My Super Aquatic Power
Samuel had been happily living in Vancouver for nearly a decade and, up until recently, things had been going very well for him. After four years, he’d graduated from the University of British Columbia. Then, on the recommendation of his best friend, he’d been offered gainful employment with Bankers Petroleum Lmt. as an H.R. Manager. Looking back on his life, he would come to call those years, his “Content Years”. Over the last year though, things had begun to go wrong. He’d made more than one bad financial decision; then, when it seemed that things couldn’t get worse, they did. Samuel was let go from his job. A month after that, his landlord came knocking on his door demanding missed payments. Now, with only three hundred dollars to his name, it’s anyone’s guess as to what will happen when the police come for him.
When I heard Ben say that he was coming to live on D’arcy Island, my first thought was that he was playing a joke on me. After all, I had played many pranks on him over the years. “If this is a joke,” I said, “it's not funny. Are you playing a prank on me?”