Ahh...Know these inspiring full moon nights with a beautiful starry sky ? I'm laid above a giant rock, admiring this gorgeous picture that Nature drew to us. It's such a beautiful night in this deciduous forest I settled myself in....
Oh, hello. Allow me to introduce myself: I'm Goblinko, a chubby anthropomorphic bat. My fur is of a soft brown color with camel colored fur in the middle of my belly, a very weird medium sized tail and big bat wings, of course, which happens to match the color of my fur. I'm practically a nudist, so yeah.....I only use my two gold earrings, my spiked black collar and my fingerless black gloves. Nothing more, nothing less. Clothes ? Forget it! My crotch fur is dense enough to cover my private parts.
And I like to feel this soft wind of this forest embracing my naked body. Not to mention the times I like to walk barefoot, feeling the grass on my sole....And my usual naps, laid on a tree in the middle of a forest and sometimes upside-down in a cave with my other fellow bats, both anthro as me and feral.....
As my mind wanders by these memories, I slowly become hypnotized by this incredible scene. It would be a peaceful and sweet night if I wasn't interrupted by footsteps coming from the forest near me. In a heartbeat, I hide myself behind the rock, in order to spy on the unexpected visit. Who in the world could be this guest ?
When I take a look, It's actually an young human girl, who looks like to be around her 20's, just like my age. She was well dressed, with a jeans shirt, a black belt, a red strap shirt, jeans jacket and black and white sneakers. Her hair was black, silky and long and her eyes were green like a vivid forest. She also got a pretty beautiful face.
Then, she presses with her left thumb on the bottom of the oval buckle, which makes the fake black front lift up, showing nine green buttons: one big in the middle and eight small ones, four on the left and four on the right. And I was like: what the heck is this supposed to be ? Some new belt technology ?
She presses the middle button of it and something fantastic happens: a green ring of energy emanates from the belt, which then split itself in two, one going up and other down, revealing what is a female alien! A beautiful and attractive one, I may say. My goodness, look at that fit yellow body of her. Not to mention her 'cute'-ish long antennae with small yellow balls on the top, her tempting yellow breasts and bottom, her delicate and feminine mouth, her polished nailed hands and feet... Wow, I felt like I was inside a dream!
I guess I just got dazed by her beauty. She's literally a nymph, like those ones from ancient mythologies, with the difference that she's real and, of course, is from another galaxy. I need to know this mysterious alien woman... But before I could ever do or say anything she saw me, and both of us got scared of each other due to our external differences and distant origins. She even uttered an “Oh!” in shock.
“- Who are you ?”, we both asked to each other in a heartbeat at the same time, which made me laugh for a moment, if wasn't for her serious look towards me. She looks angry at me, probably for me had 'foiled' her disguise, as if I would gonna tell it to the world anyway. However, I kept smiling to her, so to see if she starts to have a more friendly attitude toward me.
She then, thinking I was making fun of her, replies to me in a kinda rude manner:
“- Stop laughing at me and introduce yourself, strange being. And be quick!”
“- All right, cosmic girl.”, I replied, while slowly getting behind from the rock with both of my hands up. She puts her hands on her hips and follows me with her shiny, bug-like eyes.
“- My name is Robert Jones but you can call me 'Goblinko'. I'm an anthropomorphic mammal bat, a Nature and freedom lover, who's an eternal apprentice of my Master I call Life. I always look forward to enjoy, appreciate and cherish life to its fullest.”, I said, with my right hand on my chest. Afterward, I added:
“- And don't worry. Your little secret is safe with me. I have no interest to reveal it in any way. In fact, I love aliens and knowing one from a close distance is a fascinating moment to me. Specially someone so beautiful like you, cosmic girl....”, and I looked to her from down to up while with my left hand on my hips and the right hand on my chin.
She went from a serious to a skeptic look while she puts her hands off her hips. I hope this is a good signal that she's stopping to see me as a 'possible threat'.
She then replies, in a less aggressive tone:
“- Hmm... I guess I will give you the benefit of the doubt, Mr. Robert. And since you politely introduced yourself, I will retribute the favor: I am Citrine, and I originally came from another universe through an interdimensional portal created by my spaceship beams. My home planet is Ubulos 9, home of my race, the Hominids. I am an explorer of worlds who analyzes, studies and makes reports based on the social behaviors, interactions, environment, knowledge, arts and economy of the dominant species of a determined planet.”
Her explanation made me stay amazed for a moment. Wow! So she came from another dimension ? To study us ? Amazing! Not to mention how her race is very advanced compared to ours, as I was been expecting....
“- Woah! Nice to meet you, Citrine....”, I said in surprise, however, I couldn't stop noticing her necklace, which is a citrine pendant held by a black cord around her neck. I then inquire about it, smiling to her, while pointing with my right hand toward the pendant:
“-....and obviously your name came from the rare piece of jewelry on your neck. A rare jewel with a rare and fascinating being like you...(I then widely open my arms) What a perfect match.”
