SYP crashed early that afternoon. Super Wife, the Naïve Intern, and Griz all stayed to help clean up the worst of the mess after the Lock-in of Horrors. It was an amazing evening of Love Crazed Teen Zombies and the Evil Purple. All of the teens were returned to normal and only remembered the fun parts of the evening. They believed it was somehow part of the mystery game planned for the evening. The Janitor was getting everything ready for the morning service so SYP got to finally get some rest.
SYP had only been asleep for a few minutes when the phone started ringing. It was Mr. Grump, the chairman of the board. SYP had to hold the phone away from his ear as Mr. Grump proceeded to tear him down for letting things get so out of hand. Mr. Grump promised he would regret destroying the church that his family built. After a few minutes SYP was unable to take any more. He was already tired and didn’t trust himself to say anything kind. He knew that if he couldn’t say anything nice he shouldn’t say anything at all, so he hung up on Mr. Grump. Over the next several hours the phone rang off the hook as one person after another called to complain. SYP was about to turn off his phone when Super Pastor called. This wasn’t a call he could ignore.
“Hello?” SYP inquired meekly.
“Hey, you sound tired.”
“Yeah, things have been a bit hectic.”
“Listen, I’ve been hearing from Mr. Grump and many of his friends. It sounds like things were a bit wild last night and we need to have a meeting after church tomorrow. The board insists on being there.”
“Super Pastor, You don’t know what it was like …”
“I don’t need you to tell me now,” SP interrupted, “I just called to tell you about the meeting. You need to get some rest now so you can think straight tomorrow. It will be another long day.”
SYP hung-up the phone and collapsed into his chair. Super Wife rubbed his shoulders as she took the phone from him. It was already ringing again. She saw that it was Mr. Grump so she turned off the phone.
“I just don’t understand,” SYP lamented.
“Some people forget what it was like to be young, like Griz.”
“Yeah but Griz at least helps out. He may not agree with how I do thing but deep down he loved the students.”
“Then you are going to have to help them to love.”
“I don’t know how.”
“Right now you don’t need to worry about it. Just close your eyes and relax.”
Super wife continued to rub SYP’s shoulders and he felt himself relaxing as he drifted into a deep sleep. In the back of his mind he knew it was one of her powers, but at this point he didn’t care. This sleep would be deeply relaxing and come with no ill dreams.
How will SYP deal with Mr. Grump and the Grumpy friends? What other powers does Super Wife have? Will SYP make it through the board meeting? Join us next week, Same SYP time, same SYP blog.