Annabelle’s Surprise

“You know it’s not going to work, they never do!” She scoffed at the man who was deemed eccentric by the whole town.
She tried many times defending him and his inventions but soon she too became the center of the town’s gossip. It was hard being the daughter of an inventor, but it was even harder to be the daughter of the “crazy man.” She looked at the contraption and wondered what he was doing this time. All she could see was steam coming out of it as it transplanted a green liquid into a blue froth. She didn’t know a lot about chemistry but she knew enough to not mix liquids together.
“Oh, I’m sure it will work this time, Annabelle.” He managed to say as he concentrated deeply on the two liquids emerging together.
She sighed as she left him to his work. When was he going to find a real job? A job that pays money? There wasn’t even enough money left to pay the bank for the loan she took out to help pay for the house they currently resided in. And the man in charge of their loan would like nothing more than to see the “old crazy man” and his daughter kicked out on the streets of San Jose. As she opened the door to go to the Tavern to meet Simon, her fiancee, she saw something that made her gasp.
There was someone entering her house that didn’t seem human. He pulled his sombero down around his eyes and nodded to her. “Excuse me, you just can’t come into someone’s else unannounced. Hey, are you from the bank? Did he send you to scare us into leaving this house, because it’s not going to work.” She folded her arms across her chest, and tapped her foot.
The stranger didn’t say anything as he proceeded downstairs to his study. She followed him, curious to know who this stranger was. And what did he want with her dad? He didn’t stop until he was right in front of him.
“Mr. Morrison, I presume?” The stranger asked.
“Yes.” her father spoke not looking up at the one who was speaking to him. She knew he didn’t want to be disturbed, but the stranger had ignored her. So in anger, she tried to get the stranger’s attention again. However, the alien didn’t look at her as he continued to keep his eye on her dad’s contraption.
“Mr. Morrison. I’m T2. And I am from the planet One. My people are dying. So my government has sent me to earth to retrieve the man who is responsible for curing the disease that destroys our brains.” The alien spoke as he took his hat off. Annabelle held back a scream as she put her hand over her mouth. The creature’s skin was blue and cracked. His ears were pointed and instead of a nose, he had two holes where his nose should have been. His yellow eyes pierced through her as he seemed to be looking right inside her. She flushed a deep red and looked away from him.
Her dad finally stopped and looked up at the stranger. “You’re not from around here are you? For if you were, you would know this stupid machine isn’t working!” The liquid boiled over and the steam came out in such abundance that he started coughing. The steam soon turned to smoke as the cloud of plume stund his eyes. He cried out in frustration as he took the table and tried to upturn it. But the blue skin creature touched his shoulder and shook his head.
“Mr. Morrisson. My government has asked me to bring you to our planet. He wants you to work for us.” Before a word of protest could be spoken, the alien put his hand on the man’s shoulder. He pressed a button on his wrist and they both dissappeared before her eyes leaving nothing behind including her dad’s machine and his work.
Annabelle screamed as she ran clumisly up the stairs and out the house. She ran into the tavern and begged for someone to help her. “He’s been taken! He’s gone with an alien!” People looked at her and began laughing, pointing at her.


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