Marcy, Frankie, Hank, and Willow were all laying on the ground in the middle of the gym, staring at the ceiling. Frankie had been banned from his lab for two days while his figures were being reviewed supposedly to “avoid his interference” but it might also have been since Laurel was slightly annoyed to find he’d worked for seventy-two hours straight. They’d been training to kill some time, but they all grew bored with that too and with one thing or another ended up on the floor.
“I am so bored!” Marcy finally screamed about as loudly as she could manage without going shrill. Frankie jumped about half a foot, Willow smiled slyly to herself, and Hank laughed out loud.
“Yeah. Yeah, I would echo those sentiments.” Hank offered.
“I know that there are people who are out to get me and I know that technically I should be really worried about everything, but all I want is to get out of this agency. I just want to go anywhere. I am so bored that I can’t even make myself be paranoid.”
“Wow. That’s really bored.” Willow smiled even wider at the ceiling.
“Come on. There has to be something that we can do. Like, a movie or something. Three hours out of the walls of this place, we can bring everyone who knows how to fight just in case I’m attacked which is unlikely because they don’t even know what I look like so they probably wouldn’t want to attack such a public place and oh my goodness please we have to be able to do something I’m going absolutely crazy here!”
“I don’t know, Marce. I feel like it would be a lot of pretty complicated organization for such a small turn out.” Willow replied.
“Easy for you to say, Wills. You left the complex yesterday with Joey. Don’t you dare deny it? I know it’s true. And come on. When have you ever turned down the opportunity to go see a movie? Please, Willow, Please!”
“She has a point, Willow. I’m sure that if we went to talk to Laurel together—we could offer all of the Top Tier Users a chance to get out and walk around for a while.” Frankie suggested.
“See. Yes. Frankie, you are a good man. Willow, listen to this man. He is smarter than the both of us combined.” Marcy hit the mat in Frankie’s general direction as a show of thanks.
“Probably all three of us combined,” Hank added.
“Well, fine then. You all can go talk to Laurel, and if you guys can win the fight versus her, then I will volunteer to be a part of the security detail.”
“Wimp.” Marcy muttered under her breath, and Hank started laughing again. Willow made a less than polite gesture in the general direction of Marcy.
“You’ve got yourself a deal.” Frankie countered.