It had taken Janx far longer than anticipated to discover his protégé’s place of concealment in the tree line. While this filled him with a deep sense of pride, the fact she was out here at all summoned up dismay and regret as well. The obvious trap she’d set was, although easily avoidable, clearly unmistakable. Even after all this time, she’d not learned how to detach emotions from actions.
Sighing sadly, he withdrew from his pack a small device patterned to resemble an indigenous insect. Actuating the neural disruptor, he launched it downslope and watched as it pierced her molecular barrier, revealing her to be as lovely as he’d remembered.
Realizing the threat, she reached for it…scant seconds too late. As it discharged he had no doubt, while he would always have fond memories of her, all memory of him had been wiped entirely and irrevocably from her mind forever.