A Long Awaited Encounter
by John R. Plunkett
I shouldn't be surprised that I'm writing this story. A Chance Encounter started as a thought experiment, but I should have realized that the character development that took place in it would have far-reaching repercussions. Neither I nor Darkstar foresaw the consequences of hir invitation to come visit, and tour Star Home, should they find themselves on Chakona. Then Bernard told me that Goldfur and hir family would move to Chakona after the shooting at Cape York. That got me to thinking: Goldfur would want to see Darkstar, and Aurora especially. Aurora would bring Goldfur to Star Home... and I could not imagine that Goldfur would fail to be enchanted by Star. I found myself having to reconsider my carefully planned out future history; Goldfur- and possibly members of hir family- would inevitably become important players at Star Home. I needed to clarify how that came to be, for myself it nothing else.
Story and characters unless otherwise noted: ©2003 John R. Plunkett The planet Chakona, its environs, and the Chakat race: ©1999 Bernard Doove
Sex: Not rated Violence: Graphic, extreme depictions of violence Language: Not rated