"Good mornin', good mornin'," said as he walked into the locker room, setting a large paper bag on the floor near the bench.
"Well, you're sure happy today," replied, casually eyeing the bag. "Anything to do with what's in there?"
"You could say that. I came up with a way to get even with , and it's brilliant."
waited for a response from . When none came, he prodded. "Don't ya wanna know what it is?"
warily eyed his partner, then the bag. "I don't know. I'm still debating about that."
"Oh c'mon," encouraged. "I've gotta tell someone."
"What's wrong with or ?"
shook his head. "Uh uh. They're with all the time. They might let it slip."
sighed. "Okay, what's your idea?"
The younger man looked around as if to make sure he and were still alone. He then eyed his partner. "You know how is always getting me with pranks."
"Well, the Phantom is, yeah."
"Like I said, you know how is always gettin' me with pranks. . ."
"I decided I'd get with my own kind of prank."
"And. . .?"
"And it's something he'd never expect," explained.
"You sure about this?"
"Sure as there is daylight when the sun comes up."
rolled his eyes.
"And you'll never guess who helped me come up with it," added.
", be serious! Henry's just a dog. . .a lazy one at that. Nope." grinned deviously. "."
"?" asked in disbelief.
nodded. "Uh huh. ."
"You can't stand !"
"No, but that doesn't mean I can't agree with any of his ideas."
"Okay, so what did you and come up with?"
held up a finger indicating for to hold on a second. He then reached in the bag and lifted out a very large empty coffee grounds can attached to a wooden spring loaded contraption.
's eyes widened. "You can't be serious."
"Because you'll soak the poor guy with that. Not to mention, it's his own idea."
"Exactly. The less he'll suspect it." smiled. "So what do you think of it now?"
"I think you working with on this is prank enough."
", , , you're missin' the point. It'll be sweet justice gettin' back with his own technique."
shrugged. "Just don't come hiding behind me when wants to know who made the big mess where ever it ends up."
For the next twelve hours, winced and waited every time opened a door around the station. But nothing happened. He was tempted to warn the fireman about the impending danger, but decided it wouldn't be fair to his partner, as had gotten with a water bomb more than enough times.
Eventually, the end of the shift came and had not gotten yet. came into the locker room to change into his own clothes and found about to do the same.
"So what happened to that big prank you were gonna do to ? Did ya chicken out?"
signaled for to be quiet. "Here he comes now," he whispered.
watched as both and came into the room. As each reached to open his locker, the senior paramedic couldn't watch anymore. quickly opened his own locker to avoid seeing get saturated. Suddenly a yell filled the room, as the sound of splashing water could be heard. looked over to see a very wet standing with his arms outstretched, water dripping off of him and onto the floor. smiled and glanced over at his partner. "Chalk one up for the phantom's pigeon."
groaned as handed him a paper towel from the dispenser above the sink.
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