HUMAN/SUPER First Contact 75

“Yes, Mom,” Angela said.

“Follow-up question,” Vivian said. “How? You never go out.”

“Oh yeah, that’s quite true,” Angela replied. “I guess she must have just magically appeared in my apartment one morning, then.”

“It happens surprisingly often in anime,” Genesis added.

Vivian chuckled.

“Okay, you’ve made your point,” she said. “I think. Anyway, another question: are you okay?”

“I’m fine,” Angela said. “Much ado about nothing.”

“Really?” Vivian asked. “Because the message I got sounded pretty serious.”

Angela shrugged and said, “I got better.”

“Magically?” Vivian said.

“More or less,” Angela said.

“Did it have something to do with your… eye thing?” Vivian asked.

“What does it matter?” Angela replied. “I feel healthier than I’ve ever been in my life. Isn’t that enough?”

Vivian turned to Genesis.

“Maybe you can fill me in, Janice,” she said. “I haven’t seen this girl since Christmas and she never calls. What’d you do to get her out of her apartment?”

“I… didn’t really do anything,” Genesis said, and smirked. “I just gave her a push.”

Angela stared at the table and smiled.

“Come on, you don’t even have an embarrassing meet cute to share with me?” Vivian asked.

“Not if I don’t want to sleep on the couch tonight,” Genesis replied.

“That’s assuming you aren’t already,” Angela said, shooting Genesis a half-serious glare.

Genesis clutched her chest as if she’d just taken a bullet to the heart.

“Oof,” she muttered, and slumped back in her seat.

“Oh my God,” Vivian said, “you girls are too cute.”