"And I'm Jason Park" Jason said shaking Gabriel's hand "didn't your sister recently win a silver medal in the last Olympics?"
Gabriel sighed internally, wincing slightly as Jason had brought up Kimberly's accomplishments. As much as he was happy that she was so successful and well known, part of him was always a little hesistant to mention her to people because of it, knowing how people acted once they knew about it.
"Maybe," Gabriel replied, feigning casual indifference, "I mean....We kinda haven't been really close since mom and I moved. But, yeah, that's what I heard last time we talked."
Jason saw that Gabriel was made physically uncomfortable at the mention of his sister he was about to apologize when a TV hanging from the café ceiling played the all-too-familiar jingle of Parkway Technologies displaying their logo as his father stepped into frame Jason had seen this commercial 4 million times over at least that's how it felt "hello I'm Joshua Park CEO of Parkway Technologies and as always we strive to bring you excellence in every field possible and to that end I introduce you to our new social media platform parking space currently hosting 5000 users and growing more every day and of course who could forget our amazing state-of-the-art laptops and custom computers? So remember friends to think of Parkway Technologies for all your computing and technological needs Parkway Technologies building tomorrow's future today!' Jason's father recited the company motto enthusiastically as the commercial ended smiling into the camera
I suppose what I get Jason thought to himself realizing this must be some kind of karmic backlash for making Gabriel uncomfortable why does a bookstore even have a television aren't televisions the exact opposite of books!? Jason screamed internally in his own mind
Olivia smiled at Gabriel. "The boss won't mind. I'll go give her a heads up." She walked off and went into the owner's office. A few minutes later she joined Jason and Gabriel. "We've got the all clear." She noticed that Jason seemed to be staring at the television with an agitated expression. She caught the tale end of the commercial but was there in time to see what it was about. "Are you okay?" she asked quietly, placing a hand on his arm.
"that was my father, Jason said softly both my parents are rich their the main reason I have this, he gestured to the debit card in his hand, both my parents seem to think that I'm wasting my time and their worried that eventually I'll end up like Adam but I just want to find my own way in life I don't really have friends so when I'm not in school I have this big empty house all to myself with just a few servants to look after me "he laughed his voice catching in his throat I know poor little rich boy right?"he said trying not to cry
Jason smiled at Olivia and turned to Gabriel "I'm sorry families can be tough trust me I know what being in someone's shadow is like I hope you will forgive me, now come on everybody enough sad talk let's eat" Jason said enthusiastically
Unbeknownst to Jason his cousin Adam was currently in space aboard the Astro Megaship Mark 2 with Katherine, Kimberly, and Rocky "I want to thank you guys for taking the time to help me out with finding Devestra's Space Dumpster I appreciate the help" Adam said smiling at his friends
"Thanks Kat sorry to bring you guys back to action right after you helped those Ninja Steel kids " Adam said to Kat and Rocky before he went off to another part of the ship as the computer continued to scan for signs of Devestra's Space Dumpster ( I assume that was Kat saying that in the last post?)
" no problem man once a ranger always a ranger right?" Adam said as he pulled out his cell phone and looked at a picture of his cousin Jason and himself together sighing "Do you think I'm doing the right thing not telling Jason about me being a power ranger?" he asked Rocky
"You have to do what you think is best," Rocky said. "I know that Zordon told us that we should keep our identities secret but there have been other ranger teams who have been open about who they are." He smiled. "I remember when my sister found out about me being a ranger." He chuckled. "She came to visit me when I got hurt practicing for the tournament and overheard me talking to Justin about being a ranger. I thought she was going to levitate she was so excited. I can't believe my brother is a superhero were her exact words." He placed and hand on Adam's shoulder. "From what you've told me about you're cousin I think that he would have the same reaction. Although from what you said he may already think you're a superhero even without knowing that you are a ranger."
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Adam was about to respond but was immediately cut off by the sound of the alarms going off "alert alert space dumpster located" said the automated voice of DECA "I guess that's our cue" Adam said to Rocky as the Astro megaship mark two landed on a nearby desolate planet and Adam ran onto the surface