” Great many parsecs away. A minor civilization rose. They sent out all kinds of crazy thoughts. Images of their daily lives. I was probably your age…. maybe younger.” Delbar pauses to look at his eldest progeny. Then back at the sinvet. “We must keep ourselves worthy of visitations. Never can say who is watching us.”
He turns toward Ixlili her face smiles but the eyes tell another tale.
“You don’t believe others see us! Really. We have ten planets we monitor. But noone can see us, right?” Delbar smiles and his eyes lie as well.
“Ok, get on with it. Really they watch us. They can’t tell on me, so I don’t understand.” Ixlili pouts as much as a Denebian Solstem can.
“Ixlili, You will be just like the Earth girl Lucy. Everyone will laugh at everything you do. Really, they are backwards society. But society is the same everywhere.” Nrasde chides her young one.
“Ixlili, noone will visit them for the good parts of the galaxy. Do you really want to have the greys come probe one of us? No you must be respectable to be seen as visit worhy. Civilization counts on every one of us. You’re an example to the sinvet!” Delbar tries reason with a brain starting to sense hormones.