|Noah (sweven) wrote in genome_project,|
@ 2012-05-07 18:55:00
|Entry tags:||cait baines, may 2012, noah riley, prompt table 1|
Who: Cate Abernathy & Noah Riley
What: Running into each other
Where: corner grocer, East New York, Brooklyn
When: May 7th, 2047
It was Monday evening and the sun was still shining. The sidewalks were flooded with people, coming home from work, going to work, basking in the rare vitamin D, and asking for change. Noah held Evie on his left hip and had Ruby tagging along to his right, a tiny hand wrapped around her father's belt loop, so she wouldn't be swept away in the current of bodies. They wove expertly through the crowds and slipped into the dark, unnamed grocery store they frequented. The shelves were only about shoulder height, but the shop was big enough to have a relatively wide selection of goods - and the cashiers knew the girls, and would let them help bag. And it was usually empty of other people - a blessed thing in this city.
Ruby, her hair cut sharp at the chin, skipped ahead in the tutu and Batman shirt she'd dressed herself in this morning before school. Noah set Evie down, so she could follow her sister toward the milk aisle. He adjusted his tinted glasses and checked his pockets quickly to make sure he'd brought along his cigarettes and wallet. The hard squares he felt through his work pants told him he had. - He'd just gotten off work and had relieved Laney of the girls, so she could get ready to head in for her nightshift. He didn't mind. He liked taking them shopping. They did most of the work.
"Don't forget the macaroni, Rube," he reminded his daughter, raising his voice over the short shelves, where he saw her little head bouncing by.