Pluto was named after the planet. Former planet. Maybe planet?
Growing up, he had always liked astronomy. Wanted, in fact, to be an astronomer – or an astronaut – when he was older.
And then came the fateful day that Pluto was named a non-planet. Or a dwarf planet, but not a real planet.
The students in Pluto’s class had teased him mercilessly. They called him dwarf, and mini-me, and The Non-Planet Boy. Pluto suffered these teasings with grace, knowing they would all rue the day when Pluto was the only planet left, when Earth had been destroyed and humanity forced to flee, and he, the lord of the planet, in his power as destroyer of worlds, watched them run, and destroyed them just as they thought they were safe.