Luna moved her eyes shyly over to the man walking next to her. He was very handsome. His black hair brought out the color of his forest green eyes. She wondered what had moved this man to come to her rescue like he did. She would have never guessed that humans were such heroic creatures and it intrigued her to learn more about him.
Luna heard the purring from the cat she had in her arms and she directed her gaze downwards to see the creature rubbing its furry skin on her. She smiled, petting it with her index finger.
“It looks like that cat is going to be your new friend. Have you named it yet?”
Luna looked at him and cocked her head, wondering how this human didn’t know the name of its own home creature.
“Its name is cat.” She said sweetly.
The man chuckled causing Luna to tilt her head slowly to the side which resulted in her light blue hair to fall to one side, exposing her neck. The man moved close to her and softly held her hair. His face looked pink and Luna reached up, placing her own hand on his forehead, “Do you have a fever?”
The man tried to pull back and as he did Luna just stood there confused, “Are you sick?”
He shook his head, “No, I feel fine. Why?”
She smiled innocently at him, “Well your face turned all pink, I was just making sure.”
The man rubbed his cheek, “You’re not from around here are you?”
Luna knew she couldn’t tell the human where her home planet was as this was one of the primary rules of her coming here. “No, not really; I come from a very natural, distant place.”
The man nodded, “Ah, I see. So you don’t have a lot of cars or shops? More like a rural kind of place?”
Luna had no idea what that meant but she thought it sounded good so she responded to him quickly, to avoid any thought of him not believe her. “Yes, that is exactly where I live!”
The man grinned, as they continued to walk through the town. The looks from the people walking past them were shocked as they stared at Luna’s face. “Why are they looking at me so strangely?” She didn’t understand why humans acted the way they did.
The kind gentlemen responded thoughtfully to her, “Well firstly, you have scratches all over your face and secondly you have blue hair. I’ve never seen that before either to be honest. Did you dye it?” He leaned close as they walked, rubbing her hair, inspecting it.
She grew nervous, “No, it’s natural.” As soon as she said that however, she felt uneasy. The wings underneath her skin, within her body moved anxiously, ready to take flight in case she was found out. As naïve that she was, she still knew the rules before she came down to this planet. Her orders were to never tell anyone who she really was and to never fall in love with any of them. If she was to break of those rules, she would be taken back to her home planet and everyone she touched upon earth would forget about her.
“Don’t worry yourself about those people.” The man continued, “They take happiness in putting others down sometimes. You can’t let them get to you, do you understand?”
Luna nodded, and looked down at the cat still in her arms. She pet it again, its purr sounding like a motor boat. It yawned, scrunching up its nose and curling its tongue. She giggled softly and it reminded her of something she was taught to ask. “What is your name?” she said, looking up at the man sweetly.
The man looked around and leaned in even closer to her, “My name is Matt. It’s nice to meet you. What is your name?”
Luna smiled at Matt, a genuine, caring smile and she watched his cheeks get pink again,
“My name is Luna. Are you sure you are not sick?” She stopped and felt his face again, running her soft hand over his warming forehead.
Matt sighed, angry at his own failure to control his emotions, “I am fine.” He looked over towards a café across the street. He grinned widely, knowing that this would be a good way to calm down his nerves when around this woman. He could not pinpoint exactly why he felt so flustered around her but going in the cafe would give him a better handle on his emotions.
“How about we get something to eat in there?” Matt said, trying to hide his blush.
Luna turned her head and saw a large, white and pink shop. The window showcased delectable cakes and big teddy bears made out of chocolate. Her eyes grew wide as she had never seen such a thing, not to mention food that was that large, delicate and scrumptious looking. “Yes!” she said, running into the café. She was completely engrossed in how amazing all these treats looked.
She made her way to the display by the front desk, plastering her face to the glass. Cat pushed its face to the glass as well, looking at all the high calorie delights. Luna set her hand against the glass, rubbing it and curling her fingers. As she felt Matt make his way behind her, she turned around to look at him.
“What is that barrier doing there? I can’t get the treats! They look so amazing!” She turned back around and crouched close to the floor, looking at the cakes on the bottom shelf of the refrigerated display case.
“Ma’am, please do not smudge the glass,” the clerk said from behind the register.
Matt pulled Luna back, “Which one do you want?”
Luna looked at him, “I don’t have any money,” she said glumly.
Matt just grinned, “I will pay, and don’t you worry. Now, which one do you want?”
Luna jumped in elation and pressed her face up against the glass again before pointing as she looked at a strawberry cream puff, “I want that one” Looking at a slice of chocolate cake, she exclaimed “That one, too.” Her eyes were wide when she spotted the orange cookie, “And that one. Lastly I want that one!” she finished, pointing to a large white chocolate mousse.
Matt’s eyes widened as he opened his wallet and hesitantly took out all the bills in his wallet as the cashier spoke.
“That will be twenty five dollars.” She said smugly.
Matt nodded and slowly handed the money to the cashier, as another employee took out all the things from the back of the case and placed them on a tray, handing it to Luna.
A grin erupted on her face, her eyes sparkling with joy as she seized the tray from the employee and hummed in pleasure. She looked at Matt, “Thank you so much! Where shall we eat it at?”
Matt still was trying to regain himself from his now empty wallet before he spoke, “We can just sit at that booth over in the corner.”
Luna smiled and nodded, running over towards the bright pink and blue booth. She scooted in and Cat jumped on the table, eyeing down the desserts hungrily. Luna scrunched up her face and looked at Cat, pulling the desserts close to her body. Cat just meowed and walked closer, pawing at the desserts coyly.
Luna looked at the desserts and reached out petting Cat, “You’re too cute, Cat. Which one do you want?” The feline meowed loudly and moved its paw into the strawberry puff. He flicked it to the side and it rolled off the plate. Cat growled and crouched down on the table, arching it’s behind in the air and shaking it, then pounced on the puff, licking it ravenously.
Matt slid into the booth, watching as Luna devoured the desserts, “You eat like you are starving. When was the last time you ate anything?”
Luna stopped eating for a second, rubbing the chocolate mousse off her mouth but only resulting in smearing it across her lips. “I haven’t eaten in a couple days.”
Matt widened his eyes, “You shouldn’t go days without eating! That is bad for you.”
Luna just shrugged her shoulders, “It’s okay, and it isn’t too bad. I’m pretty much used to it.”
Matt felt bad for this woman, but as he watched her continue to eat these desserts, he had a feeling that she was not only different but something else was strange about her. She had a beauty that he had not seen in any other woman before; it was enough to make his cheeks blush like a giddy school boy. She had natural sky blue hair and she called her cat, Cat. Something was off about her and he was going to try everything he could to figure out just what she was hiding. All the while, trying not to acquire feelings for someone he knew nothing about and even more so over someone who was so naïve and candid.
Matt smiled at her, watching Cat, “You know, I don’t really think they allow cats in here. Everyone is looking.”
Luna looked around at all the customers staring at her with rude faces but she ignored them just grabbing another dessert in her hand, “Oh, should we leave?”
Matt sighed, watching her soft hair glisten in the light that shined through the window,
“No, no, we don’t have to go.”