I was running away. There, I said it. Can you honestly blame me though? My dad's crazy, always trying to capture aliens and experiment on them. It's sort of sickening. He was hoping to raise me to be just like him - daddy's little girl. So not going to happen. Ever since my mom died, he's been so much more involved in his work.
My mom. She was great, I loved her so much. Like myself, she didn't approve of what my father does. That's why she never married him, I would switch off houses every other week. I wasn't depressed or anything about the whole thing like some kids with divorced parents are. They were never actually 'together', we never had some big Thanksgiving dinner as a family or party on New Years, my parents lived their seperate lives with me connecting them. I was fine with that, until mom died. She was my rock, what kept me completely sane. Or as sane as a girl can be with a dad who works for the alien section of our government. Whatever, right?
But dad, he got way to obsessed with finding aliens after she died. You'd think he'd stop, it was what mom wanted I mean, pretty much her dying wish(that and me living a long life, fufilling and all that). I'm not sure if he knew how I stood on the entire subject, if he even wonders about it at all. Daddy's little girl, remember? I never have really spoke out on what I felt about it, I made my point that he worked to much and he should take a break and what not. But never outright said 'What you do sucks, so give it up already'. I wish I had, maybe he would have stopped.
Nope, I just ran away. Left all that stupid government stuff behind me. the thing is though, I have no idea where I'm going, I mean I'm in the middle of the freaking desert right now! I have a backpack with soda, water, food, all that stuff. My iPod too, but I left my phone. Knowing my father he would have put a tracking device or something in it. But thinking back on it, I could have called someone to pick me up ot something. It's not that I have friends, because I really don't, but I suppose I could have called my aunt, right? God, I'm so stupid! Why didn't I think of that before?
A sound took me away from my thoughts, a whooshing type sound. As if something was being thrown, or falling. I looked around, nothing out of ordinary really. But when I looked towards the sky, my thoughts were proved wrong. There was, something, hurtling towards the earth. It looked like, a spaceship maybe? Well whatever it was, it crashed a good distance away from me, setting plants and other unfortunate beings of the desert on fire. The impact threw me a few feet back, into the dirt.
I stared. Stared at the giant spaceship thing, just sitting in front of me, completely still. I guess I spoke to soon, because the outer layer of the ship started shifting, opening up it seemed.
About 15 seconds later the door like thing opened up and two figures scrambled out. From the light the fires were giving, and the light coming from inside the ship, it seemed like there was a boy and a girl, oddly resembling humans. Well that's unexpected. Not like I expected E.T. or anything, but they look totally regular. A bit confused, but they obviously weren't from earth, they were still taking in the landscape.
I was sure they couldn't see me, until the one I figured was a girl turned her head in my direction. She froze, like she actually could see me, sitting in the dirt next to a bush.
"Sara, Sara what is it?" The boy asked, tugging on - apparently Sara's - arm.
"Someone's here," She murmered, then louder said, "Come out. We will not harm you."
Yeah, that's what the murderer says to his hostage every time. I almost laughed at the thought though, but figured what harm would coming out into the open do? Well actually, a lot could happen, but I'm just gonna guess that she wasn't lying, they wouldn't try to hurt me. So, calmly, I rose into a standing position and took a step towards them.
"Hello," Sara said, "My name is Sara, this is my brother Seth. What is your name?"
Seth, hm? From what I could see, he was actually pretty dang cute. And Sara was very, very pretty. They both had blonde hair and blue eyes. Seth looked on edge, but I guess if my spaceship would have crashed then I would be too. Ya know, if I ever get a spaceship that is. Sara smiled, while Seth gave her an almost warning look. Someone crashed on the wrong side of the spaceship.
"I'm Nicole, you can call me Nicky though. Uh, hi," I waved a little bit.
I came farther into the light, revealing my brown-black hair that spilled past my shoulder blades, covered in a black, knited skater hat, my sky blue eyes, and lightly taned skin. Very lightly taned, I usually spend my nights outside, not my days. I was wearing a purple tanktop, with a jean jacket over it, black, knee length shorts, and my old ratty converse that I refuse to throw out. I also had the necklace my mother gave me before she died of cancer a few years ago. It was a heart, made out of a rose stem and blossum.
Sara tilted her head a bit, "You do not seem scared."
