“We can’t do it. We tried today, but Samuel is too strong for us!” The Mommy sobbed.
Samuel heard The Daddy sigh. “Sarge. He’ll do it.”
What can’t Nana handle? Samuel thought. That woman could handle a charging bull. Oh…today Nana tried to cut his hair. The Mommy had a lock hold on him which usually worked. Not today. Heh. Heh. That was a fine moment.
The next day, The Daddy drove Samuel to a dingy barber shop far away. Afternoon was passing into dark when they walked through the door. CLOSED said the sign.
A scrawny old man stood waiting for them. Old, but his arms showed muscles and tattoos. Semper Fi. Old, but ‘don’t mess with me’. “This your boy? Looks like ya. Well, climb up, kid. Let’s see what ya got.”
There was a throne. Entitlement at last. Finally. Someone recognizes my true place. He climbed up, surging with power.
Sarge moved. Awfully fast for an old man, Sarge had straps around legs and arms, then a red cape over Samuel.
“Put yerself over ‘im. He might pull loose.” The Daddy launched himself across Samuel’s lap. Samuel heard a buzzzz, and his eyes widened.
Limbs struggled against the restraints; one leg got free. Lashing out, it hit The Daddy square in the groin. Groooooan. Buzzzz.
Swinging his head around, his baby teeth clamped down on flesh. Semper Fi. Grrrr. Buzzzz.
Kick. Bite. Groan. Grrrr. Buzzzzzzzzzz.
It was over. The cape sent hair flying, straps were undone.
The Daddy hobbled around the shop. Sarge wiped the blood from his arm and lit a cigar.
Samuel crawled down, leaning over to throw up. Power is hard on a 2 ½ year old tummy.