Zing and Zang had been away from Earth, called back to their home planet of Zirkon to be debriefed and enjoy some Zirkonian R&R.
They rapidly descended toward their old neighborhood.
“Ugh!” exclaimed Zing. “It’s still winter, and it’s going to be SO cold! They could have waited a bit and sent us back when the weather was better!
“Don’t start! You’re always complaining! At least they left a light on for us, and it will be warm in the house.”
In silence, they came to rest and went inside.
“Maybe you should request a new partner.”
“Maybe I should.”