Today was the day that would change everything, not just the present and the future, but the past as well. Things would be different not only for the realms, but for the human world, nothing could or would ever be the same, the truth, the whole truth, would all be exposed. The realms always knew that they were responsible for many things that happened in the human world, from crop circles to earthquakes but now they came to realize that they didn’t possess all the power and control, and that perhaps they never really did. There were times when unexplained things happened in the human realm, the gnomes usually just blamed the whosawhachits, who always denied it, and in turn blamed the fairies and so on, but somehow everyone just assumed it was someone in the underworld realms. Naturally there were times that they just thought the humans did these unusual things, but none of the realms inhabitants ever really thought that aliens from outer space were truly visiting the planet.
Gatsby thought about all the crazy stories he had read in the human tabloid newspapers over the years, the ones where people claimed they had seen UFO’s in the sky or actually encountered aliens. Some of these people had insisted that they were even taken by the aliens onto these strange saucer shaped spaceships, but he always thought of it as utter nonsense, and no one could ever seem to produce any good credible evidence to prove their claims. He thought about all the times that the realms used these alien stories as a cover up, and implanted some of these ideas into human’s heads, just to protect the realms existence from ever being discovered. Now he found himself standing and staring at this new creature which made him realize that he had been wrong about many things over the years, and this made him very sad. He had been taught things from his own predecessors, and learned from the thousands of year’s experience just living his own life, which included being the Key Holder of the Realms, and one thing he was always sure of, that beings from outer space simply didn’t exist. In some ways he was happy to be in the chair of second of command, he knew that he didn’t have the energy or fight in him for what would come.
Jerry was determined that he would protect the realms from any and all danger, if this alien turned out to be a real problem, something that he would determine very carefully. He knew that Gatsby was just as surprised by his visit as he was, and therefore would be able to offer little or nothing as far as advice on how to handle the situation from past experience with them. They were beginning uncharted territory, a new venture, and it would change history as they all knew it. He would certainly have to step up in his brand new position as Key Holder of the Realms, he would be tested to his limits, and everyone in the realms would be not only watching his every move, but judging him step by step.
Elvin was absolutely delighted to see the alien, and just couldn’t wait to befriend him. The whosawhachit thought about all the games they could play together, and couldn’t wait to introduce him to all of his brother whosawhachits. His eyes almost seemed to dance in his head, with thoughts of the possibility of being able to visit other planets out in the solar system.
Elise too was impressed by the sight of this brand new creature and she wondered what, if any, kind of powers it possessed. Certainly the large antenna on its head had some kind of purpose, and it all just made her wonder, how she could use it to her own advantage. She was determined to find everything out about this alien.
Hubert stood scratching his head, not quite understanding what any of this really meant. He watched the antenna on the aliens head swing back and forth, but he was more intrigued by the white space boots he wore, and didn’t understand how they could be so clean, considering the drilling he had just done to break down the realm wall.
Annastarlis and Nerby seemed shocked, maybe even a little scared. Both were still slightly curious but made sure that they stood back and observed the alien from a distance, allowing the gnomes and Elvin to take the lead, and communicate with him.
Mystic stood with her hands on her hips, looking as beautiful as usual, but her facial expression showed she was mildly annoyed by the inconvenience of it all. She really cared less about the invasion of the alien itself, and more about how and when the wall in her realm would be repaired.
Zepadoodle the little green creature from planet Kaboris was just as surprised to encounter the realm inhabitants. The alien knew nothing about gnomes, fairies, trolls, whosawhachits, or whosawhachettes, these strange beings were all new to him, and he was more than curious. The aliens thought they knew everything about planet Earth, probably because they had studied and visited for thousands of years now, watching and waiting for the proper time to step in and just take it over. They had observed the humans, understood their behaviors, wants, needs and desires. The green creatures had studied the surface of the earth so well they understood how everything worked, primitive as it all seemed to them, so beneath their own superior intelligence and technology, they thought it would be so simple. They had made one major mistake; and it would prove to be a costly one to them, the aliens had never taken the effort or the time to study under the earth’s dirt ground surface, down deep, into the hidden depths of the realms, until now.
The aliens discovered the realms, by sheer accident. Zepadoodle was sent out on a scouting mission, he was to search for hidden empty pockets under the earth, a place that he could set up a base for more of his own kind to come and live, to continue their study of the planet, and of its inhabitants, the Earthlings. The aliens already had several of these camp bases set up on Earth, all well hidden, most down deep in the ocean, places the humans didn’t have the technology to venture and locate, and most likely never would. They were already living in these camps for hundreds of years, making their study of the planet easy because they didn’t have to constantly travel back and forth from their own planet which was many light-years away. These camps had living quarters, and full laboratories, set up for scientific experiments, testing of different chemical compounds from the Earth, and lastly, yes, the very places that they would conduct medical experiments on the few humans that they had dared to abduct.