“Papa Lex!” Sam burst into the office, all bright red hair and vibrant smiles. Lex pushed back from the desk and caught Sam up in his arms. “Do you like my Hallowe’en costume?”
Sam wore a black jacket and trousers, white shirt, purple tie and a purple handkerchief sticking from the breast pocket. His dress shoes shined in the overhead light. “It’s very nice,” Lex said, straightening Sam’s tie. “Are you supposed to be someone in particular?”
“I’m a corprit ‘zecutive,” Sam stated, puffing up his chest. “Just like you.”
And Lex had thought he couldn’t love Sam any greater.
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