#84 Why Don’t You Move? (300 words)

Inspired by: On the Road Again

Sadie woke up in Ein’s apartment. She stepped out of bed, carefully to avoid BC, who liked to sleep late and in vulnerable spots. There’s no way they would have survived in the wild. 

In the bathroom, she turned on the faucet. While she peed, the water from the tap turned from a deep reddish-brown to a fluorescent yellow and finally clear. She washed her hands. 

Sadie found Ein in the kitchen going through the same processes to make coffee. 

“Morning,” Ein said. 

“How do you live like this?”

“In domestic bliss?”

“It doesn’t annoy you that you need to run your facet for thirty seconds every time you turn them on? You need to turn off the gas and electricity to your apartment off when you leave so your cat doesn’t explode!”

“BC is tough, they’re from the streets.”

“BC was like a week old when you found them!”

“It’s not great, but it’s cheap. And Reggie got me this apartment.”

“He was a weird billionaire you knew for a month. Besides, you haven’t even heard from him since he left town.”

“I think he’ll be important eventually.”

“Alright, just trying to suggest that you have a solid job, you upgrade your life a little bit.”

“Thanks for your concern.”

Sadie sipped on her coffee, which left a rusty aftertaste. 

“I’m gonna go.” 

“Oh, okay. You don’t want any breakfast?”

Sadie looked up to see Ein toasting bread directly on the burner. 


She grabbed her things and opened the front door, which, despite having six deadbolts fastened, she pulled it open effortlessly. 

“Why do you even lock these if your doorframe is in tatters?”

“I don’t. They’ve been welded.”

“This place is a disaster!”

She slammed the door, knocking loose a piece of ceiling that almost squashed BC. 

Published by einquin

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

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