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No Plagiarism!nbgtzQxlrpxrIGd7Jo1vposted on PENANA

We spent all night asking stupid questions.  At least the others did.  I had to translate all their convoluted requests to my writer.  And before you ask, yes it was tedious.  Yes, it was pointless.  So I'm going to gloss over that part.copyright protection38PENANABNSbBk760e

After a while, I claimed I was so tired from the fight that I could pass out.  We retired to our bunks for an early night even though I wasn't the slightest bit tired.  I just wanted them to stop asking me if my writer could cozy them up with some hot actress. copyright protection38PENANAnoqERZupkV

Morning, however, was different.  As in good different. copyright protection38PENANAOSmxyAEhZG

I walked up to the window to watch the sunrise against the perpetual black sky.  Of course, I wouldn't be able to miss the burning husk that was the Earth.  Except the world wasn't burning. copyright protection38PENANANAtFL5ZTc0

Outside the window, a perfectly blue and green sphere glowed softly, unharmed by man's output of C4.copyright protection38PENANA7zpxdhwIGR

"That was her doing," Robert said beside me. copyright protection38PENANADvJ02iBGAA

"Schist!"  I said, not expecting him to be there. copyright protection38PENANAnnbR2XW2Q8

"Finally got you," he chuckled. copyright protection38PENANA3YIsvVK2Dq

"Only because there was literally no way to track you if you step out of a spacetime rift," I defended.  "Where were you?" copyright protection38PENANAUhVEiYWUFw

He paused, staring at the blue jewel in the sky.  "I met her." copyright protection38PENANAu2UFTXDQ0t

"Who?"  I asked. copyright protection38PENANAZ3rHwXDgZh

"Her.  She sounded like you.  She called herself Shadow." copyright protection38PENANAHUzDySBuMg

I bit my lip.  "That's her all right.  What did she say?" copyright protection38PENANA1giVWcSz3S

"She convinced me to stop being, well, such a butthole."  He used a stronger word, but I'll let you figure that one out on your own. copyright protection38PENANA32WuKssoJr

"And?"  I waited for him to ask questions like the others did. copyright protection38PENANAFqlf3T7EoT

"I've had time to think.  All of time, actually," he said.  "And I want to show you something.  Show all of you something." copyright protection38PENANAVpaek7qdHu

"Well, they're still all sleeping," I said.  "I seem to be the only one who couldn't sleep." copyright protection38PENANA5Kw1fhuHFe

"It does seem to be awfully early."  Robert yawned, tiredness bleeding into his face, his arms, his whole self. copyright protection38PENANA9lEvAIpInN

"Get some sleep.  You can show us when they wake up," I said.  "I'll be here." copyright protection38PENANABidMxyUXLB

"Um… thanks," Robert said, leaving. copyright protection38PENANArRmYSCfnkV

I continued to stare at the pretty blue orb filled with alive people.  It was strange to think that I wasn't there with them.  I was on Mars, impossibly. copyright protection38PENANABtggZQZoym

You're welcome, my writer said. copyright protection38PENANAcaFpXcYRaJ

So you revealed yourself to Robert, I accused.  Why?  Because I revealed you to the rest? copyright protection38PENANAtCAQBtsRQN

They're going to need him for something, Shadow reminded me.  It was the only way to get him to come back. copyright protection38PENANAMsh2IgTHFr

I sighed.  The black sky over the oxidized landscape had its own kind of beauty, and I studied it.  The hills, the fine, powdery sand, all of it.  Very plain yet amazing. copyright protection38PENANA4RCKhzWgr7

At some point, I grabbed a cup of Earl Grey, something I kept in my backpack.  The station had plenty of water heating capacity, so making tea was actually easy.  Finally, after nearly an hour of standing and staring, the others awoke.  It was about 8:30 am, my local time, as I hadn't changed my watch since coming to Mars. copyright protection38PENANAZUKALl3ecU

"Why are we waking so early?"  Jason asked, rubbing the sleep out of his eyes.  Fumbling, he attached his helmet to the rest of his suit.  Robert had us put our spaceflight suits on, the bulky ones for walking in outer space. copyright protection38PENANA1Ymi14yUMe

"It's not that early anymore," Aaron scoffed, lightly shoving Jason aside.  "But why did you insist on sitting us so close?" copyright protection38PENANAmQ6YAoyxEZ

I scooted further from Aaron and nodded to Robert.  "Take it away!" copyright protection38PENANAFEUpeFKiTX

"Take what way?"  Robert asked. copyright protection38PENANAcVVydWDMQq

"Take us to the moment just before the first star is born, before photons existed in the universe." copyright protection38PENANA0ch7bSvJpa

"How did you know that was where I was taking you?"  Robert asked. copyright protection38PENANAJ5OEu2kfke

I smiled.  "It was always part of the plan." copyright protection38PENANAcw975m4J9V

Robert sighed.  "Well, everyone, take hands.  We're going on a trip…" copyright protection38PENANA9a8qhjiN3I

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