GENRE: Science Fiction
So quiet I wasn't even sure if he heard me, I asked, "What was the real reason you even came here?"
"You." His chocolate brown eyes embraced me.
"What?" Of course I couldn't keep my heart from racing.
"Actually," Natsuke said, "I was wondering if you wanted to come to Elea with me."
He came all this way for that? "Get out."
"Aren't you going to ask why? Or how I knew where to find you?" He quirked his sexy lips at me.
I only stared at him. He knew me too well. "How?"
Instead, he said, "I've been working on something big. Something so big, it has the potential to change the entire way we think about religion. It'll change our understanding of science."
Nothing could have that great of an impact on the galaxy.
"Look," he said, like I didn't believe him--because I didn't--"I've been working on a theory that proves humans evolved from a single Human Homeworld.”
I didn't know what to say, so I said the first thing that popped into my mind--the truth. "That's heresy."
You could tell the exact moment when his hope faltered. How could he face an auditorium full of scholars and academic types, possibly even religious types, and hope they believe him when I didn't?
He stared at his teacup. "I know."
Ah, jeez. I couldn't leave him like this. If he stopped believing in himself, then nobody else would believe him either.
"Are you sure?"
He looked up at me.
"Are you one hundred percent positive that you have done everything you can to disprove your own theory?"