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This snippet is from Emmily, Unbound, an SFR story. Emmily is on a supply run, and Adren (the youngest looking alien) is with her this time. General has once again kept Murphy at the cabin under threat of harm if Emmily tries to get away.
“You are my nephew, my nonexistent brother’s son.”
I pause, reminding myself that these guys haven’t yet begun to grasp truth and lies in exaggeration, let alone the slant on it that sarcasm adds. I add, “Hey, seriously, nephew, son of my brother, I am a writer, and you’re visiting me for an extended time. Okay?”
He nods but I’m sure there are still a lot of gaps in his comprehension of what I’ve just said.
As I unbuckle my seat belt, he says, “Hey Aunt Emmily, do not attempt escape or try to warn anyone we are staying with you. General has commanded me to return you to your home, to us, no matter the cost. I am not to injure you, short of restraining you for the trip back to your home. However, I have been ordered to pursue a harsh type of persuasion. I am permitted to harm bystanders in order to maintain your compliance.”
That's it for this week. I bet she doesn't react well to this. :-) Thank you so much for visiting and for reading. :-)