and had cracked his head against a bookshelf
. Trying not to cry, and failing. Dad dropped to his knees, wrapped the kid in a bear hug
. "I know what we'll do. We'll go up in the elevator again. Ok? We'll go up
in the elevator and then back down
in the elevator. Wanna do that?"
sniffle.. sniff... "...can we do it three times?"
"Sure thing, buddy. Three
times." Then he chewed gently
on his son
to make it better. Rar-rar-rar-rar.