Professional Unicorn Lover
Aaron, Mr. & Mrs. Ollila
Robert smiled a bit when she said it would just be a week. He nodded approvingly. “That sounds fine. Have a nice day, Principal.” He turned to Aaron, his son making disinterested eye contact with him. “You heard the woman- you’re grounded for a week.”
Of course, they both knew this meant nothing- As long as Robert wasn’t home to enforce anything, Aaron would walk all over his mother, and even Robert being home wasn’t enough to stop Aaron from leaving in the middle of the night.
Aaron turned to leave, but before he did, his mother said, “Isn’t there something you want to say?”
This was common routine from Aaron’s parents, and frankly, he was sick of it. “No.” He stared at his mother, face as inscrutable, and she stared right on back before glancing to Robert.
“It starts with a t,” he offered, amused.
Aaron huffed a sigh, turning to Principal Nona, he put on his fakest smile, and said, sing-song, “Thank you, Principal Nona.” The smile dropped, and he turned to his father. “Can we go now.”
It seemed enough to make Robert happy, and he nodded, approving as the trio left the office.