I looked over at the clock on the nightstand. The day was almost already gone and the only thing I’ve done was sleep. Well, I can’t be too upset. Uncle Vin, grandpa and I conquered that near impossible raid in ‘Nightmare Chasers’ last night, so a champion needs their rest.
Getting out of bed, I looked around. Mom’s old room still looked exactly like the pictures from her album. Grandma, Winter and our moms are out shopping for Black Friday with Aunt Summer and her mom, so it’s just me and grandpa here at the house. A pleasant aroma sneaked its way into my nose. Grandpa is cooking! Jumping out of bed, I rushed downstairs.
Grandpa was making something in his wok. I hope it’s a stir fry in there. “Ah Ruzo, finally awake? You missed breakfast. I thought I was going to have to put your lunch in the fridge.” Grandpa said, continuing to stir the contents of the wok.
“I wouldn’t have been exhausted if I didn’t have to carry you all throughout the raid.” I chuckled.
“Oh yeah? Then maybe I should carry this food off to the trash and you can eat toast.” Grandpa smiled.
Eyes wide, I said, “Uh, I meant to say you should switch to a tank class so that way you have more defense.” I said, grabbing two bowls from the cabinet and placing them near him. I tried changing the subject, so he didn’t take away that beautiful creation.
“Hmmm, that’s a good idea. Last night was a disgrace.” Grandpa chuckled as he put the stir-fry in the bowls. “Get yourself something to drink and get me a water, I’ll bring the food over.” Walking over to the table, I took a seat, placing his water in front of the seat across from me.
Shortly after, grandpa brought over two bowls and placed one in front of me. The bowl filled with chicken and vegetables was steaming up from the bowl and rubbing my face. I looked over and saw a few of his NASA plaques on his wall. “Hey grandpa, you got those plaques when you worked for NASA right?” I took a fork and then started to eat.
“Yeah, it was one of my first jobs out of college. Why what’s up?” Grandpa said as he took a bite from his fork.
“Why did NASA start to explore space again? Was it because of the space race with Russia?” I said.
“Oh no, that’s just what we told the public. The reals story is much more interesting. Although it’s a bit long, I will try to give you the short of it before your mother gets here,” Grandpa said, taking a sip of his water.