Sympathy for the Devil
Milton didn't know the alien had been listening all along. More
Milton is a low-level employee for the government. All night, he watches over the most prized-possession of the secret laboratory he works in, hoping one day he would be able to see its eyes. However, he finds out something shocking about the subject he's been monitoring, and starts to feel a small flicker of guilt.
That was probably his first mistake.
**Part of the anthology PSYCHOPOMP--which can be found at www.the-slash-pile.livejournal.com***