I’ve seen this on Pinterest, and considering I’m going through “that time of the month” I figured it’s time I contribute.
The brown eyed human male looked up from his position watering a native fauna from Juiopr to see his captain, Kullehlah of Juiopr. “Yes?”
“Seeing as you have a female mate, I thought I would ask you this question. Why do some females take some time off once a month?”
At this, Human-John fully looked up and placed the watering can down. “Well,” he began, and then paused. “This… actually isn’t the best place for this exclamation.”
Both the crewman and the captain looked around. The botany lab wasn’t the best place for this conversation.
Everyone gathered in the rec room. The ship was on autopilot for the moment, and they were slowly making their way towards a planet which was having problems negotiating with a sister planet. There was all-out war between the two planets (that was also kept isolated) so the crew was in no hurry to get there.
Human-Nancy, the crew’s ambassador, had procured a whiteboard. Before joining the crew she had been a teacher, and she was still adept at teaching.
“Alright, let’s begin,” Human-Nancy began, putting her hands on her waist. “I’m sure you all know that there are two sexes: male and female.”
“Aren’t there more?” Oui, a crewmember from the desert planet of Verandes, asked.
“You’re thinking of genders,” Human-Nancy clarified. “A gender is an expression of someone’s behaviors that may or may not align with their given sex. Sex is the difference between male and female, based on what reproductive parts you have. Does everyone understand?”
There were nods all around. “Okay, good,” Human-Nancy said. “And you all know the difference between sexes, right?”
Human-Nancy sighed, placing her face in her hand. Kullehlah recognized it as an expression of exasperation. “Okay, you don’t remember… I’ll remind you. For this lesson specifically, know that female humans have the organs necessary to carry a child to term and later support them.
"One of those organs is the uterus”-Human-Nancy flipped the board over, displaying a picture of-something. “The uterus is attached to several things: the vagina”-Human-Nancy pointed at a tube that extended from the bottom of the uterus-“two Fallopian tubes”-Human-Nancy pointed to two stalk-like protrusions that extended from the top of the uterus and curved around-“and the ovaries.” Human-Nancy gestured to two oval shaped orbs that rounded off the Fallopian tubes. One was attached to each tube.
“Everyone understand so far?” Human-Nancy asked, to which the crew nodded. She smiled and continued:
“Once they begin going through puberty, a woman will go through something called menstruation. The slang term is known as a period. Once every twenty eight days, one of the ovaries releases an egg. It travels down the Fallopian tube and settles in the uterus. Then, drawing the blood from the rest of the body-”
Human-Nancy stopped talking. “What’s what?”
“The uterus draws blood from the rest of the body?!”
“Yeah…” Human-Nancy intoned. “Anyways,” she continued when it became apparent no one else would be freaking out, “The blood forms a uterus lining. As the egg comes in, it’s all ready and waiting for fertilization.” Before someone could ask a question, Human-Nancy clarified: “Fertilization is when an egg and a sperm meet in the uterus after a male and female have had sex, and the egg begins to develop into a tiny human.”
This drew several gasps from the alien crew.
“If the egg is not fertilized, the egg dissolves and it, and the blood, flow out of the vagina in what is called a period. The symptoms of a period include bleeding from the vagina, cramps (to let the vagina push out the blood), blood clots, throwing up… and that’s about it.”
Kullehlah had to blink due to his expression being locked in one of surprise.
“One,” Kullehlah spoke up, “How do female humans survive this?!”
Human-Nancy shook her head. “We just do.”
And that is why, Kullehlah thought, humans are weird.
I think I do like Jonathan, I just 1) don’t ship him with Nancy at all, and 2) am frustrated because they never REALLY addressed the fact that he was literally stalking Nancy at one point and took pictures of her in her underwear without her consent or her knowledge. Like the only character that said anything about it was Steve whilst bullying him in a scene that was meant to show us what a Bad Guy Steve is. And it really bothers me because it’s not like he’s irredeemable or any of these characters are perfect but that was super creepy and he’s kind of treated like this sweet, sensitive loner who obviously Understands Nancy in a way that No One Else Can.
kinda sick and tired of ppl accusing Jonathan to be a creepy stalker when one, he never went out looking to stalk Nancy, he was out looking for will, and two he fcking apologized for taking those pictures????? wtf what more do ppl want???
Also if yr gonna hate on jancy pls tag your bullshit properly :)))))
Frank had been classified as “missing” for two months, having disappeared during a case with no rhyme or reason. The eco-terrorist group they had gone after denied having any involvement in his disappearance and there was nothing connecting them to it. So missing it was.
And for good reason. Frank walked down the sidewalk, his jacket hood pulled up to hide his face. His gum ached where his newly acquired fangs were pushing against them. He could practically taste the blood of the man stalking Nancy at a distance already but he couldn’t afford to lose control of himself. He had to time this perfectly or everything could go wrong.
On one hand he shouldn’t have come back to River Heights to check on Nancy, but he was worried. He knew that she might be in danger, if what he heard through the grapevine was true. And now some menacing man was following her through the streets, and whether she knew it or not, there might not be a chance for her to defend herself.
Within a few minutes, the man managed to corner Nancy alone in an alley, already pulling out a knife. Through the dim light, Frank could see her eyes widen and her mouth opened to let out a scream she’d never be able to emit in time before the blade could reach her.
In a flash, Frank shot out, seizing the man’s wrist and dislocating his shoulder in one swift move. The man let out a strangled gasp before Frank yanked his head back so he could use his fangs to rip the man’s artery wide open, dropping the large bulky body to the ground as he bled out in seconds.
Nancy looked like a deer caught in headlights and Frank knew that once she got over her shock at seeing him again he was going to get a very long lecture and maybe a slap to the face.
“Hey Nancy,” he said. “It’s good to see you again.”