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“Credo quia absurdum; certum est, quia impossibile – I believe because it is absurd; It is certain that it is impossible” – h/t – Don’t Worry About the Vase
“Naru! When are we going to leave?” Kirika playfully teased.
“In a minute, hold on!” Naru shot back.
“Naru, I wanna go now!” Kirika whined fidgeting impatiently.
Naru stuffed a piece of toast in his mouth to free up his hands so he could haphazardly slip on his shoes without having to untie them first. Once he finished, he grabbed his worn jean jacket and tossed it around in an almost magical manner resulting in the jacket being on him in one fluid motion.
“Hush,” Naru snarled.
Kirika bust out laughing, “You’re a hot mess today Naru. Come on, let’s go!”
The two left their flat, locking the door on the way out and headed down to the parking garage.
“Naru,” Kirika whimpered, “Do you think we are going to get the house?”
The real estate market had been hot and homes were selling quickly, now in a record time of under one hour. Ever since cryptocurrency had been accepted for payment, deals could close in minutes.
“It will be fine,” Naru laughed nervously. He wasn’t sure they were going to have enough with the exchange rate fluctuations. The market had leveled out on the whole, but his holdings were in BTC which had taken a huge dive last week.
Naru started the car then leaned back to take a nap as the car pulled out of the parking spot and drove them to their destination.
The housing transactions were usually 99% done through smart contracts, but there was the security need of obtaining a biometric fingerprint from the purchasers before it could be finalized. And due to regulations it had to be obtained in front of an authorized agent at the Department of Housing and Domestic Development.
Unfortunately for the young couple the nearest office was 3 hours away, but the self-driving car made the trip less burdensome.
“Naru,” Kirika beamed holding up her smartphone, “Look! It’s gone up!”
Naru feigned a smile and nodded noticing the latest uptick in the crypto market. They should be fine.
“Do you wanna get a dog, Naru? Look, here is a cutie!” Kirika chortled once again turning her phone to face him.
This time Naru grinned.
“I’ll take that as a “yes”, then,” Kirika surmised and gleefully swiped the screen to view more pictures of the young pup. “Naru,” Kirika pleaded, “are we ever going to be able to retire?”
This change of tone in the conversation brought a scowl across Naru’s countenance. “Ugh, I don’t know, what’s retirement anyways?” Naru replied almost rhetorically. “Let’s just don’t think about that right now, okay? We’ve got this house thing almost wrapped up and then we will see about the puppy, but for now, let’s just have one good day today, okay?”
“Good.” he replied and tuned to get back to his nap.
“Yes?” he said opening one eye in a half-squint.
“I love you Naru.”
Today’s quote was obtained secondhand from Scott Alexander via TheZvi.
Although not inspiration per se, it fit nicely with the inception that was budding last night.
Once again with enough reading I was bound to stumble upon something to help precipitate my writing.
I had slowed down writing as of late due to many things, the greatest of such being my lack of reading.
Where it is to go from here depends on just as many factors as before if not more so, we shall see.
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