Today’s MMA Squared looks towards the not too distant future. The year is 2038, the place is Dublin, Ireland where a father is shouting at his son.
“The plumber’s coming, be a good man and let him in.”
“You’re interrupting my training.”
“I’m off to the pub, Jackie.”
“I’m Mac, here to fix the sink.” said the man holding an enormous toolbox in his left hand while extending the other in a courteous gesture. Jack saw none of this. His eyes were drawn to a familiar tattoo under the plumber’s open collar.
Jack composed himself and met the plumber’s eyes, taking in the full measure of the legend. His hairline was receding and there was a stoicism in place of the manic bravado, but he still looked to be in fighting shape. Jack showed him to the kitchen and thought about what a good host might offer.
Thanks for reading part 1 of A Cautionary Tale, which will continue next Thursday right here on bloodyelbow.com. Once again, this is Chris Rini and you can reach me on Twitter or email [email protected] And remember, MMA Squared is sponsored by Combat Wombat, and expression of marsupial violence known… somewhere.
Take care of yourself, and I’ll talk to you next week.