What is it? – Chapter 8

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Here is the latest installment of the story. I think the next chapter will be the last one or the one after that. But we shall see! 🙂

What is it? Chapter 8

Damien stood alone in the living room, looking at the photographs that sat proudly on the mantelpiece. He picked up the family photo and held it firmly in his hands. He allowed his fingertips to brush the glass trying to remember this day. He burst into tears and hugged the photo close to his chest.

He felt a hand land on his shoulder as he put the photo back from where he took it, and took a sideways glance and saw it was Jake.

Damien remained silent, looking abashed that his elder brother saw him crying. Jake stepped closer and hugged his brother. Damien was insecure, his defences were down, but he automatically embraced Jake.

“I’ve been waiting for so long to be reunited with my family again. I missed you all so much!” Jake said.

Damien didn’t say anything back in response. He just wanted to savour this moment.

“Ahem!” The two boys startled and stood apart from one another, Damien wiped his face clean from the tears, “am I missing a family reunion?” Chelsie said with her hands on her hips, now sulking.

“A family reunion wouldn’t be complete without you. Get over here!” Jake ushered her over and Damien smiled.

Chelsie’s face lit up like one hundred LED light bulbs and she skipped over to them happily, “Group hug time!” and she threw her arms around their shoulders squeezing them tight. Jake felt like he was getting squished by a bear!

“It seems my little sister has the strength of ten men in her!”

Damien chuckled, “You’ll get used to it.”

Chelsie stepped away with sheepish smile as she apologized, “Sorry, I guess I don’t really know how strong I can be.”

“It’s okay!” From the display of strength, Jake now knew his sister was capable of looking out for herself.

Oceana and the other’s came into the room looking half asleep, “Good Morning!” Stone yawned, “sorry, sharing a bed with Damien is an equivalent of having night terrors!”

Damien scowled, but then a playful grin spread across his lips. This was the perfect opportunity to have fun with the team leader!

“Let me guess, constant tossing and turning, kicking his right leg out, putting his smelly feet in your face, taking the duvet all for himself and you’re almost falling off the bed. Am I right?” Jake asked.

“Yes, and let me tell you, this is my first encounter with someone who sleeps, but doesn’t stay still whilst sleeping!” Everyone burst into a fit of laughter as they went to the kitchen.

They all went and huddled around each other in the kitchen, as they searched for food to eat. They sat on the stools around the kitchen counter top when their eyes landed on the small device.

“What are we going to do about this device? Hey, I have an idea, how about we smash it to pieces!” Chelsie sounded thrilled at the idea of destroying alien technology.

“We won’t learn anything about it if we smash it to smithereens.” Stone said.

Without warning the device lit up, with blue lights that flashed on and off, all up and around the device, it began to shake and rattled against the marble counter top. They all moved in closer observing it when they registered that it had begun to morph as it took the shape of liquid metal like mercury. When it transformed, it was a live mechanical bug. It had the ability to fasten onto its prey. It sprung out its wings and began to take flight.

“Run NOW! If this thing gets hold of you, it will give the aliens the ability to control you.” Excell darted off, “RUN!” he repeated and everyone else in the room ran into different directions.

Chelsie stood there and scanned it with her biometric system, but it returned no results, this was a fairly new invention. She wasn’t afraid as it carried on hovering above her, but when it swooped down towards her at speed, she ran like her life depended on it. She caught sight of the baseball bat near the front door and she grasped hold of it. She spun around and whacked the bug with force, making it crash into the wall. It tried to take off again, but Chelsie proceeded with her attack until sparks began to spit out; in every way destroying the system’s core.

Chelsie was breathless. she threw the baseball bat away from her and she tidily placed her loose hair that escaped from her pony tail behind her ears.

“Remind me to never get on your bad side.” Jake was thunderstruck.

“This takes care of one problem at least!” Excell was glad. He remembered when the aliens allowed it to attach itself to the base of his neck and the pain that he had experienced was excruciating!

“There is one more thing we need to do. Find my parents.” Oceana wanted answers. She needed to find the secret that the aliens are trying so hard to hide. She wanted to know why this secret is worth killing her for. She despised the aliens right now, how they manipulated human kind to do their cruel bidding!

“If you tell me your parents names and the area where you used to live, I can ask my friend in the police for one small favour.” Jake winked.

“Thank you,” Oceana said, “I was born and raised in Canterbury. My father’s name is Raymond Davidson and my mother’s is Danielle Davidson.”

~X~

It had been hours since Oceana had given him the details he needed; he called his friend from the police and politely demanded him to find out the information. After a lot of “sorry I can’t help you” type sentences, he gave up against Jake’s stubbornness.

Eventually the phone rang and it was his friend. He was rapid in answering the call and listened intently; during the conversation his eyes were downcast; hiding them away.

“Thank you, Brad.” He disconnected the call. He felt a wave of sympathy; as there was good news and bad news. Jake went into the living room and found everyone sitting close together on the seats watching a game of football. Stone spotted him standing behind them, lost in deep thoughts; he switched of the TV and the room fell silent.

“I take it that you heard back from Brad. What did he say?” Stone asked. Oceana stood up, her eyes contained a faint glimmer in them.

“There is good news. And there is bad news. Which would you prefer to hear first?”

She reflected on this for a few moments, when she finally decided to speak, “The bad news.”

“I’m sorry to have to tell you this, but, Raymond Davidson died a few years back due to an accident.” Jake felt like a bearer of bad news.

“And the good news?”

“Danielle Davidson, still lives at the Canterbury address.” He said with a small smile.

