Nearly half of the usual working crowd is absent. An average and nosy co-worker would question why it is this way, and then there are people who don't notice.For years Joy decided not to bother asking why floor nineteen was nearly vacant in the summer.She wanted to save that mystery for last. The vacant green-black cubicle stood out among the decorated square boxes. There were other designs that were not 'of earth' displaying that the cubicle wasn't made in America but from somewhere else.Joy had an itch nagging at the back of her head to solve this mystery once and for all.
Maybe it was the feelings.The feelings that had started when Joy first found a attractive-hot guy on the side of the road and realized she hit him.And perhaps Joy missed Loki? Screw it, she misses Loki.
"Joannaa." Ginger said, tapping on the edge of Joy's cubicle.Ginger's voice snaps Joy out of her day-dream.
"What?" Joy said, looking away from the computer screen.
"We have a new guy coming in next week." Ginger said, excitedly holding her left hand in mid air. "You'll never guess what his name is--"
"Robert Williams of Ireland and England." Joy interupts Ginger.
"Uh no." Ginger said as a light-hearted smile grew on her face. She slides her left hand forward as though gliding off a reflective surface. "It is Harry Trubman."
Joy's eyebrows met each other.
"You're joking." Joy said.
Ginger leans forward over the edge of the cubicle wwhile her hands rest on the edge.
"That's what I said to Charol!" Ginger said. "Andddd Charol wants us to make sure he doesn't have a problem settling into a cubicle beside yours." She lowers her gaze down towards the rost pink computer mouse that had an image of Princess Aurora on it. "Sadly, Conner's cubicle is going to be Harry's work space."
Joy turns towards her left towards the direction of Conner's cubicle.Conner's cubicle is decorated in fake spider webs,black bat designs that stood out from the light gray default color, printed covers of the Goosebumps books, and several pinned autographs signed by RL Stine.She turns her attention back to Ginger.
"Got a job offer at a Halloween festival in Mitchigan?"
"Then why are we getting a new guy in Conner's cubicle?"
Ginger taps her fingers on the solid surface top of the cubicle.
"I hate to break it to you, but..."
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...A few hours ago..
"Do you always enjoy going out and shooting monsters?" Loki asks.
"It is a entertaining hobby." Hank said,and then the graboid gun clicked.
Hank ran out of ammo for the current mode of the gun.Hank used a choice word
"This?" Loki said, shooting down a smaller graboid. "You call THIS a entertaining hobby?"
Hank shares a little laugh at Loki's question with a shake of his head. He puts the ammo-less graboid gun under one shoulder then leaned his side to rocky terrian wall and started taking off the big boots that had zippers at the sides.Loki is paying no attention to Hank since he is shooting at the fleet of Graboids.
"You might want to start looking up once in a while." Hank said.
Confused, Loki looks up and saw Hank walking--without his socks--up the rocky terrarian wall.
"You're a mortal." Loki said, gaping at Hank's strange ability.
"Right." Hank said,continuing the "i" in the word right like it was longer. "I am a human, after all." Hank presses a rounded button on the top of the graboid gun, this initiates a automatic change to the weapon design. The rounded exit for the bullet became part of three exits. "Time to be squashed, dirt sharks!"
Hank's index finger clicks on the newly replaced trigger while his aiming is at the three graboids.Three bullet shaped cannon ball sized blasts whizzed out of the machine steaming dark quick smoke. The three bulletts land in the first two graboids that lost their upper half thanks to the explosive weaponary shell. The lower parts of the two deceased graboid corpses are left sticking up from the ground. The third graboid is seen tremoring away.
"You are lying." Loki said.
"I am not lying!" Hank shouts. "I am..." Hank lowers the advanced graboid gun towards the light gray rock floor. "I am a mix, 'kay?"
"Liar." Loki said, with a frown.
Hank sighs, lowering his head and his shoulders decreased.We see the ground move in a rounded mound shape straight towards the rocky area.Hank goes through his brown-white hair using his left hand as though it were a comb.
"I became this way thanks to the invention genius Tony Stark." Hank finally said.
"Tony Stark?" Loki repeats. "You mean...that Midgardian who is part machine?"
"So I guess you met him." Hank said, walking down the wall.
"Years ago." Loki said, bitterly. "My brother had became attracted to his girlfriend 'Pepper'. It didn't turn out good for Thor in the end.I don't understand why he bothered making a relationship with someone not from Asgard."