Diff the Dragon by Angela Lott, illustrations by Richard Bartrop. An Okal Rel Universe Legacy Novella featuring the young Alivda
Angela Lott is the middle child of Lynda’s three daughters. She did two years of Business schooling at the College of New Caledonia and is now working as a receptionist at her local FYiDoctors. In her spare time she enjoys writing, video blogging, reading and watching very nerdy TV shows.
Alivda smiled and ran off. Amel caught up with her while she was standing in line at a restaurant. “Oh, no you don’t!” Amel said. “I learned my lesson. It’s take out for us. This way.”
After they finished their take out, Amel was headed to a different salon to ask if he could borrow their scissors when he saw something.
“Look at that, Diff,” Amel said.
“Pretty!” Alivda said.
“Yes, it is,” Amel said. “Do you want it?”
Alivda shook her head.
“Pretty,” she said, pointing to Amel.
“Thank you,” Amel said. “Do you want me to have it, then?”
They walked into the store and Amel purchased the silver locket he had seen in the window.
“It goes on your neck,” Alivda said, like Amel didn’t know.
“Okay,” Amel said, smiling. “But you are supposed to put things in lockets, you know.”
“You already have something,” Alivda said pompously, pointing to what was left of her hair.
Amel smiled and reached into his pocket, pulling out the golden lock of hair.
He opened the locket and placed the hair inside it. Locked away for safe keeping, just like his love for the child whose hair it was.