It was the day before Trint’s seventeenth birthday when he realized he looked exactly like Robert Pattinson, the actor. It happened soon after he and his mother Sarra sat down for an early birthday dinner in front of the TV. She made Trint’s favorite dinner (turnip and Pork!™ stew) from a recipe she concocted years earlier and had made annually for Trint’s birthday meal. She knew he loved it—though it had been years since he remarked on it… No, no she thought…She knew he loved the stew. Every year they ate stew and watched action movies. Every year. He would mention not loving the stew. Her Trint was outspoken in class, spoke his mind in class, not in any kind of bad way, just a very nice and thoughtful and considerate and vibrant and talkative-kid-who-said-what-he-meant kind of way. Surely he liked the stew. And he loved the movies, too. No complaints about the movies! Trint loved the ones about giant monsters destroying cities (‘splosions and all that) but Sarra preferred movies with a little more story to them like comic book adaptations, sword-n-sandal adventures, and fantasy epics, but it was ok! It was almost his birthday, Trint got to pick the movie… And true to form he chose the latest remake of “Godzilla vs. MechaGodzilla.” Sarra wasn’t thrilled about the idea when she saw the tag line “BIG FUCKIN’ MONSTERS!” but it was Trint’s choice and she would never tell him no on his birthday. She wouldn’t ever tell him no on his birthday, that’s probably why he loved his birthday so much, what with the Pork!™ stew and the big-fuckin-monsters.
Trint scarfed through his stew with his eyes glued to the monster fight.