Minisode 7

ALULA

Alright, let’s have it.

NOVA

Have what?

ALULA

Whatever it is you have to say that you can’t because Jeanne’s around.

NOVA

(Beat)

There’s nothing like that.

ALULA

Please, I was young once too.  Like to think I still am, but then I see children like you and goddess, you really look like a child.  You’re just so young. 

NOVA

You’re very talkative

ALULA

We’re not talking about me, you’ll learn plenty.  Trust me, after all the time we’ll be together you’ll be able to write a full biography on the subject.

NOVA

Jeanne says that information is power and that I should keep what I can close to my chest

ALULA

Well I wouldn’t say that Jeanne is terribly well adjusted. Would you?

NOVA

(Beat, in disbelief (can she say that?))

What?

(Giggles, then soberly)

Sorry, I didn’t mean to

ALULA

(interrupting)

You have a pretty laugh.  When’s the last time you found something funny?  I know Jeanne can be a bit euggh

NOVA

Euggh?

ALULA

Precisely.

NOVA

But being an Inco is dangerous.  We always have to be on alert and careful.  I can’t play around if I’m going to survive.

ALULA

(Laughs)

NOVA

What?

ALULA

Let’s just say that Jeanne and I have very different views on many things Inco.

NOVA

(wearily)

Like what?

ALULA

We’ve gotten off track, you’re going to tell me how you really feel?

NOVA

I’m fine.

ALULA

How about I tell you a secret first then, hmm?

NOVA

Why?

ALULA

Because sometimes the best way to get someone to open up is to make yourself vulnerable.  It’s almost endearing isn’t it?  Someone wanting to learn about you so badly that they willingly put themselves at a disadvantage.

NOVA

Why do you want to know?

ALULA

Because, I like people and I’d like to be your friend.

NOVA

(flustered)

You want to what? I don’t, I mean, Inco’s don’t.  That’s fucking stupid!

ALULA

(easily)

If it’s stupid, then you shouldn’t mind.

REMOVED BECAUSE IT WAS OVERDRAMATIC AND MY PEOPLE DO NOT DO THIS

NOVA

(Fading footsteps and voice)

I don’t want to be your friend.  You’re just trying to set me up.

ALULA

Oh Jeanne, you were always dismal with children

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