Meeting Mike

Idris looked at Mike’s mom and smiled. Mikaela really was the smartest person he ever met. She was always taking things apart and putting them back together, to understand how they worked. Plus, she was amazingly good at math. She helped him get through more than one exam, making sure he didn’t fail miserably. One day she would build a rocket ship, or something even cooler that he couldn’t imagine or even understand. They had a running joke: Mike would build the world’s most advanced space travel device-thing, and Idris would write all of her speeches. Especially when she won the Nobel Prize. He had a draft for that one ready. She didn’t have to know that, of course.