The way that Exo said it, it almost sounded dire. He sounded far too grim and ominous for just a simple process. "Can I ask you some questions now?" Kenny figured he would be polite, instead of asking a hundred questions at once.
"No," Exo didn't even hesitate to gruffly turn down Kenny's polite request. Kenny frowned, not bothering to hide his displeasure. He has been put through way too much weird crap, and now that they can finally communicate Exo clams up on him?
Kenny was silent the rest of the way, and Exo was expectedly quiet as well. It took about five minutes before they reached the room. Exo raised his hand and made a swiping motion, and the door followed- opening to let them through.
"Ok, at least answer this: how come we are sharing a bed? I remember Ollie saying that I would be sleeping in my own quarters, alone." Kenny finally spoke up, remembering how he had been jumped by Exo last night and had his shirt torn for no reason.
"Later," and once again Kenny was quickly shut down. He grumbled under his breath, standing by the now closed door to glare at Exo as he moved around the room.
Exo seemed to be picking up things, even though the room already seemed pretty clean to Kenny. "What are you doing?" Kenny approached the formidable alien, slowly but surely losing his cautiousness around Exo.
So far he had shown no sign of aggression against him, so he didn't have a reason to be hesitant to approach him. Kenny did notice that some of his friends appeared extremely reluctant, as though certain things had happened with their caretaker that made them like that.
Exo grunted, or at least it was that same weird alien grunt that he didn't even have to move his lips to make again. "Just go sit on the bed," Exo responded, pausing when he seemed to find what he was looking for.
Kenny released a sigh, reluctantly going over to bed and sitting on the edge. He noticed how the bed was now neatly made, but it still lacked any pillows. Sure, he had slept fine without pillows, but he still found it weird.
Exo stood up fully and then got down on both knees in front of Kenny, who immediately tensed at the strange position. Kenny couldn't help that he instantly thought that it looked like Exo was proposing to him.
The idea was preposterous and amusing all at once, but Kenny had to push his thoughts away when he saw the serious look on Exo's face.
"I need you to swallow," Exo suddenly stated, staring up at Kenny. The human's eyes went as wide as saucers, and his cheeks flushed because that was not something you would usually say to someone due to its partial dirty meaning.
Right when Kenny opened his mouth to demand what Exo meant, Exo shoved something into his mouth. Kenny choked and coughed all at once, instantaneously trying to get whatever Exo had shoved into his mouth the hell out.
It was like some sort of slimy gummy, one that brought out Kenny's fear of anything that is like a bug. His traitorous mind put the image of a snail into his head, and he struggled even harder not to swallow it.
Exo was standing now and promptly slapped his hand over Kenny's mouth to prevent him from coughing out whatever the thing was. Exo even went as far as firmly grabbing Kenny's neck to keep him in place.
Kenny groaned and thrashed; his eyes were scrunched up in disgust and effort to focus on getting it out of his mouth. Soon he realized that his efforts were in vain though, because Exo's hand was much larger than his own, and so far Exo hadn't even budged a bit from Kenny trying to rip his hand off.
The alien just stared down at him with a blank expression, one that actually made Kenny whine out pitifully behind the palm over his mouth. A large gulp emitted from him as he finally gave in. Shivers of disgust wracked his form, and he knew he would probably have nightmares about slugs that night.
Exo slowly took away his hand off of Kenny's mouth, who promptly took in a large gulp of air. "What the hell!?" Kenny ripped Exo's hand off from around his neck, scooting back onto the bed to get away from the alien.
Exo reached up and ran a hand through his platinum hair, glancing away from Kenny for a second before looking back at him. "I had to," that was all he said at first, and the silence fell upon the room afterward for only a second of silence.
"You could have just told me you needed me to take something, what even was it?" Kenny didn't move from his spot, not feeling so comfortable around Exo anymore.
It had been so easy for the alien to pin him down and overpower; Kenny hadn't even seen Exo's hand reaching towards him before something was placed in his mouth.
"It is a tracker, so if you ever get lost, we can find you." Kenny frowned, not believing it fully. There was another reason. Did they expect him to run or escape? Where would he go, and how?
"There's still more we need to do," Exo leaned down, grabbing Kenny's right ankle and pulling him back to the edge of the circular bed. Kenny cringed at Exo, attempting to pull his ankle but failing.
"What else?" Kenny leaned as far back as he could, and he watched Exo with narrowed, distrusting eyes. Anything but the slime gummy, the biologist kept repeating to himself.
"A medical exam, some test, and something you will find out later." Kenny couldn't believe that Exo couldn't even tell him all the plans. He clicked his tongue, pointedly looking away from Exo.
"Come, you were supposed to be there first for your exam." Exo let go of Kenny's ankle, who had almost forgotten that the alien had been hanging onto it.
Kenny slowly got up, still looking at Exo with distrusting eyes that clearly showed he would be holding a grudge against the alien for what he pulled earlier.
As they went on their way, he began to wonder what this medical exam will contain. He was expecting he would probably be scanned, poked a couple of times, and asked a couple of questions. He won't mind as long as they don't try anything.
"When we get there, expect anything." Exo suddenly leaned down, whispering into Kenny's ear so closely that Kenny felt his lips touch his ear. An involuntary shiver went down his back, but it was not a shiver of disgust.
Kenny cleared his throat and stepped away, giving only a thankfully nod and not meeting Exo's eyes. "Thanks," he replied steadily, or at least he hoped that he spoke steadily and calmly.
When they arrived, it was like they had walked into a horror movie. The room was dark, with only one blinding light that actually emitted from the ground, almost as though the dark flooring radiated it.
The walls were covered in white metallic cabinets, that seemed to be mini fridges judging from the smoke that pooled out from the cracks and lingered on the floor. In the middle was a long table, it was fully connected to the ground, with no legs but a base that widened out large enough that someone's of Exo's size could lay on it.
On the said table was some weird foam the bubbled from the corners, but it didn't drip off the sides. It stayed right on the tale; it almost looked like a bubble bath if it weren't for the fact that you could see the surface right under the bubbles.
"Tena, moel yutra uo human, Kenny." Kenny hadn't even noticed the alien that had been standing off in the corner, but now that he could see it he automatically recognized it to be Cho, Benny's alien caretaker.
"Vlaq osa mren ipou," she responded, coming to stand beside the table in the middle. Exo nodded from beside Kenny, then ditched him to go lean against a bare area on the wall.
"Kenny," Cho called his name, gaining his attention. "Strip, and laid down on your back on this surface."