Reality Skimming

Diff the Dragon – Part Twenty Two: Drinks

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.

Part 22

An hour and a lot of drinks later, Ann realized Alivda got a lot mellower when she had alcohol. She also learned that Gelacks had some interesting drinks in their menus.

“This one is cool!” Ann said as she nursed her drink. It was like nothing she had ever seen before. The drink was lime green, but it had pink foam.

“Yeah, it looks cool, but it will get you drunk faster than anything else,” Amel said.

“I like mine,” Alivda said. “It’s pretty.” Alivda was drinking a light blue drink with a yellow umbrella.

“Why are you giving alcohol to a four-year-old, anyway?” Ann asked, her Reetion sensibilities making her appalled.

“That drink doesn’t have as much as ours and besides she is less likely to be affected by it than you are,” Amel told Ann in hushed tones so Alivda wouldn’t know her drink was different.

“Humph,” Ann said. “I wish I was regenerative.”

“What are you whispering?” Alivda asked.

“Nothing about you,” Amel said and Alivda relaxed.

“Why do you wish you were regentive?” Alivda asked.

“It’s regenerative,” Ann said. “And so I don’t get old or end up in a coma.”

“Regentive,” Alivda said, since she knew her way was always right. “And that sounds like good reasons.”

“Oh, what do you know?” Ann said. “Miss I-will-be-blonde-and- beautiful-forever.”

Alivda grinned.

Amel smiled; he clearly thought his girls were getting along. Little did he know.


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