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Terry was afraid. Not the life living on him. Not the human astronomers who simply handwaved the weirdness as just another space fluke or some stray black hole. Not yet anyway, the world though grimly as he tried to calm down one of his many pet cats. Not for a while. And yet, Terry was afraid.
It all began with the sudden disappearance of Pluto. At first, the solar neighborhood thought that the former planet had simply gone on a trip or was playing some prank as payback for being "demoted." But as the days went by and the distant body's line went blank, even Jupiter and Sol hims
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There used to be a time when Sagittarius looked forward to sleeping. Of course, for the sake of keeping up his image, he'd never admit it to anyone. But whether it was a nightmare or some pleasant dream, it helped keep away his real frustrations even his hunger for a short while. At least until the alarm clock started blaring away from his night desk. As his hands fumbled for the off-switch, he wondered whether he needed more of it these days. Or less. He still hadn't quite gotten the hang of it yet. "Especially with her " he cringed as he got off the bed and
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Chapter 6: In the Days of the Black Hole
Marie didn't know how long the fight had been going. She could see the scratches and bruises on her skin. If not for the celestial armor, there was no doubt that the damage she was taking would have been much worse. But after all that had happened, after what he'd done, she would rather die than have it his way.
Yet even as the galaxy parried with the surprisingly stubborn Black Hole, she felt nothing. But this cannot go on forever, she thought, deflecting another shot from the being. My children you have to get out of there soon!
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Chapter 5: The Last Question
"Are you alright?!"
The moon's eyes turned toward a loud voice she was sure was male. There was a strange brightness coming from him. That he looked so much like Sol was the least of her concerns. She had nearly forgotten what it felt like to notice something that was actually more visible than the walls surrounding her cage. Then again, she no longer cared that very little remained of her dress. Or that Mercury was lying naked beside her. It could be worse, the moon thought.
"Are you alright?! Is anyone else there?!"
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Chapter 2: Or, a Solar Twilight
Selene needed to calm her nerves. After Mars disappeared. After another round of pointless bickering and search parties. After even Jupiter's moons started vanishing. Even as she tried to enjoy a gardenside break with Earth in one of the only safe places left anywhere in the Solar System, the otherwise calm lady couldn't help but keep glancing at her strangely signal-less phone. Neither could she avoid watching the trainwreck going on in front of her very eyes.
This isn't like Terry at all, Luna thought as the world continued twitching in fear, unable to dr