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"... and everything's horrible and there's nothing we can do."
"Hold on," she said. She stepped off the path to pick up a discarded water bottle.
"What are you doing?" he asked.
"There's a recycling bin a bit further up."
"Oh. Anyway, we're so powerless-"
"Let's do what we can."

@MicroSFF 20 seconds later the nuclear rocket finally hit

@MicroSFF The agenda here is heartening: every time someone says there is no hope, balance it out with something hopeful. And the doing-over-saying is so crucial.