sun and shade, with a gentle cool breeze spells bliss.
They had fun.
"I feel guilty of inching closer you because you smell so good."
"You'll be glad to know there's plenty of science behind the desire to get a whiff."
"Won't you come in, my dear?"
"It appears I've arrived just in time."
"We're already prisoners here on this worthless lump of rock. What possible value could we be to you?"
"It may be a worthless lump of rock, but it does have one unique treasure."
"I don't know who you are or what you want but I can tell you this. The governments will stop at nothing to ensure our safety.
That's exactly what I'm counting on."
"Get away from that transmitter!"
Elafonisi is very much synonymous with achieving special spiritual experiences due to its peaceful and holy ambiance, but meeting the extraterrestrial elevation technician is a special experience!
Yet expectation leads to disappointment. Noise and downdraught awake the campers.
"Vin'nyla, we have the target in sight. A probe of ancient origin."
"Difficult to hit?"
"Good. All weapons at my control."
The probe is sent spinning by the first shot and is destroyed by the second.
"I believe we are required to engage in a ritual known as the sing-along."
"What are we gonna sing?"
"I think we’re alone now."
"I think we’re alone now?"
"I love 'I think we’re alone now...'"
"That song did not come up in my research."
"The lyrics are very simple."
"Come on, Vin'nyla? Why didn't you jump in?"
"I was trying to comprehend the meaning of the words."
"The words aren't important. What's important is that you have a good time singing it."
"Oh, I am sorry. ...Were we having a good time?"
"I am preparing to toast a 'marsh melon'."
"Well, I'll be damned. A 'marsh melon'. Where did you learn to do that?"
"Before leaving the ship I consulted the computer library to familiarise myself with the customs associated with camping out."
"Tell me, Vin'nyla. What do we do after we toast the marsh, ...er, melons?"
"We consume them."
"I know we consume them. I mean after that."