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We walk a long road

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You sit there in the backseat of a taxi cab, watching as the car passes trees and farmland. It’s only been a month since your grandpa died from not so natural causes, no one really knew how old grandpa was and, even if people did know they were asked to keep it a secret. All you knew was that he was super old and ended up living till he was in his hundreds or something. You asked him how he was still alive (and look like he was still in his late 50’s) but he just replied with a simple “I’m not ready to die yet.”, but not too long ago he ended up just tripping over a rock or something and then ended up landing him in the hospital for 2 weeks. He told your mom that he decided he wanted to die now and then the next morning he was dead, honestly, that man was magic. You inherited his farm that he once lived in, in hopes for you to one day live there. Your grandpa was always so persistent with it and you never really understood why, all you know about this farm is that mostly the farm part was bought by a nice old lady that just recently passed away, so her kids (a guess) took it upon themselves and keep the farm going. All you own is the small house that came with the farm, which you're fine with because you are just living by yourself so you wouldn’t need much space anyway. You had just finished up your last year of college, you had been hoping to become a doctor not really knowing what you wanted to be in the future, but plans changed and now you’re taking a break from school and hoping to have time to yourself and think about what you want to be or do with your life, maybe you’ll just become a farmer instead.

The car stops and you know that you have reached your final destination. You take a deep breath, slowly you open the car door and take your things that you brought with you. You see the house you are about to live in for the next couple of years and, yes the house is small but it’s the kind of small that’s cute.. a little too cute for your grumpy old grandpa’s taste. Your bag begins to roll with you as you walk to the front door, you can hear the cab leaving as you look for your keys in your bag. You open the door to your new house, a bit scared to see what the house offers on the inside. You step in and see a long hallway, to your right you have some racks to place your shoes with and to your left is another shoe rack. With a gentle slide of taking your sneakers off you begin to explore the house, down the long hallway there are pictures and small paintings of what you assume are your family and some of his friends. There are some drawings that look like children have made them, some you recognize as yours the rest not so much probably some of the neighbor's kids. You notice that the lights have a nice warm effect on the white walls, which is always nice. To the left is a door, you open it and peek in. It looks to be the bathroom, it’s nice. The bathroom is more like a Japanese bathroom, with the shower top and the bath beside it. After having a peek at the bathroom you go down the rest of the hallway, at the end of the hallway is what seems like the living room. There are two small couches and a chair (It’s one of those big comfy chairs that you sink in, something like a grandma would have.) in front of the couch that’s in the middle is a small table with a small tv on it. Next to the small living room is a door, you decide to check what’s behind the door later (probably the backyard). You look to your right and see a small bed, it’s small and cute nothing too special. To your left was a long dining table and if you look in the corner you’ll find the kitchen, in the kitchen, there's a small table located in the corner.

You decide to go ahead and put all your belonging away that you had brought with you, you begin by placing all your clothes in the dressers and placing some shoes you have on the shoe racks. You find a picture of your grandpa and grandma together, it's an old photo but it's still in pretty decent shape, you place it on one of your dressers. You go to put your suitcase under your bed but something is preventing it to go down, you get on your knees and bend down to see what the problem is, an old dog bed blocks the way. It must be grandpa's old dog bed that surprisingly lived a very long life to like your grandpa, why is your family so scary? You take it out underneath the bed and place it next to it while you proceed to slide the suitcase under the bed with your foot, “maybe I should get a dog or a pet” you mumble to yourself. After you done that you go to the back door and take a peek to see what's behind it, surprisingly a very big backyard. In the middle is a huge chicken pen with what looks like a broken fence surrounding it. The grass is a bit overgrown but nothing too difficult to fix (maybe you could ask the neighbors for their lawnmower) You begin to yawn as your stomach starts to grumble, “jeez I should probably make something to eat” You go back inside and go to the kitchen. Before you had come to the farm your parents had visited first, taking what they wanted and filling the house up with food before you came. It was nice of them and they got pretty decent food that you seemed to enjoy quite a bit.

