Friday, November 25, 2016

Just Fix It

Everyone at the company liked their boss, John McGuinness. He was a pretty laid back CEO that generally just let people do their work and avoided micromanaging. Still, he often liked seeing what people were working on. When he showed up on the floor of the Advanced Research Department with his assistant, they were happy to show him what they were working on.

The team began to show John a body swapper. His interest was piqued as he asked if they could show him a test. It took about an hour to set everything up. John watched as two of the researchers stood in front of the machine, preparing to be swapped. But when they activated in, something went wrong. Instead of the beam shooting out the front, it spilled out the sides, hitting John and his assistant. The machine was smoking, circuits were black and burnt.

John quietly asked a few of the leads to return with him to his office. He stumbled a little as he calmly walked back to his office, not quite used to his assistant's body nor how to balance on her heels. They clicked on the floor as he made his way down the halls. He stood behind his desk as the leads sat in front of it. One of them closed the door. John took a deep breath in.

Suddenly, his mood shifted. Gone was the friendly boss they all loved, gone was his cool demeanor. He threw things off his desk and began to scream, "Just fix it!" He yelled at all of them. He didn't want to be in the body of his assistant. He didn't want to be a 20-year-old woman. He wanted his body back and he wanted it NOW.

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