Day 26 Part 5 Page 05
“You never asked your parents to go sasquatch hunting or look for UFOs.” Keith pointed out with a good natured grin.
“I never believed any of it was real.” Chel shrugged.
“I’ve known about it since I was 16.” Keith rolled his spoon absentmindedly between his fingers. “All that stuff our parents had us doing, the camping, random lessons with weapons, weird questions during paranormal tv shows, were testing us to see if we were interested.”
“I never believed it was real and only wanted to study real things.” Chel let the realization sink in and it hit hard. “If they had just told me.”
“First, you would have thought they were crazy, and this is a secret. I was going to introduce you to Chalupa.”
“That would have done it, Keith.” Chel nodded slowly, ignoring her own food. This was the first time she’d been alone with Keith since they had arrived back on Earth and could talk freely with him.
“Different departments do different things.” Keith seemed almost giddy to discuss ERA. “Most of our resources are spent on crypto zoological populations.”