Sometimes

This little vignette was inspired by a prompt from Tomi Adeyemi’s site.

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Ruby groaned in frustration as they headed back to their office.  She always felt this way after they had to explain something magical or supernatural to their superiors.  “Why can’t they just… accept it?” she groused.  “We go through this every time!”

“Try not to let it get to you,” Henry said.

She gave him a sidelong glance and then frowned.  Shaking her head, she asked, “How does it not drive you crazy?  What’s your secret?”

“I don’t know.”  He shrugged.  “Sometimes I pray for patience.  Sometimes I just pray for a gun.”  He smiled at her and then gave her a playful wink.  “Haven’t had that second prayer answered… yet.”

As Ruby chuckled, she nodded.  “So,” she said, “you basically push your frustration to the background by make jokes.”

“Laughter is the best medicine, right?” Henry said, nodding.  He looked thoughtful for a moment and added, “In this case, it’s the best defense.”

“I’ll have to remember that trick next time they start to get under my skin,” Ruby said, smiling at last.  “Thanks, Boss.”

Henry patted her shoulder and nodded.  “No problem,” he said.

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