Don't Stop Me Now (Eddy) Oct 27, 2019 2:35:05 GMT -4
Post by Deleted on Oct 27, 2019 2:35:05 GMT -4
HE'D SAID HE WAS GOING TO SCHOOL, but that had been an outright lie. In fact, as soon as he'd stepped off of the school bus, he'd walked clear in the opposite direction of the school gates, and beelined straight for the train station. Kenji had managed to slip through the gates and (once inside) changed into street clothes and stashed his uniform in his briefcase. He caught the first train to downtown, got off at a rather familiar stop, and headed right to his favorite arcade. Life had been crappy, okay? And he needed to blow some steam.
And after the stupid orphanage attendants had taken his handhold console away (something about doing something other than playing games) he was starting to go out of his damn mind.
So Kenji walked into the decently-busy arcade (albeit mostly filled with college-aged individuals), and went towards the back of the arcade where the retro games were kept. His arrival was heralded by flashing lights and mechanical jingles, but otherwise he went unnonticed by most of the patrons there-- or so he thoughts.
Long, long ago when the redhead had lived with his biological family, his brother had showed him a trick that really only worked with the retro, coin-operated machines. The bags that stored the coins were accessible, if your arms were skinny enough, by laying on the ground and reaching up under the machine. You only needed to slice the bag open. Kenji sat on the ground and fished his scissors out of his briefcase. He then lay on his belly and, after sliding the scissors over his index and middle fingers, stuck his hand under.
Kenji felt with his knuckles first, feeling the familiar give of the plastic canvas bag and the clanking of coins. He turned the scissors' blade towards the bag and *snip* the incision was made.
Coins fell like spilled water the threadbare arcade carpet.
It was foolproof. He could use his spoils to kill some time, maybe get some food, and then get on the school bus at the end of the day as if he'd actually gone to school. Everyone would be happy.