“You are a shame for our species”, Da'an said to Zo'or. “All you do is destroying the life of innocent people!”
They were on the bridge of the mother ship. Zo'or had just talked to Agent Sandoval when his parent had entered the bridge followed by his protector Liam Kincaid.
“I don't know what you are talking about, Da'an.”
“Is it important which of your projects I am referring to? Are they not all harming humanity in one way or another? Is there no point at which you will stop?”
“I will do everything necessary to save the taelons. Everything! It's my duty, I am the leader of our species.”
Da'an stepped closer until his face was only inches away from Zo'or's.
“I never believed I would say that, Zo'or, but you are evil, you are a devil, to use a human term.”
After that Da'an turned around to leave, but Zo'or grabbed his arm and made his parent face him again.
“I also never believed I would say that but tell me: Who told me when I was a child that everything must be done to save the taelons? Whose idea was it to use inferior species to fight our war? Who showed me the dark side?”
Zo'or breathed hard and stared at Da'an for a few more seconds, but then he turned around and walked away, but stopped again and continued in a now very low voice “Da'an, we both lived in the darkness, you pulled me with you, but somehow you finally found the way out. The way into the light. But you left your child behind! Have you simply forgotten me? Or did you not want me any more?”
Da'an simply stared at his child in shock, not able to say anything. So Zo'or finally left the bridge. For a long time there was only silence.