Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Hi Mum, It's Sammy (clone 69 - part 6)
I've had a visit from a University mascot. They are desperate for students. Everyone in town is getting one of these introduction packs.
It's doing a Stride of Pride, Sam. Why?
Must be a mascot thing. Cause I have no idea.
And your local paparazzi stopped by for a visit.
She is telling me not to go to University. I'm the biggest scoop that she's found.
So, I bet you want to go.
How did you do?
Not bad for business or physical. Got scholarship money to study either of those. Not good enough for anything else.
I'm going to spend a term to get some physical education. I think it could be good for me. The scholarship covers the cost entirely.
Good choice, given your profession. Acrobats do get pretty physical. So, the first decision is where to stay. What did you decide?
Well, the roommates are different. A fairy and a vampire?
Couple of girls, a couple of guys. It should be fine, Mum.
I will work hard at this. No point in going to University if you won't study.
Some people think the whole point of University is partying and hanging out.
She's one of your dormies?
She's one of the hottest chicks I've ever seen and she is one of the dormies.
Not bad, Sammy. Not bad at all.
Perhaps my luck is changing at long last.
True, she does look happier about it now.
Not only is she very attractive, Mum, but she's one of the top jocks at University. I think I'll fit in well with the jocks, so getting to know her should be a real bonus.
Weren't you supposed to go to a Meet and Greet? Like talk to your professor and stuff?
Ummm, well, I kind of got distracted.
I hope the Meet and Greet wasn't too important.
Huh, what? I was sleeping. What are you talking about?
Ashley is in your bed, Sam.
I gave her the room key last night but I went to bed alone, Mum. If Ashley is here, she chose to sleep here.
Anatomy is an important part of both. I was given this and a text book for study purposes.
Sammy, I'm proud of you. You really are taking this course seriously.
I want something I can be proud of. Making it through University would be good.
Ashley said she wanted to have some fun. I was curious as to what she wanted.
What did she want?
Yes, and it was the best study break ever.
You're even awake, unlike most of your classmates.
I stayed away from the keg, just got better acquainted with the hostess. I liked her but it didn't seem like a very exciting party.
I swear, Mum, she's perfect. Everything I could ever want, all in the one cute package.
How did the party go?
The keg went dry. The guests all complained. I don't throw parties, I didn't know.
The worst part was that Ashley was staying her distance since she didn't want my germs. That was tough. No hugs, no kisses, no cuddles. And who wants to do hard work when you are sick?
The second one, I passed with flying colours. Got a C average for my first term. I wish I'd done better but maybe next term I will.
You going to miss her?
I will, but not for long if I can help it.
The very first thing I did after getting home was invite Ashley to stay for a visit.
She said yes I assume?
Yes, she did. No hesitation at all.
I found they tore down Cornelius's stage to make way for the new stuff. Now I'll have to find a new place to work in town.
I actually tried to earn some cash but no one was paying attention to the acrobat.
Finally, the light was fading and I knew Berjes would be home from school.
"Man, these pancakes were in the fridge too long. Yuck. What do you want, Sam?"
"I'm going to have a Mum? Like, we'll be a whole family?"
"Yes, Berjes. We will be. You might even have some younger siblings soon."
"That's great news. I've always wanted a proper family."
"I knew you were a bit disappointed that you only had me."
"Well, it has been better than being stuck forever in a fountain. But this is better yet. Thanks Sam."
What do you mean?
Trust me, Sammy. You need to spend your cash on expanding that place a bit.
At least I have a gig tomorrow at a coffee shop. I hope that goes well.
Sammy, did I mention babies yet?
Surely women get sick from things other than babies?
At the rate you two head for bed, you will be seeing some soon.
It's not much but it's all ours.
All right Mum. We had better prepare for a baby.
Just saying, Sam. You never know.
I hope you're wrong. One I think we can cope with. Two? I don't think so.