Thursday, May 15, 2014

Full Circle



"What does it look like I'm doing? I'm getting ready for work, buddy." Jay said, tying one of my best pairs of shoes.

"I mean...we can't go on like this. I can't be a kid anymore! I need to go back to work! I'm supposed to be the one with the job and the suit, not playing in some stupid park!"

"Are you complaining? Because I've been working my tail off and I don't feel like hearing it."

"What...stop talking like that! You are not an adult!"

"Oh yeah? Well, I've been an adult for a month and no one at work has noticed. I'm good at work. Everyone thinks so. So why don't you show me a little respect?" The way Jay was talking made it sound like he had always been in charge, instead of being the little brother I had been raising.  Now everyone was calling him by my name, Adrian.

"Yeah, and he's been doing a great job. You should encourage him." Sheryl said. Sheryl was my girlfriend helping me raise Jay. She said she'd keep an eye on him while he was in my body.

"We have to change back!"

"Stop whining, Adrian," he said angrily, dismissing me.

"No! Stop treating me this way! I'm the grown up! We need to find some way of getting back to normal! You..you can't pretend to be me anymore."

"Okay. So how are we going to do that? You made the wish. You said "I wish you could know how hard it is to be an adult". Well, now I do. So stop whining. We've tried to change back and we have no idea how. So what do you want me to do?"

"I heard the bed squeaking last night," I said, my cheeks burning with rage and jealousy. "What were you two doing in there?"

"You wanna know what we were doing? Really? You haven't caught on yet?" He towered above me, and I had made him mad. "We were fucking, JAY. We're in love now."

"It just happened." Sheryl said, lamely.

"No...you...you whore!" I screamed at Sheryl.

Before I knew it I was in the air.

"Say that again! Say that again! You wanna say that again, shithead? There ain't no way we're going back. SO get used to me being the one who is in love with Sheryl and yeah, I get to fuck because I'm a grown up and you are a little 10 year old boy."

"You aren't in charge!" I screamed trying to get out of his grip. "You took everything! I want to be in charge!"

He gently put me down.

"Okay. Feel free to leave. Oh, that's right. You have nowhere to go. Now apologize to Sheryl."

"NO! She's a whore who slept around on me!"

Before I knew it he had me turned around over his knee and he spanked me hard three times.

"NOOOOOO!"

"Now, JAY. You are Jay now. Apologize to your new aunt."

"What??"

"We're getting married. I put a baby inside Sheryl and I'm going to be a father. You're going to have a little brother and you're going to like it. Now apologize."

I looked up at the woman I used to love, the woman who had betrayed me.

"I'm sorry," I said, bewildered.

"Me too, but look I just...we didn't expect this. It'll all work out, I promise."

The new Adrian rushed off to work. He put a cigarette in his mouth and told me he was in a bad mood now and he blamed me. I spent the rest of the day sulking. I wish I hadn't made that stupid, stupid wish...my brother and I had pretty much come full circle and now we were living each others lives.











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