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More from Onyx Sun, (which really will be finished some day) picking up from last week.
It took a few minutes to find the latch, but soon they had lifted the head of the cryo unit and as it rose to a vertical position it brought with it another unit that was attached to its underside and Taliya caught her breath: this unit was in use.
The occupant was small, far shorter than Taliya, and covered with grey-black fur. His face had a short muzzle with small pointed canine ears set on top of his head. His hands and feet looked more like paws than hands, and were tipped with claws.
Ayess hissed sharply and drew back from the unit and Taliya pulled her attention away from the being in the capsule and turned to ni.
“Ayess? What is 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.