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02:36:11 AM

“Thanks for bringing this to our attention,” Sara’s dad sighed on the phone, while absentmindedly sifting through a stack of bills.

“Of course,” replied Arnold’s father.

“I just don’t know what to do about these kids.”

“It’s just a phase,” Arnold’s father reassured him. “Remember how we used to play Battlestar Galactica when we were their age? You were Starbuck as I recall.”

“Don’t remind me. The other day, Sara told me Starbuck is a girl.”

Arnold’s father laughed. “I suppose it’s bad enough that your first name is—“

“Lesley!” Sara’s mother cried out.

Sara’s father dropped the phone and ran upstairs. He found his wife frantic and trembling outside Sara’s room.

“I went to check on Sara,” she explained, in tears, “And she’s gone!”

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  1. Avatar BARomero

    I imagine that for anyone new to this story, this’ll take some explaining. Okay, but it’ll take some time to backtrack…

  2. Avatar BARomero

    It all starts here…

  3. Avatar thebetweenspace

    What an awesome surprise! I love the reveal of the name by another character in distress. I backtracked by one (just in case we ever want to try to fill in the original story).

  4. Avatar Sir Bic

    As much as I was disappointed in the TV show 24, I just might have to start reading this series.

    BA, you got my attention with this one because, lately the Battlestar Galactica Online Game, believe it or not, has filled the time I used to use to write.