Contest Entry- Love is a Bucket of Bolts"I can't believe it. I can't believe I'm getting married before you... I feel guilty." The lynx started playing with her dress as her best friend helped neaten it up and her other friend worked on her hair. The lynx insisted she wanted to make her look naturally, organically and non-virtual.
"Why?" Sally asked giggling. "This is your moment, Nicole. Just because you aren't organic doesn't make you any less of a person. You have as much of a right to happiness as Bunnie and I." Nicole gave her an appreciated smile, though doubt twinkled in her eyes.
"Sally's right, Sugah. Don't worry about Sallygirl. Worry about you! Today's your day, Sugah." Bunnie told the worried lynx as she carefully braided her hair and stuck in little decorations.
Nicole felt tears come to her eyes. "You guys are wonderful... I just..."
"Hey, hey! Save those tears for him, okay?" Sally said, standing up and wiping Nicole’s tears away.
"Thanks, guys, you're the best..."
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You Will Be Found [Shardcole Contest Entry]“S-something’s wrong…!”
The words flew from her mouth and throughout every inch of circuitry, a flurry of chaotic statements and unexecutable commands. Her body blazed with energy that only moments earlier had granted her the aid she so desperately needed. Currently, however, it had more than exhausted its usefulness and transformed into something else entirely. Pain was not a concept she could easily comprehend and yet she was almost certain this matched the definition of the word.
She cried out in protest as the electricity suddenly surged through her systems, wreaking havoc on valuable code. It was all she could do to keep the programs relatively intact, knowing full well that her friends’ lives depended on their functionality. Every ounce of concentration was spent rapidly salvaging files in the hopes it would be just enough to keep the ship airborne.
And then came the glitch. Defect. Anomaly.
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