"Are you all right, Casey?" Cody asked.
Casey looked way from the table where some of the body parts lay.
"Yes," Casey said.
Cody glanced at the table then back to her.
"I miss him too," Cody said.
Casey had a soft laugh.
"You honestly must have more powers," Casey said.
"No, I do not," Cody said. "They are abilities...Not powers." There is a pause between Cody and Casey. "It is a shame we lost a brilliant mind like Quarty. He was a good leader."
"Now I have to be the one who leads us," Casey said, sadly. "I will make sure that Pocirld fellow can join on our little mission against the tech puppies." She wipes off tears coming off her cheeks. "If only..."
"I have the same thoughts, too," Cody said. "Don't beat yourself up about it. There was nothing you could do. The universe decided what was going to happen and what would not before he even got into the suit."
"It is not fair," Casey said.
Cody looked toward Casey.
"Life is not fair,Casey Williams," Cody said.
"You know, you can stop calling me Casey Williams," Casey said.
"It has a certain ring to it," Cody said.
"You just have one name," Casey said. "That doesn't have a ring to it."
"Names on my planet do not require rings around them," Cody said. "If you dwell in the past then you will never move on."
"I wasn't considering that," Casey said.
What if I could recreate Quarty?, Casey thought.
"If I didn't know you well; I would have thought you were considering recreating Quarty," Cody said. "Without telling anyone."
"I wouldn't do that to the group," Casey said.
"Don't consider it," Cody warned, darkly.
Cody left Casey to her thoughts.
What if I could?, Casey thought.