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His eyes began to tear up and wiped at them and sat on the toilet. After a long moment he noticed that the tub was becoming dangerously full and ready to overflow at any moment.

He quickly turned off the water and sat back down on the toilet.

A sudden knock at the bathroom door snapped him back into himself and his training took over.

“Hey Stick,” a friendly sounding voice called, “are you going to be long? I have to take a piss.”
“I’m taking a bath,” Stick said cautiously.

“Just my luck!” the voice said, “I guess I’ll just have to piss in a beer bottle again.”

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