|A rare early sighting|
I was in the middle of bathing Annabelle last night, with my back to the door, when I heard something zoom behind me. I turned, but saw nothing.
"Weird" I said to no one in particular, although I should have been informing Annabelle, who was busily attempting to shove 9 rubber duckies into an over sized cup.
Then I heard it again. It made the sound of the wind blowing down the hall. "Strange" I said aloud, having seen nothing, as I turned back around. I looked one more time, just because, and that's when I saw him. He was a Super Hero in a blue mask and a long blue cape emblazoned with an red "L" on a large white star, surrounded by another circle of white stars. I recognized him.
"Laser Boy!" I said. "You startled me". To that he just smiled. "I am in need of service, Laser Boy" I continued. "I can't find Lukas, and he needs to come in here for his bath! Can you help me find him?"
Laser Boy nodded slowly. Then was off in a flash of light. Presumably to search for Lukas.
I returned to bathing Annabelle, when moments later Lukas walked into the bathroom. His belly was extended and seemed sort of cushy under his shirt. "Lukas" I said. "Did you eat too much? Cause you look a little full. Oh, and did Laser Boy find you? I sent him to look for you just a bit ago."
"No Dad, I haven't seem him" he replied with a broad smile. "I'll go and look!" And with that, he was off.
Oddly, this strange sequence of events with Lukas and Laser Boy both being in our 2nd story, looking for each other, yet NOT running into each other, happened a few more times. I was perplexed. Then, a few moments after Laser Boy had shown up, and I had sent him off to find Lukas and tell him he didn't have to look any longer, Lukas walked into the bathroom holding a cape and a mask.
"I didn't find him Dad. But I did find this." He held up the suit with a puzzled look on his face. "Maybe Laser Boy zoomed so fast that he crossed into a another dimension." I offered. Lukas just smiled as he crawled into the tub for his bath.
Then, if you can believe it, an even stranger thing happened. Lukas, hearing his mother climbing the stairs, darted his eyes around the room to make sure we were not being watched. "Dad" he whispered, drawing me closer with a the tiny curl of his index finger. "I need to tell you something."
"Yes" I whispered back. "What is it?"
And, with a smile radiating brighter than the blazing sun on the early September day we had just completed, he opened up to me.
"I'm Laser Boy!" He whispered.
I could tell the stress of the secret had been weighing on him. He beamed. I just looked back at him, my heart now as toasty as the evening air, and with a broad smile of my own said:
"That explains SO much!".
I rubbed his hair lovingly then, and dumped a cupful of water over his Super little head.