“What is it?” Miranda asked with childlike curiosity.
“A sacred relic from the past. A long lost part of our history, and something I haven’t seen since I was a boy. A tiny piece of Earth, lightyears from home. A symbol of life, fertility, knowledge, and sin – of humanity’s rise to greatness and the cause of our downfall. People used to say that we were cast out of paradise because we couldn’t resist a taste of this divine fruit.”
“What are you going to do with it?”
Kenji licked his lips at the thought of the apple’s juicy flesh. “I’m going to eat it.”
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Artwork by Tomi Väisänen.