The Missing Plane, part 2
“Ubashi haqh tash shanaqht”, they heard one of them say as hehe alien approached them. He was covered in armor of green color and a mask. Others who were dressed the same followed him as he repeated again in a louder commanding voice, “Ubashi haqh tash shanaqht”.
“We are from Earth, we were on our plane to China but I don’t know what happened but somehow we ended up here on your planet, through a wormhole maybe”, he replied. “We come in peace”.
The commander looked around and Jensen knew he didn’t understand a word of what he said. He heard them talk amongst themselves, seemed to discussing what to do. After having some heavy discussions, they pointed a tiny device at each of them as metal ropes appeared out of it to bind their hands and legs and each of them fell to the ground. They were then picked up and thrown in the back of a hovering truck, or something that looked pike a truck. Their mouths were shut so they couldn’t communicate with one another. Jensen saw the looks of horror on the lady who was sitting next to him. In beginning he didn’t even want to talk to her in plane, but now he would give anything to tell her to calm down, to not be afraid, that it is all going to be ok. But that would be a lie, it is not ok. They have traveled through space, through wormhole of some kind, and landed on another planet, a planet with life, with technology far superior then theirs, speaking a language they didn’t understand. It was not ok. Then they were transported to a cubical structure. Five people covered in a different suit and mask came, they stripped them naked and threw them in the water tub which came out from the floor. As Jensen entered the water, he felt a cold chill go through all his body. It was like water, yet not water. It was like a gel, and seemed to have a sense of its own. It covered him from head to toe, and then threw him back out on the floor. When he tried to get up and catch a breath, he has again bound by the metal rope and taken to a different room. One by one other passengers joined him. Women were being dragged and helpless, crying. He closed his eyes and two tears fell down his cheeks. And then he saw them, for the first time since he came to their planet, the natives, the ‘Ubashi’ as he called them in his head. Darker of skin, some kind of leathery green skin, eyes with large pupils and round shape, not too fat, nor too thin, two were tall, three were smaller, their heads were of a strange shape, mouths hanging vertically while the upper part was long horizontally while their noses were flat with one nostril. Jensen saw them in amazement while the other passengers screamed in fear at their sight.
They seemed to be scientists the way they started examining their bodies, noting different measurements on a probe that followed them. One by one they measured them and took samples of their DNA.
Jensen tried talking again when they came to examine him, asking them who they were, knowing full well that they couldn’t understand him.
They locked them up again after they finished the examination. He closed his eyes and the face of his sweetheart came into his mind, he smiled and cried, she would be still waiting for him and how heartbroken and sad she would be when she would hear the news of the disappearance of the plane. What he had hoped and what had happened. All he wanted other then love..
All he wanted other then love in his life was to go on an adventure. Now he would give anything to be back to his boring life, to be with his girl, on his home. But he was far from home, literally and figuratively. Losing all sense of time, he closed his eyes and tried to free his mind of all questions. He didn’t know what they wanted from them or what they would do to them. But he knew what humans would do if they found a bunch of aliens on earth and he was afraid. Hours passed as he lay there asleep and then he heard the door disappear as the Ubashi came to take him. He was brought to the room where rest of his company were sitting in the ground, still naked. They there him inside as the door appeared again. They looked at him in hope that he can help them in some way, that he might have some solution. But he had none. Being fascinated with astrophysics didn’t mean that he knew what to do when they were trapped in an alien prison. But he told them to stay calm and that it’s all going to be OK and that maybe these aliens are not like humans, maybe they have better values, better laws, better humanity then earthlings. Soon after the door disappeared as an Ubashi brought a bag to the room and left it there. Jensen went to check what it was and his heart skipped a beat to find their clothes in it. He handed the women their clothes first and said “there seems to be some hope after all”. When they all were dressed up, the door discovered again as another Ubashi came with what looked like food. A mix of different kinds of leaves and stems and fruits and vegetables. They hadn’t realized how hungry they were until they started eating. After they were done, Jensen spoke to the others, “ok so we seem to be on another planet, I don’t know if it’s in our galaxy or another. We were sacked into some wormhole, which brought us here. Initially u feared that these natives will do us harm but seems that they are better humans then the ones we have left behind on earth. I don’t know if or when we can go back”, he paused, Thinking of his girl, awaiting him on airport and hearing the sad news. “I don’t know if they will even try to send us back home, but here is the thing”, finally coming to the reason of his talk, “we cannot tell them in any way where earth is or where we come from! I believe in goodness and they are treating us good, but I cannot risk the safety of our planet on mere hope of goodness. This is a superior specie, their tech is more advanced then us, who know what their true motives are. We have loved ones on earth, families and friends. For their sake, we should stop any hope or desire to return and accept this as our fate, our sacrifice, for them, for the home we know and love, so promise me everyone, you will not tell anyone where we come from”, he extended his hand, one by one the others put their hand on his and exclaimed “we promise”, their eyes wet, for when hope leaves, tears arrive to fill the void left behind. For sale of their loved ones, for their families and their friends, they accepted this unforeseen fate. He closed his eyes and the face of his girl came in front of them again and he smiled. He knew this was the right decision, that they should be cautious dealing with the Ubashi.
The door disappeared again as a price flew in followed by three Ubashi, not armored like before but in their natural skin. And the probe spoke, “Greetings aliens! Welcome to our planet Karaqh!”
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