By Tim Sevenhuysen
Posted May 1, 2012
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Milly stood paralyzed for a moment, unsure what to do.
“Your options, dear,” Pelly prompted her, “are to have me launch and fly us away, or wait here and find out what kind of trouble you’re in.”
“Or,” said Milly, “or… We could fight them?”
“Perhaps,” said Pelly. “You’re in charge, dear.”
“Er,” said Milly. She chewed her lip. “No, we shouldn’t fight or run. This is all based on a misunderstanding. Let’s stay here, and I’ll explain everything.”
“As you wish,” said Pelly.
Milly jogged into the hold, where Mr. Cogs and Overard were banging around with the Jitterdrive, and grabbed the Gortinawa seeds out of storage.
“Hey, whoa,” said Overard. “What are you doing?”
“The police are here,” explained Milly. “I’m going to surrender these things and sort everything out.”
“The cops? Are you sure that’s a good idea?”
“No,” said Milly, “but I’m going to do it anyways.” She stepped down the ramp into the loading bay and watched the police ships pull in and land near the opening, blocking the exit. Several officers piled out, blasters drawn.
“Put the seeds down!” barked an officer with an especially shiny hat.
Milly slowly lowered the bottle of seeds to the floor. “I’m very sorry about all this,” she said. “I can explain…” But she trailed off, her attention stolen away by the sight of two sleek white ships hovering in the air just outside. Inside the cockpit of the nearest one, the pilot was wearing white clothing and a black mask…
“Well?” said the officer with the shiny hat. “Go ahead: explain.”
“I—” said Milly.
And then the lasers leapt out of the white ships’ cannons, and the police ships exploded.
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