From the Pages of Kian's Journal: Chapter 12 Apr 9, 2018 15:53:02 GMT
Post by Pally on Apr 9, 2018 15:53:02 GMT
Let's see, last time I told you about the birth of our last little girl. Our little Belle. It was Kendra who picked the name. She said she was the color of the bluebells I grew in the garden. Ony and I were still in a bit of a shock at this new turn of events. We both wondered if the aliens had changed our DNA somehow, we had been abducted so many times. But why? It was the biggest question on my mind.
I would hunt more for answers soon. First, let me tell you about little Belle. As she grew into a toddler she kept her blue skin. Her eyes were the same color as her mother's and she had a dark brown head of hair. She was a beautiful little girl, and she was completely human except for the color of her skin.
Kendra fell in love with her new little sister. She thought she was just perfect the way she was. She began spending a lot of her free time teaching little Belle to talk and about all the things she needed to know about Murkland.
Kendra had also started trying to help more around the vardo. She was trying to become more responsible. One afternoon she tried to make dinner for everyone. Well, let's just say it could of all gone a lot worse. I put the fire out just in time but had to use a jar of anti-rage cream afterward.
She told me she was sorry and I could tell she felt really bad about it. I told her not to worry, that she was a big help with the other kids and that I was proud of her for trying to do what she could.
That cheered her up some and she gave me a hug, thanking me for the support. Raising these kids was one of the hardest and time consuming thing I had ever done. I don't know how you managed nine of them. But I did love them all and I knew they loved me so it is all worth it in the end.
Life was in a good routine for a time. Helping the kids build skills and going on my weekly trip to Granite Falls for bugs. Then one evening I received an invitation from you to come to the jail. Of course you know I went. You probably are recalling that evening now. It was the night you asked me to join your Alien hunting group called simply, The Hunt.
You explained how you had heard rumors that I had been traveling in space and how different Murklanders had witnessed my wife and myself being abducted in the middle of night. You didn't mention anything about my children so I assume you knew nothing about their true nature at the time. Needless to say I joined you. I hoped it would help me find answers to the many questions I had.
I still remember the first meeting I attended in the basement of the library. You introduced me to the others, Ren, I knew him already. He was sort of the leader of the group. He wanted to know why these aliens were bothering us. He told of how he himself had been abducted a few times. He never mentioned any of them resulting in a child at the time, but then, we all had our secrets.
One of the other members was a Dr. George. He used to work at the CDC before the apocalypse. He thought it crazy the Mayor had turned it into a nightclub. The other member of the group was, Ari Ames. He was out doing his duty of lighting the lanterns for the public places in Murkland and the neighboring areas. I watched, at first, as you all began looking for clues and hidden transmission on old slow computers.
Ren tried to teach me how to look for the signals and transmissions the aliens used to talk to each other and to certain people here in Murkland. I was slow at first, but eventually I learned what to look for. Apparently some knew and had relationships with the aliens. I knew, of course, about the Cliff Dwellers, but I was surprised at the others. I didn't speak much of my own contact with them. I still did not want the others to know of my children.
I spent a lot of time with you all in the evenings and some weekends. Eventually you told me about the time Sunshine spent in the cavern under the Oasis of Portals. You mentioned that there was a grow fruit tree there and that reminded me I needed to plant one. So I went to pick the fruit. Something happened on that trip that would forever change how I looked at things.
When I returned that night I found Ony and told her I thought we should spend some time alone And asked her to come to Granite Falls with me. I made plans for Kiki to come check on the kids. I knew Kendra would want to take charge, but I felt better with another grown up looking after them all too.
We were both happy to finally get away from all the kids and just have the two of ourselves to each other. I don't think we releaized that we never really got to be alone. We had always had Kendra from the begining of our relationship.
Later that evening, Ony was worried about leaving the kids all at home. She could hardly relax. She kept worrying that someone would find out they were aliens and lock them up while we were gone. I told her they would all be safely hiding in the basement. And Kiki was trusted and would keep them from harm.
I made was both some calming creams while she tried to eat an over cooked hotdog. I really enjoyed making the herbal creams. The smells were almost always soothing to the mind and body.
Later that night I had a long talk with her and told her what I had discovered in the cavern. She looked at me wide eyed for a time and then she slowly began to smile and then laugh. (Don't worry I will tell you about what happened that night in time.)
We spent the rest of our trip bonding and growing ever closer. I was grateful to have her in my life. She was really more accepting of me and my flaws than I could of imagined. She is a wonderful woman and I can't wait for you to get to know her better.
Her reaction to the events that have led up to this moment in our lives together has helped me to deal with it all better than I would of thought. I felt in that moment that my life with her and the beautiful children she had given me was perfect. Well almost, there was still one thing missing. But, I didn't think about anything else that night but us......
When we returned home we were greeted by our little blue Belle. She had missed her mother and that made Ony feel special. I could tell she was looking at her kids in a different way. Our little trip to the Falls had really helped her and refreshed her spirits.
A few days after the trip, our boys were able to age into teens. Bob was a free spirit for sure. He loved painting and music. He took to the guitar like flies to a trash fruit. I hope some day we can all play together. Would you like that?
Joe was nearly the same as his brother, but he had a romantic side and was a bit of a day dreamer. Soon the girls would be ready to age up too and that would mean five teen aged kids would be running around the vardo. All I could think about was the how much cream I'd need to get through the tense times ahead...Let's pause here for a moment. I know you are wanting to know about my trip to the cavern, and I promise I'll tell you soon. There is just a little more I need to share.