THUNDERBIRDS ARE GO
YOU WATCH ME SOAR
WRITTEN BY ZARIUS
(Contains spoilers for “Path of Destruction”)
“Gosh darn it” snapped Gordon as the upload percentage on his laptop hung at over 75%
“So close, I’m so close, why did it have to freeze now?” he snarled as the circular loading icon spun around, his eyes tracking it and going into dizzying circles
Virgil walked in on him, nursing a steaming hot cup of coffee.
“Having trouble with another file?” he asked.
Gordon was tempted to slam the laptop shut, but hesitated.
“This is’nt even the same report I was filing earlier” Gordon revealed.
“To be fair, the last thing you were trying to upload was a movie” Virgil added.
“Yes, but this report has video logs as well as regular data, so it’s having just the same amount of trouble. Since the files are only 25 minutes in length, I thought it would be easier to upload, but no, same problem”
“The computers you use aren’t really up to scratch with the types the rest of us use, maybe it’s just a case of the computer being incompatible with the software of the file hosting sites?” Virgil suggested.
“Or maybe this thing needs a good kicking” said Gordon.
“Now, now Gordon, these laptops are delicate” Virgil cautioned.
“Why do people always go on and on about how delicate everything is around me?” Gordon asked.
“Because you’re prone to temper” said Virgil.
“Then give me a means of blowing off my steam” said Gordon.
“Physical exercise is always good, a few push ups here and there does me wonders”
Gordon sprang up.
“Alright, bench press with me on top of you”
“Woah, woah, I didn’t mean push you up, I meant do it yourself”
“Aw come on, you can carry the weight of one person, just like you carry the weight of the world” Gordon challenged.
“I’m not sure you’re understanding the whole point, I do what you ask, and it becomes just a lazier means of calming you down without you putting any effort into it yourself” Virgil replied.
“You’re not suggesting I’m too delicate for your massive frame right?” Gordon snidely asked.
Virgil’s pride could only take so much abuse.
“Alright, challenge accepted” he said
“Great, there’s no way you’ll sit me for up more than a couple, you keep score and I’ll make you sore”
“Oh Gordon, you just watch me soar” said Virgil