She smiled, but the sadness lurked in the background, “You have done so much for us. I don’t know how to repay you.” She said. Jake had noticed she had a dismal expression, he disliked seeing her unhappy, he liked it when she smiled because that was what he loved about her…her smile!

“Don’t worry about it. It’s what friends…are for.” He said. Deep down inside he knew the attraction between them was a bit more than friendship. There was a spark!

“Can we go and see my mum, tomorrow?” She asked. He could hear the restraint in her voice, it sounded teary. She wanted to be alone to cry alone.

“Yeah, sure thing.” He gave her a smile as she turned her back on the group and went out of sight. The sound of soft footsteps going up the carpeted floor filled the air.

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What is it? – Chapter 7

Hello Everyone!

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Sorry it took my a long time to upload a new chapter, it is actually a bit longer than the other chapters so it took me time to rewrite and then edit it. However, the wait is now over. I hope you enjoy this as it’s filled with action!

I think that is why it took me time to write it as I wanted it to be perfect and fit together nicely. I know the action isn’t all that good, but I enjoyed writing it.

Well anyway here is chapter 7.

What is it? Chapter 7

Damien went over to the window and took a stealthy look through the blinds, he saw one figure hiding in the shadows. The figure strode menacingly forwards and his eyes stared directly at Damien and then he came to a halt in the open space; no longer hiding behind the cover of the darkness.

Damien identified him at once. A member of his unit. He had light brown hair that had natural curls and waves; his hair was tousled as if he just woke up. His eyes were grey, but they were vacant.

“It’s Excell.” Damien said, still spying though the blinds. Chelsie sat up with excitement, she instantly ran and unbolted the door; leaving it wide open for intruders to enter. She darted towards her team-mate and wrapped her arms around him holding him tightly.

“I missed you so much Excell! I’m so happy to see you again.” Her eyes were closed trying to enjoy this reunion. She opened her eyes when she received no response. She pulled herself away only to notice he was standing still like a statue like he didn’t even register that she was there. Suddenly, he grasped hold of her arm with a firm grip and it frightened her.

“Excell…stop! You’re hurting me. What is the matter with you?” She yanked her arm free and he remained motionless. Damien came out of the house and went over to them. He sensed something was wrong! It was like Excell wasn’t there. He was a robot waiting for commands.

“Hi brother. How are you?” Damien said as he went and stood next to Chelsie. When Excell’s biometric system activated on both brother and sister it turned red flashing the words ‘threat’. Suddenly he propelled them away from him; they ended up crashing through the bricks of the house. When they landed in a pile of rubble inside the house they sat up and they were filled with dread.

Excell’s eyes were fuming with flames of anger as he approached, it wasn’t his anger, but someone else’s. “Play times over, I’m here to take you back home.”

~X~

“We’ve checked five places already and still there is no sign of them!” Stone punched the lamp-post and left a dent in the metal as he vented out his exasperation. He disliked not having results quick.

“Relax. We have one more place to check and then we can call it quits.” Oceana said.

“The abandoned house is within walking distance. We can leave the car here and walk there in two minutes!” Jake needed a break from driving, considering he has been driving the whole day, his legs felt like wobbly jelly.

“Okay that sounds like a plan.” Oceana said as she went over to Stone and tugged at his arm and pulled him away before he broke the defenseless lamp-post.

“Well follow me then.” Jake said as he lead the group in the direction of the abandoned house in the woods.

~X~

Excell stomped over to Damien and lifted him off the ground by his collar. Damien wrestled with Excell to get him to loosen his grip. He even tried placing his foot on Excell’s stomach trying to kick him away, but it was a futile effort.

Chelsie got up from the ground and with one bound landed onto Excell’s back and got him in a clenched neck hold. Excell dropped Damien and heaved Chelsie to the far wall. Damien spent the time to get his breath back.

All of a sudden, Excell wailed in torment. His hands gripping the sides of his head as the stabbing pain pulsed through his brain severely.

“Please Damien. Help me! Make it stop!” Excell’s eyes were soft like Damien remembered them to be. He shut his eyes tight and when they opened they were empty again. The pain he was suffering from was gone. Damien got up and Chelsie went to join him by his side.

“Something is undoubtedly wrong here.” Damien said. Chelsie nodded in agreement.

They scrutinized their team member and they witnessed him cry for the first time, “Damien, me and the others are being controlled by them, they planted these devices on us and…” Without warning the impassive Excell returned.

“Devices?” Damien muttered.

Excell launched himself at them and they both dodged his attack. Chelsie was annoyed and within the palms of her hands were two airy orbs the size of tennis balls and she threw them at Excell. “please forgive me brother, you left me with no choice.” The orbs turned into one huge whirlwind submerging him completely in its wrath and without notice it catapulted him out of the house with great force.

“We got a chance to escape, let’s not waste it.” She said to Damien. Damien was looking in the direction Excell traveled, watching him crash into a tree and drop down to meet the ground. He was worried for his brother’s safety because he understood he wasn’t in control of himself.

Unexpectedly another wave of the intense vibe coursed through their bodies.

“Not again.” Damien said.

~X~

The trio stopped in their tracks when they spotted something flying at a fast speed which then crash landed into a tree. Oceana and Stone took a quick sideways glance at each other.

“That was Excell.” Stone said, “I wonder who had the strength to throw him about like that?” He added.

“I think I can take a wild guess.” Oceana felt sluggish, “Can you feel that? The vibe? It’s pretty powerful!” She tried to reserve her strength as she rested up on one of the trees.

