"Come here, I want you to see something." I take her up to my telescope in the soft silence of night. "Look through this."

Puzzled, she looks. "It's beautiful!"

As you are.

"What is it?"

"A new comet. I discovered it." How will she react to what I say next?

"Comet O'Neill?" she says with an oh so sweet smile.

"No." I have butterflies in my stomach. I can think of no other way to say what I must. "Comet Carter."

She looks at me.

"You didn't think I brought you up here just to look at the stars, do you?"

The End

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