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Avatar Author: Alexa Reed (LoA) *Read & Reply Ficly or Die* - League of Awesomeness Oath. (June 2014) Currently out of work and I should be using my computer to look for a job but Ficly is more enticing. I love comments - leaving them and giving... Read Bio

Upon coming home, Alice melted into a kitchen chair immediately. Evidently, Mike had come home in a similar state; his chosen method had been to dump his briefcase on the table, heedless that it’d been open and some contents spilled out.

“Mike,” she sighed, “that’s just creating problems for morning.” She gathered his papers together into neat piles. One fell down; it was written on very nice stationary, smaller than the other pages. She recognized her husband’s lettering. She didn’t intend to read it, but she saw the signature, Love, Bob. Setting aside all other papers, she looked at the line above: In every way, yours. Alice turned the note over, reading: My Dearest Cindy.

“Babe,” her husband called. “Want pizza?” She heard his footsteps until he stood in the doorway. Upon seeing her crying, holding the note, he swore softly.

“Who’s Cindy? Who’s Bob?”

“Cindy’s my second wife. She calls me Bob.”

“Your name’s not Mike?”

“Um, no,” he hesitated. “It’s David. But only my first wife calls me that.”

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  1. Avatar Eloquent Mess {(LoA)}

    Attention, ladies and gentlemen, we have just lost cabin pressure.

  2. Avatar StayGold

    uh-oh! not cool, Mike/Bob/David, not cool!

  3. Avatar Mighty-Joe Young (A.K.A Strong Coffee)(LoA)

    Had to read it three times i am a little slow but when i got i had to move seat back and tray into the upright position. awesome story, just plain awesome

  4. Avatar ethelthefrog

    Eloquent Mess said it most eloquently, I think. Wow. It’s one of those zzzzzzzzip needle-scratching-across-the-record moments. For those of use who remember records, of course.