Captain Fahrer and Holly hiked. Fahrer argued. Holly pushed his buttons. This hike across the Pilgrim Planet mountains was becoming more dangerous than navigating a drive through the Furka Pass in Switzerland…
‘Oh, this is wonderful!’ I gasped for the tenth time, then burst into song: ‘The hills are alive with the sound of music…’
‘Would you be quiet!’ Günter stormed off and raced ahead.
I hit the sand, head first, then picked myself up and dusted the fine grains from my visor.
Günter leaned against the wall of the cave and gazed out at the light shining through the entrance. ‘You your time took.’
No, Boris activity has escalated in the Centre over the past six months.’ Delaney chewed her gum faster. ‘What he’s been doing with the Indig has concerned us, hasn’t it, Hooper.’
‘We’ve reported it,’ Hooper said.
‘But no one on Earth is listening.’
The world outside our tiny sphere turned from day to night. I twisted my head around. The view of Boris’ backside through the back windscreen; one big black cockroach hole—the details too disturbing I can’t bring myself to describe them—in my face.
‘Agrhh! He’s on top of us.’ I clutched Günter’s arm. ‘Help! He’s going to eat us.’
Delaney looked back and rolled her eyes. ‘You really have to wonder about that guy.’
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I squinted and studied the two colourful blobs on the sandhill. ‘Er, how d’ya know they’re residents?’ I asked Monica.
Monica splashed me. ‘Well, just look at them! It’s a hundred degrees and they’re dressed in clothes.’
I sighed and began to wade out the water.
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