In case you missed Part 1 yesterday, here is a link. The Secret Mission
George’s head hit the desk. He looked up at the still broken clock. He knew a lot of time had passed since he was on the phone trying to straighten out a problem. He had decided to make the call over his lunch hour and it took up his lunch hour and more! Some days he longed to go back in time, before technology was so advanced. As nice as it was, it sure brought its share of headaches along with it.
The door opened and in walked Frank smiling. “Hey George, where were you? I was waiting for you to come out to the park, I am guessing the phone call didn’t go too well?”
George raised his head, looking at Frank. Frank took one look and said, “No worries, you don’t need to explain, I think I will just get to work now. Look at the bright side, tomorrow we will leave for our special assignment!”
The rest of the afternoon passed quickly and their boss came out to wish them well at teh end of the day.
“I hope everything goes smoothly for you guys! This is a pretty big adventure, may it be successful!” He shook their hands and they started walking towards the door. Then they heard him call out, ” Make sure you stay warm!” They heard him snickering as they closed the door behind them.
George and Frank walked in silence to their vehicles. Frank broke the silence. ” Well this definitely will be an adventure, guess its good that neither of us have agoraphobia!”
George couldn’t help but laugh as he shook his head and said, “Yes!”
Then he added, “I just wish that your word for today, “temerarious”, wouldn’t seem to fit so well.
Frank put his hand on George’s shoulder and said, “Think of the words that go along with that word, “Adventuresome”, “Daring”, and “Bold”. We are going to where not many go.
“Yes, we are, and you know there is another word that is a synonym for “temerarious”, “Foolhardy!”
Frank paused and said, “You have a point there, but the big boss has picked this special mission for us, so we have to go. You know how it goes, her wish is our command!”
George agreed and they both said how they would make the most of it, for one just never knew what could happen! Gotta embrace life, “Carpe Diem!”
They wished each other a good night and said they would meet at the airport at 7am sharp in the morning.
The next morning dawned bright and sunny, and Frank and George were feeling bright eyed and bushy tailed, after a good night’s rest. They had books along, prepared for the long flight ahead of them.
After traveling for awhile and dozing off and on between reading they started chatting.
“Do you remember the names of the 2 guys that we are supposed to meet at the airport?” asked Frank.
“I am thinking….They were very different names I know that. Was one Jingle perhaps? Yeah, I think it was Jingle and and Jinx. Who has names like Jingle and Jinx?”
Frank shook his head, “No, Jingle doesn’t sound right, I think it was Jangle.”
“Yes, that is correct!”, said George. “Jangle and Jinx! Hmm….looking forward to meeting them! They sound like interesting characters!”
“The boss really didn’t tell us much about them. She only said how we should hit it off with them and another one named Snowball. She said everything would make sense when they explained more to us.” said Frank.
“I sure hope so, for right now it just seems kind of strange. I never heard of anyone called Snowball before either and remember, there is someone else called Candy Cane. Do you think they are spy names. Perhaps they have different identities like we do?” suggested George.
“The boss did mention that they helped with a very large mission. Apparently they worked hard all year long for a very special yearly event! She told us to just think about where we are going and that perhaps we would figure it out. But nothing has come to me so far, how about you?” asked Frank.
“Nope, you know how our boss can be a little delusional at times. I think this may be one of those times!” replied George.
Soon the announcement came over the loudspeaker, “Please buckle your seat belts and prepare for landing.”
George and Frank buckled their seat belts, hoping for a smooth landing.
The plane landed just fine and it didn’t take long for them to grab their bags and head out of the plane.
A blast of cold air hit them as they walked outside. “Welcome to the North Pole indeed!” said George.
There wasn’t much around when they walked out, all they could see was snow and ice and lots of space. The little airport looked deserted as they stood there, trying not to shiver too hard.
Soon they heard someone yelling. “There they are, straight ahead, slow down Jinx!”
They looked and saw a sled heading right for them at a high rate of speed. They quickly moved aside as they watched the sleigh plow into the snowbank.
“I am driving home Jinx!” said Jangle, as they got out of the sleigh.
Snowball emerged from the snowbank that he had been tossed into, and muttered how he should have stayed behind with Santa.
Frank and George blinked their eyes. Were they really seeing what they thought they were seeing? They looked like elves, and had that one elf mentioned Santa?
Did their boss have “bats in her belfry”, or what? What this real?
They watched as 3 elves walked towards them with rosy cheeks and smiles, though Snowball still looked a little disgruntled.
“Welcome to the North Pole, Santa is looking forward to meeting you!” they said, as they extended their hands out to Frank and George.