“This is not a good sign, that means that there are few more near by.” Stone’s attention was on finding the tree that Excell crashed into.

“Maybe it’s Damien and Chelsie.” Oceana said.

Stone began walking towards Excell’s direction, “you go and look for them. I’m heading over to Excell.”

Oceana accepted her orders from the team leader as she pushed herself away from the tree and ran towards the abandoned house.

Jake remained stationary and out-of-the-way. He remembered Oceana’s words to ‘stay put’ and so he waited. For some strange reason he wanted to be in the action, standing by Oceana’s side and aiding her in her mission. He liked how she cared about him, a complete stranger, she made him feel wanted after a long time of solitude. He hated doing absolutely nothing.

~X~

Oceana drew closer to the house and came to a sudden stop when she saw two familiar faces running in her direction.

“Chelsie! Damien!” She waved at them. They stopped in their tracks and appeared unsettled. Out of nowhere a red energy began to form around Damien it was wispy like flames. Slowly, the energy that enclosed him was being drained from him and drifting into the space between his hands making an energy ball. When the energy ball was fully formed he let it loose and it headed for Oceana. As it approached she side stepped it to evade it, but the ball grazed her upper arm which scorched her skin. She bit her bottom lip to suppress the scream that threatened to escape. The constant burning and sensitivity of her skin kept irritating her. Her mind was preoccupied when Damien and Chelsie took advantage of the situation and ran past her.

What is wrong with Damien? Why did he attack me? She thought as she started to run after them. She saw that they were heading straight for Jake. If they attacked her, they will certainly attack Jake; she pushed herself into a fast sprint.

“Damien! Chelsie! Stop! I’m not a threat, why are you running away from me?” She stopped and she focused her mind, she conjured up an image of an invisible barrier, and she planted it before her two team members stopping them in their tracks. They tried to push past the invisible force blocking their path; when suddenly they were lifted off the ground as if they were in space. There was no strain or tension on Oceana’s forehead or face.

“Put us down!” Chelsie cried, “You can’t force us to return!” She yelled.

“Force you to return? What is the matter with you two? Why did you attack me?” Oceana was puzzled by their strange behaviour.

“You got attacked because you and the others want to take us back to that hell hole!” Damien shouted.

“I wasn’t going to take you back there!” She said, “I came looking for you two so we can get our group together and stay together. Who gave that absurd idea anyway?” Oceana felt disgruntled and the constant stinging by the burn wasn’t helping the situation either, she placed a hand over the wound and when she moved her hand away, it was back to normal.

“Excell attacked us. He wasn’t himself. He managed to tell us that the rest of the team cannot be trusted as the aliens are controlling them through a device.” Chelsie said.

“Devices?” Oceana didn’t like what she was hearing, “I’m going to bring you down now. The moment you decide to run away or attack me again, you’re going straight back up there! Understood?” Both siblings nodded in agreement.

Eventually their feet touched the ground.

“So who else is with you?” Damien asked as he and Chelsie walked over to their second in command.

Oceana walked off and they followed behind her, “Just me and Stone.” She answered.

Chelsie came to a standstill as her eyes zoomed in on someone in the distance pacing back and forth, she ran up to Oceana and tapped her on the shoulder, “Who is that guy?” Chelsie pointed at Jake.

Damien eyes also landed on Jake who seemed impatient, “Who is he? Never seen him before on our team.” He noted whilst eyeing him suspiciously.

“Of course he isn’t on our team. I met him just yesterday. He is a friend who is taking me and Stone in. His name is Jake Porter.” Oceana announced with a smile. She turned to look behind her and she saw the astonishment on their faces. The smile didn’t leave her face as she continued on her way forwards.

Once she reached Jake he had his back facing her. She tapped him on the back and he twirled around quick and their eyes met. He lifted his gaze from her and looked behind her and caught sight of his younger siblings, Chelsie and Damien, walking out of the woods. His smile stretched wide and he threw his arms around Oceana and embraced her gently and lovingly. He whispered into her ears, “Thank you for bringing both brother and sister back to me.” He continued to hug her. Oceana suddenly experienced something strange deep within. An unusual sensation that she had never noticed before, it felt like butterflies fluttering in her gut, fluttering like crazy. She closed her eyes as she wanted to enjoy this moment. She was content.

Eventually Jake drew away from her and they attempted to hide their stealing glances from each other.

Damien and Chelsie observed Jake with twinkling eyes showing the hope of more normal things to come. They respected their older brother even before they were taken. They couldn’t believe how wonderful he turned out to be. He looked just like their father. They smiled at each other and then decided it was best to hold the emotions back. This wasn’t the right place for a family reunion.

Both siblings were uneasy when they caught sight of Stone supporting Excell as he limped towards them. They all noticed that Stone was carrying a flat, square-shaped device in his hand, and Excell’s eyes were soft like they’re supposed to be. Oceana sauntered over to her brother and embraced him. She couldn’t control the happiness that was growing within her.

“I’m so sorry.” Excell said as his eyes were firmly on the ground, his bottom lip was trembling as he fought to conceal his tearful emotions, right now he despised himself for what he had done.

“It’s okay, you weren’t yourself.” Oceana said, as the silence began to settle around them.

“Let’s go home and we can all catch up there.” Stone suggested breaking the silence, “it was a really long day!” he added.

“I couldn’t agree more. Come on then.” Jake said as he began leading the rest of the group towards his car. He was thankful he brought his big car with him!

