WNCGB: 'Die-Die Puffy Ami Yumi'*ASHEVILLE ECONO-AIR FLIGHT 347, EN ROUTE TO JAPAN - MID 2005*
Kyle Peterson and Deven Raines sat rather uncomfortably in their coach seats, Kyle trying to read the latest issue of Star Wars Insider, Deven working on some Pharmacy continuing education credits. A few rows back an infant was wailing at full volume, while a few rows UP a man was getting in a drunken argument with a stewardess. While he couldn't do anything about the baby, Kyle would dearly have loved to go up there and stick his boot up the drunk's backside. He WOULD have too, if his knees were not firmly wedged into place by the reclining seat in front of him, where a balding man in a bad suit was snoring away...
"Man, I just hope they take good care of our gear, huh? We're gonna need it!" Deven spoke up.
"Don't worry," Kyle responded - but didn't take his eyes off the book, "There's no way I'd trust these guys with our gear. I had GBI charter us a private courier plane to take our stuff on ahead to Tokyo."
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"Well Brother, how do I look?" Deven asked Kyle. In a navy blue suit and silk tie, and spotless white shirt, he looked the picture of the well-dressed executive. He'd even shaved, which wasn't something Kyle could say...for the past 12 days!
This wasn't good. Kyle had a long list of higher-ups he didn't like, and he'd thought of that lately. These people weren't BORN that way, he'd deduced. They were made that way - by power. The same power his friend and mentor was about to inherit. For that matter, HE was about to inherit some too! For Deven had been chosen to be the DPM - District Pharmacy Manager. And in HIS absence, he had chosen Kyle to succeed him as the Pharmacist In Charge of their store.
Then Kyle looked down and saw Deven still had his trademark - worn, stained, faded, white size 14 sneakers. Okay, maybe these snotty execs were made - but not from people like them!
Kyle smiled his approval. "Go get em, boss!" And with a mock salute, he turned and headed into the