Colony Z, Chapter 6

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“You know you have nothing to fear, Harvey.”

“Nothing but death, you mean. Death by hyperjump, death by lions, death by who smegging knows what else.”

“Don’t be ridiculous, my dear doctor, you’re not going to die. Not for many years, anyway.”

“You know this?”

“I know many things.”

“Death by boredom in equatorial Zarmina, then. Crushed for decades till my legs buckle under the 3X gravity. Not much better if you ask me.”

“You’d prefer to die on Earth?”

“Yes! No. I don’t want to die at all.”

“That’s amusing. Everyone dies, Harvey. Even the horse whisperer.”

“You’re mocking me.”

“I’m simply stating the truth.”

“That’s what I hate about you.”

“And yet you came back. On the brink of a hyperjump, for smeg’s sake, you came back. You could’ve strapped into one of the restraints below deck; that’s what a sane person would’ve done. But here you are, talking with me instead. Curious, don’t you think?”

“I feel… comfortable when I’m with you.”

“Ah, I’m a true friend.”

“You’re my only friend, Andromeda.”

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Comments (5 so far!)

  1. Avatar BARomero

    Well, that wasn’t expected. Genetically engineered talking horse or is it all in Harvey’s head?

  2. Avatar thebetweenspace

    @BARomero I for one can’t wait to find out!

  3. Avatar ElshaHawk (LoA)

    came back? it’s not like he KNEW there was going to be a hyperjump.. came back from where on the brink of a hyperjump? That part I’m hung up on.. despite the horse talking to him.

  4. Avatar uselessness

    ElshaHawk: In THX’s chapter, Harvey left the stable in search of a safe place to ride out the hyperjump. For some reason, rather than strapping into a nice comfy restraint… he came back to the stable. Harvey’s not exactly the most predictable fellow, it seems!

  5. Ahfl_icon THX 0477

    He came back to talk to the horse? Did I read that right? Bizarre twist and certainly adds more odd possibilities to this character.

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