I got back to my desk sore. Raz and Tam put up a hell of a fight. At least Terra got her kid back. She can call me later to tell me how she handled Dispatch. I was more concerned with getting back to the office. Today I was supposed to be a normal person catching a cold. The good news was that itch in my throat is gone. All of today’s action must have got my system working overtime.
The receptionist left several messages for me, from Michelle – even a note that she’d stopped by. I wasn't surprised that there was also one on the voicemail.
Leroy! You said you had a meeting, but you are no where to be found. Your office said you never returned for lunch. Are you blowing me off? Am I gonna have to have the whole MPD force out looking for you? You'd better give me a pretty good explanation, misther.
Looks like I’m going to have to put in some work to make this up to her.
There was also a voicemail from Derrick.
Yo, Leroy. Michelle was so pissed that you left lunch. Her head almost exploded. I can’t believe you just left her sitting there. You ain’t the only superhero in the world! You don’t have to go on ever mission. Well, leave it to you to make Michelle mad, which in turn made Tracie mad. She said if I ever did something like that, she would never speak to me again. Yo, Leroy – man… You always messing things up. I just went on and quit the Urban 30. I don’t want Tracie as mad at me – the way Michelle was mad with you. Hit me later!
I reminded myself again why its bad to do favors for people.
The last message had just come in a few minutes ago from Raz.
Hey Leroy, this is Tomieka. Thanks for getting me home, and sorry about about that whole thing. You know how Tony is. Anyway, Tam is on the way over. For some reason, I still can't get produce a charge. Maybe I've just been working too hard. I felt a scratch in the back of my throat for the last two weeks - so I guess I'm just coming down with something. Anyway, as soon as I feel better, I'm buying you a few rounds at the bar. Bye.
I guess whatever she had was going around - I did feel that itch earlier. But it seems to be gone now.