From the Pages of Kian's Journal: Chapter 8 (The Gift) Mar 28, 2018 15:39:23 GMT EuphorialQueen likes this
Post by Pally on Mar 28, 2018 15:39:23 GMT
I'm sharing this next part with you now because I have grown to trust you. I know you would keep my secrets. So let me tell you about the Alien gift I was given and Ony's choice.
I had been out working in my garden when she came by. She looked around and seemed to really like the old vardo and the lot it was on. I told her we could improve somethings as time went on. She liked that idea. Then I looked at her with a serious face which made her eyes grow wider in that cute way they do. I leaned closer and began to tell her what I am going to tell you now.
The day after my abduction I could tell something was wrong. I felt bloated and uncomfortable, and it wasn't just from eating too much trash fruit. My stomach had a strange swelling and I could swear it moved on occasion.
Since the Mayor had wanted me to find out if the Cliff Dwellers were in contact with aliens, I decided maybe they would know what was going on with me. So I went to visit them as soon as I could. The moment I arrived at the home, I felt my stomach rumble and a strange glowing came from it. Something was defiantly in there.
I was greeted by the family with open arms as soon as they saw my condition. I had met Crag before in my exploring and he introduced me to the rest of his family. Precipice told me I had been favored by the 'Celestial beings of good will', as she called them. It was a blessing from them.
I wasn't really convinced, but they said the 'beings' gave them gifts from time to time. I was curious if they had ever seen any of these 'beings', but they would not say directly. I knew they were in contact with them somehow. Perhaps after we became better friends they would tell me more.
Well, they gave me a small bed to put the baby in when it came. A few days later I was standing in front of the thing in the back of my lot hoping no one would see me, and terrified at the thought of where this thing was gong to come out of me at.
It was the strangest thing. It was very painful and then all of a sudden a bright light glowed and then she was in my arms. Wiggling and blue! I was overcome by a strange feeling the instant I looked into her dark almost black eyes. Only now do I know that feeling was love.
She grew quickly, almost over night from an infant to a toddler. It was a survival trait in her. As she changed into a toddler she began to flash pink and white until finally she was a more human color. Then she grew hair and her eyes began to look like mine. She now looked exactly like a normal human toddler. It was sort of like a chameleon effect.
She was a handful at times. But I let her be as creative as she wanted. I loved watching her explore the world around her. It helped me to see everything fresh and new.
And in time I grew to love her more and more. She really was a precious little gift. I had named her Kendra, which means "knowledge". Because through her I began to know what love was.
After I told Ony about my little girl. She looked shocked, confused and surprised all in one. I asked her not to tell anyone about Kendra. I told her that I wanted to keep her safe because I knew there were those in Murkland who disliked aliens and didn't trust them. I had to be careful for her sake.
Ony had said she would take the secret to her grave but that she still needed to think about things, to know for sure if she wanted to take this all on. So I went about caring for my plants and little girl. I had cross bred a few plants and grew a cow berry which I had planted and it had just begun to sprout.
A couple days after, I heard someone calling my name outside the vardo. I knew the voice, and happily went to greet Ony. I confess I was a bit nervous too. She could be here to say no. But at least she had returned so I took that as a good sign.
She began by saying she had never really wanted children, and that was the main reason for her apprehension. She just didn't know if she could handle being a mom, she had never even had that desire. But that there was something about me. She wanted to be a part of my life.
I hugged her and told her I wanted her to be part of it too. And that the kids wouldn't just be hers, but ours. Together we would care for them and if she ever needed a break or felt it was too much I'd make sure she had time alone. That seemed to calm her a bit.
Then I got down on one knee, which seemed the right thing to do, and held out a ring, which the Mayor had sold me, and asked her to be my wife. Her eyes grew wide and she looked at the ring. She took a few deep breaths and nervously stretched out her shaking hand.
"Yes!" She exclaimed and after I put the ring on her finger she leapt into my arms. Her look of fear and nervousness were replaced by happy smiles and joy which I shared. We laughed and hugged some more and then spent the rest of the day making plans for our wedding.....let's stop here for now. I know I have given you a lot to think over. Next time I'll share with you my wedding day.