I liked the main guy and the description of the boy is lodged in my head so both their characters must ring through. A nice sense of place on the whole as well.
I'm not sure of the description of the hand as 'fluffy' I don't think I understood what you were getting at with that.
I have a problem with the repeated line at the end. Felt...off, not the repetition so much as what he was saying. If it were me I'd have a think about that.