The planet was starting to think she was decidedly going nowhere, of course she had passed several billions years in that state - celestial landloper, keeping herself busy with her revolution, accumulating mass, moving forward, always prograde, tirelessly - and she could always pass the time eructing molten rocks, dust, emitting toward space masses of gas and vapors that was nicely draping around her in an elegant veil, but the truth was that she languished all alone in these dark spaces and longed for a companion, a confidant to share her pleasures during this long wandering, a relationship more stable than the succinct encounters with these minute celestial bodies that left her feverish but unsatisfied; maybe the one approaching would be different, she was much bigger than the others, full, wholesome, but she was up to the challenge.
It took all the talent of the coquette to maintain the perfect rectitude of her upper lip when from the depth of the moonlit mossy ruins she witnessed the pellucid form of the nightmarish barghest appearing.
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