I wasn’t nervous: I always got good grades, had never been a discipline problem. When it was my turn I walked in with confidence and sat down with a smile.
“Rudolph Minnet?” The Griong pronounced my name easily; it must have been here a long time.
“Your curriculum vitae is outstanding. Humans with your qualifications can be very helpful to our administration of Earth.”
“They can also be dangerous.” It stared at me.
I felt a sudden panic. “I… I mean, I’ve always been—”
It laughed. “A little joke. Relax. We have a place for you.”