|time lapse with embrace|
Flutter continued her routine by stopping to visit one of the pod people. She looked upon the girl and squeezed the plastic hand within her own comfortingly. She could almost feel the hand continue up into a warm embrace as she looked upon the still form. "She looks a bit like me, and I like to think that she could be my mother.. but I don't remember. Birdy says that she is his mother but they don't look anything alike." She said dismissively. "She is sleeping and dreaming in her other world. They are all like sleeping beauty, I have kissed her before but she doesn't wake".
"You see the jar on the side mother? That keeps the sleepers alive, and we eat those too." said
Most of the kids have long since grown accustomed to the pod people in the various apartments. The kids live and play around them, relegating them into a type of living furniture, but many, out of the corner of their eye or in quiet times such as now with Flutter, many will watch the sleepers with longing.