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Jeremiah hummed along with the radio, and tapped his steering wheel along with the beat. It was nothing fancy, but it got the job done. It was a van big enough to hold all of his equipment, who cares if it’s ten years old? His tools rattled around in the seat next to him.
Jeremiah worked for Morten and sons plumbing, and no, he was not one of the ‘sons’. Business had been good lately. Ever since Jeremiah discovered his new abilities, life had gotten a lot easier. Being able to control water is unsurprisingly useful for a plumber, but recently he had found he could do more than just control it.
He discovered that he could listen to the water, find out where it’s coming from, where it’s going, or what’s in it. He had been doing well enough at this, that he was considering starting up his own company.
His van rattled to a halt, as he pulled into his driveway. He stepped out of his car and took a look at his house. It was nothing fancy, just one story. It did them okay, and it was definitely a step up from their trailer.
He fumbled with his keys, but the door swung open in front of him. There stood a woman, wearing sweatpants and a shirt. “Honey, you’re home early!”
“Yeah, yeah I am.” Jeremiah hugged her and stepped into the house. “Finished the job early.” He took off his boots and laid them by the door.
“Peyton’s still at school, and William’s asleep.” She followed him into the living room.
“Well, it appears we have a little time to ourselves.” Jeremiah plopped down on the couch, and she sat down next to him. “Alright, so I’ve been thinking… What if I started my own plumbing company?”
Karen looked off to the side. “I don’t know… With me staying with the kids… Do you think you could do it?”
“I know I can.” Jeremiah took her hands and looked into her eyes. “I know I can.”
She smiled and hugged him. “Okay, honey. I trust you. We can talk over some numbers later tonight, but I trust you.”
“This is gonna be big. We’re gonna-” Jeremiah was interrupted by the phone beginning to ring. Shortly after, there was a cry from the next room.
Karen sighed and laughed. “So much for a little time. Can you get the phone?”
“Oh well.” Jeremiah chuckled, as he walked over to the phone. “Hello?”
“Hey, man. It’s Jamal, how’s it goin’?”
Jeremiah sighed. These single people always had a knack for calling at the worst hours. “Well, I was about to have a moment alone with my wife, but now the baby’s awake. Do you need anything?”
“Oh, sorry about that, man. I was just seeing if you had plans tonight.”
“Well…” He glanced through the doorway at his wife. “What have you got in mind?”
“Me and the guys are gonna get together and play some poker. I’ve got a… Business idea.”
Jeremiah hushed his voice and shut the door. “What kind of idea have you got? You know how I feel about… You know.” He hoped Jamal wasn’t about to go where he thought he was gonna go.
“Just show up, no commitment. I think you’re gonna wanna hear it though. It’s an easy job, big money, nothing’ll go wrong.” There was a pause. “C’mon man, you’re a super. Nothing can touch you! What’s the worst that could happen?”
“I get shot.” Jeremiah whispered under his breath. He shook his head and sighed. “Alright, fine I’ll be there. That it?”
“Yeah man, see ya tonight.”
“See ya.” Jeremiah hung up the phone and rubbed his face. He had that feeling about this, but he needed the money. He figured that nothing bad could happen from just hearing him out.
Thank you all for reading! I hope you had a good week and I wish you a spectacular weekend.
On a more somber note, Stefán Karl Stefánsson (The man who played Robbie Rotten in Lazytown) passed away this week. I’d just like to take a moment to remember him as the ‘villain number one’. Rest in peace.