I laughed a bit, "Well I'm not. I'm a bit cautious, but I'm not exactly scared. Let's just say a spaceship crashing in front of me isn't too exciting compared ot some things I've done."
Seth looked down ta Sara, "Sara, we must go. We do not have the time for this, we must go retrive it."
Sara glanced back at me and I gave her small smile, "Seth, I think she could help us. She would know how to get us to it, we can trust her. I know we can."
"Hey," I interjected, "I don't know what you're after, but as long as it doesn't kill the entire human race, or any race for that matter, I'll help you find it."
"Why would we want to kill the humans?" Seth spat out the world 'humans'. Okay, rude.
"How should I know, I'm just saying as long as it doesn't kill people I'm ready to help. Besides, it's not like I have to rush home for dinner or anything." I shrugged casually.
"And why is that, Nicky?" Sara asked, watching me intently.
I shrugged again, "I'm not planning on going home anytime soon. Which means I have al lthe time in hte world to help you guys. Even if you, Mr. Rude, don't want me to. If Sara's okay with it, I'm helping."
Sara smiled a little bit, and Seth glared at me. I brushed it off.
"Well, Nicole," Seth started, taking a step towards me, "We do not have all the time in the world. If we don't hurry and get what we came here for, you might not even have a world anymore. Does that scare you?"
I took a step towards him and crossed my arms, an amused smile playing on my lips, "Not one bit, Superstar. all the more reason for me to help."
He looked irritated. Good, that means I won.
Sara smiled, "If you are going to help us as you say you are, you should know that I can read people's thoughts. As well as control things with my mind and talk to animals. Seth can control his molecular density, giving him the ability to pass though solid objects or withstand the greatest of impacts."
Seth shot her a look, which she ignored. Okay, these guys talk like they're dictionaries. Does everyone on thier planet use such big words?
"So, he can phase through things...and pretty much turn into a walking, talking, breathing concrete wall?" I slowly put together.
What can I say? I'm not very fast with understanding things.
"Yes," Seth said, finally calmer.
Just then something in the sky caught my eye, a bunch of somethings actually. They looked like...helicopters. How did I forget my dad! He obviously knows about the ship by now! NOT GOOD! I started having amild panic attack, Sara and Seth didn't know what the heck was going on.
"Nicky, what is it?" Sara whispered to me, putting her hand on my shoulder.
"We have to hide. They," I motioned to the heliopters which were coming closer. "Cannot see us, any of us. Follow me."
They looked at each other and followed me. We all crouched on the side of a hill, covered by dead bushes.
"What are they?" Seth asked keeping his gaze on them.
"Helicopters. Government helicopters to be exact," I mumbled, watching them land, and idiots in bio-hazard suits pile out of the flying contraptions.
They used flashlights to get a good look at the area, and the ship, and Seth slowly crouched behind a bush. What is he doing? If they see him... He put his hand on the bushes branches and moved them ot the side a bit, trying to get a better look. The dead plant rustled as it was shifted around, and the people closest to our little hiding spot quickly turned towards us, their flashlights following. Swiftly, Seth grabbed my hand and we ran. Sasra, who was a few feet behind us on the hill, bolted after us. My heart started pounding really super hard, but I dismissed it as adrenaline. We did just almost get caught.
"We need to get away from here. Do you know somewhere to go, Nicky?" Sara turned to me.
I thought for a moment and nodded, starting to run again. No doubt those stupid 'scientists', and my father, were going to start searching for something, anything, as soon as dawn came. I lead them towards the highway that was about a mile for where we were.
Probably five miles after that, we slowed down to a walk, all of us breathing heavily. Seth turned to me with a hard stare, having dropped my hand about two miles ago.
"You cannot help us any further, you must go home."
I rolled my eyes, "Yeah, that's not going to happen. Even if I wasn't running away."
He then glared and I glared right back. He looked away and began doing stuff with this device he had in his hand. How didn't I notice that before? Seriously, I need to pay more attention to my surroundings.
We were pretty silent for about another two miles, and the light was only illuminated by the moon and stars above us. Which freaked me out due to the fact that we're in the desert, where there are coyotes, so I scooted a little bit closer to Seth and kept looking around. Pretty much just waiting for something to attack me, the fact that Sara could talk to animals completely slipping my mind.
