Wednesday, February 26, 2014
New Beginning 1026
Alice nodded enthusiastically, as if the stranger had asked her if she liked double chocolate ice cream topped with roasted hazelnuts. ‘I’m more correctly an agnostic, rather than an atheist, though. I don’t think that a god exists and even if he does, I don’t care. I just ignore him.’
The stranger cocked a dark eyebrow. ‘Do you now? Fascinating!’
Yes! Alice could see that she had impressed the charming stranger. He talked with an accent. A Frenchman, for sure – or maybe a Russian? And how old was he? Twenty…or forty perhaps?
‘And I assume you don’t believe in the Devil either?’
Alice laughed heartily. ‘Of course not! I chose a long time ago not to believe in such fairy tales.’
‘Sweet girl! Thank you, thank you very much! I wish there were more people like you around.’
Alice blushed at the compliment, although its meaning skipped her. ‘What did you say your name was?’
‘I didn’t,’ replied the stranger with a smile.
She glanced again at his dark, somehow threatening eyebrows, his intense, smoldering eyes, his strange haircut. And then she saw them.
The pointed ears.
'Oh my GAAAAAAHHD,' she squealed. 'You're a Vulcan!'
Opening: Barbara Agabiti.....Continuation: Khazar-khum