He leaned across the table, “Are you sure about that?” The question was moot based on her revelation so before Kara could answer he waved off any response and leaned back, “I do know that you’re not like humans. I’ve known that since the first time we were in the same room together.”
“How do you think I fight?” He didn’t pause for her to answer, instead, he reached up and removed his glasses. “People are noisy creatures really. There is all of that breathing, the heartbeat, the digestive system and that doesn’t even begin to cover the smaller sounds of their footsteps and the way clothing moves against skin. All of these sounds combine with the smells and paint a picture clearer than anything most people see.” Cabinets and posts were more dangerous even if he didn’t get his bruises from them.
“You’ve never been like that though. You don’t have any of those systems, do you? You breathe sometimes but then other times you do not. Sometimes I can hear a pumping sound but it’s not at all like a heart. Honestly can’t make any sense of the the noises that come from inside you at all. I have to focus on the smaller sounds, the clothes moving the pitch of your voice. Even then though you can be uncannily quiet. The way you teach those kids though, that is very human. The way you care for everyone is better than most of the people I know.”