Everything about her was a lie

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Everything about her was a lie. Oh, how I hated it.

She strode through the club oblivious to me, lights beating to the music. Though how the Zemt called this music I’ll never understand. Aliens.

The merits or lack thereof weren’t today’s concern. No, that was my friend exiting through the backdoor. Alone. Nothing too convenient there.

Still, I followed her.

She stood in the alley unmoving. The world didn’t matter, there was always a back alley. Great places to get jumped. Still, who knew when I’d have a chance again? “Nadia,” I said trying to watch her and the shadows.

Nothing. No spark of recognition to my voice. “Nadia, we’ve got to go.”

“You’re not going anywhere.” I hunched my shoulders as the voice spoke behind me. Cowards sneaking up that way.

“Oh,” I said nonchalantly as I turned. I tucked my hands into my pockets. “I’m sure she’ll go somewhere. For either of us this alley is pretty useless.”

He pulled his gun a fraction faster than I could pull mine. I leapt to the side and a bolt sizzled through where I’d been. Unfortunately, I twisted my knee and landed harder than I meant.

I grunted at the man now looming over me. “I reprogramed her. She ain’t going–” His threat would’ve been more credible if he hadn’t slumped to the ground just then.

Nadia stood over us both. There was the spark I knew in her eyes. “Let’s save the galaxy, love.”

She grinned mechanically.

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