Blood and Thunder
RATING: R (language, some violence)
SYNOPSIS: The fifteenth man has talked, someone is being stalked, someone is pursued by someone they know, and someone is doing what he should have long ago. Burma Shave.
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DISCLAIMER: We didn't start the fire. Please don't sue us, your attorneys would laugh when they see the balance sheet.
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The next morning, there was another bouquet of flowers on Josh's desk. This one had a note: Thanks. Mandy
He called her new office.
"Thanks for what?"
"Oh hi. Thanks for the ride. It was fun while it lasted."
"Listen," he responded, "I never did get to say goodbye-"
"Forget it. I'll see you sometime."
She hung up.
He scratched his head for a moment, picked up a yellow pad, and headed for the morning meeting.
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When Margaret got into work that day, she found her office festooned with banners and gifts. The biggest banner said GRRLS KICK ASS!! Several bunches of flowers brightened the room, and her desk was covered with Xena action figures. A huge rubber sword was hanging from the wall. And when she arrived the President strolled out of the Oval Office and into hers.
"Margaret," he began before the assembled staff, "I want to say thank you. You saved my best friend's life."
She blushed bright red as she shook Bartlet's hand. "I appreciate it, Mr. President, but I was only looking out for myself. Do you have any idea how long it took for me to break him in?"