Daddy, Where'd Ya Get Those Scars?

860 words - 4 pages

This one might be a bit of a tearjerker. A little father bonding moment after a day of hunting together. There is no time jump, and Jasper is still 9 years old. Enjoy.


It was summertime in Georgia, and the humidity was stifling, giving the air a thick, heavy feeling. The sweet scent of honeysuckles lingered in the air and the sound of cicadas and crickets could be heard chirping nearby. There, in the middle of it all, was a father and son, lazily basking in the sultry July weather.

Earlier that day they had decided to go hunting, but the trip had quickly ended, as they had not had any luck in finding any game, except for a few squirrels and rabbits. They had been hoping for a deer.

After taking a quick dip in the pond they had come across, they had sat down upon the pier, allowing the sun to dry their wet skin. Before he was allowed in the water though, Daddy had scoured the area, deeming it free of walkers. Never taking risks.

Jasper Dixon looked over at his father sitting beside him shirtless on the pier. He had his boots off and he was gently running his bare feet through the crisp, cool water, his crossbow sitting faithfully at his side. The thick white scars on his back standing out as the blazing hot sun glared down upon them.

He could remember when he was smaller, Daddy would always let him climb all over his ruined back, he still let him do that, and he had always wondered what had happened to him? What had made all those scars?

Jasper pulled his feet up out of the water, and raised his knees up to his chest. "Daddy, where'd ya get those scars?"

Daryl quit moving his feet and froze. He looked over at Jasper and sighed. He'd been expecting this question for years now, but how did you explain to a 9 year old, that your old man had liked to beat the hell out of you just for fun? That he tortured you mercilessly because he had been blown out of his mind, on pills and liquor? How could Jasper even begin to understand something like that, when his own father had not so much as laid a hand on him?

Daryl turned his head back around towards the pond, staring intently into its deep dark depths. "Me and ya uncle Merle...our daddy wasn't too kind ta us." He raised his feet up out of the water and...

Find Another Essay On Daddy, Where'd Ya Get Those Scars?

Friend or Foe? Essay

1222 words - 5 pages Kentucky, and the workers probably left early. I should have the keys, hold on a second."I sifted through the things in my pocket. 3 sugar cubes, a piece of paper, which was my report card, a paperclip, a pen, some dirt, keys."Oh boy," I blurted out."What? Can't you find them?""Oh ya, uh, hmm."I sighed."Where'd you leave them, think!"They were in my pocket earlier. I think I dropped them somewhere.""Ya, well, no duh!"We couldn't get into

Insatiable Appetites Essay

1094 words - 5 pages since the time he had eaten those wild shrooms that had grown beside their house when they were kids. Daryl frowned and looked at him. "Who tha hell ya lookin' for, Merle? Ya ass is actin' paranoid." Merle glanced over at him and muttered under his breath "Beth, man. She's uh...really been RIDIN' ME HARD." Daryl looked confused. "Ridin' ya how?" Merle looked at him and shook his head. "Boy, if I hafta explain it ta ya, then I ain't raised ya as

Chapter 1: Rogue-Jane and I

1238 words - 5 pages and pulled up at a drive thru window."Get me a bacon cheese burger with no onions and NO MAYO!" Rogue rolled her eyes and looked at me, pointing her cigarette, "Bet ya those bastards put mayo on my sandwich...I bet you they do!"I pulled up to the second drive thru window and grabbed the bag of food from the arm that was hanging outside. Finishing up the last few puffs of her cigarette, Rogue flicked it outside and grabbed the bag from me."Damn

Interview between daughter and father

1182 words - 5 pages million times for his life and his health. My daddy, my best birthday present ever. My dad has a lot of scars, I call them his battle scars. This really long one on his neck as well. Half of his mouth is tooth less, his lips even thinner after the surgery. Ah daddy, why did you have to smoke. My dad is a handsome man, well every daughter probably thinks that about there daddy, but I know mine is the most handsome. Then there are those red ray ban

Interview b/w daughter and father

1182 words - 5 pages million times for his life and his health. My daddy, my best birthday present ever. My dad has a lot of scars, I call them his battle scars. This really long one on his neck as well. Half of his mouth is tooth less, his lips even thinner after the surgery. Ah daddy, why did you have to smoke. My dad is a handsome man, well every daughter probably thinks that about there daddy, but I know mine is the most handsome. Then there are those red ray ban

