TITLE: Hybrid Reality
GENRE: YA - Science Fiction
“A man with no soul created me.”
“Oh…my…god Terrace, you are so dramatic.” Brione said as she clung to the rock wall.
“Really, I can’t take hearing this story again. That’s not what kept you and Yasmine from getting together.”
“Then what was it?”
“The fact that you never made a move maybe.” She looked down before continuing.
“And also your affection for the redhead down there.” Her voice whispered around us like wind. We continued to move down the side of the mountain over rocky terrain with little safety precautions. Our clothes ripped and hung to our bodies in rags caked with mud and black goo.
“She didn’t even know that you were Daivat’s first science experiment. So tell me, how could that be the reason you all never hooked up?”
I rolled my eyes at her phrasing. I hated the thought of my relationship with Yasmine being minimized to teenagers hooking up. It was more than that.
“I’m just trying to figure out what I could have done differently. Maybe if she’d known…” I lost my balance as my right hand slipped on the slime that covered the rocks. Recovering in less than a second I continued, “how I felt about her, she would have listened to me, she’d still be here with us.”
“Maybe, maybe not. And she’s still here. I can feel her presence all around us.” Brione’s intuition was as good as having solid evidence. Her DNA overflowed with the gifts of the guardian goddesses.