"What exactly are you doing?" Secrat asked. He looked away from Brutus with discomfort. Even more than his grotesque physique, it was Brutus' body hair that was most jarring and despicable. With no patches of skin visible on his stomach and legs.
Brutus was kind enough to leave on his black undergarments. Brutus flashed a smirk that struck The Thief as more terrifying than suave or good humored. "Going swimming," Brutus replied.
"Uh-huh, I wish you the best of luck with that," Secrat said.
Brutus didn't seem to fathom the sarcasm in Secrat's voice, which was likely for the best. Instead, he backed away from the creek a short moment before running forward to make a leap.
Splash! Brutus' body flopped down into the water like how a large boulder would. A ca-plunk sound followed, and a wave of water rushed out from the creek. Secrat hadn't even thought to back away, and his attire was soaked because of it.
The water was cold. Shaded by the leaves and the trees but was easy for Secrat to attune himself to. Copé still shivered at first, however.
Brutus stayed underwater for a couple of seconds. The top of his head poking up out of the water. His long grayish hair revealed a large bald-spot now that it was wet.
Copé crawled back from the creek while Brutus splashed around like a crazed baboon.
Secrat heard footsteps behind him; Samuel Syi's, and behind him was Lukas Lewis. Samuel laughed, taking in the sight.
Lewis looked at the whole spectacle with nothing short of apathy. In-fact, Lukas didn't even pay attention to it. As if it was too close in vicinity of Secrat to take the risk.
Secrat, on the other-hand, looked down at the creek, feeling like a child watching his father embarrass him. His Father, however, would never stoop to such a level.
"Do I even want to ask what he is doing?" Samuel asked. Unable to hide his chuckling amusement.
Brutus paddled himself near the edge of the creek, bringing his head out from under the water and resting his forearms on land. His drenched hair looked almost comical and his smirk only added to that. "I figure we have time to kill," he said.
Samuel nodded back at him, "And I suppose this is one way to do it." Syi walked forward and sat down a little further out than Secrat, his feet dangled off the edge of the creek and into the water.
Lukas Lewis, on the other-hand, remained standing, uncomfortably crossing one of his arms while the other rested at his waist.
Samuel seemed to notice Lukas' discomfort as he turned and faced him for an instant, "I don't suppose a swim would cool off the hot-bloodedness you've got going, am I wrong?" Samuel asked.
Lewis' face reddened, but as much as he might have wanted to bite Samuel's head off and spit it somewhere, he didn't.
Samuel watched over in quiet amusement until Ess brought the attention all back on him. The unsettled splashing and rustling of his body beneath the water, but as the large man leaped his torso out into the open, he let something out of his hands and onto Samuel's lap.
Syi reacted about as any of them would. He flinched, but once he realized what it was, he couldn't help but be impressed.
The buffoon Brutus had gone ahead and caught himself a fish. The fish was large and flopped across Samuel's lap, trying to make it back to the creek, but Samuel kept it from happening.
The Red Flux & the Wunderkind THief
Chapter One (1 - 2 - 3)