I was looking through some old pictures of mine and saw one of them with Elrod Purvis with his son (in the fics) David. Then, this funny little voice in my head suggested I write a story about EP and his family returning to MKC. Well, I just hope you´ll enjoy this story.
Elrod moaned sleepily and lifted his head. He blinked as his tired eyes adjusted to the dark and he saw the dark shape of David. The 3-year old kitten stood, his old ragged plush-dog Softy tugged close to his chest. Elrod yawned a little.
“Hnnng, David, what are you doing up?” He took a short glance at the alarm clock. “It´s 3 in the morning. You should be sleeping.”
David tugged Softy closer. “I can´t sleep….it´s so noisy….” he muttered.
Elrod got out of the bed, only clad in a pair of soft grey boxers and kneeled down beside his son. “Noisy? How noisy?” he asked softly as he gently laid his hands on David’s shoulder.
David’s gaze shifted from the window in the room and back to his dad. “Very noisy. Why do we have to be here, daddy? I wanna go home!!” he whimpered.
Elrod sighed. He knew David was right. Due to the years of him living as Dr. Viper in the swamps and growing up in the country, he had completely forgotten the sounds of night from the big city. And, it was all because of his job. Elrod knew there would come a day when he would return to MegaKat City; he just didn´t know when. His boss, the headmaster of Kemberton Ville laboratories, had told him that, as he had gotten the job of the head-leader of one of the main chemical lab departments, he had to go to MKC in order to settle things there due as the former leader of that department had retired a few months ago.
“Let’s see what you mean with “very noisy”, champ,” he muttered, using the kitten’s nickname.
He picked David up and placed him so the kitten sat comfortably on his left arm. Then, he walked over and slid a curtain aside by the window. He blinked a little at the lights from the city, and he could see now what David meant about noisy. Someone was throwing a wild party nearby, and cars and buses kept passing. He looked at the kitten, giving another sigh.
“We can´t go home to Kemberton Ville, David. I got my job to take care of, and the same with your mother. We’re going to stay here until we know when we can go back,” he said and gently wiped away some tears on the kitten’s cheek. “It´ll be OK. It may be a long time before we can go back to Aunt Sam and Mick, but we´ll live through it, right, champ?” he said gently.
David looked sadly down at the floor, then nodded slowly. “I guess so…,” he muttered.
“You´ll get used to it in the end. Wanna sleep with mom and me? That might help things,” Elrod gently asked.
The kitten nodded slowly, tugging Softy close to him. Elrod pulled the curtain back into place and walked back to the bed. He gently placed David on the bed, then crept under the bed-cover too.
Kathy murmured and looked up sleepily. “Nnngh, what is it?” she asked sleepily.
“David couldn´t sleep,” Elrod responded softly.
The kitten laid, already asleep, curled up close to him, hugging his stuffed toydog. Kathy smiled and crept closer so both she and Elrod formed a “nest” around David with their bodies. “Well then, let’s try and see if we can get sleep. We’ve got a lot to do tomorrow,” she said.
Elrod nodded and pecked Kathy on the cheek and stroked his hand over David’s arm. David yawned and snuggled closer to his dad. Elrod then laid down slowly and looked at his wife. “To think we´re back in the big city,” he muttered.
She nodded. “Think anyone remembers our old selves?” she asked.
Elrod shrugged. “I don´t know. It´s been a long time.”
Elrod yawned. “Well, we better get some sleep,” he muttered.
She nodded again, then carefully leaned over and kissed her husband on the lips. “I love you,” she whispered.
He kissed her back, gently cradling her cheek in his hand. “I love you too.”
Out in MegaKat City, nightlife went on as it always had. Happily unknowing of the old enemy, who this time came with peace…
OK, short one, I know. I´ll write more, I promise! Call this the first part of my “Short Stories” (with no point at all) series. Inspiration: Kevia “El Sitiu” America “Where Do Unicorns Go” (from “The Last Unicorn”) maintheme from “Gladiator” “When You Believe” from “The Prince of Egypt”
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