100-Word Challenge, Day 089

English: An artist's impression of a space ele...
English: An artist’s impression of a space elevator climbing through the clouds. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“I had forgotten he was leaving,” Margaret said. She looked up at the ceiling and asked, “How long has it been since he’s been back to earth?”

“At least two years,” Evan said. He smiled. “The return to full gravity is going to make him one uncomfortable man that week.”

“Yeah, he’ll be pretty grumpy,” Margaret said. “It won’t help him when he is trying to negotiate the rights for the space elevator construction.”

“No, but he’ll do fine. He always does.” Evan had never really liked the man. He had even been jealous of his brilliance, but Evan had begun to understand with the dimension project that he was every bit as smart as Aldric, just not as driven.

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