A Beastly Finale


7/9/20232 min read

The colossal creature’s many eyes focused on Fitt and me, its gnarled teeth gleaming in the fading light. It let out another roar, sending a shiver down my spine.

"Dude," Fitt breathed, his eyes wide, "that wasn't supposed to happen."

"No kidding," I muttered. The plan had been to cause chaos, to distract the bandits long enough for us to steal back our ship. Not to lure out a behemoth from the local wildlife.

It stood there, sizing us up, its growls vibrating through the ground beneath our feet. I could see the bandits retreating from our ship in the corner of my eye, their focus entirely on the monster.

"We need to get to the ship," I hissed, my eyes never leaving the creature.

"Dude, are you nuts? We move, that thing charges!"

As if on cue, the beast snarled, digging its claws into the ground.

"We can't just stay here, Fitt," I snapped. "We're sitting ducks!"

Fitt gulped, his eyes darting between me, the creature, and our ship. "Okay, okay. On three, we sprint."




And then we were running. We sprinted towards our ship, each thunderous footfall of the creature echoing in our ears. The bandits scattered, clearing a path for us.

Fitt was the first to reach the ship, frantically punching in the access code. The door slid open, and we tumbled inside, the roar of the creature deafeningly close.

We scrambled into the cockpit, Fitt firing up the engines as I worked on disengaging the docking clamps. The ship lurched, and for a moment I thought the creature had reached us. But then we were in the air, ascending rapidly.

I collapsed into my seat, heart pounding as the camp grew smaller beneath us. Fitt let out a breathless laugh, his eyes sparkling with relief. "Dude, that was close!"

"Too close," I muttered, glancing down at the retreating form of the creature. The bandits were just specks now, running for their lives.

Fitt grinned, spinning the ship towards open space. "Well, on the bright side, we got our ship back."

"And almost got killed in the process," I retorted. But there was no heat in my words. We had our ship back. We were safe.

As we sped away from the planet, I felt a sense of calm wash over me. We had been through hell, argued, laughed, and came out the other side as a team. Through all the chaos and madness, our friendship had only grown stronger. And for that, I was grateful.

Fitt chuckled, interrupting my thoughts. "Hey, Moe."

I raised an eyebrow, glancing at him. "Yeah?"

He flashed me a mischievous grin, a twinkle in his eyes. "So, there's this other bar I want to try out."