From the Pages of Kian's Journal: Chapter 6 (Library Work) Mar 23, 2018 0:30:21 GMT EuphorialQueen likes this
Post by Pally on Mar 23, 2018 0:30:21 GMT
Let's see, last time I had just finished my tale of the gym. I returned to living at my old camp and was ready to move on to the next phase but first I had to do a small side task for the Mayor. Help out at the Library. Let me share that with you now as well as my big move across the street.
It was a hot and muggy afternoon when he finally came by the old Murkland starter camp. I was trying to read a romance book I had found at the library and found it confusing and somewhat tedious, when the Mayor came walking into the camp.
He started in with complaints about how everyone always came to him complaining of how they needed this and that. I thought to myself, 'You're the one who wants to be Mayor...' but didn't say anything. I instead asked if I could help. He said they needed more books at the library. It seemed someone was not returning the ones they borrowed.
Well, since I offered to help out I was sent down to the library to talk to the librarian, Ayra. She told me that if I could write her just 2 bestseller quality books, the Mayor would allow me to purchase an old computer for home use. It seemed like a great offer to me.
She showed me around the library and after talking for some time I became best friends with her which allowed me the use of the tent out front and I was trusted enough to stay all hours of the day. She gave me a big hug, which I confess was one of the first ones I had ever had. I have to say I sort of liked the feeling it left me with.
I spent a great deal of time here typing up stories on the old computers. Sometimes I had no idea what to write about. I tried to stick to facts but none of them ever became bestsellers. So I tried to write about things I knew, like how to take care of trash plants, but those were boring too.
Then I thought of just writing for kids. Making stuff up, happy stuff. This old world was full of murkiness and I figured it could use some happy endings. So I wrote a story about a family. A family who were separated for a time but found each other in the end. It was my first bestseller!
I started work immediately on trying to get my second one. Sometimes I switched computers. There was this guy named Fred, well he liked to use the right computer and if I was on it too long he'd get grumpy. So I let him have he's way when he was there. He seemed to be chatting with someone. He always left in a happy mood.
I was writing and writing all hours of the day now. Only stopping to use the bush, eat a trash fruit or sleep in the tent outside. Ayra was always there with me. Keeping me company and giving me tips and smiling and laughing when I told her my funny ideas. I didn't see it at the time, but I think she had developed a crush on me. I think that's the word.
I was so caught up in my writing I didn't even notice how she was actually looking at me and all the hints she was leaving. But if you remember I still didn't have much experience in the romance department. I didn't even know what signs to look for. Before long her mood changed and she kept asking me if I was ever going to leave.
Finally I wrote that second bestseller and left. The evening of the same day, the Mayor invited me across the street from my camp. He greeted me happily and told me he was very pleased with all my hard work. I was curious as to what we were doing here at the Vardo Brothers' home. I thought maybe I was now going to be part of their clan.
But, to my surprise, the brothers had moved. They had wanted to settle down here in Murkland so they left their vardo behind and the Mayor was giving it to me, for a price and a set of tasks. But still, I was excited! My very own vardo to travel the sands in.
He started telling me all about the tasks he wanted me to perform now. I was to build up the space vardo on top of the old CDC building and travel in space, plant cowplants and keep trash plants alive, befriend the Cliff Dwellers, and sell rage re-leaving elixirs. Oh and discover if Aliens were really in Murkland and what they were up to...All easy stuff..Right??
Then he smiled at me and winked an eye before telling me he wanted me to find someone and get married and have a house full of kids. I confess that was not something I had even planned on. I wondered if he knew how romantically challenged I was and if this was some sort of joke. But it wasn't.
He showed me around the lot more and I noticed a bunch of empty planters. He told me he had stolen a sample of the Cliff Dwellers' soil and had his clones copy the formula. He wanted me to plant as many things as I wanted and discover the secret of how this dirt worked. I told him I could handle the plants. I was only worried about the wife and kids part. In the end he said he had faith in my abilities and left me to it.
I sort of felt lost in those first few days. I planted stuff and tried to get settled into the vardo best I could. It had a bed so sleep was a little better now. I got to work on some of the tasks I had now. Mainly working on the space vardo. All the while I kept trying to figure out how I was going to find someone to have a bunch of kids with.
Now I have to share this next part with you, because it is a crucial part of my life now. I had spent a long day working on the space vardo and had just finished my first flight in space. On the way home I was hit by a bright light from directly above me.
It was as if everything around me paused. No sounds of the Murkland night could be heard and I felt myself rising, slowly at first, from the ground. Then be fore I knew it I was sucked up into a little space craft, which then sped off into the night sky.
I know this was something you experienced once before, but as they placed me back onto the stretch of side walk near my vardo, I felt a strange peace come over me. And unlike you, I could remember most of what happened. I also felt a strange warm sensation in my stomach. Almost as if something was placed inside of me. I shrugged it off that first night, thinking it was probably only the lumpy dish I had ate for dinner. But things were about to get a little bit more complicated for me now......Let's pause here. I could use a warm drink and need to check on someone. We'll talk more about that night in a while, but next time I'll share with you the what the Mayor called, 'The Dating Game.'