Maya spat out the word, her anger gave her trembling voice a razor's edge.
"God! No!" Her voice shook and she slammed her fist onto the table. "Does God no longer care? Perhaps he never did? Everything we've been through - " she leaned over the table, tears dripped onto her hands- "that poor child, my God's disowned that poor little child?"
Tisha moved towards her, but Maya pushed her away.
"God!" she shouted "For everything you've done, everything you've allowed to be done, you are dead to me!"
The alien moved silently close to her. Everyone heard its words.