Write about something or someone that is: efficient.
We had one heckuva thunder and lightning storm overnight, the remnants of which lingered throughout this morning. So we stayed inside until after lunch, as that was when the rain finally stopped for (mostly) good.
Kat and I took Max into town for tea and coffee and groceries before returning home for dinner. Despite waking up before six this morning, Max wanted to dig in the dirt in the backyard after dinner so we joined him - though our digging was more like weeding, and more concentrated in our herb and veggie boxes.
He is fast asleep now though (it's just after 8:30 as I type this), and I am crossing my fingers that he'll find a way to sleep in a little bit later tomorrow morning.
"Who is... oh, it's you." I allow myself a moment to gather my thoughts. "That was much faster than I was expecting."
"Like I said when you hired me... I'm very efficient." The man's voice is devoid of emotion. It gives me the creeps.
"Well... that's great. So the matter has been taken care of?" I feel stupid even asking, but some part of me needs to hear the confirmation.
"In its entirety." I don't like the way he said that.
"My home is back in order?" I'm chewing on my bottom lip. I know I am. But I can't stop it.
"Clean as the day you moved in."
"And my kids?" Why am I even asking? Probably because I don't trust this man that I've never met face to face.
"They were the cause of the problem - they confessed as much."
"Yes. Rest assured, you will not have this problem again."
"How... how can you be so certain of that?" Stop asking questions, idiot. End this conversation already.
"The children have been taken care of."
"What... what does that mean? What exactly does that mean?"
"Like myself, you will not be hearing from them again."
And, just like that, the line goes dead.