100-Word Challenge, Day 009


English: Key of an ancient warded lock Françai...
English: Key of an ancient warded lock Français : Clé d'une ancienne serrure à garnitures Polski: Klucz od starego zamka (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“Not to make things any more gloomy, but what happens if you die?” Margaret asks.

Evan went pale, but Aldric smiled and said, “well the lab explodes and the moon falls into chaos.” Aldric walks around the room the locked liquor cabinet, reaches into his pocket, and pulls an old-fashioned key for the mechanical lock. “So you see, it really is in everybody’s best interest to keep me alive.” He pushed the key into the lock and turned it. The satisfying click of the lock opening made him smile. “There is something to be said for beauty of simple things,” he whispered.

 

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