#14 Daphne #15 Serena

| November 30, 2011 | 0 Comments

Daphne is a wonderful dancer who has just ended her scholarship at a dance school and is now looking for work. Her teachers say she is skilled in most dance styles and is a very good potential choreographer as well. She finds a very small ad in the paper that seems promising, but when she shows up at the place, she’s somehow transported onto an alien mothership.
The aliens, sort of giant lumps of flesh and goo, deeply admire human culture and art. They tell her they have stolen her for her dancing talent and that she must dance for them every day. They have serums that prevent her from aging and she cannot escape. If she refuses to dance or if they get bored wth her, they will kill her. She is dismayed that she’ll be stuck forever until they murder her, but tries not to complain. This is partly because she sees no point and partly because she tries to tread carefully around the aliens.
The aliens give her an accompanyist (who they have also recently stolen) named Serena. Serena is as good a musician as Daphne is a dancer. The aliens supply her with pilfered instruments. Serena had a string of fame for a while. She was known as a child prodigy, playing instruments with ease at 7, but now that she’s an adult, people’s interest has petered out. She refused to attempt playing in an orchestra because she wants to be the center of attention. She was also desperate for work and also answered the ad. Serena is irritable and snappish, angry at the aliens for taking her away when she feels she could have become a star again. She passive agressively antagonizes them and complains loudly to Daphne behind their backs. She’s also irritated at being the dancer’s accompanist rather than playing solo. She tries to escape at any chance into the aliens’ escape pods even though Daphne tells her there’s no use.

Both Daphne and Serena are worshiped by the aliens as gods of a sort because they can do these things and the aliens can’t. Daphne feels uncomfortable about it and Serena is mostly disgusted.

Daphne and Serena constantly collaborate and try to come up with radical new material to keep the aliens appeased.

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