Title:Fair Weather Friend
"Ready to go meet Captain Stottlemeyer?" Sharona Fleming asked.
"I canít go." Staring morosely through his window at the downpour outside, Adrian Monk squirmed. "Itís raining."
"Big deal. Isnít that what you have three umbrellas for?"
"Yeah, butÖ but thereís going to be a chance of thunderstorms today." Adrian looked at her with an expression of vague panic. "Have you ever considered that carrying an umbrella is like walking around with a personal lightning rod?"
"Iíll be right back," she said tersely, and disappeared into the kitchen.
Five minutes later, Sharona stepped back from Adrian and admired her handiwork. "There. You wonít get wet, and you wonít attract lightning. Are you happy now?"
Adrian let out a slight whimper. His distressed and comically waif-like face stared back at her from within a makeshift rain slicker made out of a plastic garbage bag.
"Are you sure about this?" he quavered.
"Trust me," Sharona replied, and seized Adrian by the wrist, dragging him out the door before he had a chance to protest further. She was forced to stifle a grin at the thought that crossed her mind.
I canít wait to see the Captainís face when he sees this.
© 2005 Jordanna Morgan