The Nest by Kenneth Opel
She was very blurry, not at all human-looking. There were huge dark eyes, and a kind of mane made of light, and when she spoke, I couldn't see a mouth moving, but I felt her words, like a breeze against my face, and I understood her completely.
"We've come because of the baby," she said. "We've come to help." All Steve has to do is say, "Yes." But "yes" is a painful word.
It is also dangerous. And once it is uttered, can it be taken back?
I thought, It's just a dream anyway. I thought, It has no power over me. I thought, Why not? "Fine," I whispered.
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