Humans are weird little aliens, Part 3 (Final)
Last part, guys! Hope you liked the trilogy!
Kii’o finally found the page they were reading. Kii’o coughed, and resumed reading.
“All in all, humans are always a great addition to your crew. They can be very unpredictable, and that is not always a bad thing. As long as you know how to take good care of them and not be startled by their… well, weirdness, they will always be by your side.
Humans are beautiful creatures, and everyone’s glad we found them. Who knew a tiny Death Planet on the edge of uncivilised universe could house such strong and stubborn species.
– Dr. Troa’Gaa.”
Maefaa pondered. Was that it about humans? They sounded so much more complex than the book made them out to be.
But yes, Maefaa knew. After reading about the story of humans before, of course that wasn’t all about them.
Maefaa read about the endless catastrophes that hit humans. Mass extinctions. Violent weather. Kanye West. They just seemed to shrug all that off like it was nothing. Looks like humans refuse to die, huh.
And now, this ally has joined us. The Federation invited humans to be a part of it shortly after their discovery. Their insatiable curiosity and endless determination has helped us advance.
“Maefaa?” Said Kii’o.
“Oh, sorry. I guess I spaced out for a moment there.”
Kii’o slowly put the book back into the bookshelf. The choice was made. Kii’o turned to Maefaa and slowly became yellow. Then back again to Kii’o’s natural colour. A slow, reassuring nod.
The hatches opened. A figure stood triumphantly in the entrance.
It had purple fur on the head, certainly not natural, Maefaa noticed. It looked distressed, for its skin was orange-peach-ish. Red skin was associated with distress to Maefaa, but the memory of the guide saying not to be startled popped up.
“Hey guys!” it said, showing its teeth, which were evolved to kill. Spooky.
Reddish skin, but not really in danger? Showing teeth as a salute?
Yes. It looked like humans were weird little aliens, after all.