Something I wrote earlier this month, kinda kiddy, but I think thats the point.
He ran across the cool grass, the dew on the ground soaking his feet. The air was cool, and the sky clear, a slight breeze blowing across the field. Simon’s focus was on the kids running just ahead of him. They had all been playing a game of tag tonight on the church property, this was about a acre of land behind a small church building. It was a quiet town, having many churches and a few cemeteries. The game had gone on for the past few hours, the adults where busy with important “Church Business”. The kids were past exhausted, but kept playing, mostly due to the fact that at this point there was nothing else to do but run, and run they did. Simon had taken off his shoes, in the hope that this would help him be “sneakier“, and he always enjoyed going barefoot anyway. The people running from Him were mostly girls, and a couple of his brothers. They split up, his brothers heading back in the direction of the church, and two of the girls running towards the huge tree that dominated the landscape. Simon chose to go after the girls, mostly because they were girls, and at his age that meant they would be easier to catch, and the prospect of chasing his brothers was something he did everyday. He had four brothers to be exact, they were a close nit group, growing up isolated from other kids their age, this had been a good thing allowing them the develop close bonds, and a moral code that rivaled the knights of old.
The girls ran behind the tree, thinking that Simon hadn’t seen them, this was not true, as Simon slowly made his way towards it, making sure not to be seen.
”Gotcha“ He yelled as He taped Megan on the shoulder. This in-turn alerted Kelsey to His presence, which caused Her to make a valiant attempt to run. It was in vain as Simon quickly caught Her pant leg, sending both of them to the ground.
”Hey, thats not fair“ She said, letting Her irritation at being caught show through.
”How is that?” replied Simon, a lop sided grin spreading across his face.
“Well I don’t know, but it still is” said Kelsey, now Kelsey was a bit of a whinier in the opinion of just about every kid this side of the Rockies, and getting Her way was not only mandatory, but the wisest thing to do in most situations, due in part to a very short temper, and a mother with an ever shorter one.
Simon watched as Kelsey continued to fume about the unfair treatment She was receiving, then turned to face Megan, who was also grinning, their eyes met, and for a brief moment they just stood like that ignoring the world around them. Simon thought about the way the moonlight shone on Her face, making Her look ever more beautiful than normal, if such a thing was possible. They quickly went back to the task at hand, which was to somehow get Kelsey quiet so the other kids didn’t find them, but for the rest of the night Megan was all He could think about, this was the brightest moon in His life.