HUMAN/SUPER First Contact 103

She had a bad feeling about this.


Angela woke to the smell of bacon. She followed her nose out of the bedroom and into the kitchen. Kay was standing in front of the stove, moving a spatula around in a frying pan.

“Good morning,” he said. “Breakfast is served.”

He turned to the counter and transferred the bacon onto two plates, which already contained scrambled eggs and toast. He handed one plate to Angela.

“Where did you get all this?” she asked.

“Popped down to the store while you were sleeping,” he said. “I, uh, borrowed your keys to get back inside.”

He reached into his pocket and dropped her keys onto the counter. She was about to snap at him, but her stomach started growling. He grinned. She rolled her eyes.

“Let’s just eat,” she said.

He handed her a glass of orange juice and they sat together on the couch with their food. Kay put his feet up on the coffee table.

“So you’re collecting anime now?” he asked, tapping a DVD boxset with his toe.

It was the latest series Angela had borrowed from Genesis; a strange show about Japanese superheroes who wore helmets and rode around in giant robots.

“Actually, it’s my girlfriend’s,” Angela replied.

Kay choked on a mouthful of eggs.

“Yeah right,” he said. “You just don’t want to admit you’re a nerd.”

Angela grinned.

“Wait, you’re serious?” he asked.

“Yep,” she said.

“And she’s real?” he said. “She’s not, like, a body pillow or something?”

Angela popped the last piece of bacon into her mouth and washed it down with the rest of her orange juice. She stood from the couch.

“Thanks for breakfast,” she said.