… the computer buzzes. It is Charles.

We are being asked to get involved in a study involving three man-eater lions. We would be working in cooperation with the Kenyan Government,” she said.

“Whoa, you’re kidding. Great,” he said.

“Well, gotta tie up a few loose ends, then get the Boards approval. Hope to get it settled by end of the week. Got to get back across the hall to await call. I’ll keep you informed. See ya’,” she said as she walked out of the kitchen.

 She closes her door behind her. Back at her desk, she sets her water bottle on her official Zoo coaster, and zooms in on lion cage three.

 “Hi, Ricky and Lucy,” she says out loud to herself. “You may have some new neighbors soon. Some mean, deadly neighbors. I’ll do my best to …”

… the computer buzzes. It is Charles.


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