“It’s reverse psychology,” said Dalton.
The big red button flashed softly, safe beneath its domed plastic cover. It had a large yellow-and-black label reading, “DO NOT TOUCH.”
“Obviously you’re not supposed to push this button,” said Carlie. “I bet it sets off the self-destruct. We push this and we win!”
“No,” said Dalton. “They know how we think. No human could resist a big red button with a warning on it. They want us to push it.”
“Well, sitting here won’t solve anything,” said Carlie. He pushed the button.
Deep in the bowels of the ship, something began to move…
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