by Ed Ahern
servicing her, Lisa.
not having sex with Charlotte.
guess I sympathize with Charlotte, but why is
that bothering you so much?
endangered, Lisa. Unless we breed them in
captivity theyll go extinct.
She patted his
hand. Timmy, okay, youre responsible
for their care, but if Andy isnt randy, how
can that be your fault?
ruefully at her, noticing again how her silver-gray
hair resembled the fur color on his chimpanzees.
Im not feeling guilty, just as
inadequate as Andy must feel. Thats why I
asked you to come to the zoo. Maybe
youll think of something I havent.
in the far corner of the enclosure, well away
from Charlotte. When he saw Lisa and Tim he
shambled up toward them, staring at Lisas
to like you as much as ever, Lisa, thats as
lively as hes been in a week.
Lisa smiled at
Andy. What about artificial insemination?
idea, but aside from the expense and electroshock
trauma to Andy, we need him to be enthusiastic
about inseminating all three of our female chimps
on a regular basis.
They stood in
silence, then Tim gently took her arm. Lisa
Ive got an idea that just might work.
What? Can I help?
me that youll hear me out?
really good together. Its a damn shame were
still not, but what if we give a benefit
performance for Andys sake?
then stopped herself. Thats more than
a little pervy.
really its not. I can see that Andy is
still attracted to your hair color. What if we
were to shoot a how-to video together. I could
show it to Andy after hours until he gets the
idea and does right by Charlotte and the girls.
to help, Timmy, but restarting that fire is
probably a bad idea.
isnt. Were good friends, what
surprises could there be? Dinner and hotel, it
would just be déjà nue, with a discreet
camcorder. Personal desires aside, youd be
helping me out of a tough spot, and helping a
species to survive. Just think about it, and Ill
call you tomorrow.
warily at him. I dont know, Tim.
well talk again tomorrow.
Lisa to the front gate and helped her into an
Uber. He walked slowly back to the chimp
enclosure. Andy shuffled over to him on all fours.
Tim put his
palm on the plexiglass and Andy put his spatulate
fingers on the other side against Tims.
Im really sorry to be doing this to
you. With any luck Ill take you off the
meds in a week or two. But you wont get to
see the video.