Summary: The boys talk about Simon’s attitude.
Prompt Word: Sad
Part 16 of the prompt series.
Word Count: 326
Fact of Life
Jim and Blair worked hard and long all day trying to forget all about Simon’s attitude. It was just too sad for them to have to think about while they were at work.
As they drove home Jim said, “Chief, we just need to give him some time. You can tell he was really surprised and all of our friends might act that same way.”
“Let’s hope not. I’m really sad about Simon treating us like that. You could tell he no longer respected us. Things might be different from now on.” Blair hoped he wasn’t right, but at this moment, it sure seemed to be true.
“Blair, I swear, he’ll come around. Don’t be sad, okay? If you’re sad things will start to go downhill for us and they just started going uphill. I’d hate for this to turn us against each other.”
“Jim, I’m never going to do or say anything against you. I love you and that’s not going to change. I’ll give Simon some time, but I really feel like the rest of the gang might be a little more open. I hope so. Do you agree with Simon about not telling anyone, so that the Chief will find out?” Blair was getting sadder by the minute.
“We’ll tell our friends if we want to, Blair. Don’t worry about it so much. Things will be fine and if it doesn’t work out at the station, we were looking for work when we started there.”
“I love you, Jim.”
“And I love you, Blair. Things will get better. This has just been a fact of life day. Everyone has them; we just didn’t see it coming so quickly.”
At the stop light, Jim leaned over and kissed Blair, unbeknownst to him that William Ellison was behind them in his car.
This had been a long day, and it looked like it was going to get longer.