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.
After what Amel considered to be a disastrous visit with Perry he decided to go visit Ann again. This time he had made sure to ask Ayrium’s permission so there wasn’t going to be a problem. Or so he thought.
“Flying is fun!” Alivda said as Amel flew her to his meeting with Ann. Instead of going to Rire to visit Ann, Ann had agreed to see him on the Gelack side of the jump.
“I think so too,” Amel said. “But you are already fighting me for control.”
“I am?” Alivda asked.
“Yes, you are.” Amel smiled. “One day I will teach you to fly.”
“You will!” Alivda said happily.
“Either that or I stop flying with you,” Amel said; Alivda looked sad at the idea of staying behind, “’cause if you can fight me this much now I don’t want to know what bad cargo you will make once you’re older.”
Diff smiled widely and continued to watch every move Amel made.
When they docked Amel decided he needed to talk to Alivda before they met Ann.
“Now, Diff,” Amel said. “You remember Ann, right?”
“Last time,” Amel continued, “you kicked Ann?”
Alivda nodded again.
“I don’t want any more of that this time, okay?”
“Good,” Amel said, and they went to find Ann.