“Getting abducted by aliens is the best thing to ever happen to me” is a sentence Minerva thought would never go through her head. For one thing, until a little less than three weeks ago, true extraterrestrials did not exist, yet there stood Mia proving her wrong.
Another, every single piece of media she had ever seen portraying aliens said “do not get abducted”. Now, she was probably, what, 5 at the time when she last saw many alien stories, but even if there was reason to doubt all aliens were horrible- And there was plenty- Minerva had at least that optimism- The stories would have at least given her pause.
Since the day they met, Mia had made good on her promise. Several times, in fact, she had shown up personally at Minerva's own house to escort her to the beach. Two times she discretely sneaked the teenage suulkie right out from under her aunt's nose in a thrilling, graceful move Minerva could not possibly believe- And was returned several hours later as t