Fantasy Drabble #361 "The Carol Show"

It doesn't happen often. I wonder how many times before I noticed, you know? Brushing my teeth, my hair, doing makeup, I tune it out, the infinite Carols. They're all doing the same thing as me; I can ignore them, right?

Except sometimes, one of the Carols isn't doing the same thing. Usually it's the third or fourth one. It's hard to catch if you don't know what to look for. A little bit of lag, like, 'mirror latency'. Subtle.

But then she won't look me in the eye, like she's ashamed that I caught her slacking off at work.