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A Search Through Galaxies
Staring down at the object in my hand I could feel it’s slight draw to me. This is what pulled me here, how I found them. Looking at Mark and Connie with worry I ask, “Is this part of a star stone?” They both look confused, “Yes, it’s a little less than half of one. I found it when I first started gardening at our home on Thesurok.” Connie explains. Taking a deep breath I begin, “I am sorry, it probably means more to you than I can know... This is what brought me here. I could feel it pulling me in. It wasn’t strong but it was enough. Holding it now, I can feel the small amount of power radiating from it. If you wish to remain hidden you will have to destroy it.” I saw the fear in Connies eyes as she looked over to Mark and said, “I am so sorry Mark! I had no idea that this would happen!” His eyes soften when he looks at her saying, “It’s fine dear, really. I don’t think either of us have known. We’ve had it for so long that we must be immune to it’s pull.” Connie nods and gestures for me to hand over the stone. I gently place it in her hand and when I look up at her a stray tear streams down her cheek. I give her a sad smile and Mark wipes the tear from her face. Inhaling a shaky breath Connie nods to assure us that she’s on board. “Come with me.” Mark tells us. We follow him into a room filled with tools and gadgets that I’m not quite familiar with. “What is this room?” I ask confused. Mark chuckles explaining that we are in their garage and that people use it for storing their tools and cars. We watch as Mark sets the stone down on his work space and grabs a metal mallet from the wall. He gives Connie a tight hug and walks over to the stone. Pulling back over his head he swings down right on top of the stone breaking it into pieces. I immediately feel the connection break making me let out a deep sigh.
A Search Through Galaxies
”What planet are you from?” he asked me again. “I- um- I’m from the planet Thesurok,” I stuttered. “Hmmm, you’re a long way from home,” he mumbled. Shocked I asked, “You know about my planet?” He gave me a curious look and said, “Come inside kid. We have a lot to talk about.” I stepped in feeling warmth wrap around me. As I scanned my surroundings my eyes landed on a woman sitting near the fire. She looked up from the book she was reading and gave me a soft smile. “Hello dear, what’s your name?” she muttered. “My name is Altair Lyrae,” I answered while bowing my head respectfully. “It’s okay my child, no need to bow. Come, take a seat near the fire,” she told me. I sat down across from her and she met my gaze with her warm eyes. “Tell me, my child, why are you wearing tattered clothes?” she asked. Nervously I played with my hands. “I’ve been trying to find my way back home but I’ve been gone so long. I’m lost and my journey has brought me to many different planets,” I whispered. “Don’t be scared child. We have spare clothes and you can wash up once we are done here,” she stated in a soothing voice. I felt myself beginning to relax until the man came and sat next to me. He looked at me with an expression I couldn’t read and said, “Altair, we too are from Thesurok.” My body became rigid and I looked at him in pure shock. “Who are you?” I questioned. “You can call me Mark and she is my partner Connie,” he answered gesturing to himself and the woman.
Thanksgiving and Christmas are coming up so fast! Very soon we will be in 2021. Hoping the new year brings us better days. So weather or not you celebrate Thanksgiving or Christmas, Kwanza, Hanukkah, or nothing at all, etc. It might be hard to find things to be thankful for during these hard times. Especially if you’re suffering from loss or mental health issues. Which I myself suffer with my mental health. Either way we shouldn’t just be thankful once a year. We should always look at what we have and be thankful for it. It puts a good perspective on our lives to be thankful for the things we do have over the things we wish we had. So, I just want to shine a little light on what I’m thankful for.
A Search Through Galaxies
I’ve been alone since I was eight. I’m my only companion in this quest to find the place where I belonged. In this vast galaxy I can’t find my planet. I’ve been so many places that I can’t even remember my own parents. All the people on my planet have special abilities like flying, telekinesis, speed or super strength. Abilities like mind reading or teleportation are very rare, like only one a few thousand years rare. I don’t know how long I’ve been gone or even how old I am now. I’m somewhere in my mid-teens, I think? My clothes are tattered and I’m covered in dirt. Every so often I teleport to a planet with beings who resemble me. This is where I find safety, until I have to leave again. Sometimes I can finally find a change of clothes or scrub myself in a cold stream. It has been a while since I could safely roam.
The Hooded Figure
My eyes were open but I couldn’t move my body. It was dark in my room except a little light was streaming through the blinds from the street light. I tried to lift my head but it was stuck, like a weight was pushing down on my body. All I could do was move my eyes, as I looked around I heard a faint noise. I wasn’t sure where it was coming from, although it sounded like it was in the room. I tried to listen a little harder and what I heard sounded like a scratching noise. I thought, maybe it’s my cat playing with something. Then I remembered I had let him outside for the night. A minute later I heard whispering.