"I'm gonna squash you for this," I told Toby. I was really lying, but still I had to say it. His friend, the one called Loogie, had just walked in with flowers. I loved being able to spend the time with Toe, even if he did break both of my arms.

"I know," he replied simply. It made me sad that he knew the lie I had been telling him for so long so well. I felt the need to just talk to him, openly, without any threats, but I knew I couldn't risk it. How long would this lie continue?

"So you don't know who those little dudes were?" asked Loogie to Toe.

"I thought they were my friends," Toby replied. Those guys had been aliens! What was going on?