The couple on the top floor had been arguing again. I could hear their voices echoing through the apartment. I poked my head out of the door and looked up the twisting staircase, not that I could see anything other then the fancy design of the stairs and gold brass hand rail.
Just as I was going back inside, a large house plant in a clay pot came sailing over the railing down towards me. I jumped back as soil, broken pot and snapped off leaves flew everywhere.
I looked at the mess in wonder then up again towards the arguing couple and their door slammed shut.
‘Poor plant. It wasn’t your day, was it?’ I spoke, ‘well, we can’t leave you like this.’
Slowly, I searched out a new plant pot from my balcony and scooped as much as the soil up as possible. Re-potting the plant took some effort as it was heavier and taller then me.
‘There. That’s better now,’ I said and patted a leaf, ‘come into your new home now, safe away from those too. I hope they move out soon, worse neighbours I had for awhile.’
Carrying on my muttering, I took the saved plant inside.
(Inspired by; https://fivedotoh.com/2020/03/09/fandangos-flash-fiction-challenge-56/#like-41130 with thanks).