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What is it? – Chapter 6

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I know it has been a while since I uploaded another chapter. However, the wait is finally over. Here is chapter 6, and I hope you enjoy it!

What is it? – Chapter 6

The constant ringing echoed through her ears, loud and deafening. She pressed her palms against her ears as she shut her eyes tightly.

“I have to help Damien.” a voice said with unbreakable determination in her mind. She became less tensed and straightened herself up. She began to notice a fierce energy arising inside her. Her eyes were filled with tenacity that she had to continue down this road.

One of the guards came at her from the left and she promptly put her hand in the air to stop him, she raised it just above her shoulders and the guard was elevated off the ground, she brought her hand towards her when she shoved it out in front of her again, sending the guard flying to the far wall. The guard was knocked out cold. One more guard approached her from the right, she grasped hold of the baton he was ready to strike her with, and side kicked him in the abdomen as he collided into a heavy shelving unit. The last guard stood there shaking in his boots, he gulped as they both stared intently at each other. Chelsie smirked and charged towards him, she ran across the wall and clenched her fist and when she leaped off the wall the fist met the guards face and sent him scraping against the smooth floor. She landed gracefully on her feet.

“Sorry about this, I had no choice.” She said as she shrugged her shoulders.

She then whizzed about the shop, the alarm still blaring out loud so the whole neighbourhood could hear it. When she got some food and first aid items she ran out of the shop, hugging the items close to her.

“I have to help Damien.” The voice said again, but with urgency this time…

~X~

Chelsie sat on the messy carpeted floor. Papers and books were littered all over the place, dust particles floated happily in the air as the sun shined through the broken blinds, cobwebs seem to be the only residents of this small house in the middle of no-where. Chelsie was observing Damien who was lying on the sofa, that sofa looked like a wild animal clawed it to shreds. She decided to kneel beside him as she stroked his hair.

“You are going to be okay, brother. I’m going to make everything okay again.” Her right hand went down to grab the antiseptic cream when she felt another hand gripping her other wrist firmly almost cutting off her blood supply. She turned around to see Damien was awake and trying hard to hide the discomfort he was feeling.

“No. That stuff won’t work…I need you to heal me completely, Chelsie!” He said through tensed jaws, trying to conceal his suffering.

“No. I – I – I can’t…You know what this does to me, Damien!” Chelsie was scared and it was clear that she feared her own abilities.

“The first aid isn’t going to make me any better!” He raised his voice. Chelsie could sense his dread. Her biometric system noted that his injuries were severe and his heart beat is slowing down. Damien begged, “please Chelsie…” he said as he fainted again.

The situation was critical, eventually Damien would die. She removed her apprehension and decided to face it directly. She continued to kneel on the ground, she allowed her hands to rise and hang above her brothers body as she inhaled and exhaled slowly; she closed her eyes. Suddenly, a red light, that emanated from her hands, completely engulfed his body. After a while the light turned to an orange colour. She was thoroughly focused on healing her brother when suddenly blood began to drip slowly from her nostrils, and her body began to shudder violently as if having a fit. Pain had overtook her calm expression. She took another deep breath. The light was mixed between light orange and light green. The pain was overpowering her taking away her concentration.

Under the bright green light, Damien’s eyes shot wide open and saw his sister collapse onto the floor.

“Chelsie!” He abruptly sat up and ended up with a dizzy spell. His head slowly met his hands and waited for the dizzy spell to end its course. When he was feeling normal; he slid off the sofa and crawled to his sister’s side. He managed to get her to sit up a little as her head lolled just below his shoulders. He gently tapped the side of her face trying to bring her back to consciousness.

Damien noticed the blood dribbling down from her nose to her mouth and sliding down her chin staining her skin; he quickly grabbed his black t-shirt and used it to wipe the blood away. Suddenly Chelsie shifted and Damien let out a sigh of relief. Her eyes slowly fluttered open and smiled when she saw her brother fit and fine once more.

“You’re okay now.” She continued to smile.

Damien evaded her gaze. He turned away and shut his eyes trying to hide his shame, for asking his own sister to almost risk her life to save his, because he couldn’t handle the pain any more. “Yeah, I’m all good…thanks to you, sis.” He opened his eyes and they were glistening with the tears that lingered waiting for a signal to fall, “Thank you.” He said.

Chelsie continued to gaze up and saw that a single tear drop had escaped from her brother’s eyes. With a single fingertip she gently wiped it away.

“I never knew you had an emotional side.” She half giggled still weak.

At last Damien smiled. After being abducted by aliens, that look like humans, he had forgotten what smiling felt like or what it even meant any more. He had become cold.

“That was a tear of happiness, stupid!” he gave a half laugh, “I’m just glad you’re okay!”

~X~

After long hours of sleep, both brother and sister, awoke from their nap. Chelsie had fully recovered and Damien was healed and strong again!

“Do you think we will ever find the other’s?” Chelsie asked as she sat up on the torn sofa in deep thought. Damien on the other hand sat relaxed on an old fashioned rocking chair. He was rocking back and forth with his eyes closed.

The chair stopped swaying and Damien opened his eyes and looked directly at his sister, “I’m not sure. We are separated from each other and the chances of finding one another…I don’t know what to tell you. Never been in this situation before to be honest.”

“Maybe, we can send out a signal.” Chelsie said.

“It’s too risky. It could mean our exposure.” Damien stood up and headed over to the broken blinds and took a quick glance through the window to check their surroundings. Trying to see if there was any activity happening outside.

