Motto’s mouth opened to protest when the girl announced that she needed to leave. For a month. Dang it. Her skirt brushed against his knees as she passed by and Motto swooned visibly. The only thing to break the spell was her voice calling his name.
“Ha..Oh I will! Stell! Thanks for coming! Take care ok?”
Motto began to climb down but Doc grabbed his shirt to prevent him. Still eager to please the pretty girl, Motto continued to smile and jabber on. “If you need anything call me! Or even if you just feel like talking! And if you’re ever lonely I can always come and see ya! Bye Stell!”
Turning back to his partner, Motto sighed heavily and melted into the tractor’s seat. “I think that this is getting serious Doc.”
“Motto. You shouldn’t get involved with team members.”
“What? Come on Doc! We’re adults here! Plus, I’m not sure I can fend her off.”
“She’s not interested in you like that Motto. She was merely being frien-“
“ARE YOU KIDDING? Did you see the way she ..she talking about BONDING DOC. And she wanted my picture for crying out loud!”
“I was in the picture too.”
“But obviously she doesn't want to date you, Doc.”
“Really now? Are you sure about that?”
Motto sat up suddenly and stared at his good friend. Doc was grinning and it looked like he might even chuckle.
“Are you going to steal her from me?”
He didn’t like that possibility. Doc was way more powerful than he was, and smarter too. Maybe he’d have to watch them kiss and stuff! That would totally suck.
The burly man’s shoulders drooped and his expression wilted. “Motto. I’m making it a rule. No dating team members. That way we’re both able to focus on the mission. I know it’s difficult Motto, but it’s part of being a leader.”
Motto knew Doc was right. But he hated it. “Fine.”