“I couldn’t have known,” he said.
“She seemed so nice and warm.
Who could’ve guessed she’d
be an apocalypse in human form?”
The future stranger grumbled with a sneer.
“I warned you! I left a note!”
“‘DO NOT GO ON THE DATE!’ It was clear!
“You say that, but you could have done better.
Why include a date if that’s not the one to ignore?”
“2025 is years away and July a little bit more.”