I never expected to see Them here. Sunshine rang to warn me, but it was too late - I'd already seen Them.
And the bad news was, they'd seen me, too.
"Well, well, if it isn't little Mai," they said. I inwardly cringed. Why? I thought. Why, oh why?
"Hello," I said warily. I Changed abruptly, because here in the safety of the Port, there were no humans who could see me. I much preferred a stronger form when dealing with Them. Now I was a 5 foot 5 dancer, with strong legs from hours and hours of dancing.
"What are you doing here?" they asked me. I debated mentally whether or not to answer, and decided it would be a bad idea to ignore them.
"Going Home. Now, if you don't mind, I have a shuttle to catch." I swept past them, and when I glanced back they weren't following.
I should have known it wouldn't be as easy as that.