If we were going to stop Evil Space Wizard from taking over Victoria, we would need some supplies. That’s why Ms Frankie and I went on a secret mission to Cheltenham, to get some equipment for our battle against Space Wizard’s darker half.
Meanwhile, the real Space Wizard and Archerak had some issues to move past. After Archerak liquified Space Wizard, the two have some real tension. I told them to work it out before we returned from our mission.
Ms Frankie and I found a couple of bikes and began our ride to get building supplies. Near Cheltenham, we’d pick up a big bike basket to put the supplies in, which I found online.
“How long have you been teaching primary school?” I asked to pass the time. Ms Frankie raised her eyebrows as if my question somehow surprised her.
“I taught the year sixes for seven years,” she said, “and the year threes for only one semester. I hope we can beat this Evil Space Wizard soon. I’ve had enough of this nonsense and just want to get back to the classroom.”
“Why did you audition for Next Top Office in the first place, if you want to go back to teaching?”
“You ask a lot of questions, Bandit,” she said with a smirk. “I entered the competition so I could prove to my students that anything is possible. If a primary school teacher can design the best office in Victoria, then nothing should be able to hold them back in life. Let me ask you something in return. What are you going to do if the hardware store is closed?”
I thought about it for a moment. “I’m sure there’s a hardware store around Bentleigh we could go to. Why do you ask?”
“I think it’s interesting to see how people react when things don’t go to plan. Improvisation is a skill, you know? So I’m measuring you up. Seeing how important it is for you to stick to a plan. You could have instead told me that the shop was definitely open, so there’s no point in considering it. But you’re flexible. I like that.”
Interesting. What a strange woman.