Once the teens come back from school, Jayla grabs a bowl of salad for lunch and joins them in the living room.
Walking in, she sees that the teens are watching a documentary for school, notebooks scattered over the coffee table. Mila and Esme are making notes and Auden is relaxing into the sofa cushions, watching everything with a curious expression. It’s a documentary about Sixam and outer space, perhaps a history about the alien race.
Jayla: “Science project?”
Auden: “Not quite. It’s a documentary about the early days of first contact between human sims and aliens.”
Esme: “All the aliens are disguised so they can blend in and learn more about the human sims. It’s…kinda sad. I’ve never had to activate my disguise before. I’m not sure if even know how to.”
Esme is starting to glow a sad blue. Mila drops an arm around her little sister’s shoulders and pulls her into a half hug. Esme sniffles a bit, but her eyes are still glued to the screen.
Mila: “We can give you the notes if this is too tough to watch.”
Esme: “‘No, no. I want to learn more.”
Jayla smiles at her children sympathetically. She finishers her lunch and goes to find Leo. They need to have a chat about Esme.