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 looked crestfallen. He had not wanted the story of Alivda’s attack on Ann to get out.
“Well, there is nothing I can do about it I guess,” Amel sighed.
“No, nothing,” Luthan said. “If there had been I would have sent a messenger to tell you about it when I first heard it.”
“You are a wonderful friend,” Amel said, smiling.
Luthan smiled, a slight pinkness in her cheeks. Amel however did not notice the blush.
“And speaking of friends,” Amel said, “where are your friends?”
“Over here,” Luthan said, and she led Amel into her chambers.
“Ah yes, there they are,” Amel said smiling.
“Sit,” Luthan said and Amel sat next to the stuffed bear and the porcelain doll.
“What tea are we having today?” Amel asked.
“A traditional Green Tea with a hint of Citrus,” Luthan said. “Does Diff like tea?” she asked, as she poured hot water into a silver teapot and covered it in a luxurious tea cosy.
“Not really,” Amel said, while he tried to imagine Diff sitting still long enough to drink the tea.
“Do you want biscuits too?” Luthan asked.
“Sure,” Amel said, knowing that she wanted him to say yes.
Luthan rang a bell and a servant walked in.
“We would like biscuits with our tea, please,” she told the girl.
The servant nodded and bowed out.
“So, Luthan, why don’t you let them make the tea too?”
“I like making tea!” Luthan said. “But biscuits are boring.”
Amel smiled. What would life be without tea parties?
After his date with Luthan, Amel went to see his mother and was thankful to hear that she hadn’t heard the rumour.