Title: "By the Shores of Silver Lake"
Author: Little Red
Props: to Laura Ingalls Wilder, Ash, and A.j.
Elizabeth is sure that the Ancients must have a more sophisticated means for this, but advanced alien laundry technology isn't on the top of anyone's list of mission objectives.
She doesn't mind. There's something nostalgic about kneeling at the sloping edge of the city with her hands bunched in cloth and ocean water. Though the weight of her obligation never lifts, for a few minutes as her freezing knuckles scrape against her makeshift washboard her responsibility takes the shape of blizzards and Indians and the prairies her ancestors crossed in a covered wagon.
She always wanted to be a pioneer.
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