"Humanity has lasted almost as long as the Amandi, Jade. They are the great survivors."
"Almost?" Jade asked. "Whaddoya mean? In school, they told us that Plyuto wasn't always inhabited by aliens... it used to be a frozen hostile
"They were mistaken."
Judas told her. "My people have lived here long before we received the cosmic flow from the planet of earth,
indicating another spiritual people's existence. We inhabited Pluto since long before the existence of the reptilians of old earth."
"Dinosuars, you mean?" Jade said.
Judas said, giving her a nod.
"So... you're all actually an ancient species?" Jade asked.
"The universe, and therefore, its creator, are the only things to outlive us. We lived peacefully for many centuries... only until recently, when
humanity dawned upon us. We had never faced an opposing intelligent species before... and my people are completely non-violent. We hadn't a
Jade gritted her teeth, gulping.
"I'll figure something out." She told him again. "I gotta go upstairs and make this tea before my granddad gets home, I'll be back down here soon. Eat
those carrots, they're good for you."
Jade marched up the creaky stairs again, feeling Judas watch her all the way.
It was less than an hour before her grandfather returned home from work. He was home early, due to an excellent sum of earnings in his old tea
He walked easefully into the kitchen when Jade began pouring the fresh, steaming Lotus tea.
"That's a new scent." He said, narrowing his eyes at the tea pot upon the stove.
"Lotus." Jade told him, peeking back at him, grinning.
"Lucky, lucky day for me today." He said, taking a seat at the table beside the window, at their usual tea-sipping spot. He glanced outside, wearing
his constant, solemn face.
Jade brought the two hot cups to the table, and set them down.
Her grandfather lifted his cup, inhaling the steam, then giving the tea a tiny, slow taste.
He closed his eyes, looking blissful.
"By the gods..." He whispered.
Jade smiled at him.
"Your father would have loved this." He told her.
"I wouldn't know." Jade said, looking away.
He eyed her.
"Your father was a wonderful man... more than you will ever know. And you're more like him than you can imagine. In every way." He said heavily to
her, making her face him again, looking thoughtful.
Her grandfather continued to look at her, silent, his mind seeming to be occupied.
"What?" Jade said. "Why're you staring at me like that?"
"You seem too happy." He said, his wrinkled eyes squinting at her from behind his glasses.
"Lately, I mean... you've been a little too happy. Did someone ask you out? Did you have a wild teeny-bopper party while I was gone?" He asked.
"Yeah, that totally
happened." Jade responded, taking a small swig of her tea.
"Oh... I just remembered, I had a cup of tea before I came home." He said. "I'm sorry dear... thank you for making it for me, but I don't think I can
Her grandfather pushed his cup of tea towards her.
"You take mine." He said.
"But this is Lotus tea." Jade said. "You've been trying to find it for weeks. And how can you fill up on tea? Are you kidding me?"
"Do you have homework?" He asked randomly.
"What? Oh... yeah, I do." She lied, hoping to get downstairs to Judas some time soon.
"Of course you do." Her grandfather said, watching her, his eyes sparkling in an odd, unreadable way. "Now take my tea... you'll need both cups. That
Lotus tea gives you extra brainpower, I've heard tell."
Jade stared at him, bewildered.
Her grandfather was turning away tea...? Has the world come to an end...?
He grinned at her.
"Just take both cups." He said.
Jade gave him a strange face, then took each cup, stood, and headed for the hallway, a lingering curiosity looming in the back of her mind...
He was acting kinda weird...
It was tricky, trying to lock the basement door with two hands full of hot tea, but she managed it. Then, she headed down stairs, approaching Judas,
who was sitting comfortably on the end of the couch, watching the television, wearing his curious-as-ever face...
"Here." Jade said, handing him a cup. "Be careful, its hot."
"Oh, thank you."
Judas said, smiling, accepting the tea gracefully.
The two of them sat together on the love seat, sipping their Lotus tea, watching whatever television show happened to come on, as they often did
together... though, this time, it wasn't quite as peaceful. It wasn't quite as relaxing. It wasn't quite as blissful.
Because, this time, the both of them were thinking along the same lines...
This basement situation couldn't continue forever.
Eventually, there would be a change. And, eventually, Judas would need to go outside.
Still, after being unable to fathom a solution, they both remained silent, and after a while, found themselves cuddling, Judas lying back, cozily
against Jade, who was laying sideways against the back of the couch, arms extended around one another, their warmth fusing together underneath their
big, quilted blanket, both drifting to sleep...
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