Holding back, Urch found Precious Snowflake upstairs sitting in front of the mission’s computer console. She was unsure of her feelings about the small, beautiful blue fairy lady. Urch had known for quite some time that she preferred girls over boys, and initially she certainly had a crush on Precious that wouldn’t stop. But now this had started to change or morph. A dream being had come into her life.
“I know you’re over there, Urch. Your stomach!”
Urch laughed about her tummy rumblings. Hard to tell when they’re coming from inside you if others can hear them. Now she knows.
“And about the dreams — you’ll be happy to learn that some of them are already recorded, as I’m reading now. (But) the girl you took into the woods is looking for you in the wrong place. I see an island lit, or I should say, *un*lit by a new moon. Darkness all around. The girl is in darkness.” She turns toward Urch; such a beautiful face, she thinks. “You must find her or all is lost.”
“I *want* to,” speaks Urch. “But how?”
Precious was frank. “Do you still love me?”
“Of course,” states Urch.
“But not in that way any longer,”
“I don’t know,” says Urch. “We haven’t done anything to, um, consumate it.”
“You know I am untouchable,” replies Precious Snowflake. “If you need pleasure in that manner there’s always Tronesisia. She was built for all that.”
“Not interested again,” replies Urch, having heard this suggestion quite a number of times now from various camp members.
“Do you know who I am? Who I *really* am?” She turned toward Urch.
“You are Precious Snowflake,” Urch says routinely. “You are yet another refuge in our camp, having come here after the great war that saw Bennington and Ob-blong combine forces against Fairywold.”
“Yes, I am that. I want to show you something. Have you seen my bones?” She shows Urch her “bones.”
“Quite a number of times,” Urch replied. “Still not sure what it means.”
“And my skeleton?” Her figure then alters even more into blue abstraction.
“Several times, yes,” Urch states.
“And how about *this*?”
Pink had switched with blue. It was a new development to Urch. “No,” she replies. “I haven’t seen you change even more beyond the bones and skeleton. Who are you?”