The Reveal... (Adrian + Leith) Sept 19, 2018 3:59:10 GMT
Post by Leith, Veemon, and Shoutmon on Sept 19, 2018 3:59:10 GMT
Even though Adrian and Shoutmon weren't really saying anything, they were nonetheless doing wonders for Leith. Suddenly he didn't feel so alone. He felt like part of a force, now, something powerful with its own will. For once, the young man had a spine. Leith met that eye contact and answered for Adrian, "They're here for us. They're staying."
"Don't! You can't fool me; that's a power play."
Leith's father showed his teeth. "I am your father, and you will not speak to me that way."
Leith took a step forward. "I'm not interested in your perceived rank. Hard as it is to believe, I'm an adult, and you're gonna treat me like one."
"Leith!" that was his mother who had just begun scolding him.
Skye, to her credit, jumped to her brother's defense. She wasn't so cool about it, though; she started to scream through rapidly forming tears, "For fuck's sake, Dad-"
"Shut your fucking mouth!"
"Adrian, we're done here." Leith said that to Adrian in a tone eerily calm and even. "Fuck you, Dad. Just fuck you. Veemon is on his fucking knees for you." It was true: the blue digimon still hadn't risen. "You know what I've been up to in the digital world?"
"That was rhetorical."
"Do not talk while I am talking. I am your father!"
"I was somebody! For the past five days, I was actually an adult. I lived with a friend while I helped him with a job, and when that was done I actually went and got my own job and earned my own board. You know what I'm just now realizing now that I'm standing here?" This time, when Leith paused for his rhetorical question, there was silence. "I don't need you!"