"Well I have a secret .. I'm kind of an alien myself."
She almost reacted, that calm exterior wasn't just icy, it was Rick Stein chocolate cake cold.
"I'm not actually a born New Yorker, I started out in rural Wiltshire, which if you don't know, is about as far away from modern civilisations as you can. I hadn't even seen a corndog until my twentieth birthday. So yeah .. what was the question?"
He put his hand up to stop her answering.
"I think I have to be honest here, little green men, no, I don't. Technology and abilities beyond the realm of common understanding, I just don't believe in it, I know its possible."
Damn it, caught smiling again.
"You're not gonna' anal probe me are you?"