Clean Up Time

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“Counsel’s not going to like this,” Graves muttered as he kicked a shell towards the water. His companion grunted and returned to raking the sand. A rotund tourist in an ill fitting of trunks ambled past, offering a blue popsicle tinged grin.

Graves waved back and through muttered teeth, “Hinkle cornered a pregnant witch in broad daylight like a rank amateur. He may lose his post for…”

His partner scoffed loudly, then let out a contented whistle, “Found it. Stupid assistant hunter leaving his gate key laying about…”

“The man was killed, Tenwith.”

“Still, no excuse.” He carefully wiped the key down and stuffed it into a vest pocket made tight by his rotund figure, “And you know darn well Hinkle will never be removed. He gets results.”

“He makes messes.”

“And we, freund, clean them up.”

Graves stared pensively over the lapping waves, “Maybe not. Maybe not this time.”

Tenwith tossed his purloined rake aside and started for the parking lot, “You and your ideas, Graves. Dangerous things, the both.”

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  1. Ahfl_icon THX 0477

    I recently commented on someone doing a story with too much exposition and not enough event or character. So, I tried to throw on a sequel that gave a bit of information in the form of an interaction. Not sure how it turned out, but it was a fun exercise.

  2. Avatar zxvasdf

    “Hey, maybe we’ll be the mess, capsice?”

    I really like how tight this ficly is.

  3. Avatar smdasilva {LoA}

    I am a little confused about who they are talking about. They say a man was killed but also that Hinkle will never be removed. Was Hinkle the man who survived and chased the witch?

    Also, you might want a comma in this sentence “The man was killed, Tenwith.” Just makes it a little more clear that he is speaking to Tenwith, at first I thought Tenwith was the man who was killed or some arcane manner of speaking like forthwith.

  4. Avatar ElshaHawk (LoA)

    suddenly everyone is rotund…

    SO, these two are cleaners.. clearing up evidence so the human world doesn’t find out?

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