Six Sentence Story: Alternative
“Dormant?” Samantha laughs at Shay’s assertion, prompting the teen to pull out of her hug, snarl, and walk off toward the back room.
“Let me guess, you’re taking me to the Colony?” Shay fishes a duffel bag from under one of several piles on the floor and begins to stuff it full of clothes.
“Of course; it’s safe, has food and water, and people to socialize with,” Samantha responds before gesturing to the room around them, “a much better alternative to languishing alone in this crap hole.”
“It’s kept us-,” Shay chokes up, prompting them to pause briefly and clear their throat before continuing; “It’s kept me alive up to this point.”