Humans are Weird Shorts: “Mother Earth” is trying to KILL us and has been since time immemorial. This has made humans different than the other species out there. It’s not that they don’t like us, we are just a bit terrifying.
The Superman Protocol: So you find a bunch of super-powered infants who are prophesied to grow up and destroy you. What’s a modern country to do? Adopt them out into patriotic, wholesome, stable families of course. Granted they are dragons and not aliens of course but Clark Kent turned out okay.
They Also Serve: They prided themselves on their warrior culture. They were the most aggressive, physically powerful, quickly reaction sentient species known in space. Even the powerful humans considered them terrifying to look at with their claws, giant mouthful of needle sharp teeth, and giant ebony eyes….and the war started. The real war. It nearly broke their culture when they realized that they were all but useless on the front lines, save as scouts who returned to the medical units, broken within a few months. When the humans in the medical wards asked for help with a project the ex-scouts volunteered eagerly. Apparently terrifying looking furry predators who wouldn’t actually eat you had a special power for humans. A special place in their hearts. It was confusing but they could see that it worked.
“You are terrifying, so we will send you in to comfort the wounded soldiers! You don’t mind letting them pet you right?”
Discovery: A prequel to “Dying Embers”. How did the aliens arrive, how did they get involved with the McCarty clan. Ect.
Possession: They have everything. The population is wealthy beyond imagination. Their are immortal, healthy no matter their vices, offered intellectual challenges if they so desire. Yes, humanity has achieved utopia. So why is Bob so uneasy? Then he discovers the bodies. Then he runs.
Second Contact:We all know what the Department of Defense will be doing when the aliens show up. But what about the Department of the Interior? What about the one agency that is actually specifically designated to deal with invasive species? *hint they are not happy*