A short story of one young man’s unexpected mission
Leroy was a shy young man and kept
to himself most of the time. Leroy attended St. Columban Elementary school with
his brother Butch and his sister Ana. St Columban was a Catholic school located
in the small town where he his parents have moved their family too. The area
Leroy lived in was a new housing development and had numerous homes in the
process of being built.
morning while Leroy was getting his lunch ready, he decided to would also
include a soda with his lunch. He graps a soda out of the refrigerator and
starts to wrap it aluminum foil. His brother Butch ask what he was doing. Leroy
in from his brother of his plan of taking a soda to school and is wrapping it
in foil to help keep it cool. His brother laughs and says enjoy your warm soda
at lunch time.
Leroy and his siblings headed out for
the bus stop 20 min before the bus arrived. While they were waiting the bus,
Leroy notice a beer laying on the ground. He picks the can of beer up and
immediately comments that it is unopened. He looks at his brother and says we
should give take this home and put in the fridge for his parents. Butch looks
over to see that the bus was at the stop before theirs and says; there is not
enough time. Leroy quickly opens his lunch box and takes out the soda wrapped
in foil. He unwraps the soda and wraps the beer up in it and puts both the soda
and beer back in his lunch box. The all get on the bus and head off to school.
Leroy sat nervously in class all day, he knew that if they discovered
there was a full unopened beer in his lunch box, there would be heavy
consequence. Leroy kept looking over at the coat room where his lunch box was.
He wanted to make sure no one messed with his lunch box.
time arrived and he picked up his lunch box and went straight to were they
always ate lunch. He carefully opened his lunch box, just enough to get out his
sandwich and soda. Making sure no one had a chance to notice the beer wrapped
in foil. He specially had to watch out for the lunchroom helpers. Parents that
come in during lunch times to help keep an eye out for unruly kids. The Lunch
time bell single the end of their lunch time, and the start of the next. Leroy
heads back to his classroom with his classmates and to put away their lunch
boxes and off to recesses the class goes. Luck was in Leroy’s favor today; his teacher
happens to be the playground supervisor for the day and she always locks the
classroom door when no one is in there. So, his secrete is safe for now.
Leroy has made it through the school
and is now headed home with his siblings. But there is still the bus ride home.
If the driver found out he could still inform the school what has happen. When
Leroy was seated, his sister Ana come up him and asked him if he still had that
beer. Leroy was stricken with panic, and in a low voice said yes and do not say
that so load. Luckily no one heard her.
Leroy arrived home and removed the
beer from his lunch box and put it in the refrigerator with the other beer his
parents drink. The only problem was, the beer was a different brand. Leroy hops
his parents do not noticed that.
Now Leroy’s parents where strict and
Leroy was a little apprehensive to how they will react. They would either scold
him or make him do manual labor to teach him a lesson.
mom arrives home from work first, she does her normal greeting and ask everyone
how there day went. Mom opens the refrigerator and immediately noticed the off-brand
beer and ask where this beer come from. Leroy knew he better just tell the
truth and explained to his mother that he found it at the bus stop this morning
and put it in his lunch box. His mother gasp loudly and says you took a beer to
school. OH MY GOD do you know what would have happen if you were caught. I said
you would have gotten a phone call from school. She the stats laughing and in a
very stern voice, do not ever do that again.
Few hours later, Leroy’s father arrives home from work. He opens the
refrigerator and the ask the same question, but it was directive towards
Leroy’s mother, where did this beer come from. She looks up and says ask your
middle son that question. He then turns towards Leroy as he sat at the kitchen
table doing homework, son where did this beer come from. Leroy told him what he
did that day. His father looks at him says Oh shit and says do not do that
again and starts laughing and takes the beer out of the fridge, opens it and
enjoys a cold beer with a big grin.