Twin Suns

  Another Warning I grab Makish, to stop her from entering the tank. “What?” she asks. A wave of sadness comes over me as I think of death. I imagine how close we came to the Jiku ship exploding and killing Makish. Then I think of death taking the queen who I only knew for a day. I need a good excuse to stay on this ship, and find out who is trying to kill us. If I lie, the Fiklow will smell it, and the crew and killer will hear of it. Perhaps he’ll flee, or try to attack us another way. “I’m tired,” I finally tell Makish. “Let’s rest here before we return to the Jiku ship.” I smell the surprise that Makish and the others feel. I never speak of being tired, and they have all seen how powerful I am. “You’re a healer!” says Makish. “A…

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