“Um, I think that baby planet, is getting kind of close.”
She looked up, and said, “It’s going to hit us soon.”
“How can you be so casual about it?” he asked, nervously.
“There’s nothing we can do. It’s better than the sun coming at us and killing us before it got that close, isn’t it? I mean, whatever happens, it will be quick.”
“So, we’re all going to die and you’re sitting here reading a book and petting a cat?”
“I’m trying to finish the last chapter, so I know how it ends. I already know how we’re going to end.”
“People are outside screaming and running around.”
“Is that doing any good?” she asked, turning the page.
“Of course not,” he said. “Do you want me to hug you?”
“No thanks. I don’t even know you.”
“How can that possibly matter, when we’re going to die?”
“I never really liked living on the moon.”
“Then why did you come here?”
“I don’t know,” he said, shrugging. “My name’s Jack.”
“I’m Gina and this is my cat, Agnes.”
“Nice to meet you,” he said.
“How much longer do you think it will be?”
“Not long, you can feel the changes already.”
“What are you reading?”
“You don’t have to read it, you know what it was like.”
“Still, I found this old copy, hidden in a bunker, so I thought, why not.”
“At least Big Brother will be dead soon.”
“I hope so,” she said, scratching her cat’s ears.
“What do you mean, you hope so?”
“Evil is hard to kill; you should know that by now.”
“I don’t feel so good,” he said.
“Come and sit next to us. The planet’s starting to break apart from… ”
“I don’t care.”
“Okay, just think of nice sunny beaches and palm trees. Birds and all the beautiful animals.”
“You mean like the one’s we’ve seen in books?”
“Yes, like those. Do you want me to put my arm around you?”
He nodded and snuggled up to her. He put his head on her shoulder and she leaned into him. “Are you afraid?” he asked, softly.
“Not as much as I am sorry,” she said, feeling the tremors increase dramatically.
“Sorry? About what?” he shouted.
“Sorry the humans destroyed the earth in the first place,” she said loudly, since the noise was beginning to hurt, as pieces of the tiny planet started hitting the moon.
“Oh, that,” he bellowed. “Me too.”
“It was nice meeting you Jack,” she yelled.
“You and Agnes too,” he shouted.