Year 4 Day 272
I have to start thinking straight, instead of letting my feelings run away with me. Is not the first rule never to interfere with a sentient species? But I have ignored that rule so often that I cannot now stop disobeying it without causing further harm.
The fact remains that these People are not R’il’nians. They grow old. They die. A hundred years from now I will be much the same, but not one of them will be alive. Not Songbird, not her newborn son, probably not even his grandchildren.
I should learn to think of them as animals, aging as they do, knowing they will come in and out of my life.
Welcome to Science Fiction and Fantasy Saturday. This is an excerpt from Jarn’s Journal, the fictional journal of a fictional alien stranded in Africa 125,000 years ago. The early human child he rescued, Songbird, has just had her own first child, and Jarn is feeling very shamed of himself for being so emotional about the birth. A slightly longer version is on my main blog, and the Journal to date is on my author web site.
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