"Do not worry," Sara said, "Nothing will harm you."
Seth glanced down at me and tilted his head to the side. Okay. That is fucking cute. I heard Sara giggle. If you tell him I thought that, Ima kick your butt back to last Tuesday. I glared at her slightly and she just kept going with a proud smile. I rolled my eyes and saw Seth looking at us again. Who wishes they could read minds now, huh? Yeah, it's totally Seth. I put my hair in a low braid, not bothering to clip up my bangs so they just hung down in my face.
Probably seven or eight miles later we hit some civilization. I looked at the siblings, and took in their clothing, which were extremely dirty, as well as my own. Okay, y'all need to change into cleaner clothes. I have some for myself i nmy bag, but that's it. You so are not blending in like that. Sara nodded and told Seth what I was thinking. Since they most likely didn't have any earth money, and I only had like $15, I knew we had to steal some clothes. It didn't bother me, but still. That's totally not lady-like. Please note my sarcasm. Call me a lady and I'll kick your ass, 'kay?.
It took about 3 minutes for Sara to spot an RV. We all decided to look in there for clothes for them. Sara used telekinesis to unlock the door, thank god no one was in there. We all went in and Seth was the first to find clothes that would fit, how lucky are we? The first RV we see belongs to a family that has two teenagers, that are both Sara and Seth's size? Or we're just that good. I dug in my backpack for my extra set of clothes, a pair of ripped short shorts, a stripped black-and-white tank top that had a bow on the left side of the neckline, a maroon colored hollister zip-up, which I tied around my small waist, and kept my converse high-tops on. I also switched my bacl hat for a grey one, and fixed my braid so it hung in front of my right shoulder.
"Nicky? Would you help me pick out an appropriate outfit? I do not want to 'stick out' as you say." Sara asked, peeking her head out of closet.
I smiled and nodded. What can I say? I may totally be a tomboy, but I so could not pass up a chance to pick out clothes for someone, alien or not. It didn't take me long to find a blue/green shirt and a grey jacket that would look good on her. Then I saw a pair of tan capris, and grabbed them as well. Handing them to Sara, I looked for some shoes. In the corner of the room were a pair of combat boots, I went for them as well.
"There ya go! Change, I'll go see if Seth is finished," We both smiled and I walked out.
A few seconds later, hello Deja Vu, Seth asked me to help him with his clothes as well. I walked into the boy's room laughing. He did the super cute head tilting thing again, and I nearly melted on the spot. I gave him a small smile and tilted my head down to get away from his gaze. Hurrying to the closet, I looked for something that would look good. A paper bag would look good on him! Well as long as it didn't cover up his face then yeah… All of a sudden a hand was waved in my face.
"Huh-wha, wait what?" I stuttered, blushing a bit as I saw Seth watching me curiously.
"Your face was blank, and you stopped for a few seconds," He told me.
I swallowed the lump that formed in my throat and tried to busy myself with looking for clothes again. I found a brown shirt with a cool grey design on it, a darker brown jacket, grey jeans and a pair of sneakers that were shoved under some shirts on the ground. Typical guy's room.
I turned around to see that Seth was sitting on the bed, looking at his hands. He seemed to be in deep though, so I put the clothes next to him and waited until he looked up at me to smile at him. He returned it, which made me feel proud. I got the vibe that this guy doesn't smile much. I moved my bangs to the side a bit and turned to go into the hallway, risking a glance back one last time. I smiled wider to see he was looking at me, too.
Once I left the room I saw Sara sitting at a table, she looked up at me from the seat and smiled. Sliding down across from her I couldn't deny it. Sara, I have a officially like your brother. Her smile grew about ten times bigger, But you probably already knew that, didn't you? A moment later, we both broke out in laughter.
She then started to tell me about why they were here, or at least the gist of it. They were looking for an experiment of their parents, which would save their planet from dying, and ours from being taken over by their people. Yeah, so they really needed get this experiment, like, pronto.
Yepz I have once again changed stuff! I read a review, and realized that I didn't like this begining too much, so I added to it. Gave more information, paced it better. At least I think I did, Hm.
I still think of William Stryker when someone says Henry Burke, it could work! Both are slightly pyscho, and do experiments on some type human-like-life-form. Oh, and are pyscho. Did I mention that?(:
I don't own anything but Nicky.