Nick started laughing. "Sam put you up to this, didnâ€™t he?
What are you supposed to do? Call him up and tell him I fell
for your alien story?" He strode behind the bar and into the
kitchen and opened the fridge.
"I didnâ€™t know Sam before tonight," Kia said.
He grabbed a beer and twisted the cap off and tossed it into
the trash as he turned back around. "Okay, there for a
minute I did start to wonder. You had me going with the
disappearing lamp. Howâ€™d you do that?"
He raised the longneck to his lips. There was a light thump
on the bottom and the beer disappeared. He was left with
puckered lips but no bottle.
Okay, now that wasnâ€™t funny. Itâ€™d been his last one. There
was an unwritten law you didnâ€™t mess with a man's last beer.
His eyes narrowed.
Sam had really outdone himself. This was no local magician.
Nope, she was damn goodâ€”in more ways than one.
"Iâ€™m not sure when your things will return, but they will.
This is a phazer. Itâ€™s not meant to harm, only to give
someone time to get control of her emotions. On Nerak, where
Iâ€™m from, we no longer have weapons that destroy."
"So why didnâ€™t you use it on the biker in the bar?"
Answer that one, babe!
"There were too many people around. Itâ€™s not wise that
others know Iâ€™m from another planet."
He frowned. Good answer. But he still wasnâ€™t buying that she
was some sort of alien from another planet.
"Sorry, lady, youâ€™ll have to give me more proof than a
little black box."
"Your penis will also fall off in the morning because we had
He grabbed his crotch, the color draining from his face.
"Youâ€™re joking, right?"
She smiled. "My sisters say I donâ€™t have a sense of humor. I
think I have a very good one."
"Of course it wonâ€™t fall off. But donâ€™t you find it strange
that you refuse to believe my weapon is from another planet
but yet youâ€™ll accept that your penis will fall off?"
He frowned. "Thatâ€™s not what I was thinking." He quickly
moved his hands away from his crotch.