100-Word Challenge, Day 050


Clean Room
Clean Room (Photo credit: GVSU School of Engineering)

Cool, over-sterilized air blew on Aldric’s neck from a vent behind him. It smelled of ozone and disinfectant, but he loved that particular combination of odors. It reminded him of the one place in the universe he felt most comfortable: his lab. The desk in front of him held nothing on it, but Aldric stared at its surface with all the intensity of a laser. He watched his lover flirting with another one of the lab assistants, and he hated them both for it. She was his and Evan had no right to consider her as anything but a colleague. Everyone knew she was his, but that man mooned over her without a second thought.


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