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Mastering himself at a speed that seemed almost robotic, the dark-blue alien mustered a small, reassuring smile. “Don’t worry. I’ll figure something out. We’ll survive, find a home, and find a way to make sure something like this never happens again.”
‘Once upon a recent time, I only reported on stuff like this.’
One kick, two. Pain fired through her foot, and Alexandra changed tactics, ramming her shoulder against the door with firm, cautious force.
‘And now, here I am, right in the middle of it.’
‘Be careful what you wish for...’
‘You just might get it.’
With this final effort, the damaged doorjamb gave way and she tumbled into the stairwell, rubbing her shoulder ruefully and forbidding herself to stop and rest.
“This is Alexandra Renai, reporting live from the scene of either the fanciest prank I’ve ever seen, or something truly fascinating: a conflict between aliens.”
‘And facing the stupidest challenge of my whole career: keeping my back turned on this.’
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