Now it's on to my drabble for the letter N! N-joy! Get it? It's "enjoy" except spelled . . . Oh nevermind. I find it increasingly difficult to defend my bad jokes.
Newcomers are treated with a mixture of curiosity and suspicion. I know this from my childhood. Being an army brat, I was always the new kid in school.
Now, as a diplomat, I get to experience it again on a whole new level. First contact with an alien species. I’ve been living on a starship for the last three years just in case we encountered anyone. I’d almost given up on the possibility of it happening.
It’s even more intimidating that we’re meeting on their home world. I stroll into the room, the lone human. I am the alien here.