Pneuma Kleptis – pt2
by Lee Hulme
Read pt1 first!
Sam shuffled impatiently in her seat, cursing as her knee hit the underside of the wobbly table, slopping tea over the side of the mug as she waited for Ty to arrive.
Ty hurried in, hands deep in the pockets of his jacket, nodding as he passed by to order his own mug of tea, plus one extra. This task done, he sat down across from Sam, hands, red from the cold, wrapped around his mug.
“I swear I’m just gonna sew gloves to your coat sleeves, see if they can last you more than a week before getting lost.”
Ty grinned, “Least I only lose my gloves, not, say, patient medication charts.”
Sam laughed, “Oh one time! One time I did that! And I found it!”
“After we’d made a new one, sure.”
“OK but still. Once.”
Ty grinned then looked past her to the door, nodding a greeting at the new entrant, “Here she is.”
They both stood as the woman walked over, greeting Ty with a hug and Sam with a handshake.
“Nice to meet you Sam, I’m Jas.”
Sam shook her hand warmly and they all slid into their seats, Jas taking the chair opposite Sam.
“How do you know Ty?” Sam asked.
Jas smiled, “He didn’t say? We’re cousins. A number of times removed, but still, we don’t have much family so we make do with what we have.”
Ty nodded, “Yeah, my favourite cousin. The most famous and renowned Jas Achebe, studier of random and obscure epidemics of history.”
Jas shot him a sidelong glance and rolled her eyes. Continue reading