An Old Man’s Advice

The days had flown by since Marietta got the job at the garage and Lucifer had yet to grow tired of her being around. He finally adjusted to her personality change between school and work. She wasn’t Marietta at school, but only Chad’s girlfriend. At work was when she was Marietta, the girl that Lucifer had caught glimpse’s of, that no one else noticed.

“What the hell are you staring at?”

His words hit Lucifer back into reality. He down at the man sitting on the floor, holing a tire that ha
torn the axel off an old jeep.

“Oh, it’s nothing.” He struggled to keep his eyes off them. He watched Marietta slide into the passenger seat of Chad’s car.

“Don’t bother lying to me boy. You aren’t fooling anyone. I see you looking at her.” Larry stood up and walk over to the back tool wall, wiping grease off his hands.

“I don’t know what you’re talking about.”

The old man laughed, “No, of course you don’t. But I do.” He paused, looked Lucifer over before sitting on an old stool. Lucifer watched the foam peep out of the tear as Larry put his weight down on it.
“You know, if you never tell her then nothing will change.”

Lucifer stared at him with a complacent face. He was fine with how things were. Nothing would change and they didn’t need to.

Larry shook his head in pity at the young, stubborn boy. “Here’s some advice from an old man whose lived a lot longer than you. If you find a girl like that and manage to get her attention, you don’t let that go if you feel the same for her.”

“What are you talking about? She seems pretty happy with Chad.”

“She doesn’t seem that happy to me. Whenever he drops her off, she can’t wait for him to leave so that she can talk to you.”

“Now how do you know that?” He stared at the man unsure if he was trying to make fun of him, playing min games to make him suffer.

“I can see things that you can’t. Do you really think it’s him she wants?” Before Lucifer could answer Larry was pushing him to the door. “Now go get your girl.”

He felt hands put pressure on his back and heard the door shut behind him.

Crazy old man. It’s pointless to try. She’s forgotten me.

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