A dark shape moved through the alley, pausing to look behind each dumpster and pile of trash. Where did I put it? I need to get home! A low growl escaped from the shape.
A drunk stumbling along straightened and turned, stumbling as he ran down the alley, screaming, “Monster! Monster in the alley!”
The shape watched the human with annoyed indifference before shaking its head at the smell the man left behind. “Next time I’m going to a civilized planet. Enough of dealing with the riffraff of the galaxy. Now where in the stars of Xeros did I park?”