Excerpt from The Children of Loki
He gave her a weird smile and said, “I’m Kiel Bronson, but maybe you had better call me Sergeant.”
She gave him a weird look right back. “I see you’re not the enemy,” she said.
He chuckled, but she could hear the fear in his voice. “That’s right, soldier. I’m an Earthling. Have you met an Earthling before?”
“No,” she said. It was the truth. “Well, I did meet you last night, so yes.”
“OK,” he said. He was certain now, that he was more than twice her age, even though she was an adult. It still made him uncomfortable at times, to realize how old he really was, but there was a lot about it that he liked. One thing for sure, was both the good and the bad of it: he had a lot more life experience than anyone her age.