Rico jauntily waved to the winged man in the tank. “Well this is goodbye, Mom.” He grinned. “And don’t worry! I’ll make sure to take a shower each day.”
A hairless brow arched up and the corner of Simon’s mouth quirked. Indeed. Take care of yourself.
The young scientist sketched a mock salute and smartly marched out through the glass doors.
Simon watched as the young scientist was stopped a few times on the way to the door. Only a scarce handful of colleagues wished Rico a safe journey. The General almost reached out to urge Rico to pay attention.