“I suppose. Pretending is the only
way we are ever going to get along. Isn’t it? So for a few more
minutes, I can pretend I still love you, and that we can be together.
After this, you will be my enemy, and there isn’t anything you can
do or say to change it.”
Before Alan could reply, she kissed him again and then
pulled him along in the tunnel back toward what the Earth humans
referred to as a school.