Since real life has been getting in the way of my writing recently I wanted to share a snippet with you all of a work in progress.
This scene is one that has been added to the extended version of Help! My Lover’s an Alien. Dillon and some friends are taking the Aliens for a trip off the compound and into town.
Alien versus Child
The twins and Ver asked to go on the outing too and so Dillon roped Timmy Harrison and Gerald Collins as extra Human protection. No one wanted a repeat of their first outing if it could be avoided. Piet stayed behind to act as a guard for Mora.
Dillon, Gerry, and Timmy took their group out for a large cooked breakfast to start their outing. The aliens caused quite a stir in the small diner. The funniest moment for Dillon was when a small child asked Lor if he was a girl because he had such lovely long hair.
“No, I am male, young human,” Lor had responded.
The girl had looked at him and shook her head. “You talk funny. I’m Amy. What’s your name? Why is your skin so white? How old are you? I’m six. Why are your lips purple, are you wearing lipstick? Can I touch your hair? Is it soft?”
By that point, Dillon was chuckling. Amy didn’t pause for breath between all her questions and didn’t give anyone a chance to answer her.
A harried man in a rumpled suit ran up to their group. “Amy, why are you bothering these nice people? I’m so sorry sirs, I only turned my back for a moment to pay the check and she was gone when I turned back.”
Amy looked like she was going to burst into tears at any moment at getting told off, and Dillon was surprised when Lor waved the man’s apology off and kneeled down in front of Amy.
“Do not apologize for Amy. She is but a curious Youngling.” He looked at Amy and smiled softly. “The answers to your queries youngling are… My name is Lor. My skin is pale because that is how my people look. I am thirty Earth-years old. My lips are purple for the same reason my skin is pale and I do not know what lipstick is. And yes my hair is soft and you can touch it if you would like to.” When he finished speaking, Lor pulled his air from
the braid it was in and allowed it to fall in a long loose tail over his shoulder.
Amy looked once at her father, and after getting a reluctant nod, she moved to brush her fingers through Lor’s hair. Dillon could attest to how soft it was and wasn’t surprised at the pleased grinned on Amy’s face when she felt it.
Dillon kneeled down next to Lor and briefly thought what a sight they all must make kneeling on the floor of the diner. “Amy, my name is Dillon. Lor and his friends here are from another planet. They are here to visit the Earth and to learn about Humans.”
Amy frowned. “Are they going to go to school like me?”
Dillon chuckled. “No, sweetheart. They aren’t going to go to school. They’re only here for a short time. I thought I would show them around and they could learn about humans by watching us. Now, I think your father is waiting for you. Is there somewhere you should be going?”
Amy looked up at the man now hovering over her protectively. He ran a hand through his hair as he spoke. “Um, we were heading to the free clinic over on fourth. My wife is at an appointment, and I brought Amy here because she was getting bored waiting. I’m Darren by the way.”
“That’s understandable. We are heading towards fourth. Why don’t we walk with you, and Amy can ask any more questions she has on the way?”
Darren caved under the pout Amy sent his way and Dillon chuckled when Amy grabbed Lor’s hand and refused to let go.
They moved out of the diner and Amy was chatting away happily. She grabbed Ver with her free hand and soon had them swinging her between them. By the time they reached the clinic, Amy had chatted to all the aliens and had even questioned Dillon, Gerald, and Timmy about life on the compound.
They said their goodbyes, and Dillon heard her exclaim to her father as they walked away. “I’m going to work on the compound when I grow up. Then I can meet the aliens and take them on tours of…” Her words faded as they entered the clinic and the door swished shut behind them.
Hope you enjoyed it 🙂