He reached the top of the stairs quickly with his trunk-sized legs and opened the rusty door with a yawn. Mid-morning slanted rays slap his yawn away as reptilian eyes adjust.
“Hello Leo” Sissy says in a strained voice. “Felt like I’d forgotten you, hard as that is.”
“Felt like I’d forgotten you as well Sissy” Leo responds. “You still at it with that?”
“Every morning I inch it up there and when I wake up it’s fallen again, I just don’t get where I’m going wrong,” she said close to tears. “This damn TV dish, maybe the super has cursed me for all those pranks I played on him.”
“Could be Sis, or could be you did something that deserved punishment in a previous life.”
Sissy laughed her trillish laugh and beckoned at Leo “Care to lend a hand this time?”
Leo shook his head, “That’s your burden to bear Sissy, I need to head to work.”
Sissy nodded sadly and moved back to her daily quagmire, loose muscles straining with the weight.
Leo undulated to the doorway and entered the rusty portal. He moved down the steps but heard a great booming laugh near the 3rd floor. Leo slowed as he knew he’d have to speak with him one way or another.
“Hello Leo” an incredibly deep voice said, “Hope you’re enjoying it here.”
Leo turned toward the voice and spotted the super, smiling his abbrasive yellow smile filtered through a mane of shock white hair. “How are you, sir?” Leo asked