Their bodies glistened with sweat… Their breathing rasped boiling and jagged.
They were endurance athletes, and neither would give up.
Thaddeus and Olivia Owens had finished their run in the chilly weather, however despite the weather, they were still covered in sweat… And they had to walk the last several hundred miles to cool off. By the time they reached their house, the chilly had started to get to them, and they hurried off for a warm shower. When they settled down to have lunch, they noticed that the beach house was colder than usual, and the temperature control confirmed it. Thad tried restarting the electric heater, but it still did not work, so she called the local heating dealership. Thad busy heating service for later in the afternoon since Olivia would be back home from her rehearsals by then. The heating system was relatively new, and they had not anticipated starting calling the heating contractor for heating service that soon. They had to light the fireplace for the rest of the afternoon to keep the kitchen warm, and it was the first time they had had trouble with their heating equipment in several years. The heating, ventilation and A/C professional arrived on time and thoroughly inspected the heating device, however all the while, Olivia was crossing her fingers that the heating, ventilation and A/C upgrade would not need new parts because if that were the case, they would have to wait till the next afternoon. After all, it would be too late for the diligent heating contractor to make the delivery. When the heating worker finished toiling on the heating system, the strange noise the people I was with and I had gotten accustomed to had disappeared. Thad and Olivia had gotten so fed up and used to it they even thought it was normal.