Agrippa and Choppy had been talking about the Alien movies for quite some time. Agrippa decided it was time for him to brave the terrors. Last night we stayed up and watched the first Alien movie. Agrippa had never seen it before and was slightly terrified throughout.
Choppy was unsympathetic.
When the alien baby was being birthed out of John Hurts’ belly Choppy was admonishing Agrippa to keep his eyes open and unblock his ears. He went on to tell of his stalwart bravery when he first watched Alien. I let Agrippa bury his face in my chest and put my arm around him.
I remembered Choppys sheer terror at seeing ET hiding amongst the cuddly toys.