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.
“Why would I want to go back down there?” Alivda yelled back. “It’s boring down there!”
The first responder looked totally shocked.
Climbing! Alivda thought. This is fun.
She could find little grips in the building and the glass was smooth enough for her bare feet and hands to grip.
Up! Up! Up she went till her hands found a flat surface. She climbed up farther and found herself standing on top of the building.
The view was amazing, but the view didn’t interest Alivda; just the high of life!
She thought of jumping to the next building, but then she would just be up here some more and here was getting more and more boring to her by the minute.
“Okay, now I am bored,” she yelled back down to the Reetion first responders.
She got as far from the edge as she could get and then turned around and ran for the edge. She ran and ran and ran, feeling the wind in her hair and cried with joy as she pushed herself off from the edge.
The first responders caught her, of course.
“What were you thinking!” one of the Reetions yelled, once the sticky foam that had caught her fell off.
Alivda giggled happily and ran off, leaving the first responders in a far worse state of shock than she was.
“What now!” Alivda said to herself as she ran faster than normal, “Jumping, climbing again, or maybe running. No, already running and still not enough.” She was talking very fast to herself as she ran.
Then she rounded a corner and saw what she wanted.