When the renegades caved, sent the transmission requesting aid, the Council seemed receptive in an immediate reply beaming erratically through the broken bricks of the building where they holed up.
Holly, or Holy as they called her in grinning whispers, claimed that the Council was displaying the Divine Grace of Forgiveness, both for the renegades insubordination in refusing to leave the planet in the first place, and for their appropriation of the technology that was left behind.
When tentacles began slithering from the opening hatches of the so-called relief ships hovering over their hideout, she was the first to run.
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So this guy Chris over at Chris White Writes ( http://chriswhitewrites.com/2014/03/28/scifriday-2/ ) started a really cool game called SciFriday – he posts a sweet picture and you write ~100 word sci fi tale and link it up. It seemed like too much fun not to play…
* UPDATE: I just realized that I forgot the picture DERP *
*UPDATE 2: I also forgot to mention that I first found his blog from a series of Monsters A-Z stories that he wrote about lesser known legendary and mythological monsters that were really great.