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.
“Look,” Alivda said, holding out her hair, “cut.”
Amel sighed. They were sitting on a bench a ways away from the salon now.
“Yes, you cut your hair,” Amel said. “But that was not good, Diff.”
Diff furrowed her brow.
“Because,” Amel said, “they are supposed to cut your hair, not you.”
Alivda looked shocked at this.
“It’s too late now, though,” Amel said. “I am never going back to that place again! Now I am glad you didn’t let me take you to my favourite place.”
“Good,” Alivda said.
“No, not good,” Amel corrected her.
“Oh,” Alivda said, pointing to the side of her head that still had shoulder-length hair. “Not good.”
“That is not what I meant,” Amel said. “But yes, we should get you evened out.”
Alivda smiled and handed Amel her hair.
“For you,” she said. “Sorry.” She pointed to his burn.
“Thank you,” Amel said, taking the hair. “And it’s okay.”
Amel put the lock of golden hair in his pocket and looked up.
“Hungry,” Alivda said.
“Oh, all right,” Amel said. “Food first, but then we are straightening out your head, missy.”