“You’re so down. I’d like to cheer you up, or at least TRY!” Chel persisted.

Lexx couldn’t help but find it a little amusing. She was literally begging to take him somewhere, which sounded suspiciously like a date, at least, from what he’d seen on Earth TV. Humans liked going to movies for dates, he’d observed, which usually ended up in kissing and other things he didn’t have interest in.

“Are you asking me out on a date, Chel?” He smirked.

The question caught Chel off guard. She hadn’t really thought of it that way. “Just friends?” She quickly verified.

“We aren’t friends.” Lexx snorted dryly. He turned away to stare into his cup. “I do NOT like you.”

“You’re going to have me around for awhile, so why not at least let yourself do something fun with me.” Chel wasn’t going to give up. She could tell that while Lexx was resisting the suggestion, he wasn’t doing so with any real conviction behind it. He just didn’t want to. He didn’t have a real reason, did he? Otherwise, he would have just said no and left, ending the conversation. Instead, he continued responding.

“I don’t want to like you, Chel, or anyone else for that matter. It’s safer that way.” Lexx mumbled into his cup.

“I’m not taking no for an answer, Lexx. What else are you going to do?”

Lexx closed his eyes, considering that. He was stuck on the ship. He couldn’t go anywhere because he didn’t really know a lot about the planet, as his experiences with Chel had pointed out There was no way he could go after the next dice until he had at least Stealth and … he wasn’t in the mood to fight with Chel over it.

“…Ok…” Lexx sighed, resigning himself to going down to the planet. There would not be any harm in it and he did enjoy leaving the confines of the ship when he could.