HUMAN/SUPER Higher Learning 278

“I trust you,” Magh said.

“That’s because you’ve never heard the phrase ‘alien autopsy’ before,” Frederica replied. “If you’re not careful you’re going to wake in a bathtub full of ice with your kidneys missing.”

Magh eyes widened in mock terror. Nila laughed.

“Nah, I’m not that evil,” Nila said. “I’d only do that to someone with healing powers who can literally regrow all their organs.”

Her eyes darted toward Frederica and she smirked.

“You keep your hands off my organs,” Frederica said.

“I bet that’s not what you say to Melody,” Nila replied.

She waggled her eyebrows. Magh snorted and covered her mouth. Frederica picked up a strawberry with telekinesis and flicked it across the table. Nila caught it with her teeth.

“Not bad,” Frederica said.

Nila chomps down on the strawberry and said, “You should see me do it in zero gravity.”

“That’s what she said,” Frederica replied.

“Did that too,” Nila said with a wink.

Frederica chuckled.

“To be honest, I’d be disappointed in you if you hadn’t,” she said.

“Yeah, me too,” Nila said. “I don’t know what else they expected, bringing a bunch of hormonal university students up to a space station for months on end.”

“They were probably studying you,” Frederica said. “Couple years from now, they’re going to release a paper called ‘The Mating Habits of Weightless Primates’ or something.”

“Damn, that’s actually a pretty good idea,” Nila said. “Anyway, I should probably start getting ready for school. Thanks for breakfast. It was delicious.”

“Yes, thank you,” Magh said. “Do you need any help cleaning up?”

Time slowed around Frederica as she cleared the table at super-speed, being very careful not to break any dishes when putting them in the sink. She was done before Nila and Magh had even stood from their seats.