6. A Good Night
“Okay, we’ve cleared the building from top to bottom. We have checked and secured all windows and we have a room for us to sleep in. Who will take the first watch?” Al asked.
The Archer raised his hand.
“I’ll take the night-half.”
“No.” Stormy, Gale and Andrea made a harmony of the word.
“Sorry, you need some sleep.” Gale said.
“Besides, you reek.” Andrea pointed out. “If I wake up and you are standing there, I will shoot your Yankee arse for one of those walking dead.”
“Okay, shower. Then I will do the watch.”
“No,” Stormy Knight argued. “Is it true that you have not slept at all? Then you need to sleep.”
Archer shook his head.
“Okay, just lay down for awhile. Rest.”
“Oh, all right. I’ll relax and recuperate for a bit. Al could you do first watch?”
“Eh, at the moment I need some shut-eye for a couple of hours. I’m beat. I’ll volunteer Jameson. He’s slept well the last few nights.”
Jameson cleared his throat.
“Archer never woke anyone for the next watch, he did the whole shift!”
“No matter.” Andrea said. “You have first watch. Archer has a night off.”
The Archer shook his head slightly and winked at Jameson.
“YOU!” Stormy pointed a finger at the Yank. “Gingersnap, off to the showers with you. The men’s side has a shower system. I looked it over when checking out for any nasties that might be lurking there. You wash up and then lay down.”
“Your clothes, too, deposit them outside the door of the showers. There is a laundry downstairs. We’ll need to wash all our clothes.”
“Heh.”The Archer said without trying to hide the humor. “Lawyers will always take the shirt off your back.”
The look from the attorney of the United States was enough to for the fearless Archer to move quickly at her command.
Archer spoke loudly as he walked down the stairs, “Clean mind, clean body; pick one.”
“Anyone else want to cross swords? I will send them to the showers, too.”
Gail raised her hand. “With him?”
Andrea laughed and raised her hand. “Community shower?”
“Oh, hush. I’m first in that case.” Stormy laughed. “I like the redhead.”
“We all do.” Andrea and Gail said in chorus.