Will poured himself a steaming mug of coffee. He spooned in some honey, a trick he had learned from Halt. He sat down and took a long, deep sip. He closed his eyes.
Ahhh.. Sweet, sweet coffee. It was the drink that all rangers survived on. It let them work and function properly. Without it, Will was pretty sure he'd either become a raving lunatic, or a he would sprout wings and become a butterfly. Or die. Whichever came first.
He opened his eyes. Halt was quiet and grim as usual, also taking long, deep sips.
Will decided to start a conversation. "So, Halt, do you think you could survive without coffee?" Halt thought for a moment, then shook his head.
" No. If I tried to, I'd either go mad, or turn into a flower. Why are you staring at me like that?" Will chortled. "The legendary Halt, the man who led an army, whose 8 feet tall, is fierce, brave, and strong, a flower?" Halt glared at him.
"A fierce flower, maybe a rose, with thorns," Will guffawed. "A rose? You should give one of those to Pauline!" Halt gave him a dangerous look, and Will immediately closed his mouth.
"After a few minutes, he asked, "What kind of flower am I?" Halt raised an eyebrow. "You're not a flower, you're a weed," Then, Halt shook his head. "No, you're a dandelion, a flower and a weed," Will pretended to look hurt, then, realizing something, looked at Halt.
"Dandelions are flowers, not weeds," he said. "No, they are weeds," Halt replied. "No, if they have petals, a stem, and leaves, they are a flower," Will argued. "They are very hard to get rid of, and they're everywhere!" Halt said, annoyed.
"I'm telling you, they're flowers!" Will stood up. "NO, they are WEEDS!" Halt yelled, rising.
"FLOWERS!" Will yelled. "WEEDS!" Halt shouted. They both glared at each other, then, walked away. Halt went to his room, and Will ran outside, slamming the door.
Will was walking to the stables to talk to Tug, when he saw what Halt and him had been arguing about. A patch of yellow dandelions. He stooped, ripped one out of the grass, and snapped it in half.
He then walked inside, and, having cooled down, knocked on Halt's door. Halt walked out. "I'm sorry for yelling at you. You have your opinions, and I have mine," Will murmured.
Halt's softened. " It's okay, Will," he mumbled gruffly. And, then, they smiled at each other.
Dandelions are actually both! Isn't that funny? I came up with the idea for this chapter because today my friend and I were arguing about exactly the same thing. I searched on Google, and it said they are both. So, you know what to do, Just click the magical review button and I'll add more chapters! (: