Many thanks to Sadje for hosting this photo challenge.
Image credit – Pixabay ; DianaZG
(For visual challenged readers, the image shown is a boy standing next to a Stegosaurus, dinosaur in a park land)
Dezi patted his friend on the nose.
‘It doesn’t matter,’ he said.
Egos hung his head in acute embarrassment.
‘It does,’ he said sadly. ‘You are one of the few who weren’t afraid of me when you realised I was real. Some whizz kid in a science lab got carried away with DNA testing and I was the result, though I’d been tossed out with the trash before he realised it. Hiding in the park as a statue has been lonely save for you and the others who have given me so much over the years and I can’t do this one thing for you in return.’
Dezi looked into the enormous yellow eye about to shed a tear.
‘Oh don’t’ he begged. ‘I wish I’d never asked now.’
Trying to lighten the mood, Egos nudged his pocket.
‘Got any smarties left? You know I’m rather partial to chocolate.’
‘You’re a herbivore. You’re supposed to eat plants!’ Dezi said as he produced a tube and shook some out into his palm.
Munching contentedly, Egos said
‘Who do you think cuts the grass here? And for free! No wires, no batteries required, just a strong jaw that chews when people are looking the other way!’
Dezi laughed and said
‘I’ll buy that.’
Egos looked at him and nudged his pocket again.
‘Seriously though, I may not be able to fly, but I can give you a ride any time. Climb aboard!’