“How about, we give a sign that only our unit knows about. That way when they see it they can find our location.” Her eyes gleamed with a sudden hope, “we won’t have to feel alone or isolated any more. We would be around people we know and trust.”

“There’s one problem with that idea. What if they sent back ‘others’ to track us down. They know everything there is to know about each and everyone of us! Sending out a sign, is equivalent of inviting the devil to dinner.” Damien let out a heavy sigh and then sauntered over to his little sister and took her hand.

“We have each other, Chelsie. That is what counts right now.” He smiled at her. A smile that said that he was glad to be here with his sister and it was the happiest he had felt in a very long time.

All of a sudden, Damien froze and so did Chelsie. They stared at each other alarmed. A vibrating shiver ran through their bodies, it was like a chill running down their spine but a bit more intense.

“Who do you think it is? Friend or foe?” Chelsie’s voice was shaky unable to hide the fear that was crawling its way into the pit of her stomach.

“I don’t have a clue. But, it seems we’ve been found.”

 To Be Continued…

What is it? – Chapter 5

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Well here it is, chapter 5 in the ‘What is it?’ story!

What is it? Chapter 5

It was the following morning and the sun was beaming outside, showing its happiness as its rays flooded through every available window. Jake sat on the recliner chair with his laptop sitting on his lap. He sat with a rapt expression watching the screen as if waiting for something to surface; when unexpectedly a hand tapped him on the shoulder and someone ended up sitting next to him on the other sofa.

Jake paused the video he was engrossed in and looked up from the screen, he turned his head to the right and saw Oceana seated on the other sofa eating a Granny Smith apple.

“What are you up to?” She asked as she chewed and bit into the apple again.

“Nothing much really…just trying to locate someone from surveillance video’s.”

Oceana got up from the seat and sauntered over to the mantelpiece and picked up Jake’s family photo. A pleasant smile played across her lips as she noticed how happy they were; her fingers brushed against the glass of the photo frame. The picture was quite old, she could tell that Jake was around fourteen years old and was the eldest of the three siblings.

“How comes your family aren’t here? What happened to them?” She gingerly put the photo frame back on the shelf and headed back to the sofa. Jake’s expression had turned sorrowful.

“My family is missing…I’ve been living alone for a long time now…waiting…”

“How did they disappear?” Oceana questioned as she placed a hand on his; the skin on his hand was smooth.

“I don’t know…I wasn’t with them at the time. I was grounded because I stole £50 from my father’s wallet to buy a part to fix a motorbike secretly with my uncle Chester. They were all out at the cinema and never returned…no sightings…it is like they never existed.” Oceana felt empathetic towards Jake, she knows all to well what it’s like to be separated from loved ones; he has been alone and abandoned for a long time.

Oceana’s eyes landed on a bunch of papers that were spread over the glass table in a messy manner; when a particular drawing caught her attention. She pulled the sketch out from the mess surrounding it and gaped at it. She took a glimpse at Jake and wondered how he had a portrait of Chelsie; someone from her unit.

“Why do you have a sketch of this girl?” She asked trying to hide the shakiness in her voice but, her voice failed her.

Jake took the sketch from Oceana and gave a small smile, “I know her. She is the one I’ve been searching for all this time. My sister, Chelsie Porter. This is how she would look after all these years…”

“How can you be so sure that this is your sister?”

“I have a friend in the police and they have this software that can show you what someone would look like when older or vice versa. He sent me the sketches.” Jake replied.

Oceana took in a deep breath and suddenly felt apprehensive. She turned to face him, inside herself she was nervous, she didn’t know whether she should tell him or not. In the end she decided it was the right thing to do.

“Jake…I need to confess something,” she looked him in the eyes her will strong and unfaltering, “what I have to tell you…it is sincere and isn’t fabricated. Just promise me you won’t get angry?”

Jake was in a bit of a dither regarding the conversation; eventually he nodded his agreement and replied, “I promise.”

“I know your sister, Chelsie. She is part of my unit…” Oceana looked away from him feeling like a bearer of bad news and Jake was completely taken aback by the news.

Unexpectedly, Stone entered the room dressed in a pair of sweatpants. He ambled over to the TV and switched it on.

“Why do you two look so glum? Come on, cheer up you two.” Stone sat down beside Oceana and put his forearm on her shoulder as he stared at the two gloom filled faces. Oceana and Jake continued looking at each other with questioning eyes.

Suddenly a news bulletin appeared on the TV. The female news reporter’s voice filled the living room.

“Last night, a local store was robbed and one suspect took down all security personnel single-handedly. The suspect has been caught on the store’s CCTV footage stealing food, and first aid items. The public is being warned to not approach this suspect, she is considered dangerous.” Stone and Oceana automatically turned their attention to the screen when a picture of the suspect appeared on the TV.

“Remind you of someone we know?” Stone faced Oceana.

“Who is it?” Jake asked.

Oceana paused the bulletin on a still frame of the suspect and she gently took the portrait from Jake and sighed, “look closely at the girl on the TV screen and then look at the drawing. Notice any resemblance?”

Jake’s eyes were focused on the screen and seemed to take in every little detail of the blonde haired girl and his eyes drifted slowly away and saw the sketch. His eyes began to well up.

“It’s her…” He said as he fought back the tears. He knew if he cried now he wouldn’t be able to stop. The tears would flow like a waterfall if they wanted too.

“Me and Stone are going to find her…and bring her back with us, safe and sound.” Oceana said innocently. She and Stone both stood up together as if in sync and began to head towards the exit of the kitchen when Jake stopped them in their tracks.

