He sat in the diner with his uncle Ted. He didn’t want to be there with his uncle. Not that he didn’t like him, it was just that uncle Ted treated him like a kid. And at 11 years old, he wasn’t a kid anymore.
And especially in that diner.
That was where Jesse worked, and Jesse was working that night.
He would be so embarrassed if uncle Ted started talking that baby talk to him in front of Jesse.
She was so beautiful, her blonde hair slightly curled under, her face glowing like an angels with pink highlights on her cheeks. And her body–when had he started thinking about that? It was like...like...he didn’t know what it was like, but it was perfect. His eyes focussed on her breasts..her breasts...he couldn’t get his mind off her breasts.
“What’s it gonna be, champ?”Snapping him out of his reverie.
“Huh?”He asked in his stupor.
“What’re ya gonna have?” uncle Ted asked, giving him a quizzical look.
“Ahh, just gimme a minute.” Trying to sound more like a grown-up, and almost succeeding.
“Ahhump” came out, trying to clear his throat, as he saw Jesse come around the counter and head their way. He didn’t notice uncle Ted’s eyes following his or the slight smile that twitched on his lips.
'Oh, man' he thought, 'What if he says I want something on the kids menu?' He felt his neck getting hot. 'Will she smile and pat me on the head and say "what a cute little boy"?'
'Oh, jeeeez, she’s almost here' his thoughts were going into overdrive. 'I think I wanna die.'
'Oh, jeeez, even worse. I think I’m gonna pee myself.' Now panic was taking over.
'If uncle Ted says I’m his nephew she’ll think I’m a kid', uncle Ted wasn’t really that much older than him, well maybe ten or fifteen years, but that wasn’t much. 'She’s sure to think I’m still in diapers'
“You gentlemen made up your minds yet?”
It was her. She was there. 'Where can I hide?' was going through his head.
'As long as Uncle Ted doesn’t order for me, maybe I can convince her I’m old enough.' Old enough for what he wasn’t sure, just as long as she didn’t think he was too young.
He squirmed in his seat, suppressing the urge he was trying to forget. He winced as uncle Ted started to open his mouth, so afraid of what was going to come out.
“I’m gonna let my friend here do the ordering, he always knows what’s best.”
He couldn’t believe what he heard. Did he really hear that?
He was going to order, and she would think he was much older than even he thought.
Maybe uncle Ted was a pretty good guy after all.