Sequel to Guy Does That Thing

  • There is a woman – name isn’t important
  • She lives at home
  • Home is where everyone lives
  • In this case, it’s her parents’ home
  • She had been running moments ago
  • Bullets and lasers had been fired at her
  • And the occasional moose
  • She was too beautiful to miss
  • For obvious reasons
  • And yet everything did
  • Her parents were on vacation
  • They had been on vacation for many years
  • They lived in seclusion from the violence
  • Hiding on an island fortress
  • She put them there
  • After knocking them out and moving them there herself
  • But she didn’t leave
  • She was too stubborn for that
  • She takes a shower
  • And puts it back and takes a bath instead
  • She opens the capsule and the device
  • Eats the capsule and hangs the device on the wall
  • The device sonically cleans her
  • The capsule delivers a drug that gives her the feeling of a relaxing bath
  • Even though she is sitting in an empty room
  • The capsule effects lasts 20 minutes
  • *20 minutes later*
  • She feels and looks clean
  • Clean enough to leave
  • She clicks a button on one of her rings
  • A field surrounds her
  • (That’s why all the things missed her)
  • She says a few words
  • She knows languages
  • We’ll have to wait to see what language
  • Because we don’t know where the story is set
  • We can see it and listen
  • Though it is likely to be an English-speaking country
  • For obvious reasons
  • Anyway
  • She sneaks down the street
  • Approaches a vehicle
  • It opens
  • It knows her, probably
  • She gets inside
  • The vehicle explodes
  • She doesn’t die
  • The explosion has failed to inhume her
  • However
  • She is flying quite a distance over the city
  • She lands on the roof of a building
  • And opens the door on the roof
  • She walks down some stairs
  • The vehicle is still there
  • She planned this
  • Now she is coming
  • A guy once did this thing
  • He failed
  • She is getting pretty close, though
  • I should worry
  • This is the furthest anyone has gotten
  • For obvious reasons
  • I speak one of the ancient words
  • It is the true plural of moose
  • Normally it stops everything
  • She counters with the true plural of gladiolus
  • I do not know how she knew that
  • I didn’t
  • But the stopping never happens
  • The other ones, the ones around me, say their words
  • She knows more counters
  • The true plural of water
  • The true plural of platypus
  • Others that we have never encountered
  • Despite years of looking
  • We even hired one of the best
  • He defected to the enemy
  • He doesn’t know he did, but he did
  • She is here now
  • Communications do not look promising
  • Ironic, considering our arsenal
  • I cannot let her escape
  • I cannot let her know things that I do not know
  • She is mighty
  • She has no paint or water balloon
  • Or robot pigeon
  • Though she occasionally has need for a giant refrigerator-sized box
  • For obvious reasons
  • She has none of these things
  • She only has words
  • Words I don’t have
  • Words I cannot use
  • But she does have to relieve herself
  • So the box is my only chance
  • I say the words that
  • How shall I say
  • Hasten this imminent event?
  • Bring on the yellow flow?
  • You get the idea
  • She has no defense
  • It is something she must do anyway
  • She doesn’t do it
  • She is looking me in the eye
  • She says one of the words she knows that I don’t
  • She says “I love you”
  • I understand what we have done
  • But we couldn’t just let anyone know these things
  • Could we?
  • Her words have incapacitated the rest of the people
  • The rest of the chosen
  • Her words have only made me understand
  • I understand enough to realize that we chose ourselves
  • And she chose us
  • And she chose me
  • I have no answer
  • I have no need for others
  • So this ‘love’ is… my only chance?
  • I say the words that
  • How shall I say
  • Hasten this imminent event?
  • Bring on the feeling of…
  • You get the idea
  • I have no defense
  • It is something I must do anyway
  • I am looking her in the eye
  • I say the word that I now know
  • I use it as a counter
  • She accepts it willingly
  • I have no counter for acquiescence
  • Except one
  • I say “I love you too”
  • And I have won, after all
  • Or to be more precise
  • It is a tie
  • For obvious reasons
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