Daniel had been awoken by a sharp kick from one of the pool of admin girls that looked after his paperwork.
“Wakey wakey sleeping beauty, time to rise and shine and fight another day.”
“I only just finished fighting yesterday, that’s the problem I have with now fighting today.” Daniel said, slowly unfolding himself from under his desk, before collapsing on to his chair. The chair back promptly collapsed under the assault and he found himself back on the floor with his only legs left on the now destroyed chair.
“I’ll ring stores and get you another chair.” The girl said as she walked away laughing.
Daniel gingerly sat back down on the base of the chair and opened up his log book to make a note of yesterday’s activities. He omitted his evening movements, replacing them with a nondescript report of spending the evening at home studying Russian. It was something he was meant to be doing, so was a good enough excuse and would hold water if pressed.
Daniel looked up from his logbook and was greeted by another one of the admin girls. He took out a cigarette.
“God, yes please, very black with 3 sugars.”