"Guess who forgot to pay the electricity bill before we left?"
Drew let his bag drop in the middle of the hallway and blew out a breath. "It was your turn!"
Scott, his fellow SEAL and roommate, shook his head at the usual response. He squinted in the semi-darkness as he tried to decipher the notices that had been waiting for them. Another black letter return, he groaned inwardly, already bemoaning the lack of hot water. He'd been looking forward to a steaming hot shower for days, ever since they'd had to dive into the frigid waters of the Caspian Sea. "Fuck! They shut off both the gas and the electricity."
"Nice. Welcome back, soldier." Drew saluted him as he picked up his bag again and turned toward the staircase.
"We need to do something about this. Seriously, man."
"We just got here!"
"I know," Scott growled back. "But we can't keep doing this. Every time we come back from a mission, something's gone wrong."
"What? You'd prefer living on-base?"
They both shivered at the thought of the gray barracks waiting for them there. No, thank you! "I like this house, I do. But we need to come up with another plan, because live and let live isn't cutting it any longer."
"I'll think of something," Drew promised. "Right now, I want a shower."
"No hot water, remember?" he called out as his friend took the steps two-by-two.
A loud "Fuck!" rang through the house.
Scott smirked. With some luck, that'd get Drew to move. Nothing motivated a diver more than to have no water.