Adopted #1 - Luke found Jake
Luke was a well-known professional football player in England, having led the country to victory in the World Cup. At 38 years old, he had retired from the career for good and now lived a minimalist lifestyle. He wore casual clothes and didn't have a big house - just a small one in the suburbs. Weeks passed, and he start to get bored.
One day, while out for a walk, Luke's feet began to swell and he was looking for a place to sit and rest. He said "I should've wore socks, bruh" in his mind. As he walked down the street, he saw a homeless kid holding a sign that read "please help." Luke felt a tug at his heartstrings and decided to approach the child.
"Hey there," he said, approaching the boy. "What's your name?"
"It's Jake," the boy replied, his voice shaking with fear. "I've been out here for days. My parents kicked me out and I don't have anywhere to go."
Luke's heart went out to the boy. He remembered what it was like to be young and alone because his parents died in a car accident, and he knew he had to do something to help.
"Well, Jake" he said, "I'm Luke. How would you like to come home with me and have a nice warm meal? You seem hungry, and I have plenty of food at my home."
Jake's eyes lit up with hope. "Really?" he asked, his voice filled with disbelief.
"Absolutely," Luke replied, smiling. "Come on, let's go."
Jake prepared his belongings, and Luke watched him. He remember that when he is at Jake age, he can't even clean backyard, let alone make a makeshift home in a middle of cold alleyway. "I wonder how Jake parents must feel now" he thought.
Jake was so scared that he didn't say a word as they walked home. It's not far, but it's enough to make the kid sweating because all of his belongings. "Cmon, give me that handbag, your back seems hunched" said Luke while offering his bare hands.
Luke also noticed that Jake smelled so bad. When they arrived home Luke asked him to take a shower. Jake nodded silently and followed Luke to the bathroom.
Luke left Jake to go prepare a meal. "What should I cook now, what does he want?". As he think about the menu for a while, he didn't hear a sound coming from the bathroom. He started to worry, so he rushed back to check on Jake. When he opened the door, he found Jake standing there, looking confused.
"Jake, are you okay?" Luke asked, concerned.
Jake shook his head slowly. "I don't know how to turn on the shower," he said, his voice shaking as he is touching the 'hot' water tap. "Don't rotate it, Jake" Luke said.
Luke realized that Jake had probably never had a proper shower before, and he felt a surge of compassion for the boy. He gently showed Jake how to turn on the water to the right temperatures and also show him how to use the soap and shampoo.
"There you go," he said, patting Jake on the back. "You'll feel a lot better after you get cleaned up."
"Thanks, Luke" Jake shyly said.
what happened next? this is not the most interesting 'introduction' to a story, i knew it. But, you'll see that this story (in the future) will be my experience with wild adventure, so stay tuned!
to be continued