Monday, May 08, 2006

"Professor! Why are you packing?!"

"Oh, Scott. Um, well . . okay, here it is. Maggie and I are going on a little vacation."

"What! B-but you can't leave! What about the school? What about the students? What about me?!"

"Oh come on, Scott, you'll be fine. I'll only be gone for a few days. Unless I'm lucky, of course. Heh heh."

"But where are you going?"

"Actually I'm going to be on a little show called the Last Gladiator Standing."

"What? But, um, you don't really, you know
. . stand."

"It's just the title Scott."

"And to be honest Professor, you aren't really a gladiator either. You know, no offense."

"There's not actually going to be any fighting. Besides, I can hold my own in combat. Hand me those bottles."

"But what about the school? Finals are coming up. And Cassandra Nova is hanging around."

"Well Scott, that's why I am leaving the school in your capable hands. You are in charge."

"M-me? But what about, you know, Storm?"

"It's time you learned to stand up to her Scott. Be a man. Be a leader."

As I carefully wrapped the cognac bottles in padding and placed them in my case, I couldn't help but notice the sheer look of stark panic on Scott's face. I thought about altering his mind to give him some confidence, but the boy has to learn some things for himself.

4 Comments:

Blogger JawaJuice said...

Man, next thing you know, Scott's gonna be asking Logan to wipe his ass for him.
Oh, and cognac! Now that’s preparing for some gladiating!!

9:55 PM  
Blogger Captain Berk said...

Damn right.

Great leaders do not seek power. It is thrust upon them.

Or something.

4:13 AM  
Blogger Magdalena said...

Hmmmm sounds like we are going to have fun

9:16 AM  
Blogger Wolverine said...

JJ That ain't happenin'!

6:05 PM  

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