ass with no good intentions at all. Keep em coming, buddy....cheers...Gary
Yeah, I almost wish I had a brother like Rob too, then maybe I would have learnt how to be teased without going crazy. I hate bullies, but I can't stand even innocent teasing either.

Anyway, I'm glad Rob is still making every one happy, but at some point we'll have to get on with the Date. :)

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Hahahaha Rob is such a great character. One of the reviewers said his desire to be helpful is adorable and hilarious. I could not agree more! :rofl:

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On 04/02/2015 10:43 PM, EagleIsaac said:
Hahahaha Rob is such a great character. One of the reviewers said his desire to be helpful is adorable and hilarious. I could not agree more! :rofl:
Told you there was worse to come, lol.

But yeah, Rob is trying to be helpful, even if he also loves teasing his younger brother. Hell, his whole family.

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If Rob was my brother I would still be an only child by Eric's age :P
As for their mum, well, mum's always jump to the wrong conclusions, I know my mum definitely always did. Of course in her case she may have been right ;) but I was 19 at the time so...
As always great chapter Tim :)

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On 07/23/2015 11:19 PM, Caz Pedroso said:

If Rob was my brother I would still be an only child by Eric's age :P

As for their mum, well, mum's always jump to the wrong conclusions, I know my mum definitely always did. Of course in her case she may have been right ;) but I was 19 at the time so...

As always great chapter Tim :)

Ha, ha, Caz, I loved this review. I'm not sure Rob's character was fully formed by the time his parents had Eric, but in any case I'm sure they're relieved to have a more quiet ssecond son.

Yeah, perhaps Eric's mum did jump a bit far ahead... and perhaps not. :P

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“How can you say that to your awesome brother, who managed to set you up with the cutest guy in West Hill High?”

 

- I laughed so hard at this.

 

“Nelson, is he the junior who is in your drama club?”

 

Eric nodded again and wanted to curse his mom’s excellent memory, together with Rob’s big mouth.

 

- Ha ha ha! See? Mothers know everything!

 

“Eric Alexander Perry, there is absolutely no way my fifteen-year-old son is staying the night with his boyfriend who’s two years older, and whom we haven’t even met!”

 

- Ha ha ha! She even knows what Nelson would try to do!

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On 03/11/2017 10:02 AM, Thirdly said:

“How can you say that to your awesome brother, who managed to set you up with the cutest guy in West Hill High?”

 

- I laughed so hard at this.

 

“Nelson, is he the junior who is in your drama club?”

 

Eric nodded again and wanted to curse his mom’s excellent memory, together with Rob’s big mouth.

 

- Ha ha ha! See? Mothers know everything!

 

“Eric Alexander Perry, there is absolutely no way my fifteen-year-old son is staying the night with his boyfriend who’s two years older, and whom we haven’t even met!”

 

- Ha ha ha! She even knows what Nelson would try to do!

Glad I could make you laugh several times. Writing this chapter made me cringe a bit in sympathy for Eric, but it was a lot of fun too, with Rob being in fine form. :lol:

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