What. The. Heck. Who is this kid? How did she get here?
And did she just call me...
I froze. I looked at the girl, looked at her face. Her eyes, the same brigth red as mine, and a face so similar to another I had once known. Ulissa. She was her spitting image, all save the eyes, undeniably mine. What the heck was going on?
Then it hit me like a ton of bricks.
Evidently my little, er, fling with Ulissa all those years ago had developed some complications. Complications that were now standing right in fromt of me.
I was a father.
I looked at Aura, who was beginning to look somewhat worried. I looked at the girl, FairLight I thought her name was, and back to Aura.
How did she find me? Or, more to the point, why did she find me? What the heck does she want with me? This was just unbelievable. What am I going to do? I don't know how to take care of a kid, why didn't she just stay home with her mother where she belonged.
Thoughts chased themselves around and around my head, all trying to make themselves heard at once. I probably should have said something revelational, something to bring the whole situation under control, demanded an explanation, doing something!
Unfortunately, the best I could come up with was something alone the lines of "Oh crap!"