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.
Amel turned back to Alivda. “Diff,” he said, “I think Ann would like it if next time I didn’t bring you with me.”
Ann would have liked it if you had never brought her in the first place, Ann thought bitterly.
“No,” Alivda said.
“You can’t spend every moment with me, Diff,” Amel said.
“Yes, I can!” Diff announced.
“What about when I go back to Gelion?” Amel asked.
“You always come back,” Alivda said. “And you have stuff to do there, but when you are travelling you take me.”
“Yes, I do,” Amel said. “And I love to, but sometimes I think other people want my attention too.”
“No,” Alivda said again.
Amel smiled. “I am sorry, but yes.”
“NO!” Alivda cried.
Ann was by the door now; Amel near the bed and Alivda in the middle. At this point Alivda turned away from Amel, toward Ann.
Alivda’s battle cry vibrated the walls as Ann’s eyes widened in surprise, seeing the blonde four-year-old charging towards her.
“No!” Amel cried, but Alivda ignored him.
Ann didn’t have time to do anything other than stare. Alivda was fast. Vrellish fast.
The next thing anyone knew Alivda was on top of Ann. She had knocked Ann to the ground and was hitting her as hard as she could.
Amel ran over to try and pry Alivda off, but Alivda didn’t like this idea and pushed Ann out the door away from Amel.
The hall was full of people and they all stared. None of them had seen a child beat up an adult like that before. And to top it all off the adult had brown skin.