I could notice that her semblance was starting to change to a 'neutral', less skeptic appearance, which is good. Hope she gets more at will with me, so I can know more about her.
“- You look a very gentle being, Mr. Robert....”, she replied. However, when I was about to open a smile, she continued to talk, while crossing her arms and once again making a serious face:
“-....However, this does not help to reduce my disappointment and distrust toward you and the rest of the dominant races of this planet.”
Oh, no! She's really pissed off with us for some reason! I them try to gesture to her to calm down, while saying:
“- Woah. Take it easy, alien girl. Why are you so angry ? Besides me foiling your disguise, of course...”
She replied, in an annoyed tone:
“- The anthropomorphic dominant species of this planet is one the most....the most bizarre races I have ever seen in all my journeys by the multiverse.”
“- Oh, c'mon! It couldn't be that bad, Citrine. As far as I know, there's still rational, gentle, good, conscious and open minded people in this world. There's still some people who want to change this world in a better place to live.”, I replied, smiling to her.
However, she replied, in a sad mood, while ranting once again:
“- I would like to believe so and meet these people you mentioned. Because, mostly of time all I saw was: injustice, social inequality, greed without limits, egoism, censorship, fights and battles between same beings due to ideology or religious differences, dictatorial governments in modern days, abusive and limitless usage of natural resources, stereotyping, racism, xenophobia, the rampant growth in criminality and violence, horror to the knowledge and culture and etcetera. Not to mention that on here, the weakest supports the strongest! It is a society who lives of appearances: outside, everything is beautiful and nice but when you take a closer look you have a nasty and disgustful surprise. If it was not for my belt, I am pretty sure that I would not be alive to complete my report in these 7 years I have been living here....*sighs*...I miss my home planet so much....I can not stand this planet anymore....”
So, due to us, her heart is hurt and her words in her rant were carrying anger, frustration, sadness and sorrow...And she endured these scars for seven long years ? Wow....
Even so, in my humble knowledge, I replied to her in a calm tone:
“- Whoa! You're literally a survivor, Citrine, and I admire your courage to brave in a new and unknown planet. However, I insist in my affirmation that not everything is lost: despite all these things you said, this world is not totally engulfed in 'darkness', you know...Both humanity and anthro animals are improving in some parts, however, the problem is that many few beings are willing to think and question their own lives and the society that surround them. In my honest opinion, this world needs more free thinkers, dreamers and beings who are not afraid to contest our 'supposed' reality.”
She looks at me with a funny dumbfound look, with her right silhouette up. After uncrossing her arms, she replies, in a skeptic tone:
“- And I guess you are one of those beings you talk about, right ?”
While opening a gentle smile toward her, I replied:
“- Yes, yes I am. As I said before, I'm an apprentice of Life, which means that I'm always disposed to hear and learn from its teachings. I've been walking in this eternal journey of knowledge, questions, philosophy and discoveries: The Journey of Life. Every conscious being is in this journey, whenever he or she likes it or not. After all, we're all moved by question, not by 'ready-made' answers.”
During all the time, she found herself surprised at me due to my eloquence and knowledge. He, he, he...
Anyway, she puts her right hand on her chin and hold her right arm with her left hand. Afterwards, she opens a shy smile and says:
“- Very well, Mr. Robert. You are proving to be a really rational being. For a moment I was skeptical on how an Earthling could have such a good education like you have. I am sorry by my initial presumption.”, and she lets her arms free after this.
“- No problem, alien gal.”, I reply, smiling back to her.
“- Well, I have to go back to my spaceship now, Mr. Robert, so I can take a rest from a boring day without reports.”, she says, still smiling to me and then she inclines her head a bit to the right and adds, with her cute shy smile towards me:
“- However you, Mr. Robert, made my day less painful. Therefore, I shall make a report specifically talking about you. Nice to meet you, Mr. Robert. Goodbye.”, and she starts to go away.
In an emotive impulse, I reply:
“- Wait Citrine, please!”
This makes her turn to me and reply, with a surprised look:
“- In what I can help you, Mr. Robert ?”
And I timidly reply, smiling with a sad look toward her:
“- The night is so beautiful today, you know...Do you mind if I invite you to watch the stars and moon with me ?”
She's so beautiful, so intellectual that I didn't want her to go away of my life so soon. I couldn't let let that alien nymph disappear because....you know....I'm starting to like from her. And falling in love makes part of life, isn't it true ?
I'd like to have a deeper contact with her, exchange knowledge, know more about her and, who knows, she can be my love in the future... I can't miss this chance!
I hope we get along somehow, despite all our differences....