On the border colonies of Mar Sara, the release of oxygen by human terraforming events triggered the awakening of an ancient, powerful, destructive race of alien organisms. These organisms latch onto the bodies of living creatures, taking over their thoughts, feelings, wants, and desires, while slowly digesting the hosts' body to survive. While basic survival emotions such as fear or hunger were commonplace on Mar Sara, the aliens before had never felt an emotion so uniquely intriguing as love. They were quick to embrace the emotion as their own, and to go about the practices of love found in the archival depths of the minds of the humans. They've even set up their own Valentines Day to coincide with the planet's passing through the asteroid belt. Surely a romantic time, occurring once every 7.2 human years, when the surface of the planet is heavily bombarded by asteroids ranging from the size of a dime to the size of a large truck.
Unfortunately for the aliens, with love comes heartbreak. And here again, even lightyears away, on the distant colony planets, heartbreak rears it's ugly head (or lack thereof, in this instance). This poor soul has opted to take the human way out, by drinking until he forgets her. Or drunk holo-texts her.
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