After preparing dinner and eating it you notice you have lots of leftovers, more leftovers you could possibly eat by yourself. You remembered you that there use to be an old lady that lived by your grandpa when you visited when you were much younger, she was sweet and nice and very accepting. You kinda wished that you had got to know her a bit more before leaving the farm for a couple of years, you look outside of your window above the sink to see if any light is showing that someone is home. In your luck there are lights that are on, you quickly put the containers into a small recyclable bag and rush to the front door to put on some slippers. As you walk out you could see the sun setting, the sky turning a purplish pinkish color mix if you had brought your camera with you, you would have taken some pictures. The walk to the house is pretty short, you had stopped a couple times by getting distracted by animals and pretty flowers that you wished you could take home with you. You finally reach the front door of the house, the wind blows through your hair and your stomach is doing that feeling as if beautiful butterflies lived inside you. Yes, you are nervous, you don’t have much experience with talking to people since you decided you’d be better off alone so you could study harder without distractions. You take a few deep breaths after you been standing in front of their door for a solid 4 minutes, 3 gentle knocks come from the door as your hand hits against it, you’re hoping they didn’t hear it and you could move on and go back to your house but, before you could leave you hear footsteps and your heart kinda sinks a little.

The door opens slowly and a young woman appears on the other side of the door, “Hello! How can I help you?” the woman asked. Her voice was soothing and gentle it was really nice to hear, “Oh uhm, I just moved into that house over there” you say quietly barely above a whisper. “And I made to much food so, I thought you’d like some..” you look down as you hand her the bag, you were never good at being very social but you still ended you getting the job done some way or another the lady looked at you and gave you a gentle smile “you must be (insert grandpas name) granddaughter! He told me you were very pretty and surprisingly he was right this time” she let out a small laugh “oh yes I decided to live here for a little while and hopefully decide what I want to do with myself” you give the older lady a awkward smile “How sweet” the lady responded “well me and my husband are going to be leaving the farm for a while and go on our second honeymoon” she said cheerfully as you watched her husband slide his arm around her waist and pull her closer “My son and his bandmates are going to be visiting but unfortunately we already have the house rented while we’re out and I’m sure the people renting don’t want to deal with my troublemaker of a son and his friends..” she said defeatedly “I told them they could stay with Grandpa (insert your grandpas name) house but I didn’t know you were moving in so soon I’m sorry and this a lot to ask but do you think they could stay with you?” the woman said desperately as she grabbed your hands god you wish you didn’t have a weakness helping out people because obviously you're going to say yes and help them out and let a bunch of boys stay in your (very small) farm house you let out a sigh while turning your frown into a smile “of course I will! Anything for one of my grandpa's friends” you say and you can already see how happy the woman is from the sparkles that twinkle in her eyes “Great! They’ll be here in about a week do you think that’s enough time for you to get unpacked and settled?” she asked “Yeah but I was hoping to set up the farm a little and clear things up a little... Maybe get a chicken coop set up?” you reply the woman's lights up immediately “Yes we can help you! We’ll go buy the supplies tomorrow and be around maybe noonish? How does that sound?” “perfect thank you and can’t wait” you smile and give the older woman a gentle slight bow “alrighty hun we’ll let you go now and enjoy the food you cooked thank you again for letting the boys stay” you give her a smile in return and say your goodbyes to both of them you turn around to leave as you hear the soft click of the door closing you hold your hands behind your back as you have a slight skip in your walk while you walk down the road back to your house a smile creeps onto your face because you never really thought you would make friends that quickly even if their quite older than yourself theres a part of you thats excited to have people staying over at your house even if their strangers you haven't had people other than family over since you been busy with studying and such you just never gotten the time to hang around with others but now that you have so much free time you don’t really know what to do you begin to notice that its quite dark outside and that the street lamps are now on for some reason it reminds you a little of home something about the yellow tint of the light mixed with the dark blue sky makes you smile even more you look at your watch and notice that your walk home has taken a bit to long so you decide to walk a bit faster the rest of the way to your home you let out a sigh as you finally reach home and unlock your door with your keys you hear the gentle click of the door as you finally unlock it opening as you open the door slowly you slip your shoes off and tiredly walk over to your bed and let your body fall onto it you groan as you realize you still have to shower and and clean up a bit more its 11:23 pm when you finish doing everything and god you sure are tired when you finally get into bed you begin to hear a soft pecking at first you think it’s nothing but it happens again then again and again you start to get irritated very quickly so you get up to see what was begging for you to stop sleeping and give it attention you walk over to the door and open it slowly you look out and see nothing your mad and confused because you really don’t want to deal with what feels like someone trying to prank you or creep you out and make you move away yeah tappings not gonna make you suddenly move away you feel a sharp pain at your legs and when you look down you find a rooster a fucking rooster what time was it again? Oh yeah 11:00 at night you try and shoo it away but it doesn't leave you let out a sigh of defeat and quickly grab something in the kitchen you end up finding sunflower seeds and you hope the rooster will like it enough to leave you run back to the door to find the chicken still there waiting as if they were royalty and you were just a dumb servant as you’re about to pour some seeds on the porch the feathered bird squawks at you you let out another sigh as you go to your kitchen once to grab a bowl and pour the seeds into them you walk back to the rooster with the bowl in your hands you set it down as you watch the bird gobble it up you smile as you close the door you turn off the lights as you return to your bed it only takes a few minutes for you to blackout and wonder into your dreamland

