via Daily Prompt: Witty
I knew I had to write about this word when I saw it come up as a daily prompt. There definitely were some specific names that popped into my mind when thinking about this word. I thought I would write a story about them. Enjoy!
The Crazy Conversation
He rubbed his eyes and squinted at the alarm clock. 4:00am! No wonder it was still dark outside. Why was he awake so early? He saw a light on in the kitchen. Jangle’s stomach must have awakened him again. Jinx decided he would go ahead and join him in the kitchen. An omelet sounded really good right about now. He got out of bed and started walking down the hall….SMACK! Oops! His head smacked the wall, apparently his body was still tired and had trouble walking straight.
“Good Morning Jinx! Are you hungry?” Jinx was still rubbing his head. Jangle was laughing. “I see that the wall jumped out at you again, eh?” It has such a habit of doing that early in the morning doesn’t it. Jinx grunted and started to say something, but decided to bite his tongue. “Don’t bite too hard Jinx, you then may have a sore tongue along with a sore head, not a good way to start the day!” Jinx clanged the pans around as he was getting one out to make his omelet. It helped to drown out Jangle’s laughter.
After their early breakfast was finished they wondered what to do, since by now they were both wide awake. Jangle happened to glance at the calendar on the wall and he said, ” Oh guess what I forgot about?” “When it comes to you, I have no clue! What did you forget?”, replied Jinx.
“Pedro is coming today! Remember we agreed to watch him for 3 days.” Jinx put his head down smacking it on the table as he let out a groan. ” Oh you know you love him Jinx!” Jinx raised his head as he stared at Jangle and rolled his eyes. “What time does he come?” ” Around 8am”, replied Jangle. “Well I am going to go enjoy reading in peace before he comes.”
At precisely 8am, their doorbell rang. Jinx jumped in the chair, for he had been dozing.
Jangle opened the door and welcomed George inside. “HI! Would you like some tea George?” George smiled but said, ” No, sorry, I can’t stay. I need to catch my plane. Thank you again for watching Pedro for me!” “It is our pleasure”, Jangle replied.
Jinx started coughing really hard. George looked at him with a concerned expression. ” I think Jinx may be the one that needs some tea. Hope Pedro is good for you. I will chat with you all later! Bye!” And out the door he went.
Jangle lifted the blanket off the cage. Pedro was very pretty, Jinx did have to agree to that. His colors were a stunning blue and yellow with some orange mixed in. “Come say Hi Jinx, you don’t want to be rude.”
Jinx walked over and looked at Pedro and the parrot stared back at him. “Hi Pedro!” Jinx was greeted with silence. He stared a little longer and Pedro only fluffed his feathers. Jinx relaxed, perhaps it would be quieter this time. He turned his back to go back to his recliner.
“Whatever!” chirped Pedro. Jinx sighed as he took his book and smacked his head with it. Pedro still was saying that word, couldn’t he expand his vocabulary. He had certain words that he seemed to love to repeat over and over. “Whatever” Pedro chirped again. “Does Pedro want a cracker?” asked Jinx. “Yes!”, Jinx went to get a cracker, perhaps the cracker would keep him quiet for awhile.
On his way back to the cage Jinx asked the question again, ” Pedro want a cracker?” “No!” Jinx stared at him as he held out the cracker and Pedro shook his head back and forth. “Whatever!” and Pedro startled Jinx as he suddenly snatched it from his hand.
Jangle was laughing at the interchange between Jangle and Pedro. “So nice to see you both getting along. I need to run out, but will be back shortly, shorty!” “Who are you calling Shorty, you are as short as me?” ” Don’t get your feathers all ruffled! I was saying goodbye to Pedro!” Jangle was still laughing as he walked out the door.
Jinx settled down to read while Pedro was being quiet. He had just turned the page when he heard. ” Whatever! Whatever! Whatever!”
Jinx walked over to the cage once more with another cracker. ” Pedro want a cracker?” “Maybe” and Jinx stood there waiting. “No”, so Jinx put the cracker back. ” Yes!” Jinx shook his head and pulled out the cracker again as Pedro snatched it from his hands. “Thank you!” Well at least Pedro had some manners, thought Jinx.
Jinx went into the kitchen to make some tea. He walked back out as Pedro said, ” May I help you?” Wow! This bird really could be polite! ” May I help you? May I help you? May I help you?” Jangle covered his ears. “Yes, please be quiet!” replied Jinx
“No! No! No!” chirped Pedro
“Whatever!” Jinx said, as he walked out the door into the fresh air to read in his hammock. AHH! Peace and quiet he thought and in only a few minutes he was asleep.