I wanted this trip to be perfect. For everything to go smoothly. I wanted to impress him. It's his first time here, at my special camping place. He said his planet doesn't have a moon. Well, when I was a child, this was the best place to see my planet's moon. I wanted him to be able to see it. In the best way, with a friend laying next to a campfire. But, it hadn't turned out the way I wanted. This night had gone from bad to worse. And now I waited in eager anticipation. To see his reaction, but so far I had seen none. Was he frustrated with me for ruining is evening? Of course he'd never admit to having such emotions. But I knew they were there.
His voice interrupted my thoughts. And relieved my anxiety.
"Jim, this night is perfect. Do not worry."
I smiled and knew he was content and that he was for the sake of my human feelings. I took my finger and traced the outline of his ear. That beloved pointed ear.