“Can I come with you?” His eyes were pleading as a new hope awakened within him. A hope of a happy family reunion.

“I don’t think that is such a good idea.” Stone said.

“I think you two are going to need me. I know this place off the back of my hand; also I have transport to get us places.” Jake folded his arms he knew he had made a valid point.

“Jake, you can come with us but, where-ever we tell you to stay put…you stay put. Only me and Stone can convince your sister she isn’t under threat. The moment she sees you…she will attack you.” Oceana avoided his gaze as she said, “I don’t want to see you get hurt.” She turned away as her and the team leader began heading towards the kitchen exit again.

“I promise.” Jake said loud enough making sure Oceana heard. She didn’t stop but, she gave a thumbs up as an agreement as she walked out of sight and the sound of padded footsteps echoed in his ears.

 ~X~

“So what’s the plan?” Stone stepped in Oceana’s path blocking her way into her room.

“I’m guessing she probably hasn’t gone far. So she might be hiding somewhere where no-one can find her.”

“Like somewhere underground?” Stone questioned.

“Correct. Like they taught us. Sewer systems are a great place or abandoned houses or vacant places that haven’t been used in ages.”

“When we are near to her, we will know.” Stone stepped aside and stopped blocking her access into the room, she stepped in and stopped by the bed frame.

“I guess the one good thing that comes from having alien DNA in our system is that when another one is close we get a vibe.” Oceana said.

“I wonder who the first aid items are for? Chelsie didn’t look hurt to me…” Stone went and spread himself across the bed looking up at the perfectly coated ceiling.

Who was driving the crashed Machine?” Oceana asked.

“Damien.”

“I think maybe Chelsie found Damien and he might be badly hurt. That’s why she broke into the store. If that’s the case we have to hurry, Stone.”

“Well enough talking then, get ready quick and meet me downstairs!” Stone said as he scrambled off the bed, he left the room and closed the door behind him giving Oceana her privacy. She heard Stone’s bedroom door shut loudly behind him.

“I just hope you are okay, Damien…if anything happened to you…I would never forgive myself…this is all my fault!” Her bottom lip quivered as she bit onto it trying to stop the tears from escaping her…

Well that is chapter 5. What do you think?

What is it? Chapter 4

Hey guys! What’s up?

I do apologize that this chapter has taken me so long to write and upload on here, things have just been busy on my end that I couldn’t upload straight away.

Well here is chapter 4 in the What is it? story. For convenience you can access all previous chapter’s by clicking on the sidebar and heading over to the category section and click the link where it is says ‘What is it? – Story’, it will take you directly to them 🙂 .

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What is it? Chapter 4

At the door was another young man; his hair was blonde and it had some length giving an appearance of a casual surfer, his eyes were azure like a cloudless sky, his lips had a soft hint of pink on them. He was somewhat taller than Oceana and he had a semi muscular figure and his black t-shirt clung to his body. He wore a pair of cargo pants which were neatly tucked into his heavy black boots, Oceana was dressed similarly.

“Where is she? This is urgent!” The stranger demanded.

“Where is who?” The young man began to step further back into the house, past the door, when the outsider lunged forward and grabbed hold of the young man’s collar and glowered at him.

The stranger looked at the young man with his intense eyes and suddenly the young man felt an intruder invading his mind, “get out of my head, not fair. I didn’t give you consent!” the young man gritted his teeth and placed his hands tightly on his temples as the pain was worse than a migraine. He groaned in agony.

“Don’t lie to me, Jake. I know she’s here. You’ve spoken to her and in fact she is still here but, hesitating to show herself…” Oceana gripped the baseball bat even tighter and her eyes were firmly focused on Jake, wondering if he was okay or not. She suddenly realised that she never knew the name of her saviour until now.

The stranger loosened his grip on Jake, suddenly the outsider propelled Jake backwards and sent him flying into the kitchen and living room as his back and head whacked into the pillar that supported the roof. Jake was knocked out unconscious and sprawled out across the floor.

“Jake!” Oceana yelled. Oceana stepped out from behind the door and lifted the baseball bat and swung it at the enemy, sending him on a brief airborne flight out of the house. He landed on his back and ended up scraping against the floor until he finally got stopped by the trunk of a tree. Oceana dropped the bat and began to stomp towards him but, unexpectedly stopped.

“Stone…” She murmured. She clasped his right ankle in her right hand and dragged him back towards the house, when she reached the steps she gracefully flung him over her shoulder and walked into the house and kicked the door shut behind her.

Oceana took one of the chairs from the kitchen and positioned Stone into the seat. His head lolled to the right as he sat there knocked out. Oceana remembered the storage cupboard underneath the staircase and rushed towards it with urgency, she rummaged through the mess and found a huge amount of rope and an impish smile played across her lips. She took hold of the rope and shut the cupboard door behind her and headed straight for Stone. She began to tie him up leaving no room for him to escape. By the end he looked like a mummy!

She went over to Jake and picked him up, he moaned in pain as she carried him over to the sofa and laid him down slowly. She fluffed up a pillow and placed it gently under his head and without realising she stroked his jet black hair and swiped his fringe to the side away from his face. She went and sat next to him on the recliner chair and propped her feet up on the glass table and waited patiently. She put her hands behind her head and sighed blissfully and allowed herself to sink deeper into the seat. Until this point, she never knew what relaxation was…

 ~X~

Jake groaned as he awakened, he slowly sat up and his hand went to touch the back of his head and his back was sore. Suddenly he felt a soft hand on his shoulder; he looked up and saw Oceana examining him with her biometric software embedded in her eyes.

