GENRE: YA Science Fiction
“This is our favorite tale.” Sister1 would like to share it.
“Especially gratifying since the poor thing was once all alone in the universe.” Sister2 likes changes and ironies.
“Except for us.”
* * *
"She flies through the air with the greatest of ease..." sings Linsu Yakima to herself as she bounces four meters into the air and flips over the image of a burning hot rod swung by her holographic foe. She avoids the illusion of contact by a couple of molecules.
"That was VERY close, Yakima," blurts the voice in her earset.
"You ARE watching," she replies. "Did you bet on me or the hologram?" Back to her song, "...The silly young cop in her bouncing Pedees™..."
Three bursts of light from a laser crossfire. A triple-A-hard pattern to avoid, but Linsu does it by falling flat on the ground and staying still for a moment. In the same instant, Linsu marvels at the power of adrenalin to stretch time, plots her next move, and wonders if she'll bruise from the fall. She enjoys the feel of multithought and wonders if it means that she's still evolving.
"How did you DO that?" squeaks the voice in her earset.
More song, "...Her movements are graceful, all the boys she does please..." as she executes an impossible backflip off the ground to score weapon-takes from two of the shooter holograms. "...And their weapons she's taken away!"