Not An Easy Task

Paul's phone rang just before he opened his bedroom door to go downstairs. He answered it. "Hi Gwen."

"She won't get up." Gwen said, sounding exasperated. "I need you to get her. It shouldn't be too hard, you live right next door."

Paul frowned. "Have you ever tried to wake her up?"

"No." Gwen replied. "Why?"

"She's not going to be happy."

She sighed. "Tell her I'll buy her a Frappachino. Bye."

Paul hung up and went to open his window. It was a pretty warm summer day, hopefully he would be able to get her up. He climbed out onto the fire escape and crossed over to where Madison's window was. He could see her lying asleep at her desk on the far side of the room, she must have drifted off while writing something.

He knocked loudly on the window a couple times.

She didn't even stir.

Paul sighed and pulled a gift card out of his wallet. He slid it across the top of her window and saw the locks click out. He opened it and climbed in shutting it behind him. He went over to the desk and shook her gently. "Madison, wake up. Gwen needs us, get up."

She didn't even open her eyes.

He shook her harder.

She groaned. "Paul, go 'way before I shoot you." She mumbled.

"You have to get up to shoot me." He pointed out, grabbing her by the shoulders and pulling her off the desk.

Madison finally opened her eyes and stared at him blankly. "Goway 'm sleeping..."

Paul sighed. This isn't going to be easy.

The End

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