I married an Alien!!
It was the middle of the night. A loud noise outside suddenly woke me up. I turned to the other side of the bed, only to find an empty space instead of my husband. “Derek”, I called out, looking towards the door of our bedroom. But I received no response. I saw that his blanket was lying in a disheveled way. I arose from the bed and headed towards the bathroom to see if he was there. “Derek”, I again called out to him. But he wasn’t there.
I then headed to our drawing room and again called out to him. But to no avail. Before I could figure out what was going on, I saw the main door open. I rushed towards the doorway and could not believe my eyes when I saw the sight awaiting my eyes outside our door. Being blinded by the bright flashing lights, I widened my eyes to check if what I could see was real! A huge space ship had landed on my front lawn right before my very own eyes. Before I could go out to see what was really happening, the spaceship started to move and in a fraction of a second it disappeared.
The next moment, the surroundings were so quiet as if nothing had happened. Not too far, I saw a man lying down on the ground, unconscious. I walked ahead tentatively, only to realize it was none other than Derek. Frightened, I rushed towards him and tried to wake him up. But he was still lying unconscious. I rushed inside our house to bring a glass of water. My hands were trembling while I was pouring water in the glass. I ran towards the doorway as quickly as i could. Derek was still lying there helpless. I placed his head on my lap and sprinkled some drops of water on his face.
To my relief, he started gaining consciousness. He opened his eyes slowly. But then his eyes widened and he began to look around confused. I spoke softly, “Derek”. He began looking at me as if I were some stranger. I asked, “What happened? Were those aliens? Was that a spaceship? What were you doing there?” I had so many questions but I received no answer. He slowly got up and placed his hand on my forehead and he closed his eyes as if he were meditating. I did not know how to react.
He then opened his eyes, which were still wide open with no expressions. I stared at him looking confused. I asked, “Are you alright?” He looked at me strangely. I again tried, “Derek, what’s the matter? Are you okay honey?” He finally replied in a robotic tone, “My name is Reth. I am from Mars.” I could not believe what I was hearing and was certainly not in a mood for a joke at that moment. I bluntly said, “No, you are Derek and you are from this Planet Earth. Now come on in, it’s past midnight and I have to wake up early.”
I went inside our house and turned behind to see Derek following me and staring at things at our place very strangely. Ever since he was unconscious, Derek had been behaving strangely. I wondered if he had really turned into an alien. I sat down on the sofa and told him to sit down too. I wanted to know if all this was a joke or was it for real. As the spaceship I saw could not be a joke. There was something wrong, something really wrong.
Derek, still looking strangely at me, sat down on the sofa. He sat beside me, but at a safe distance, his body facing me. I felt I was talking to a stranger rather than my husband. “Derek, now tell me what all happened over there?” I asked. “My name is Reth”, he repeated and then continued, “We all came here to earth to carry out our mission.” “Mission?” I asked confused. “Yes”, he said. “We are on our mission to convert all the earthlings into Martians. My fellows said I was an earthling too and now I am one of them. I was created to convert more earthlings into Martians.” “Oh, I see”, I said wondering if it was indeed true. Derek had met those Martians and they converted him into one too. I could see that it was all fitting in one piece. But what could I do? All those alien movies came to my mind. I could be the world’s next heroic figure if I save it from my husband. It seemed so weird yet it was true. “So how successful have you been on your mission?” I asked trying to figure a way out. “You will be my first one”, he said grinning in an alien kind of way.
“What, you mean you are going to convert me into a Martian too?” I asked. “Yes”, he said moving closer towards me. I tried to move away and run but he pulled me back. He made me sit on the sofa and he stood right in front of me. Out of nowhere he pulled out a device that looked like a pen. I could see a bright red light coming out of the device. ‘My time is over on this earth now’, I thought. Derek pressed the device in his hand and it blinded me. The red light now was beaming in our whole room. He grinned again and placed his hand on my forehead. And that was the last thing I could remember.
“Wake up! Wake up!” I could hear someone calling out. I opened my eyes slowly and it was morning. I saw I was lying in my bedroom, all comfy under my blanket and Reth was beside me, waking me up. ‘O dear’, I thought, ‘Reth indeed had more powers than I imagined’. He converted me into a Martian and managed to invade my little house.
“Wake up sleepy head”, Reth said kissing my forehead. I looked at him strangely and saw those eyes had the same charm that Derek had, unlike those alien eyes. “Reth, have I really become a Martian now?” I asked. Reth laughed and exclaimed, “What? What did you call me? Someone really had an overdose of Star Trek yesterday.” I looked around and then realised that this whole thing was a dream. “Gosh, it seemed so real. You were an alien from Mars and you converted me into an alien too”, I said and then I too could not control laughing. “O Derek, I’m so happy with you by my side and I never really want to be away from you. Even if you will turn into a Martian anytime I will sure be with you”, I said cuddling him.
“O my little weirdo, of course I will be with you always. Wonder what it will be like being a Martian…” he said laughing at my strange dream.