“You okay?” She asked.

“My head hurts! It feels like I got whacked in the head by a baseball bat!” His face twisted in pain.

“You did hit your back and head against the pillar over there.” Oceana pointed towards the pillar.

Jake glanced at the pillar and thinking about it made him tremble but, then his eyes fell onto the newcomer tied up to a chair like a mummy; trying very hard to free himself without much luck.

“Oceana! Get me out of this chair, right now!” Stone ordered as he continued to try to free himself…again. He was a persistent young man who would never give up even if the odds were against him.

“No. Because as soon as I do that, you’ll take me back there!” She denied his request.

“I’m not here to take you back. We’ve all been sent back to join you, Oceana!” Stone’s eyes pleaded and held a certain amount of truth in them.

“Who sent you back?” Oceana questioned.

“Our mother did…” He stopped fighting and decided to sit still in his confined space.

“Peace? What did she say?” Oceana was eager to know what their mother said to the others.

“Why don’t I just show you.” Stone clenched Oceana’s wrist and yanked her down so she was kneeling down beside the chair. All of a sudden Oceana seemed lost in a trance, staring deeply into the thin air like she was watching a movie at the cinema as it projected in front of her. She watched with intent.

 At the alien planet

“Hurry, Stone. We don’t have much time!” Stone and Peace ran into the departure hanger and one after the other they climbed the ladder to gain access to one of the ships.

“Listen to me Stone, you have to find Oceana and the others. You have to protect her, she is in big danger here and she needs to find the truth. The truth of her being. The answers are on earth. Chastity and the other’s want her dead and the invasion on earth is a sure way of hiding the truth from her and silencing the ones on earth that know of the secret…Just promise me Stone that you will keep everyone together and be strong for Oceana…” her voice faded as she tried to hold back the tears but, was very unsuccessful.

Stone was perplexed but, he grabbed her hands in his and said, “I promise, Peace.” Peace felt a sense of relief knowing her wishes were cared for, Peace began to speedily press buttons and the machine hummed to life.

“Please enter a destination.” A mechanical female voice spoke from the machine. Peace entered the destination, ‘Earth’ and the machine reconfirmed the location aloud.

The machine began to hover off the ground when suddenly the double doors to the departure hanger opened and masses of footsteps approached and came to a halt all at once.

“Shut down the machine, Stone, and both of you step down the ladder and step away from the machine.” Spoke a voice filled with authority and someone obeying orders.

Peace looked at Stone and she leaned in close and whispered into his ear, “Remember what I said. Find Oceana and stay together no matter what happens.” She pressed the green button and the glass lid encased Stone into the machine. He began to protest as he pounded his fists against the strong glass that was unbreakable; screaming for Peace to let him out. He began to sob as the alien guards began to fire their weapons at her. Surrounding Peace was a green force field that engulfed her entire being as she levitated down to the ground.

Suddenly the shield faded and she raised her right hand and her eyes looked at the ladder and with her mind and hand she sent the ladder flying into the alien guards taking them down like skittles in ten pin bowling and earning a strike! Peace began to run in hopes of getting to another hiding place when one of the guards crawled along the floor to the closest weapon. He aimed and it locked straight on the target and he pressed the trigger and it fired continuously. Peace was taken down instantly as it struck her right upper arm and her left thigh and she fell in agony onto the floor. The alien guards reassembled and surrounded her with their weapons aiming at her…

 Back on earth

Oceana was stunned to the core as she stared at stone, “Is she dead?” she asked as tears began to fall down her delicate cheeks.

“I believe so.” Stone was sad and held the tears back.

“What just happened?” Jake asked rather puzzled.

Stone turned to face Jake, “I just showed her my departure…our mother died trying to help us escape from that hell hole!”

Jake froze on the spot and felt sad for them both. He sighed deeply and brushed his fingers through his hair.

“Did she use her ability?” Oceana asked suddenly.

“Yeah, she did. It was the only way she could get us out of there and fool the system and security.”

“What ability?” Jake asked curiously.

Oceana turned and looked at Jake and wiped her tears away, “She has this ability where she can touch someone and she takes on their appearance and their DNA structure and fingerprints. She also gains voice that way too. It is a decent ability to have. I guess you could say she’s very good at cloning…”

“That does sound like an awesome ability. I’m sorry about your loss…” Jake trailed off.

“One thing I don’t understand, is about this secret relating to me, and why am I a threat to the aliens? If I’m such a big problem to them, why didn’t they just kill me when they got hold of me?” Oceana said her thoughts aloud and it put everyone in deep contemplation, “I have to find out about this secret…” She said.

“We’ll figure it out. Don’t worry, you’re not alone.” Jake said as he placed a sympathetic hand on her shoulder as he walked off towards the kitchen, “I’m starving, what about you guys?” He asked as he went rummaging through the fridge and cupboard and taking out various items.

“I’m famished.” Oceana said.

“Me too. But, can someone be nice enough to remove me from this mummy wrap, please.” Stone looked at Oceana and motioned towards the rope.

Oceana walked past him with a playful smile on her lips, “For now, I think the mummy wrap suits you…” Oceana went and sat down on one of the other chairs as she and Jake exchanged big grins. Jake loved to see her smile, it was infectious…

What is it? Chapter 3

Okay, so here is the long awaited chapter 3 in the What is it? Story! I promise the next chapter will be much more interesting! Still, if you wish to provide me with tips and feedback or prompts for future chapters, please do leave me a comment!

