Reach Big Bear episode 14

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I was laying in bed with my eyes closed, awake but enjoying a Sunday morning lay in, when I heard the soft padding feet of a plush white polar bear with a green hat, green scarf and 2005 tattoo on his left foot step up beside the bed.

There was a slight shuffle and thump on the doona as I felt Big Bear jump up from the floor and land on the bed beside me.

“I know you’re awake!” the bear said to me as he leant closer to my face.

“I’m not awake I’m asleep, this is an answering service, please leave a message after the beep…..beep.”

I felt Big Bear’s arm lay on my chest. “Cute, but there is a problem and the last thing you want me to do is wake Jen before 9:30 on a Sunday morning.”

Opening my eyes and looking at the bear I replied. “Ok, What is the problem so big that it can’t wait until I’ve had breakfast and coffee?”

“You went to bed last night without writing my episode.”

“Yeah, and I offer you an Apologyfor that, but my mind was being stubborn. I tried to think of a Joke, I tried to think of something Profound. I even tried to Paint a picture where I lapped on the Praise, but I just couldn’t come up with anything so I decided to retire to the Luxury of my bed and Muse over what I would write.”

I paused for dramatic effect before continuing.

“The thing is, as the bear who works hard to keep me sane, I knew you would be Craving the next episode but also wouldn’t want me Obsessed with making it happen so I went to bed with the intention of writing it this morning”

Maybe on the Surface that excuse works, but I’m not buying it.” Big Bear answered.

“Well it’s about all you’re going to get before I have my first coffee.”

“Just as well I wasn’t looking for much more.”

“Then what are you doing here so early?”

“I knew you’d have excuses for not having my story so I got up early and wrote it myself.”

“Again I ask, what are you doing here waking me up so early, especially if you’ve already written the story.”

“Wellllll….” he started sweetly, “.The world needs to read my story, my legion of fans wants to hear what I get up to next, the masses are getting restless.”

“Yes, and?”

“You need to fix the computer because every time I try to post the new episode it says. “Can’t Reach server.”