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"What am I to you?" Wes inquires suddenly.
"The kid who needs to get his ass off my desk. I didn't scrounge for that just for you to get sand all over it." a gruff voice barks from behind a newspaper. Well, mostly behind. No amount of paper could ever hope to conceal his boss' massive form.
"You certainly didn't mind it before." he teases, an all-too-familiar sly smile eeking its way towards his ears, as he shifts his weight on its surface for emphasis, "and it was much worse than sand, then."
Gonzap shuffles his paper dismissively, masking his discomfort with a cough.
"Nothing is worse to clean than sand. But, seriously, kid. I thought we agreed you weren't going to make a big deal of this. It distracts from your work."
"I lied." the boy muses.
"Shouldn't lie to your boss. Now move."
"I'll move when you answer me."
Gonzap sighs with exasperation.
"Well, you're our best snagger, a damn good lockpick," he chuckles before continuing, "a good distraction."
"And...?" Wes continu
Wes throws his jacket roughly against the floor as he himself falls like a ragdoll onto the worn couch. His tanned form seems to meld seamlessly into the thick orange fabric, only seperated by errant stains whose origin he dares not ponder.
The instant he feels the cold material against his face, he has already decided he will not be moving today. His limbs dangle limply off the sides as if all muscle had been removed from them, somehow absorbed into the upholstry.
He doesn't even care about the grunts running around him, and the nearly constant, loudly echoing sound of aluminum falling to the bottom of the vending machine. It's not his problem.
"You're still on duty."
"No, I'm not."
He finally looks up weakly to identify the source of the voice. Gonzap looms over him with his formidable arms crossed. His protruding eyebrows are furrowed low on his forehead.
"How can you be so lazy?"
Wes simply chuckles and points to the decaying walls that surround the main office. Yet
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