Dr. Snyder disapproved of A.L.Y.S.’ current choice in wardrobe, but he allowed the android to wear the green bikini when appropriate. All her time at the beach was spent lying statue still on a beach towel. She was disappointed, but Dr. Snyder insisted it was impossible for her to tan.
Charlie the Cow was allergic to leather. He had to stay out of the sun, because if he stood in the sun for too long his skin would get tanned.
…Get it? His skin would gettanned? Like, y’know, it would turn into leather. And he was allergic to leather…
Kim groaned and awoke.
It was early morning, but unusually bright and hot.
Kim slipped into her bathrobe, flung open the blinds, and screamed.
A dying red sun filled the sky. Earth’s orbit was rapidly, dangerously contracting.
Kim shrieked and hammered on her speed-dial. “Tan-Hut!? I need a pre-tan NOW!”