Wednesday, March 29, 2017

The Queen's Honor

Tommy and Arthur promised to follow the rules when mom and dad announced they were taking a family trip to Wanderlust Moon Colony. The trip promised to expose the entire family to the galaxies most intelligent and advanced society. The rules are strict, however, and the punishment severe. Tommy and Arthur rolled their eyes.

Wanderlust is a matriarchal society that honors youth over all else. The Queen is to be honored with a sight bow with eyes lowered. The rules were reviewed as they traveled to the colony. The highlight of the trip is a social gathering and dinner with the Queen. Few visitors are honored so highly. Mom’s work at TG Inc. as a high ranking manager put her in a position to close a trade deal with the colony. As a result they were invited to attend the function and meet the Queen.

Who knows why the boys were so hyper the night of the gathering? Maybe too many caffeinated drinks pushed the boys to the edge or maybe they just did not know how to listen. They were spoiled rich kids. When the Queen greeted the family mom and dad bowed slightly; the boys pointed and kept talking. Guards were called. There was nothing mom and dad could do but hope for the best.

The next morning the boys were brought back to mom and dad. They were unrecognizable as cute girls in the Wanderlust fashion. Much more prim and proper the girls, Rachel and Salam, practiced good behavior. Deep down mom and dad knew it was the best thing for the boys. As girls they finally settled down and acted respectful.

A final note: Rachel, saluting, later in life returned to Wanderlust and was elected Queen. She brought Salam along as an advisor during her term as Queen.

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