Great Information About Laser Treatment for Acne Scars

1039 words - 5 pages skin doctors before you can get this treatment for removing your scars. This treatment is widely available in some dermatologists because this is an effective acne removal treatment. This method can be done through several steps. Most doctors usually use these steps when they want to perform this laser treatment. These steps are very important to improve all benefits from this laser treatment. Here are some important steps that you should have in

Private Lessons

1101 words - 5 pages a famous artist some day,” she had said excitedly, gazing at the Mona Lisa. Daddy had met her gaze for about five seconds to assess if she was serious, then realized that she was and laughed and laughed and laughed. Zoey had asked him what’s so funny, she didn’t get the joke. “Zoey,” he had said, suddenly becoming serious and pointing to the Mona Lisa, “you can’t do that.” Now Zoey screamed. Squiggly appeared beside her and she punched his

Freedom from Male Oppression in Sylvia Plath's Daddy

1128 words - 5 pages At twenty I tried to die 59 And get back, back, back to you 60 I thought even the bones would do. 61 But they pulled me out of the sack, 62 And they stuck me back together with glue. 63 And then I knew what to do. 64 I made a model of you, 65 A man in black with a Meinkampf look 66 And a love of the rack and the screw. 67 And I said I do, I do. 68 So daddy, I'm finally through. 69 The black telephone's off at the root, 70 The

The Storm

1263 words - 6 pages Something big was away to happen. All around me people were anxiously hurrying about trying to ‘get ready’. Even my family were preparing for something; as my daddy and I had just bought hundreds of giant bottles filled with tons of water, it took ages to get the heavy things into the car! I peered out the car window watching the scenery flash by me. My tummy grumbled at the sight of my favourite pizza place, just the sight of it made me mouth

Sophia's Last Gift

1265 words - 6 pages slouching against her chest. "I'm sorry, mama..." he whispered sleepily. "If I had been there, I would have helped Daddy find her..." Her sweet boy. She pulled him tighter against her chest and kissed his head, breathing in his little boy scent. "I know you would have, baby. I know." she whispered. She glanced down again to see that he had fallen asleep, the breeze tousling his hair. "Ya know I would have done anything ta bring her back to ya

Opposite Views

2130 words - 9 pages with Big Daddy, Brick tells him that Maggie had a relationship with Skipper, Brick´s lover. “Y´know, I think that Maggie had always felt sort of felt out because she and me never got any closer together than two people just get in bed..So! She took this time to work on poor dumb Skipper” (Williams, ii, 651). Although, Maggie is not in the conversation, she does appear in the scene and aggress to Brick´s words, because she knows about the bond

Similar Essays

Raven Essay

2128 words - 9 pages position whimpering like the little baby that I was. I could not get his towering image of oppression out of my mind. It was as if his image was burned in my head, and replaced the stagnant air that remained in the room."I'm sorry daddy, I didn't mean it! Please don't hurt me! I'll be good from now on I swear it. I'll learn to paint like no one ever before. I'll make a big old portrait of you and I'll display it in the great room for everyone to see

The Ninth Ward And Character Development

1227 words - 5 pages boarding up the windows on her house; although she remarks she did not do a great job, she was happy with the fact she boarded the windows herself. She then goes to the kitchen to prepare food for the storm. “I roast a chicken the way Mama Ya-Ya taught me. If the electricity goes, chicken will keep at room temperature. Perhaps for two days. It’ll be our un-Sunday treat. Better than beans and rice. But I’ll cook those

Couple Relationships In Macbeth By Shakespeare And Cat On The Hot Tin Roof By Tennessee Williams

1552 words - 7 pages nice jewelry and wealth because Big Daddy was a prominent plantation tycoon. Lady Macbeth isn’t clingy like Big Mama. In fact, Big Mama is seemed to be chasing her husband around even when he tries to get ride of her. Like when Big Daddy saw Big Mama trying to come into the room, Big Daddy tried closing the door on her and said, “Naw I ain't. I told you not to come and go through this room. You just back out and go through those five other rooms

Where Do Babies Come From? Essay

1072 words - 5 pages got the answers ya wantin’ kid." Merle got up from the ground, his knees popping and cracking, he reached down and affectionately ruffled Jasper’s hair. "Go pester yer mama and daddy about this shit. I ain’t got time…gotta go huntin’ fer Officer Friendly starts ridin’ my ass," he told him with a smirk. He loved nothing more than getting Officer Prick all riled up. It was the end of the fuckin’ world. A man had to get his entertainment from