Recently got Intruder by C.J. Cherryh via inter-library loan. I am extremely amused by a scene that went down something like this:
Cajeiri: Woe, I will be living with my parents and their terminally uncool staff. Woe!
Cajeiri: Woe, I will also be without my grandmother who is awesome, and Lord Bren who is similarly awesome. Woe.
Cajeiri: I AM GOING TO BE BORED FOREVER.
Messenger: Your mother would like to speak with you, young sir!
Cajeiri: Woe, I am about to be lectured within an inch of my life.
Cajeiri: Which I deserve but lectures are completely the opposite of awesome.
Cajeiri’s Mom: Guess what, Cajeiri? You get to decorate your own suite, with only a few specifications since we still can’t trust you with antiques!
Cajeiri: OMG. OMG THIS IS THE BEST THING EVER.
Of course, he is still not allowed to have a television, even if it’s “educational.” Cajeiri is just perfectly “like a kid” while being an alien kid.