SF Drabble #148 “Childlike”

The thing growing inside of Ross doesn’t seem to be hurting her; it probably evolved to keep the host alive, a symbiotic relationship. She’s remarkably calm. I probably wouldn’t be handling it as well.

Now she says it’s talking to her. Maybe it’s communicating telepathically, I’m not sure. We can’t hear anything, and the sensors aren’t picking anything up, subvocal or otherwise. She won’t go into detail about what it’s saying, only that it promises to ‘take care of her.’ Whatever that means.

We asked Ross if it had made any promises about the rest of us. She wouldn’t answer.

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