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It was beautiful and it was why he visited every year. The flowers abounded on the landscape. Their smell and color filled his senses fully.

He'd often take samples back with him. Everyone would marvel at the beauty he would show them. Their planet hadn't seen vegetation like it for hundreds of years.

Every time, they would ask him the same question: "Where did you find these?"

And every time he would respond with the same answer: "I cannot tell you. If I did, you know what would happen."

So the yearly journey was one he would do by himself, always making sure he was not followed. And he would never mention when he left or return. To protect the planet with the beautiful vegetation, no one could know where he found it. It would remain hidden —a jewel in the universe.

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