#21 I Quit (over) Your Low Down Ways (300 words)

Inspired by: Quit Your Low Down Ways

Reggie threw a glass paperweight at his office window, but since his office was on the fortieth floor, it bounced off the glass. 

“I understand that you’re upset, Mr. Seward. But it’s over. There’s nothing you can do. He owns 51%.”

“I wish I threw that rock at your head!” 

Ein stepped into the office to see what the commotion was about. 

“Is everything okay?” 

Mrs. Nielson introduced herself and shook Ein’s hand. 

“No, nothing is okay. Nothing will ever be okay. I’ve been saying it for years, and no one believed me. Jon Fall bought my company!”

Reggie stood face to face with Mrs. Nielson, staring into her bright blue eyes.

“I’m the only one here who understands the tech. I’d hate to be you when you find out that you spent billions of dollars on nothing! You’re going to be begging me to come back here and make something of this mess. But you blew it. There’s no way I’m ever helping you with whatever plan he’s concocted. Do you hear me?” 

“I’m your lawyer! I work for this company. I’m here to tell you what is happening. I’m on your side!” 

Reggie walked halfway back to his desk and fell to his knees, screaming, “I quit! I won’t work for him for one minute. He’s ruining everything.” 

Ein rushed to his side and held him as he sobbed. 

“Thanks for letting him know, but I think he needs to be alone for a bit.” 

“My pleasure.” 

Mrs. Nielson straightened herself up, took a deep breath, and exited the office. 

“He’s going to scrap my life’s work and sell it for parts. It isn’t fair.” 

Reggie repeated this over and over for an hour. Ein did his best to comfort him but was unsuccessful.

Published by einquin

Writing personal exploration flash fiction as well as building the foundations for a comic book universe.

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