On the Train

Tic Tac Toe

“I WIN AGAIN!” Ruby pushed her hair off her face and yawned. Exhaustion ringed her eyes in dark circles. “You suck at this, Micah.”

“I do.” Micah hid a smile. He had to let her win; if he didn’t, she’d throw a fit. It was hard enough travelling unaccompanied, harder still when escorting a petulant ten-year-old.

Especially a ten-year-old he’d only just met. Micah’s mother and Ruby’s father were getting married in Romania, and Ruby’s father insisted that the pair meet in Zurich and take the train together. Why? Who knows. Micah stretched his legs.  He hadn’t even met the guy. All he knew was that it was going to be a long trip.

Ruby looked out the window at the mountains below. “How much farther?”

“Eleven hours until Budapest, then we change trains.” Micah drew another Tic Tac Toe board. “I go first this time.”

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Written for the FFfAW Challenge – 175th

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3 Replies to “On the Train”

  1. Poor Micah and Rbuy having to take that long train ride together when they barely know each other just because their parents were getting married. Thankfully, Micah seems like a patient young man. Great story! Welcome to the FFfAW challenge!

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