Forever Marklone

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This is a short story about Mark and his cousin, they are looking for a treasure on a cemetery.

Submitted: October 18, 2016

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*** FOREVER MARKLONE ***

** THE ANNOYING COUSIN **

It was a sunny afternoon, it seemed perfect to go out walking from the hand of a girl, but he did not had any, so...

The young Mark prostrate on one of the beds in the house of his grandmother, was suffering from a cold. His very kind grany told her granddaughter to give Mark a portion of soup. Mark's cousin went to the guest room where Mark was.

-Grandma' sends you this soup-she said.

-Thank you. Could you open the window, please? I feel very suffocated by the heat in here.

-I'm not your maid. Take your soup before I throw it to your head.

-Thank you, you're so kind...-he replied sarcastically.

Mark was trying to draw something in a notebook he found while he was there.

-What are you doing?-she asked.

-I found this notebook in that old dresser, so I'm drawing.

-You call that drawing? Let me draw something-she said snatching the notebook-. I'll show you how to do it. I took a couple lessons last year, you know..

-Yes, I know that.

-Cool-she finished sketching something-. What do you think?-she asked showing him a beautiful stroke.

-It's okay, but it could be better if you go over, drawing the edges-said Mark a little annoying, because the drawing was very good.

-I'll try the way you said- going to another sheet she saw something-. Look, a map!

-What?

-A map. Who was the owner of this notebook?-she asked returning to the first page to find it out, she went to the first page putting his finger on the map page before to not lose it-. There is nothing.

-Open the window!

-Okay!-she said walking to the window with the book in hand-. Are you happy now?

-Shut up. Why don't you just go!

-Is what I will do.

-But let the notebook, I'm drawing in it, remember?

-I will keep it, this map seems to lead to a treasure.

-You are not going to keep it! Give it to me! or..

-Or what? You will cry like a baby?

-Just give it to me!

-Take it-she said while she tear-out the map-. Here is your notebook.

** A STUPID DECISION **

At dinner time Mark felt better, he had swallowed a pill to lower the level of fever and, apparently, was doing its effect.

-I don't have apetite-Mark said.

-That's why you are so skinny, even I am ashamed of your body, it is a disgrace for the family.

-Really? Why have not you tell me that before?

-I don't like to talk to you, i feel I'm talking to a match, if someone sees that I speak to you, It would be awful to me.

-Really? Is it a joke or something?

-Have you seen me joking ever? Now call your cousin to come to dinner.

-Where is she?

-On the sole of my shoe!-Grandma said angrily- Where do you think? In her room!! also, you should search for your cat, I have not seen it since Wednesday.

-Why have not you tell me that before too!

-Thank me I'm talking to you now.

Mark opened the door after knockin' a few times without any response. He found his cousin going out of the window like a backseat lover.

-What are you doing?-Mark asked.

-I'm following the map.

-What I'm going to tell to our Grandma if she finds out you are not home.

-Tell her that I also have fever. Your stupid fever.

-My fever deserves more respect.

-Shut up. See you.

-I´ll go with you, I dont want dinner tonight.

-Do whatever you want.

Both jumped trough the window and started walking. Mark had many questions.

-Why do we follow the map?-Mark asked-. What if it is just a draw made by a lunatic?

-It is not that, it is a map. I compared the handwriting of my father in a letter and it is the same.

- My uncle? He is not dead? How could he send you a letter?

-Are you stupid or what? He sends me the letter when he was alive, I was in a summer camp when I received it last year.

-Why have you not thrown the letter?

-It is not trash like your draws.

-I'm ofended.

-You are always ofended. I wonder why you are so stupid. My aunt is not.

-Thank you. Where the map leads?

-I don´t know, but this street seems to be familiar to me.

-Do you bring a compass?

-Shut up. I think this is the way to the cemetery, I was here last year.

-Dafuq. Why do you came here? Why you don't go to a museum, or a cinema, or a mall like everybody does. Then you say you are with the stupid.

-I was here at my father's funeral. That's why you don't have a girlfriend.

-How do you know I have no girlfriend?

-It is just... just the way you are.

-Do you have a boyfriend?

-I don't. I have a girlfriend.

-For real?

-No. I just wanted to know if you had any other stupid face, not just the usual stupid face... and you have it.

** THE TREASURE OF KNOWLEDGE **

Mark and his cousin arrived to the cemetery, there was a headstone with the name and date of Ben Foster 1980-2003 on it.

-Now start digging-she said.

-Ok.

-Stop! It was a joke...-she saw something-. Is it your cat Fox?

-There you are my baby. You are the treasure. Hurra!!

-The cat is not the treasure, it's just a coincidence.

-The map bring us to Fox! The cat is the treasure!

-We found the treasure before the cat.

-What do you mean?

-Do you know I'm adopted?

-OH MY GOSH, NO.

-I asked to my dad to know my biological father years ago. And now I finally meet him.

-This Ben? It means you are not my cousin.

-I'm your cousin.

-How?

-Simple, the blood is under our veins, you can not see it. But I can see you, and I apreciate just the things my eyes can show to my heart. I love you, cousin.

-So... I can give you a french kiss?

-No, because I'm your cousin! Don't you heard me? I said: "I love you, COUSIN!"

-But if you were not my... I could..?

-Yeah.

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AN STORY FROM THE SIR. FOX Y EL HIPPIE PROJECT BY ABE COOSEMANS


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