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I blinked in the strong light after the dimness of the lab. When I looked down, Kitty was rubbing her eyes and squinting."Here's your rock" I handed her the two pieces. "Aren't they pretty now?""Yes, they are." She caressed the smooth surface. "Now they don't look dirty and they're so shiny."She turned first the large one, then the smaller one over in her hands, examining them while we walked. Before we entered her family's quarters she held out the smaller stone."For me?"Kitty nodded. "I don't need two. I want you to have it.""Thank you!" I took it and hugged her. The stone covered about half my palm and was crisscrossed by veins of different color. It was also roughly tear drop shaped. "I'll make sure to put this in a special place and keep it safe." I beamed down at her. "But it's time for you to go back to your Mommy. I have a lot of work to do." Struck by a desire to warn her, I knelt down to look her in the eye and whispered, "I might be able to talk your Mommy and Daddy into letting me take you down to Earth for a visit in a week or two. Why don't you pick out some things you'd want to take and some clothes and pack them? Just in case I can convince them."Her eyes lit up. "Sure. I wanna come!""Okay, but don't tell your Mommy or Daddy about it. Pack your bag secretly. You can do that, right?""Mhmm." She nodded enthusiastically."Good girl. I'll tell you later whether I can take you or not. Be a good girl today!"