28. A glimmer of light
Maybe everything is not quite as black as Finn remembers it? … maybe there’s a glimmer of light in the dark?
Finn is biting restlessly in his pencil while looking at Tom. Tom sits peacefully with his homework … he’s very hard to figure out.
What’s up Finn? Tom asks
A sudden urge makes Finn ask if Tom wants to go look at the stars?
A little later they are out in the grass …
Finn points and retells one of Grandma’s stories about the universe.
Two young boys … for a moment united by the dream of a better future.
Only the stars were their witness.
But everything has an end …
…. and the dream ends on earth again.
Finn yawns indifferently while Tom without a word gets up and leaves.
Jeff! Sometimes he looked completely absent when he looked at Angelo …
…. other times his gaze was tormented and full of pain.
Jeremiah mocks him…. why are you so musty Jeff? …has anyone peed on your candy?
The reaction was pretty surprising …
Jeff gets up slowly ….
…. and leaves the room with heavy trailing steps.
Angelo finishes his homework and goes down in the basement and plays his violin.
Ooooh I wonder if Jeff likes Angelo? And if he’s being such a bully to the other boys in the orphanage because of his own insecurities? Hmm… in that case Angelo would be a great influence on Jeff to turn him from a bully into a decent human being…
Well! …. no comment on that 😉