The children’s eyes, wide with wonder, reflected the glow of the performers’ costumes.
“Daddy, how. . .?”
“I don’t KNOW!” Irritated, Daddy flipped Erin’s hand away. “Just watch!”
Eli was more experienced. He knew how dangerous it was to bother Daddy. He leaned down and whispered in Erin’s ear, “It’s special cloth that can glow in the dark. They’re not on fire.”
“Oh.” Erin sighed, leaning against Eli for comfort. She gulped down a sob. “I wish Mommy was here.”
Hearing her, Daddy shook her by the shoulder. “Stop it! Right now! We’re here to have FUN!”