For the GoS April Sim challenge, prompt ‘Hope’.
If there’s one thing Jerome wants more than any other in the entire universe, it’s to not be captured by his former planet mates and taken back to a world that’s no longer his. You see, Jerome wasn’t originally from Sim-Earth. Hell, his name isn’t even actually Jerome. Formerly called Thrallangerbroz’x’theregmire, Jerome was a lowly citizen of the planet Gabraxzenax-F3, trapped eternally in the position of chief foot-scrubber of King Greberlnaq III. There was not one job worse than this on the entirety of the planet, which by any means was already pretty crappy, for the King’s feet gave off a stench so foul it could be classed as a lethal bioweapon in pretty much any other civilisation ever. He isn’t even sure how he survived more than a day of the universe’s smelliest job, let alone steal a spaceship and crash-land into the face of Sim-Earth. He doesn’t even care. He just hopes he never has to scrub another foot, or smell another stink so bad ever again.