Lee has Arachnophobia. Oh, not your everyday, ordinary
fear of spiders. Just the soft, fuzzy greenish ones dangling over your head kind.
Thanks to Chip’s practical joke, we’re all walking on eggshells just waiting for Lee to retaliate. Or perhaps
he’ll just let Chip think he’ll retaliate making the fear of it coming
all the worse.
Lee had told us about the huge arachnid
from a few years prior, the one he’d shot down when we were exploring the Denning’s party undiscovered island
thanks to Jason Kemp. Cannibals, dinosaurs which didn’t know they were supposed to be extinct, and a native girl, well, need I say more except it was a mission fraught with danger.
Suffice it to say we managed to escape being eaten
by man or beast, or boiled alive in the active volcano. (Except for Jason, who in a bid to distract a ‘giant lizard’
blocking our path, was eaten himself, poor fellow. )
The gigantic spider Lee had encountered
had been the least of our worries, yet,
ever since we returned to our normal mundane lives, (oh yes, with Dr. Denning, whom we’d rescued) and Lee got his girl
back (Carol Denning-Jason had been her boyfriend before he went missing) Lee’s continued to have a few nightmares
about them, the spiders that is.
So, naturally since Lee was bound to be bored,
Chip, his ever dutiful and loyal XO, finally concocted a fuzzy green spider and dangled it over Lee as he slept, letting it
(ever so gently) brush his nose, mouth, and of course, eyes. Needless to say, when one is awakened with a green fuzzy spider
in one’s face, one is bound to jump up, scream, bang one’s head on the overhead, and er, well, need to change
I don’t know when or how Lee will retaliate.
All I know is that Chip is deliriously happy he managed to pull a fast one, and scare Lee out of his wits for a change, and
will accept come what may.
I don’t want to be around.