10 minutes until the judges take away his pregnant wife. If they try to escape while the station is locked, the pod's propulsion would vaporize all inside. Can they leave together or must they accept their fate?
Hope rests on planet XR-404; one of the last that allows unmodified children. Their unbridled love formed the child. In this love, they must decide. The judges are merciless. Hold your breath through this flash fiction as it may be their last.