It’s amazing enough that the planet glowed bright purple and smelled of chocolate. Never could we have imagined the presence of winged ungulates bearing horns in the middle of their foreheads. Already conspiracy nuts back home weren’t buying our claims.
“Why does NASA think we’re stupid enough to believe they’ve discovered unicorns? What are they hiding?”
If only they knew.
A female approached, her horn red with the blood of my comrades. “Your life for your planet’s location.”
Taking the deal, I watched as her blessing leapt into the sky, passing beyond the planet’s glow into the dark of space.
Author’s Note: My son told me that if unicorns existed, they’d live on a glowing purple planet. How could I not write a story about that! A group of unicorns really is called a blessing (though I doubt the citizens of Earth will see them in that light).