"Okay whose turn is it to hold onto the key?" Jeff twirled the key ring around his finger. "I brought it today so it's…Jackson's turn." Jeff tossed the key my way and I almost lost it in the sea of weeds.
"I don't like this system of trading off we chose." I opened the second smallest pocket in my back pack and latched the key on the hook inside.
"But going smallest to tallest is such an easy method to remember." Nick placed his arm on my head, using it as an arm rest once again. I despised the day he had a growth spurt.
"Hey I'm still growing. I'll probably be as tall as both of you when my growth spurt comes." Nick burst out laughing, while Jeff held back his laughter. "What? It's true." Nick regained his composure after laughing so hard.
"The time you grow to be taller than six feet will be the day that you actually beat me at any physical activity."
"It could happen."
"It's highly unlikely Jackson. Your height right now is five foot three inches. Nick is five foot eleven inches. I am actually taller than six feet, so I doubt you can grow a whole foot and one inch." Both Nick and I looked up at Jeff. Last time we checked Jeff was only six feet, and now he's taller than that. "Your next growth spurt would probably get you to be about Nick's height or a slight bit shorter." I hated how Jeff was so smart, so my solution was to go over to him and knock him off balance since he has horrible balance to begin with. And so I did. All it takes is one finger and a slight push. Soon Jeff was off balance and on the ground, almost lost in the sea of weeds. I snickered and took off towards the ditches edge where there was a small path to get back to civilization. Carefully I walked along the edge of the path, with Nick and Jeff a little ways behind, Jeff brushing off the dirt on his clothes on the way.
We made it to the top of the ditch, where it technically connected with a park. The ditch was blocked off by a fence, which we found a hole in to sneak through. We tried not to be noticed or someone else might find their way down. The park was a simple park. A baseball field or two, trees everywhere and a lot of space to do other things. Kids were playing baseball with each other, some soccer, while some families were having a picnic even though it was semi cold outside.
"Spring breaks just about over. Two weeks isn't enough." Nick stated as he kicked a soccer ball back to some kids.
"Isn't enough? Two weeks is too long. I was bored out of my mind after Easter. I had to finish all my homework the first week." I crossed my arms behind my head and looked up at the sky. The blue sky was turning all sorts of colors, orange, and purple, even pink. I never understood why the sky turned these colors as the sun set, but it made everything seem peaceful.
"Well you two better show up tomorrow. The teachers usually look at me when you're both missing." Jeff pointed at the two of us as we walked.
"Hey I never miss class. The only time I miss is when I'm sick. I don't know about Nick."
"Eh, schools not my thing. I'm more of a man of action. Sitting still and learning isn't registered in my brain."
"Oh yes we noticed that. Your legs fidget in class a lot." We came to a cross road where two roads met. "Well I guess this is where we part for the day. I'll see the two of you at school tomorrow." I began turning to the right as Nick and Jeff continued going straight.
"Jackson!" I turned around seeing Nick waving. "We'll be online tonight, so try to get on the computer!"
"I'll try! But I don't guarantee that I will. You know my mom."
"Yeah, yeah. No goofing off on the computer after six or eight. That rule is full of crap. Just go on after she goes to sleep." I turned around waving my hand and continued walking. Nick's voice could still be heard off in the distance but it was at the point where I couldn't understand him anymore.