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If ever asked, Sully would normally say that he loved being a Danger Ranger. To him, it was the best job he ever had. Helping and/or rescuing people, teaching them how to be safe, going on missions, chasing bad guys, action, adventure…there was nothing like it, and he was proud to be a part of it.

There were risks, of course. But with a title like 'Danger Ranger', trouble just came with the job. And Sully wasn't afraid of what he might have to face. He knew how to keep calm and handle any situation. Besides, all the people they helped and the good they do was worth everything he and the others went through.

Well…almost everything. Even a great job like being a Danger Ranger had a downside…something that Sully absolutely could not stand. It was a task that, as much as he hated to admit, was sometimes way over his head.

"I…I'm not sure about this, Kitty," Sully said. He cringed at the hesitancy in his voice, but he couldn't help it. Out of everything he ever had to do as a Ranger, this task was possibly the worst.

He heard his companion sigh as she came up behind his chair. "Come on, Sully," she said. "It's not that hard. Besides, you've done this a hundred times."

"Yeah, but you're much better at it," he replied, tilting his head back to look at her with his best puppy face. Sometimes, if he played his cards right, she would be merciful and take over this part for him.

Judging by the stern expression in her eyes, however, she wasn't cutting him any slack today. "We've put this off long enough. And now's as good a time as any, since we're not so busy today."

Sully frowned a little. It was true that this was one of their quieter days. And while he was glad that it meant no one was in trouble or there was no crisis going on at the moment, he had to admit he preferred a day where they were called to duty, forced to jump up and save the day.

Especially to avoid having to do this.

"Why do I have to do this?" he groaned, sliding a hand over his face.

"Because you're the leader," she pointedly reminded him. "You have to know what's going on to be in charge, so it makes sense for this to be your job."

"But…c'mon, Kitty," he pleaded. "I hate filing reports."

Kitty smiled, but Sully couldn't tell if it was teasing or pity. "It's not that bad. The sooner you start, the sooner you'll finish."

Sully groaned again, but didn't have a chance to argue as she headed out. Left alone in the room, Sully begrudgingly turned to the monitor in front of him to start the report detailing their latest mission…just because he had nothing better to do.

On days like this, he honestly wished he could be back in bed.