The night sky of Neton was a clear one. The deep blue,
almost a black but well illuminated by the bright full
moon, glistened with a pattern of twinkling stars. The
background light from Brisbane was almost nonexistent,
a pleasant change of atmosphere that was rarely appreciated
Except Jane. She loved the clear sky, the faint presence of
the Milky Way as it wrapped itself across the near-endless
plane that was the sky She stood out on the balcony, staring
into the azure. Was there life out there? she wondered. The
universe is so huge, why not? Besides, with all the strange
things that happen in the world you'd think that there might
as well be aliens to make the group whole.
A streak of light suddenly pierced the night's sky and left a
dazzling trail of cosmic dust behind it. Jane gasped in awe.
A falling star. The brightest she had seen! She quickly closed
her eyes and made a wish, knowing that a wish from a falling star
had excellent chances of coming to pass. But the wish had to be
strongly formed in one's mind, or else it would dissipate with all
the other bits of wishful thinking that took place in the night.
She tried to form an image, . She almost had it. She slowly
opened her eyes and visualized... Max. Standing at the
door and was looking at her with an air of mild curiosity.
"HEY Jane" he yelled! " What the hell are you doing ?"
Jane nearly fell backwards. He was no vision!
That idiot was once again eavesdropping on her!
"I WAS making a wish, you jerk!" she blurted out, "You've
just ruined it, though!"
"Making wishes ? Don't bother. No amount of wishing
will make you a better cook. I think that's more of a
miracle-type-thing... What's the Wish Anyway ?"
""I Wouldn't Tell You, If i did it wouldn't Come true."
"Yeah Sure" yelled Max as he exited out of Jane's room.
Upon the windy steeples of the tall buildings of Neton loomed a
new presence, one whose kind hadnt visited the Earth for many
years. it was a change of pace for the being. The lonely confies
of a spaceship and now the enormous, busy main street of Neton was
a major shock for the creature who was sent here by his ruling
body for one purpose. His mission was to find an inhabitant of
this world who is worthy and give him/her a piece of technology
that will give their Kind the means to break the confines of
their Solar System and go to the stars. He has been watching
the people of this planet for a long time so that he may choose
a person to receive such a great gift.
As he bounded off to the residence of the Inhabitant he though of
as worthy he activated his invisibility field. He could travel
unseen amongst the crowd. The field Crackled as the being disappeard
into the night sky
The cool breeze brushed on Jane as she walked. The sun danced on her
head while the wind blew her shoulder length hair back and forth over
her lightly tanned face. She suddenly stopped in her tracks by a faint
tingling of danger which hung on the breeze forced her to turn around.
What she saw made her gasp in shock.
The Creature who faced her wore a long robe which was colored a
dark gray and he used a broch in the shape of a diamond to bind the
robe together. His face had eyes twice as dark as the midnight sky
and his hair was bound in 6 Rasta Plats of 1 foot long each. But his
main feature was a arm band which had keys and a L.C.D. screen written
in a langwich which she could not understand. "Are You Jane" he asked
with a voice which had a synthetic feel to it
"Y.Y..Yes Why?" Jane stuttered still in shock.
"Because I have been Sent to find a person such
as you who is not selfish, to Sacrifice oneself for another
not for fame, not for glory, but for one cause, in the dark
where no one will ever know or see. I have searched for many
Earth years, for a person like You. You who will be the one
to send your race to the stars," With that he thust a arm band into her
arms. She examined the arm band. It was like the aliens but the Keys
and the L.C.D screen were in English. Attached to it was a note.
The Alien Mumbled "The past tempts us, the present confuses us, and
the future frightens us ...And our lives slip away, moment by moment,
lost in that vast terrible in-between. But there is still time to
seize that one last fragile moment, to choose something better, to
make a difference. Farewell JANE I hope that one day your race and
mine will meet each other in amongst the stars and greet
each other in peace".
"Wait what is you name ?"
"I am called Tarou and i come from a Race called Lumtie" with that
he touched a button on his armband and disappeard with a crackle of
electricity leaving a stunned Jane all alone on the path.
As Jane walked home she opened the Note that was taped onto the arm
band. it read "Jane, this Armband Contains all the information that
the Lumtie know Use it well this armband also has other features on
it. You will find them when the time is right.
Good luck Jane, May your desions be the right ones.
The Night Sky was illuminated like always by the light's of Brisbanes
skyscrapers. Jane was arguing with Max as usual
"But you Haven't even tried it yet".
"I don't have to eat it to know it's toxic".
"We'll see about that"
"Quit it Jane your freaking me out"
"just try it"
"OK just Notify my next of kin will you"
"Oh Ha Ha very Funny, Now EAT It"
As Max took a bite of the strange looking food he Exclaimed
"You know this isn't half bad. Just don't use that much pepper Ok"
With that Jane walked out of the dining room and back out on to her
porch and took of her jumper. On her arm was the Armband with a
cooking program on it. She looked out over the Brisbane skyline.
Out of the corner of her eye Jane caught a glimpse of something
arcing through the night sky and turned to look at the object A
falling star! Not as bright as the one she witnessed the night
this whole thing started, but a falling star nonetheless. Jane
began to think up a wish. And then stopped herself. No, she didn't
have to make that wish, there was no need.
It had already come true.
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