Jess hugged him. "I've kept your secret." Buddy kissed her, boarish tusks appearing. Her nose became a snout. "Our secret..."
"I am a traitor. I am guilty of that." "You disobeyed an unjust order to save innocent lives... heroism is all you are guilty of."
Captain Franks scowled at the squirming catch in the net. "Nothin' but these alien worms! Venomous as cobras, and poison to eat!"
They say there's no sound in empty vacuum, but EVA duty was never silent between the hiss of Beth's oxygen feed and her breathing.
Robert installed the sentient gemstone into the silver gynoid. Crystal took control of her vessel immediately, then smiled at him.
Viv leaned in. “Gronk, if we’d met before orcing-out, you'd still have gotten me laughing. You would've gotten a date."
She read the tombstone, it was the 25th anniversary of their deaths. "I've reincarnated, Love. Have you?" She was touched. "Yes."
She fell from the night, a bright shooting star. Her next memory was being born a human, and her mother's loving arms.
Betsy finished finger-painting red, white and blue onto the confused face of her t-rex. "There! The patriots will know we're on their side with you clad in the stars 'n stripes!"
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