‘Oh mum, why can’t we keep him? Look at him – he likes it here with us. I promise I’ll look after him. He’ll be no trouble. Can we please?’
‘No, Carolyn. I’ve explained this already. He seems content now but he needs to go back with the others. One day is all they can take. After that they change. They get used to all the attention and start to expect it. Before long they’re thinking the whole world revolves around them.
‘We’ll get your father out for a visit again, but at six o’clock he goes back into the compound.’
Another 100 word story for Friday Fictioneers, hosted by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields.