#80 Banned from the Lab (300 words)

Inspired by: She Belongs to Me

Ein pipetted a blood sample into a centrifuge tube. Sadie walked by and waved. Instinctually he waved back and squirted blood all over the counter. 

“Seriously!” Jen said. 

Ein grabbed paper towels and solvents to clean it up. A moment later, the mess was gone, and everything put into hazard waste. 

“Sorry about that.”

“What’s going on between you two? You’ve completely lost focus, and anytime she’s around, you’re worthless.”

“Nothings going on, we just…”

“I don’t really care.” 

“Things have gotten more serious, and it’s been fun.”

“Ugh, you made it sound way worse than I thought. What does she even see in you?”

“I have no idea. She does all the heavy lifting in the relationship. She doesn’t need me at all. Most of the time, she knew me I wasn’t employed or looking for a job.”

“Ugh, guys suck.”

Jen returned to work on the other side of the lab. A few minutes later, Sadie entered and spoke to Ein. 

As soon as Jen heard Sadie speak, she rushed across the lab and grabbed Sadie’s arm, separating the couple. 

“No, no, no. Sorry, Sadie, but you can’t come in here anymore.”

“What!?” Ein and Sadie said together. 

“You’re too distracting. We can’t, Ein can’t handle it, and he’s making mistakes. I’m kicking you out for the rest of the week.”

Sadie tried to protest, but no words would come out. Sadie looked at Ein, who shrugged apologetically, and she stormed out of the lab. 

“Can you even do that?” Ein asked.

“Probably not, but she listened. That’s why she’s the best biz. A girl like that could get off on double manslaughter if she wanted.”

“I bet she could.”

The pair didn’t speak much for the rest of the day, but they were very productive. 

Published by einquin

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

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