Rainbow Snippet for 10-7-2017

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More from Onyx Sun, (which really will be finished some day) picking up from last week.

“Let’s get him out of there and get some answers.”

Ayess shuddered but took a deep breath and nodded reluctantly. 

“Are there weapons on board?” ni asked.

“No, but we won’t need one.”

“You did not see what he did…”

“Two things, Ayess.  One, I have seen people come out of a cryo chamber.  They wake up groggy and disoriented.  We’ll have more than enough time to assess him before he regains any sort of coordination or strength.” 

“You are right,” ni admitted reluctantly, then tilted ni-es head.  “What is the other thing?”

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.

 

 

 

 

 

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13 responses to “Rainbow Snippet for 10-7-2017

  1. Ooo, the tension is building! (heart)

  2. AM

    Yeah, what’s the other thing? I wonder what kind of answers they’ll get.

  3. Maybe it’s just me, but I’d want a weapon. 🙂

  4. Okay, other thing? And weapon please, if only for my own peace of mind.

  5. Yeah, what is the other thing?? 😀

  6. CFWhite

    What is the other thing indeed!!

  7. I like how in charge she is. Can’t wait to see what the other thing is

  8. This has “it’s gonna go wrong” written all over it!

  9. I hope she’s right, but I have a bad feeling about it!

  10. Hmmm. Isn’t it better to be safe than sorry?

  11. I’ve got a bad feeling about this…

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