I’m biking along, my 10 lb. terrier Bitefighter seated in my backpack, when suddenly the ground in front of me explodes. Both of us sail through the air. The last thing I see before the world goes dark is a gaggle of chihuahua eyes. When I wake up, both Bitefighter and I are strapped onto medieval-looking tables. Chihuahuas in lab coats are chittering to each other and flitting between arrays of starkly lit consoles. One of them says to me, “Through forgotten technologies, we will summon the Chihuahua-lord Destro. He will make your dog into one of us.” Directly above Bitefighter’s belly are two 1950s-style sci-fi ray-guns that are affixed to the ceiling. Their ends spew forth a blast of forbidden energies that envelop my little buddy. My dog is screaming, I’m screaming, the chihuahuas look on blankly as evil light flashes across them…and then I feel my eReader slip from my pocket, hit the floor, and open to Echo. Magic flash. Muscle ripples across Bitefighter’s tiny chest. With a fierce little “arroooo!” he rips away his restraints and rises from the table. Chihuahuas are running around in a panicked frenzy. They try to run for the main entrance but Bitefighter lifts a paw and clenches it, causing the door to telekinetically crumple in on itself. Terrible light flashes in Bitefighter’s eyes as he raises both arms. Every chihuahua begins clutching their throat, caught in the middle of what appears to be a Force-choke. Recognition sparks in my dog’s eyes and he lets them go. He quietly says, “No. I will not become one of you.” He extends his paw toward me. “Come, human. Let us explore the cosmos together.” I reach tentatively toward his light-lined paw and make contact with a finger. He supercharges us both with sublime energy. We rocket upward, break through the ceiling, and blaze across the heavens. Bitefighter isn’t ego-less enough to resist extending a middle finger at the dazed chihuahuas.
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