I have a confession to make:

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“Sit down, Rachel,” Bud said, “I have something to tell you.”

“Oh my God,” Rachel said as she collapsed onto the couch, “you’re leaving me!”

“What? No, I’m not leaving you.”

“You’re cheating on me with another woman!”

“No! Why would you say that?”

“It’s a man then, right? You’re gay, aren’t you?”

“Gay? What are you talking about? I’m not gay.”

“Bud, it explains so much—”

“What? I’m not gay! Please, just stop and listen to me.”

“The late nights with flimsy excuses for why you’re gone…”

“Rachel, please—”

“The bruises! The weird fetish outfit you have hidden in the garage…”

“Honey, that’s what I’m trying—”

“The gadgets and leather,” Rachel began sobbing, “I don’t even know what most of those things are for!”

“RACHEL!” Bud shouted, grabbing her shoulders, “I’m not gay. I’m not cheating on you or doing any weird fetish stuff.”

“Then what? How do you explain all this, Bud?”

“Rachel,” Bud said, looking into his wife’s eyes, “I’ve been sneaking out at night to be a costumed crime fighter.”

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  1. Ahfl_icon THX 0477

    Funny and kind of lampoons just how goofy such a thing might appear in real life.

  2. Avatar Elizabeth Gallenberg

    This is quite delightful. I love Rachel’s dramatics.

  3. Avatar Anonymuncule

    I always enjoyed the parts of Watchmen that insinuated all the costumed crimefighters had been fetishist perverts.

  4. Avatar RoseTone ~LoA~

    I whole heartedly agree with Gallenberg. Rachel is quite the character.. and (it would seem) rather insecure.

    The only downside was I felt that the end didn’t have as much punch as it could have.

    Four smiling pencils.

  5. Avatar The Electric Hillbilly

    As Dr. Tim likes to say — AWESOME!! I love back and forth dialog and I feel like you really tried to get in the head of each of your characters with some compelling conflict. You’re a talented writer.

  6. Avatar boxofun

    Awesome! Funny yet poignant.