He touched his desktop comm. spoke as a thought crossed his mind
Trance, what is the Earth month?
A holo of Trance materialized by his desk, her tail flicking back and forth as see grinned at LoP.
Good morning, Boss! This month is December on Earth.
LoP cringed at the AI's bouncy personality. EnTranced had design and programmed the AI when he had been in command of the Trancers and he had liked the bouncing. One day he might try to reprogram her, but he didn't want her personality destroyed so he problably wouldn't.
Isn't there something important about this month on Earth? The snow reminds me of something, but I don't remember what.
The humans have a holiday called Christmas they celebrate this time of the year. I think it is some kind of winter festival and revolves around a mythical creature called Santy Claws. I can check out more details if you would like?
No, that's okay Trance. Thank you. It just crossed my mind that something big was celebrated on Earth, I just couldn't remember what. I'm not even sure why it came up. You may go, before Celeste gets here. You seem to upset her more early in the morning.
Trance vanished as quickly as she had arrived. LoP leaned back in his chair and wondered why an Earth holiday would pop into his head. Every planet he had been on celebrated some kind of winter holiday, but Earth's seemed to be the most popular, several other planets had copied it now that he remembered. On Kroyous they celebrated in the same month as Earth but it was called the Festival of the Winter Rose. The purple rose, which was found no where else in the known galaxy, grew year round on Kroyous and in winter they bloomed fresh. It was often seen growing up through the snow, its' bright purple flower standing out against the white snow. It just made sense to celebrate the winter version of the flower.
LoP looked toward downtown and knew that soon people would be shopping for gifts to give, food to eat and flowers to decorate with. He turned back to his desk and activated the computer screen. He typed in Christmas and began to read about the Earth holiday. He smiled to himself as he read how humans celebrated; many of their ideas would be great to bring to Kroyous. He was so engrossed in what he found that he didn't hear Celeste walk in and give him a quizzical look.
Edited by Lover of Purple, 03 December 2007 - 02:52 PM.