SF Drabble #250 “Counting Coup”

“Here they come again.”

The Ambassador looked skyward: the Eileiocca swooped down as a group, wings outstretched, passing mere meters above the assembled humans. His hair and clothes were buffeted by the displaced air, and he covered his ears to protect his eardrums against the loud scree of their war-cry.

“It’s quite impressive, isn’t it?” Doctor Reese opined as soon as he put his own hands down.

“Yes, very much so,” agreed the Ambassador, allowing only the slightest tinge of annoyance to creep into his voice. “But are they ever going to land and talk? We’re on a schedule here.”

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