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(Untitled double drabble - Yehuda and Yehoshua)


Daegaer ( daegaer) wrote, @ 2004-03-03 13:47:00
For ellen_fremedon:


Yehuda frowned and turned away, not wanting to see Yehohanan's face one moment longer for fear he would hit the man. Behind him, he heard the annoying voice saying something about buying fresh figs and would Yehoshua like one? Every time Yehuda thought he would be able to speak quietly, to discuss matters seriously, there was Yehohanan, demanding attention like a child. And every time Yehoshua would smile broadly and include him in their conversations.

Yehohanan had no sense, no views on what was needed to make things right other than a vague idea that it would be pleasant to wake up one morning and find the Romans gone. Yehuda had ideas on what was important, what Yehoshua should do to free their people, and he longed to sit with him and discuss the matter like men. Yehohanan talked like a child, about childish things, and Yehuda had no more patience for it.

He turned to see Yehoshua put an arm round the fool's shoulders as they both laughed helplessly at something Yehohanan had said. Yehuda turned away again, his heart burning. He had no jokes to tell, no easy way of speech.

Yehoshua never laughed like that with him.

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The Gospel of John mentions "the disciple whom Jesus loved", traditionally given the name "John". Yehohanan is the Hebrew spelling of the name.

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