It’s a beautiful day with not a sky in the clouds as I pensively watch the rain beat down on the smudged glass window. A perfect day to go for a walk and make mud angels in the clumps of green grass that we call our front yard. The only problem is my mother whom I was feeling not too kindly towards for botching my daytime activities. It is too nice a day to think about my health and well-being.
“But mo-om.” I whined.
“No buts.” Mom replies, “I don’t want you going out in the rain and then coming back in tracking mud all over the house like last time. You ruined a perfectly good rug.” My mom brushes through her long gray hair, the fine ends falling almost to her waist. It isn’t gray because of old age but she always had a light grayish tone to her hair. Ruby red lipstick painted her lips and long lashes framed her bright kitten blue eyes. “You’re thirteen now, Maria. It’s time that you started growing up. You’re not a child anymore. Now behave while I run out and do some errands and NO. LEAVING. THE. HOUSE.”
“Fiiine.” I only say it to get her to leave the house. I’m in no mood to listen to what she has to say. “I’ll be the sweet little girl that you always wanted.”
Mom frowns. “I never said that I didn’t want you. You’re just a bit of a handful sometimes.” She pecks my forehead. “Now be good.” She says before rushing out the door and driving away.
After I’m sure that she’s gone, I rush outside to enjoy the rain filled night. Why should I have to listen to everything that my mother said? I mean, I would only be out for a minute.
As I play in the rain, I see something out of the corner of my eye. I rub my eyes and look again. What I see appears to be a bright star rapidly moving back and forth. It’s so bright; I ca...
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...ou noticed that I am neither human nor alien. You are correct. I am a hybrid. The most human-like hybrid in existence to be exact. I have all of the powers of aliens but I can also reproduce and feel emotion like a human. My appearance is also closer to that of a human than an alien.”
“What’s your name?” I’m fascinated by this mystery person.
“I could tell you but you wouldn’t be able to pronounce it and it wouldn’t mean anything to you.”
“Oh. Can I call you Alex?”
“I don’t see why not but why that of all names?”
I shrugged. “I don’t know. You just look like an Alex to me.”
He nods slightly. “I have no problem with it.”
I look away towards the still open entrance. “So…why am I here? I mean, why abduct me of all people?”
“It isn’t just a random coincidence. You were chosen very specifically. Otherwise, the Greys wouldn’t bother with you.”
“Who are the Greys.”
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