What is it? Chapter 3

“Okay. I’m ready to tell you everything…” Oceana finally agreed. Although she didn’t feel like bringing back all the memories or broach the subject at all, she realised that to the young man…it was important.

“Whenever you’re ready.” The young man said as he spun around in his swivel seat waiting for a response from her, when she finally spoke.

“I was ten years old when I was abducted. I was outside playing with the other kids. I wasn’t supposed to be outside that night as it was a school night, but I wanted to be like the other kids…be cool. At night-time I sneaked out. We were playing football near a ‘No Trespassing’ area.” She smiled as she realised that was one of the last moments of her normal life, before everything took a turn for the worse. She closed her eyes as she imagined the scene playing out in front of her eyes.

“I remember it clearly, one of the kids kicked the ball over the fence into the restricted area. We spent ages arguing who would go over the fence and get the ball back, as there was a dog guarding the area, in the end they chose me to go; since I wanted to prove myself worthy of being cool.”

“Can I just say, you don’t strike me as the kind of girl that likes football. You seem like the violin or clarinet kind of girl.” The young man looked amused and then encouraged her to continue with her story. Oceana stood up and headed over towards the faintly smeared window.

“I ended up climbing the fence and grabbing the ball. I heard the sound of the guard dog snarling and I was petrified. I saw its huge teeth and I felt I was going die that day. The dog charged at me when suddenly I got blinded by this beaming light.”

“So the beam saved you?”

“In a strange kind of way yes, the bright light saved me. What came after that was much worse…” She seemed to be lost in thought when suddenly she turned back around and started to pace the room instead.

“After that, only then did I find out what true pain was. The aliens wanted to learn everything there was about the human anatomy and the brain.”

“They were looking for something?” He questioned.

“I guess so, their search stopped after they got hold of me.”

“I wonder what they found in you which wasn’t in the others?” The young man looked puzzled.

“That is what I’d like to find out too.”

“During my time there, I came across this one alien. She had this mothering quality about her. Whenever I cried or thought of mum and dad; she would come and sit beside me. She would pat my head and in my mind I could hear her singing and humming to soothe my pain away; she never spoke or opened her mouth to talk. In the end she became my mother. In fact she was a mother to everyone in my unit.”

“This nice alien, you think of her as a mother figure?” He inquired.

“Yes. It seemed she had a yearning to be a mother, and we just connected. Whenever I needed her she was always there for me. She is amazing as she communicates through the mind. She never talks. ” Oceana smiled, and then suddenly her smile faded. The young man observed her and seemed very engrossed. He noted she had a charismatic personality.

“Why are you sad all of a sudden?”

“This may seem a bit strange to you, but I miss her.”

“There’s nothing wrong in missing someone, Oceana. It is natural and it is a part of who we are.” He reassured her. Oceana smiled and she sat back down on the bed and looked at the young man. She had her hands on her lap and she leaned forwards.

“I wasn’t the only one that was taken. There were others. They put us into teams and they trained us and taught us. At times it felt like living on earth, we have food, water and clothes; but the housing was like prison cells.”

“What are they training and teaching you to do?” The young man asked as he stood up to stretch his legs. He had enough of sitting down. He went to the window and checked the surroundings. So far they were safe.

“They trained us to fight, taught us everything a normal human child would learn in school.”

The young man turned around to face Oceana, “They trained you to fight? For what exactly?” He asked. A sudden fear began to bubble in his gut and it continued to rise within him.

“You won’t like what I have to say.” She said.

“Just tell me, I can handle myself.” He said. He began to reflect whether he could actually handle the information he was about to receive. It’s not everyday aliens come to earth! He ended up sitting beside Oceana and took a quick peek at her.

“They want to start a war. They want planet earth for themselves and they are going to use me and others like me to get it. Their planet is slowly dying. And you might also find this a little shocking too. I think the government is helping them. How else do we get food, water and clothes? Aliens don’t know anything about human necessity!”

“So who helped you to escape?”

“Our mother did. She wanted me to come back home. To try and lead a normal life. She didn’t want them to use me. After all she is a mother. She wants the best for her child.”

“Oceana, it could also mean that your mother has just made things worse?”

“What do you mean?” Oceana was disconcerted.

“It means, that instead of delaying the attack on earth, she has just sped it up by making you leave from that place! And maybe this is what they wanted. A good reason to come to earth. You telling me none of this ever crossed your mind?” The young man shot up from his bed and buried his head in his hands as he paced the room. His hands slowly slid away from his face after a minute.

“Why would my mother want to do that for? She loved us!” Oceana was dumbfounded by the allegation and stood up and her eyes welled up with tears ready to pour down her cheeks.

“Oceana, she isn’t a human mother. She is an alien, aliens are super intelligent and manipulative!”

All of a sudden there was loud banging on the front door of the house with a sense of urgency. Oceana and the young man looked at each other and gulped.

Oceana stormed out of the bedroom and tip toed down the staircase towards the main door. The young man pushed past her as he rushed down the stairs. Again there was more loud banging against the door, it seemed like whoever it was, was willing to break down the door.

The young man went to the door and Oceana spotted an old baseball bat sitting in the empty space between the shoe cabinet and the door, she took hold of it and nodded to him to open the door. His hand slowly went for the door handle.

He took in a deep breath and his shaking hand instantly took hold of the handle and he opened the door wide. He stepped back and looked afraid…

So what did you guys think? Did I mention I am writing this story on the go?

Also if you want to give prompts so I can use those to write future chapters, please let me know and I’ll include them 🙂

What is it? Chapter 2

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…”