Something felt very wrong here. She rested her claws upon her chest and felt the quickened beating of her heart.
Hearts , she reminded herself. Even if I made it home, what would happen to me? I would likely end up a dissected test subject .
Even though she knew the amulet would be her key to returning home, the object was still hidden somewhere on this alien world. Her only hope would be to make herself comfortable until another option arose.
Without further conversation, the creatures around the table began to disperse. She remained until nearly all of the reptiles were gone. When only one was left, she looked at him expectantly.
"I will show you to your room," he said.
"Thank you," she mumbled.
They traveled the halls until reaching a large, circular door. When the creature pressed his hand to the device beside it, the metal port split into sections and revealed the shape of a star. She watched the pieces disappear into the walls to reveal the room beyond. Though the furniture was bizarre, there was an obvious luxury that she hadn't seen elsewhere within the base. She turned to her quiet companion.
"We have waited a very long time for someone like you," he said.
"A being who can control the crystal."
"I still don't know what to think of all this... I mean, look at me."
The reptile blinked.
"I mean no offense," she said. "It's just so..."
"Alien? To us, you're the alien, human," he said. "Make yourself at home. You may even learn to like it here."
She stepped inside the room and looked around. Suddenly, she heard the door spin back into place at her back. When she turned, she realized there was no device to open it from the inside.