"Bizarre Plants?" Howard, aka HP Lovecraft said, looking over her shoulder. He's looking for a more "appropriate" body, but we haven't found one yet.
"Yeah. Maddy was asking about something - Gum Axtraxicia, I think. Something like that."
"Where is she?" I said.
"She and her sister went somewhere - I know, not a lot of help, right."
"In that time machine thingy?"
"The TARDIS? No. I think they took Aura's little car."
"I hope they got back before it started raining." It's been raining on and off - and more on than off - since Friday morning. We need it pretty badly, though. Everything was turning brown.
"Sister?" Howard said.
"Yes. There are five of us," Maddy replied. "Myself, Sigourney, Bowie here, Swan and Alcyone."
"But - sisters? When they're....."
"That doesn't have a ****ing thing to do with it!" Since I'm trying to keep this somewhat PG, I'll leave some of Lavinia's language to your imagination. "When are you going to come to your damn senses and realize that we're all human beings, huh? It doesn't matter what color you are. I can't believe I even have to explain this to you. This is the twenty-first century."
"We're sisters. We're all from the same genetic loom," Maddy added.
"Our people lost the ability to bear children years ago. There hasn't been a womb-born child on Gallifrey for thousands of years now," Bowie said,
"And we're all the daughters of Cassilda, so shut up or else," Maddy added.
He seemed rather taken aback, but didn't say anything else about it. I think he has a lot to learn.....
Note: HP Lovecraft's racism is pretty well-documented. I could only imagine what he'd make of Maddy and her sisters being such varied skin tones. And I can imagine Maddy ripping him a new one the instant he said anything ugly about them.
The reason I picked the four I did is because of the resemblance - and the fact that they were the ones of my crew who either didn't have backstories or didn't have well-defined ones. I think they look quite lovely together.
Bowie is a tan PKF Luna, BTW.