Just in case anyone thought the twins weren’t somehow entirely responsible for what happened during the zombie invasion, here’s a cut bit from Office that didn’t fit anywhere.
“You’d think they’d know it’s not supposed to be green,” Di said, remaining just out of sight of the small crowd of junkies crowding around what they thought was a box of free heroin.
“You’d think they’d know you aren’t going to get anything good in random boxes in an alley, but this is the second time today.”
“Should we do anything about this?”
A grin crossed her brother’s face and the look in Ezra’s eye told her that he knew just what to do to spice things up a little. He’d been more reckless than her lately and, as much fun as it was, she wasn’t sure if she should be stopping him.
He was always the one to rein her in when she went too far, though. That was how they worked. She jumped at whatever would be the most entertaining and he made sure it didn’t get out of hand. Maybe this streak of boredom was getting to him too. If he wasn’t going to stop her, she’d keep from stopping him too.
“It’s been awfully dull at the office lately, don’t you think?” Ezra asked.
“And we can’t just leave these guys out here on their own.”
“They’re going to get in trouble on their own.”
“They’d cause too much trouble for the Chief.”
“We should really bring them right there.”
“And take the scenic route,” Ezra agreed. “They might have a few more friends we haven’t seen.”
Di pushed back that voice in her head telling her that this was definitely one of those times that Ezra would tell her it was going too far. The idea of the office plunged in a zombie invasion sounded like far too much fun to pass up. Plus, it had been years since she and Ezra had a chance to really let loose and no one was going to stop them over zombies.
Still, there was something off about Ezra. His expression was as calm as usual, but his smile never quite met his eyes. She knew she should stop and ask him what was going on, even if it meant stopping what might be the most fun they’d ever have at the office.
If it was serious, he’d tell her. If not, she’d ask him when this stopped being fun.