Just One NightIt was going to be another long night.Just One Night2 years ago in Sci-Fi More Like This
The pencil pushers and big wigs of 'The Good Directorate' had gone home hours ago. All that was left were the scientists and engineers on the floors below the towering building. His team had offered to stay behind with him but he declined. Told them that he needed them bright eyed and bushy tailed for the work day tomorrow. They reassured him that it wouldn't be a problem but he persisted on being alone. With promises of not working too hard they finally walked out that door.
But every promise was meant to be broken.
He locked the doors, sealing them shut from the world outside. He turned and sat back at his desk with head leaned back, staring up at the ceiling. Vibrant amber eyes were filled with exhaustion but he wouldn't let it get the best of him. It couldn't stop the smile from appearing on his face. It was in these hours that he experienced some of his more treasured memories. Even now as he closed his eyes he could hear her calling to him;
A is for ArachnophobiaA is for ArachnophobiaA is for Arachnophobia2 years ago in Humor More Like This
Having a grown man leap on top of you in the ungodly hours of the morning is hardly the most pleasant way to wake up.... as Charles Snippy now knew from first-hand experience.
"What," he gasped, winded, shoving Pilot off his chest, "are you doing?!"
Pilot let out an infernal screech as he tried to clamber further onto the couch and further onto Snippy, his arms and legs wrapping around the sniper like a monkey.
"Run, Snippy!" he screeched. "Run for your life!"
"Run from what?!" All traces of sleepiness now gone, Snippy attempted to prise Pilot off him, but the other had a grip of steel and was clinging like a limpet.
"It'll eat us alive!" Pilot wailed. "It'll lay eggs in us and they'll hatch out of our eyeballs!"
"What are you talking about?!" Snippy asked irritably, turning his face away as Pilot began waving his hands madly about. "Stop squirming around! Get off me!"
Finally seeming to calm himself down, Pilot crawled off Sni