Great. A kid with an attitude problem. Silas had encountered his fair share of those in his lifetime. Didn’t make it any easier dealing with them, though. “You’d be wasting your time?” There was a note of incredulity in his voice, mingled with a bit of laughter. She really thought she was going to wow him with her skills, didn’t she? “Shopping carts definitely wasn’t part of the plan, but go on, kid. Wow me.”
Folding his arms on the roof of the cart, Silas listened to Nick’s plans for affixing a wired cage on the rear portion of the small vehicle. Admittedly, it was a nice change, being on the other side of the fence. Making someone else try and prove themselves to him, rather than the other way around. Less frustration this way. At least for him. Nick’s enthusiasm for the project was hard to miss. He gave her points for that, as well as for the fact that she seemed to have given this project some serious thought.
Silas arched an eyebrow when she finished and asked if he had any questions, with an air of a girl who knew exactly what she was doing. He smirked and then gave a laugh, straightening up from leaning against the cart and moving around to study the intended place where the cage would go. “Just one: How does a kid like you know all the planning and shit that’s gotta go into a project like this?”
He stroked his chin thoughtfully for a moment. “It’s not a bad plan, actually. I knew shopping carts wouldn’t fucking work here, but my original plan had been to find some of those wired animal cages that were about the right size and try and weld ‘em to the back part here.” He thumped his knuckles against the back of the cart. “Only problem was findin’ a cage the right size.”