As requested by my dear friend, Sharmishtha, a second chapter!
I do have one request, I’m trying my hardest to try and improve my writing; so if you want to provide some tips and feedback, please do as it will help me to improve. Many thanks in advance! 🙂
What is it? Chapter 2
Oceana squatted down beside the young man as her eyes examined him checking for his vitals. The biometric system installed within her eyes told her that he was stable; just suffering from a bit of shock as she stared at the rhythm of his heart beat.
She sighed as she ran her fingers through her hair.
“Don’t ever do another alien impression again…it seems my human counterparts really don’t like it.” She stood up and began to study her surroundings. The blades of grass were dry and brilliant green looking brand new like nobody had trodden on it; the air was fresh and unpolluted. Where she stood all she saw was a picturesque farmland that ran for miles. In the far distance she listened closely and could hear the sound of running water, she turned her head to the right and her biometric system picked up the location to the small flowing stream.
She swiftly began searching through the tent when she saw what she was looking for; an orange plastic cup. She seized it within her hands and stomped off towards the sound of the peaceful stream. When she approached the destination she came to a sudden stop, she was awestruck by the beauty of the place. In the sky the stars twinkled and their reflection glimmered on the clear watered stream, there was a huge windmill and its huge blades span gently with the pleasant breeze that swept through her hair. The leaves of the tall overhanging trees brushed against each other providing a tranquil tune to those that dreamed.
She trod heavily towards the stream and stopped when she crouched down to gather the water into the plastic cup; in certain places the plastic was slowly melting. She steadily got up and rushed back to the young man.
“Sleep time is over.” She said as a mischievous grin crossed her lips. She threw the contents of the cup at the young man and he startled awake as the cold seeped into his skin.
“What the hell is the matter with you?” he yelled as he stood up.
“Good! You’re finally awake!” She grabbed hold of his arm and yanked him into the tent, “Please, listen to me. I don’t have much time. They could come looking for me at any minute now. I really need your help…” She begged as a strange fear overtook her.
“Okay…” He elongated the word, “what can a human possibly do to help an alien?” He stared at her, blinking slowly as confusion settled in.
“To put the long story short, I was abducted at the age of ten, experimented on, become the perfect host to handle three different types of DNA; human, alien and crazy feline DNA. I couldn’t tolerate it any longer and with help I managed to escape and I ended up here…” She spoke fast and then decided to poke her head out of the tent, as she looked up at the night sky she saw many flashes of light flying through the atmosphere. Panic began to rise within her.
“They are here…” She murmured. Oceana hid herself behind the flimsy tent material and pleadingly looked at the young man, “please, you have to hide me…I don’t want to go back…I don’t want to suffer any more.” Her eyes turned misty-eyed. Unexpectedly, the ground vibrated as something crashed nearby.
“What was that?” He questioned, a part of him understood that something was taking place, but what? That he didn’t know.
They both cautiously popped their heads out of the tent and saw smoke drifting up into the night sky. Their gaze raised higher and they both caught their breath as they saw many bright lights hovering, scattered all over the place and her fellow peers levitating down onto earth from their spaceships.
The young man scrambled back into the far part of the tent and looked afraid, “You weren’t joking when you said the planet is under threat.” He couldn’t believe his eyes.
“Listen, if you can hide me tonight, I promise no-one will harm our planet. I’ll make sure I’ll kick their asses and send them back home.” She looked into his eyes with hope gleaming in her eyes. Having expectations that she could start over, a second chance at life. She wanted to experience some sort of normality in her existence like she did as a kid.
“Okay. I can keep you at my place, it isn’t too far from here. Come on.” He crawled out of the tent and held out his hand for Oceana. She put her hand in his and was instantly yanked out of the tent as they began to run for their survival. They ran west, taking the cover of the menacing trees and the woodland. They continued to sprint for what seemed like ten minutes still hand in hand until the young man came to a sudden stop, panting, and hunched down slightly. He pulled apart the broken wired fence and awkwardly stepped through to the other side; he held it back so Oceana could scrape through. After she got through he put the wired fence back into its normal position. He grasped her hand once more and they began to jog through the passageway that hid behind the houses; the entrances to the back gardens of the houses were boarded up.
After some time he came to a standstill at the last house, he looked all around him before he started the climb to the top of the wooden fence and drop down to the other side. Oceana on the other hand jumped over the fence and landed gracefully on her feet, she had no need to climb. The young man looked at her amazed as she smiled.
“The best thing about being an alien, anything is possible.” She smiled as she winked. He headed towards the sliding doors and stepped into the warm and cosy house that smelled like fizzy sweets. She stepped into the house gradually and her eyes inspected the interior with wonder; she felt like a child that put their first steps into Disney Land!
The room they had walked into was the living room which was situated on the right hand side of the big room, it had lament flooring, and a rug under the glass coffee table, and the table had a small section to place magazines underneath, there was a black recliner sofa on the left hand side that faced the TV and there was a normal settee that could fit three people in front of them. It was sort of shaped to represent an L shaped sofa but without an L shaped sofa. Near to the recliner there was a fireplace and on the mantelpiece was photographs of his family. On the far left hand side was the kitchen area, they headed towards the kitchen, but ended up going through a door way which lead to the staircase, attached to the staircase was a small storage cupboard and the study on the right hand side. The main door was in front of her.
The young man ran up the stairs and flung open the bedroom door, inside his room it was scattered with posters, ranging through rock stars, hot babes and just random posters.
“Seriously, you’ve got a lot of explaining to do. So start now.” The young man sat down and sprawled out in his chair and watched her closely. She ambled over to the bed and sat down facing him. She gulped.
“Okay. I’m ready to tell you everything…”