Enad the Great: The Second Half of the Alliance
mommy-bird flew the well-known route to her nest. Snug in her beak was a prize
for her young one. The fat juicy worm wiggled in hopes of escape when it
happened. The hover car struck the poor little mocking bird, sending guts and
feathers in all directions. The little worm was free at last, never to be
eaten by the baby bird. "If that hover car had hit the tree seconds
sooner," the little worm gave a flubbery shake, "the bird would have
avoided the area making me a munchy meal."
* * *
the Great reclined in the chair which was on the balcony of the hotel. Down
below, Enad watched his son and his girl play in the sand, race the waves,
and, well.... The more he watched, the more it caused him to reflect on his
own life. After all, he was quite a playboy in his life. He thought a little
of his wife, but preferred to think about previous people. The one that came
strongest to mind was the one just before his wife during his travels about
the universe. True she was only a little girl then, but he could wait to
reveal himself to her. Then the thought hit him: About now she was old enough,
and her parents had told him he was the proper suitor.
hesitation, Enad left the hotel and went to the docking bay of the
Cantible. During the ride in the Taxi, he considered how he would find
her. It had been some time since his travels, and places did become mixed in
his mind, but then, what didn't? If he could just remember where that place
was. It was no use; he needed something to prod his memory or better yet,
since his memory was unreliable, view the past. "THE TIARA!!!!!"
boarded the ship and checked over preflight. The ship was a bit dusty from
lack of use lately. Enad had other things to enjoy. But this was what he
needed now, a new travel. This would be even more fun, because in order to
accomplish it, he had to get one of the Keys. The reward was also kept in
mind. Enad flicked switch after switch, bringing alive assorted lights and
gauges. "Hello, Great One."
to see you still remember me. How do you feel?"
would assume rather metallic to you." Without hesitation, Enad flicked
off the vocal mode of the computer; however, he left on the audio mode so
KWAMKUT could receive instruction and listen to his boring tales.
you're so smart don't ya. Ha. See who gets in the last word." Enad stuck
his tongue out at the main memory bank, and the lights on the ship started
flashing. "Cut it out or I'll turn you off, electron-breath." Things
were back to the norm, and the Cantible zipped off mega-fast, retracing
a previous route to his home system.
* * *
fat, juicy little worm wiggled its way past scraps of the once new red hover
car. Things were different now, but different from what? Perhaps few would
understand. It carefully avoided the grey patch of feathers with the small
intestines on it, making its way down the path.
* * *
Enad was near his old home, he began the sensor scanning. He wasn't sure where
that Key was, but the energy frequencies it emitted gave it a certain
distinctness. Recognizable sounds told Enad that the Tiara had been located.
"This is too easy." He made a brief search for the other Keys and
found them relatively close. His lust however, was, for the moment, not for
power. No, it was for something just as good. The Cantible started its
heavy deceleration as it passed Pluto's orbit. Jupiter soon came and passed.
As he approached Mars, system alerts roared through the ship.
were like flies on a fall evening at a picnic. They roared to and fro, barely
missing each other. It was amazing that such a fleet could fit in such a small
area without ramming one another. Of course, that was Bronson's problem.
Enad's was a little more obvious. How could he get to the Earth without being
noticed? Enad flipped the vocal switch back on. "Can you still transport
need minor hull dimension modifications. And if I understand you, I will
answer your next question in saying I can not transport the whole lot that
leaned back in his chair and put his rusty brain circuits to work. After a
moment, he said, "Distance is no problem at all. Just tell me the
AMTU connections were established at critical points on the exterior of the
ship. After that and a little snack, Enad was ready to go. Carefully, taking
his forefinger and punching a keyboard with it, he established certain
coordinates. Carefully he pressed the button on his joystick causing the AMTU
to do its job. The ship glittered, disappeared, then reappeared inside the
hull of the Archangel.
would ever scan the cargo area of a Carrier," Enad said in a triumphant
tone. "Now for a ship a little closer to the Earth." Enad pecked the
coordinates of the cargo hold of the Texas. Again the ship disappeared
and reappeared elsewhere. After using the cargo bay of the Marlin and a
few other ships, the Cantible was safely on the surface of the Earth.
Enad walked to the center of his ship and stepped onto a platform. "Put
me in an inconspicuous place in the room where the Tiara is."
glittering figure of Enad the Great appeared in the room behind a curtain. He
soon found out it was a shower curtain when a hand reached in and turned on
the water to warm it up. Enad kept quiet; it was about time for his annual
bath. The steam rose, fogging up the room. It was getting a little
uncomfortable for Enad. When he realized that the owner of the hand left the
room, he was out of there. The footsteps were returning so Enad quickly hid in
the clothes hamper. He saw, through the crack, Camille admiring herself in the
mirror. She was dressed in a towel and the Tiara. "Oh, I'm so
beautiful," she said. Carefully Camille took off each and entered the
slowly and quietly crawled out of the hamper, removing a smelly sock or two as
he did so. With the Tiara, he exited. The air caused his wet person to get a
little cold. His ship was just on the other side of the garden, so he took the
shortest route. In the garden, he encountered a couple. The hot pink grabbed
at his attention.
took a second look. It was Eve. The one he was after was right here, and with
another man. He was even kissing her. Enad grew rather angry because he was
promised to her by her parents. That was how it was with royalty. How did she
get on Earth, and what was this guy doing sucking on her face? He was going to
think this out before he took aggressive action. If he killed that leech,
perhaps Eve would hate him.
needed a little history, so with the Key to his problem in his hands, he
looked into the gems and let it reveal Eve's trip and her parents' worry.
"Her parents worry. Of course, they don't know where she is. I bet Sir
Pent would be totally digusted with the slime back there too. Yes, Eve
probably would listen to her father."
exit from Earth was similiar to the entrance. "Real nice of the ol'
cousin to have such large haulers. Couldn't have done it without 'em."
Enad giggled a little at his ingenuity. The trip to the Snicker's Galaxy
began. It was a rather long way, but with KWAMKUT's help, the time lost wasn't
* * *
took the good news to his friend Sir Pent. After explaining happenings he
found out through the use of the Tiara, Eve's parents decided to make the
journey to Earth.
will take three of my finest ships with me. The Coniferophytae the
Lycopsida, and the Myxomycophyta should suffice. I will captain
the former. It is the diplomatic ship. My wife is better with the two military
ships." The ships traveled to the site of the white hole. After blasting
annoying rocks away, the ships entered advancing forward by means of the
powerful drives. After a little while, which could have been months in a
shuttle craft, a black horizon in the far distance appeared. The
Cantible led the way through the mystirious opening.
* * *
The little baby
bird tweeted its last tweet. The mother had not been to see it in some time.
Where was that fat worm at? The bird's slow movements were now none. Its
corpse hardened and later decayed. I wonder if it could have sang at some
important event if it had lived?
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