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Picking up from last week:
“My eyes? You’ve seen them every day since you bought me.”
She shook her head impatiently. “They were… glowing, sort of. Not bright, but just kind of … glowing.”
Ayess started. “You can see that?”
“Yes, why? What does it mean?”
“I’ve never heard of a human being able to see it before. You said this isn’t the first time?”
“That day in the restaurant on Florris Five. What is it, Ayess? What is it that I’m seeing?”
Before ni could answer the power flux alarm went off and as ni turned to the console Taliya got the distinct impression that ni was glad of the distraction.
“The cryo chambers.” Ayess grabbed a small monitoring unit as ni rose and started for the door. “I think I’ve finally found it.”
Ayess’ race does not have words for he/she/his/hers, etc, because they are (for lack of a better term) hermaphroditic. Their pronouns to refer to other members of their race are “ni” (for he/she/him/her), “ni-es” (his/hers), “ni-en” (they/them) and “ni-en-es” for theirs.