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Challenge #01606-D145: Miss Handling

"You place too much trust in me, I think."

"Until you can place more trust in yourself you may rely on mine in you." -- RecklessPrudence

Rael got the shock of his life just being invited to someone else's home. Five seconds inside the door, he got one big enough to turn his entire body silver.

Officer Lyr Marken, Subchief of Security for the JOAT sector of the Elemeno, had just handed him her infant daughter. With nothing more than a negligent, "Here, hold her for a sec'."

Rael fumbled not to drop her. Human infants, he remembered reading, were far more fragile than their adult counterparts. For such a small creature, she was amazingly heavy. She burbled and dribbled saliva at him. "Uh... I'm not sure I--"

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