“Steady there” she said irritably in a tinny voice, “Don’t ruin my robe, which I have finally managed to wash clean of cosmic residue.”
Yudi dropped to his knees belatedly and the others followed nervously. “Stand up, stand up, boy, and tell me what will you give me in return for guiding you to the source?”
“Uh, well but you are a goddess already, what do you not have?” exclaimed Tina.
The Goddess’ eyes lifted once to her silencing her effectively. “Let the one I have asked the question of speak” she said impatiently. “Even goddess’s have needs that only humans can meet after all.”
“What do you want?” asked Yudi
“Love” she said
“But are you not the goddess of love?” he asked, a trifle amused now at the strange apparition.
The Goddess cut in “Still looking for love”
Yudi faltered then as she said “If I show you where to find the secret note, then will you become my consort?”
Yudi exclaimed ” Me?”
“Yes” she said “You of the three, one of the missing links, who holds the destiny of humankind in his will. The ugly duckling who would be swan, one with the superior genes, who better than you to partner and procreate with?”