Professor Darling was startled from his work when his colleague, Professor Barrie, burst into his office waving a sheaf of papers above his head.
“The evidence is rock solid!” Barrie shouted, nearly hopping from foot to foot.
“Eh, what?” Darling carefully placed his pen down on his desk. “What are you going on about?”
“This!” Barrie waved the papers again. “Look here,” he dropped a paper on the desk. “Geologic make up.”
Another paper. “Carbon dating.”
And another. Barrie whispered in a frenzy, “DNA sampling.”
Darling glanced at the papers, picking each up in turn. “These are all from the same sample?”
“Sample?” Barrie grinned. “I should say so. It’s from the latest ‘statue’ to be recovered from Pompeii.”
Darling was confused. “The one with the wings?”
“Yes! Look at the DNA report again.”
Darling’s eyes widened in shock as he read the report again. “This isn’t human,” he muttered. “It’s not even…”
“It’s not anything we’ve seen before,” Barrie was quivering. “Faeries do exist.”
Trying my hand at the Friday Fictioneers picture prompt for the first time this week. 100 words, more or less, based on the picture.