HUMAN/SUPER First Contact 111

“No,” she replied.

Genesis approached the table and Angela stood to greet her. They kissed and sat side-by-side. Kay leaned back with his arms crossed, grinning.

“Hey,” he said to Genesis. “I’m Kay.”

“I’m Genesis,” she said.

“That’s a hell of a name,” he said.

“I’m a hell of a girl,” she replied.

“I can see that,” he said. “I swear my heart stopped for a second when you walked in. Thought I was going to need CPR.”

Genesis chuckled.

“Well, aren’t you a smooth operator,” she said. “I bet you drive all the straight girls wild.”

He shrugged and said, “I have my moments.”

“I’m really sorry,” Angela said. “I made him promise not to hit on you but he has the self-control of a bonobo in heat.”

“That’s a lovely image,” Kay said, “but no, I just wanted to make you squirm.”

“Has she always been so easy to provoke?” Genesis asked.

“Oh, absolutely,” he said. “Have you found her secret ticklish spot yet? It’s—”

“See, this is why I don’t spend much time with my family anymore,” Angela said.

“Don’t let the uptight act fool you,” Kay said to Genesis. “She gives as good as she gets. She just wants you to think she’s above it all.”

“You are so full of shit,” Angela said.

Genesis laughed.

“I’m not sure if you two seem more like siblings or an old married couple,” she said.

“I like to think we’re a little of both,” Kay said. “We met right when our hormones started kicking in, so there was always a bit of, you know… sexual tension.”

“There was not, you liar,” Angela said. “Don’t believe a word he says, Genesis.”

“Relax, there’s nothing to be ashamed of,” Genesis said. “I watch anime, remember? A little stepsibling romance is nothing.”