Children of the corn
by Harbinger of Death
Out in the cornfield, Lady Pegasus conducted a secret meeting with her CAs. It was a
tough job to remain in hiding for so long with this whole revolt business, but Kimba,
Calee and Lonesome Dove helped her, and carried her certain information, although some
details they would not disclose. Today, however, they brought news that would soon spread
What do you mean, theyre dead? LP demanded. They cant
They are, Calee said. We got a phone call from the hotel this morning.
They were found in one of the hot tubs. Theyre willing to forgive the rest of the
bill to avoid scandal, but they need somebody to come and get the bodies and their
luggage, and keep quiet about it.
This cant be happening! LP said in disbelief. It just--wait a
minute, wheres Lambda?
Nobodys seen her for a couple of days, Kimba told her. We all just
assumed she was trying to avoid Nydivas torturous attentions.
Find her, and quick. I have a bad feeling about this.
Just then they heard a grinding noise, and looked up to see a huge combine right on top of
them. The farmer never saw them, but he did feel a little turbulence as the rotating
blades came down upon the hapless Debs and mowed them down with the wilted cornstalks
around them. They had not even time to cry out before they were chopped up into little
itsy bits like shrimp at a Japanese restaurant. Blood seeped into the fertile ground where
they once stood. The farmer figured sometime hed have to get out there and get rid
of whatever rocks he just ran over. Another chore for another day.
In the death mansions basement, the four fresh victims stood in the expansive cell
with the other chancellors.
So this is what happened to you guys, Calee observed. And Omar, I
didnt even know you were dead.
Yeah, he said from his recliner. Its not so bad in here, really.
Have a seat.
But wait a minute, Astraea said. Now that all the chancellors are here,
the campus is defenseless. Theres no one to lead them to safety. Theyll all be
killed for sure!
Think for a minute, dear, Nanaea said patiently. These are the same Debs
that ditched us in Lost Wages to actually WORK for a living, ignoring our many repeated
requests for assistance. Do we really care if they get killed?
Shes got a point, Hebea said.
Yes, indeed she does. Well, I hope they get their come-uppance, then. And they
all settled in to watch more reruns.
Harbinger left his eavesdropping place. That was easy. He thought they might revolt once
they had more allies in the cell, but Deb Us civil strife would be its own undoing.
Without leadership, it was true the rest of the Debs would be easier to nab. However, the
CAs had gotten quite bossy in the chancellors absence. They would have to be next.
Posted on Oct 09 1999, 10:56 AM