World Weary Avengers
by Tom Lichtenberg
copyright 2008 by Tom Lichtenberg
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1. It All Began
It all begin with Chris and Tom on a San Francisco sidewalk. Chris was enumerating his favorite cliches.
"My grandmother used to say," he said, "'from your mouth to God's ear'."
"That's it!" Tom declared.
"That's what?" asked his friend.
"That's how you and I will change the world."
"Okay," Chris replied. He had always wanted to change the world.
The sidewalk, since you asked, was along Kearney Street near Post. It was a cold, foggy and windy evening. The two young men were bundled up and walking towards the Montgomery Street Muni Station on their way home after work. Chris would take the N-Judah back to the Inner Sunset, and Tom would take the J-Church to Noe Valley.
"I know what you're thinking," Tom said.
"Really?" Chris was genuinely curious. Was Tom a mind-reader after all? It would be news to him.
"You're thinking this is just another one of my hare-brained schemes that I'll forget about immediately and it would have come to nothing anyway, but you're wrong."