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I'll be home for ChristmasApogee Space Station.
Overhead lights glittered off decorations, giving the stations interior a rainbow hue. Christmas carols played softly on the radio, and in the control rooms fire place, a blazing fire crackled merrily. Talwyn placed the last bauble on the tree, sighing with contentment. She loved Christmas, loved it's warmth, it's joy, the peaceful silence of-
"Watch what you're doin' ya durn old fool!"
"Me? I ain't the one leavin' stuff everywhere!"
This time, the sigh was of annoyance as she put the box of decorations down and stepped out into the corridor.
"What's going on here?"
On the floor, Cronk and Zephyr were jumbled in a heap, covered in Christmas lights. A step ladder had fallen over besides them. Zephyr looked up guiltily.
"Sorry, Miss Talwyn. We were just trying to put up the Christmas lights. And we would have if someone hadn't left the step ladder where people could trip over it!"
"Aw, shut up, ya old coot." Cronk grumbled.
How It Began"God, your two o'clock is here."
"I have a two o'clock?"
"He's been here since 7:45. I figured it's only polite to... sir."
God sighed. "Fine, send him in."
While He waited God cleared His desk of papers and blueprints; no need for outsiders to see His plans. Soon enough the door to His office opened and God stood, smiled, held out a hand towards one of the two visitor's chairs.
"God! Great stuff you're doing in sector 2-7-0! Great stuff!"
The man's hands were clammy, his handshake limp. Rumpled suit, porkpie hat, briefcase... oh Jes-- oh dear, a salesman. God's smile slipped a little but He soldiered on gamely. With luck He could shoo the poor guy away in a few minutes.
"So, what can I do for you?"
The man sat, briefcase across his knees. "Sector 2-7-0! Everyone's talking about it! What do you call it? Man and merman?"
"Man and woman, actually. And thanks. But we're pretty busy around here, and..."
"Oh! Right! No time for the wicked, eh?" The salesman winked and popped his briefcase,
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