 

You wake up the next morning to the sound of a hammer hitting something and a very heavy bird on your chest- “oh my god” slips out of your mouth as you realize that the same damn rooster from last night is now sleeping on your chest you wonder how when and where did it come once the chicken notices you it hops off of your chest and sits at the end of the bed you and the rooster have a stare down for a good few minutes until you notice the loud sound of a hammer hitting something once again you move to get up but stopped by something pulling your sleeve of your shirt you look over your shoulder and of course it was the dumb chicken you shoo it away and proceed to slide on your slippers and head over to the back door where the sound seems to be coming from you open the door and look through the screen door which was in front of the original door you see a man working on the chicken coop you said you wanted to fix you slide your house slippers off and slide into your regular slippers you approche the man quietly “Hello sir” you say as you look over his shoulder the man slightly flinches “Ah hello my wife told me to help you with the chicken coop I’ve also helped you clear a bit of the weeds and such” he told you you look around you a notice how neater the area around is “Ah, thank you I’m sorry I slept in I should have woken up sooner.” you say as you stare down at your feet watching how your toes wiggles “It’s no problem dear I noticed you had a rooster already when did you get him? He’s beautiful” he asks “Oh, well I didn’t really get him; he kinda came last night I decided to feed him and hope he would go away, but I ended up waking up to him on my chest.” the man laughs as he hears your reply “ah I think your grandfather knew that chicken or well owned him that chicken pretty much lived here and your grandfather didn’t seem to care haha didn’t even give the damn thing a name” he laughs once more as you begin to smile “well if he’s gonna live here now or well keep on living here what should we name him?” you ask as you and the man watch the bird flap his wings and chase other birds away from his property while making wired squawking sounds “Taehyung” the man says “Taehyung?” you ask while tilting your head “Yes Taehyung he reminds me of my son haha so random really” he laughs “Alright Taehyung it is” you smile as you and the man laugh together the rest of the week consist of you finishing Taehyung’s coop where taehyung ended up choosing the color which was a nice cherry red and buying other goods for him like a dog bed that rested at the end of your bed and dog bowls due to the fact that the chicken acts like a dog somehow other than that the kim family help you clear up the farm and make it much more prettier on the front porch there are plenty of pants you even got a pond and fountain working the small backyard consisted of a small garden more decorative flowers and plants Taehyung’s chicken coop and another pond that was a home to a duck family and two(2) frogs your not sure how you manage to do this in a week but by the time you’re finished with all these things it’s already saturday your having dinner at the Kim’s house you seemed to have forgotten that there were a group of boys that were going to stay with you for who knows how long but you seem to remember when you hear a knock on the door and once you open it you’re met with a group of seven(7) boys seven(7) very, very pretty boys you honestly really wanna die now.