Thursday, September 4, 2008
Ron skips day three of training because he felt he got all he needed from days one and two (see Ideas #97 and #98). He is ready to return to his old spot as anchorman of Channel Four News. His first day back begins at the station. Ron and Brian walk through the cubicles to Ron's office.
Not that we knew you were coming back but we didn't want anyone to have your office so we kinda retired it.
They arrive at Ron's office. Champ and Brick are waiting there. Champ is holding bolt cutters. There's a big padlock on the door.
No one has used or gone in your office since you left in 1977.
So no one's been in there?
Not even a cleaning person. It's probably covered in dust and cobwebs.
Not with this padlock. I put it on myself.
Champ, you know a padlock can't keep out dust and spiders or any insect for that matter.
Are you sure?
(stares with confusion at Champ)
Why don't we just open her up?
Champ uses the bolt cutters to break the padlock. The lock falls to the ground. Ron opens the door. Ron ducks as a bird flies past him and into the station. The window in his office is open.
That window's been open for six years. I-
I need a new office. It's a fresh start. Fresh start. Fresh office.
New office. Sure. No problem. There's one over here.
Ron, Brian, and Champ walk away but Brick stays and stares into Ron's old office. There is a lion's purr.
Brick, you coming?
I'm going to play with the kitty.
Brick goes in the office and closes the door. There is a loud roar and a crash. After a moment, Brick laughs.
My turn, kitty.
There is another loud crash.
Cut to Ron, Brian, and Champ at an empty office.
This will do just fine.
Wanna go grab a drink?
You know it!
It's good to be back.
Ron, Brian, and Champ walk through the station to leave.
Cut to the closed door of Ron's old office.
Brick, you coming?
Brick opens the door. His suit is torn and there's blood all around his mouth.