"I...didn't think this would be so hot." Lynwen desperately fanned her white-painted face with the long black skirt she now wore.
"It was your descision to wear black in the Texan summer." Lucas tried not to laugh.
"Well, I'll try to deal with it." She said with a pout. "Can we explore this sector now?"
"Sector?" He said, puzzled. She gave him the how-do-you-not-know-what-that-is look, and then rolled her eyes.
"It seems you humans are more dimwitted than I thought. Come, let's get something to eat. What do you usually eat for meals?"
"Let's see..." Lucas decided to have a bit of fun. "I'll ask my mom to take us to the official restaurant of Earth."
"So...this...Out and In...is the worldwide restaurant of choice?" Lynwen asked, staring out the window in amazement at all the strange sights that greeted her.
"It's actually In-N-Out. And yes. Yes it is." Lucas was growing tired of explaining every little thing in perfectly-lied-about detail. It was fun, but exhausting. So far he had convinced her that Beyonce and Jay-Z were the Sharnah and Shafnah of Earth, (Whatever that meant.) the Illuminati existed and were watching her, and that Radioactive was the world anthem.
"What do they serve at this place?"
"Burgers. They're made out of the rainbows that you guys create." He lied, holding in a chuckle. He didn't believe that the weather was controlled by Aracellans. Lynwen had to be pulling his leg. But he pretended to believe it, for her sake.
"Ah." Lynwen seemed satisfied with his answer.
"What do y'all want?" Mrs. Mitchell leaned back after pulling into the drivethrough. "Kira? Kira, hun, wake up, we're here. Goodness, I hate how this is the only In-N-Out in this city."
"Whuuuh?" Kira's dark eyes flickered open, and she let out a huge yawn.
"Two cheeseburgers, hold the onions and tomatoes." Lucas said, almost automatically.
"I wanna nilla milshake." Kira said, stretching. "Get one for the pretty girl, too."
"Alright. What to drink?" Mrs. Mitchell asked, typing in their orders on her phone.
"Lemonade. I tried some at your house, and enjoyed it quite a bit." Lynwen inwardly cursed. The uppity masquerade she was putting on wasn't going to last much longer. This accent of sorts was hard to keep up. Oh, for the sake of the Sharnah, I can't talk like this anymore!
"I'll take a root beer." Lucas glanced over at the Aracellan. She fidgeted in her seat.
"I wanna nilla milshake." Kira repeated.
"We're all set! Let's order!" It was finally their turn. After ordering, they waited a while before finally recieving their meal. The waitress gave Lynwen an odd look as she closed the sliding window after handing over their food, but shook her head and looked away.
"Time to dig in!" Lucas fished out a paper-wrapped burger and handed it to Lynwen, who carefully peeled back the wrapping.
Kira happily munched on some fries, vanilla milkshake sitting beside her.
"Hmm." Lynwen chewed thoughtfully before swallowing. "This isn't made of rainbows, you liar."
"What?" Lucas was taken aback by her casual tone. "What happened to the formal voice?"
"Look, it's hard to talk like that. What is this actually made of? I've tasted rainbows. They don't taste like this." She eyed her burger suspiciously.
"Well, ahh...ummm..." He stuttered. "Oh, for Pete's sake. They're made of cow."
"Who's Pete? And what's a cow?" She asked, arching a drawn-on eyebrow.
"I'll...explain later." He said with a sigh, beginning to eat.