TITLE: The Messenger
Lot: Robbins - Xuan, Joy, Malvina, Quartell, Raya, Qrystal and Ruby
Last Visit: Things Ain't Goin' So Well
Editor: This entry features one of the two runners up in the Prosperity Falls trivia contest. Ruby. Welcome to the Falls, Ruby! On with the story!
Xuan: And I need to know this because....?
Ruby: I have known about you for a long time, mister.
Xuan: *eyebrows shoot up* I see. Ahhhh.....where do you live, little girl? Did you just move here? Where are your parents?
Ruby: Xuan! It is I, your King! (Ruby's mouth is moving, but a man's voice is coming out of it) Cut the crap, Robbins! Listen to me!
Xuan pees himself.
Ruby: Right. Now I have your attention. Hey, can we go sit somewhere?
Xuan numbly nods, and stumbles into the foyer of the house he shares with the Alien Joy Capehart-Robbins, and the bastard children she had with his Uncle Quavi.
King: Xuan, I am inside the body of a Messenger. Well, I am not really here. But my essence has temporarily been placed here by our scientists so I can speak with you face to face. Not through Zaed or Quavi's computer. I wanted to see you when I talk to you.
Xuan: *stumbling and mumbling over his words* Why are you here? I am being good!
King: Blah, blah, blah. You have been threatened with me over and over again by your father and your uncle. I hear about it every day. "Xuan is not co-operating. Xuan is not teaching others about the Mission. Xuan seems to have authority issues. Xuan is misusing his gifts."
King: I found these things worrisome. Xuan. I realized early on you were different than the others. You are 100% human Xuan.
Xuan: How could that be? My father is Anotothain!
King: Well...it was the DNA...how it worked out. You don't have a drop of Anotothian in your bones. You are just like your uncle Martin Strickland. You are more Strickland than anything. Came to ya through your mother Synclare. *The Kings lights up a cigarette* I have always wanted to try one of these.
Xuan: Those aren't good for your Messenger's lungs.
The King takes a long drag on the Marlboro. He waves a tiny hand dismissively. Ahhhhh...pure heaven. Messengers are disposable. The are like....hmmmm....fast food workers here on Earth. On Anatoth we have a cabinet full of applicants for this position. Now then. I had to do something Xuan. To keep from having to...errr....lose you. You know too much about us. About the Mission. I started the GGP with you.
King: Gift Giving Program. Yep. The mind reading stuff. Telepathy. Mind closure.
Xuan: Reading wombs? Counting fetuses?
King: Exactly. You had to be able to do something Zaed and Quavi couldn't do.
Xuan: Then how come they can use telepathy? And how come Jati can read wombs too, like me?
King: Well, Xuan, you are the first to get these gifts. I overdosed ya...yep...it came spilling out to others around you. You were only supposed to be able to pass it on through your genes.
Xuan: You mean I am a guinea pig?
King: Ahhhh....yeah. Xuan. I also made sure you LOVED women. Any of them. At first, it was to try to make up for your lack of DNA. I felt sorry for ya. I realized how much earthlings love to woo-hoo. I tried to make it up to you, Xuan.
Xuan: Hmmm.....yes....I love the girls. Heh.
King: I realized your love of the females would be a great vehicle to pass on DNA. Yep. GGP. Hey, let's move outside. Got sumthin' to show ya. MOVE IT MISTER....
Xuan: Argh! This is back breaking!
King: Shaddup, wuss. Now listen here. You think it is hard to pull weeds? It is harder on a human to live on Anatoth. Why do you think Timo and Kamika had to take on human bodies when they came to Earth? Hm? WHAT SAY YOU, XUAN?
Xuan: Errrr...... *spittle drains out of the left side of Xuan's mouth*
King: Because Pure Anotothians can't survive in the Earth's atmospehre! Humans can't survive on Anatoth!
Xuan: What about the Visits? The earth men getting pregnant with Aliens??? Errr... Anotothians?
King: Them? Ahhh...well....those Anotothians aren't pure....Heck, they don't even look Anotothian. The look like Martians. Heh. BIG JOKE ON THE EARTHLINGS. We had to make them look like something the Earthlings would recognize. Ya know....But they do carry DNA. Yep. We also had to program their bodies to not explode on first exposure to the Earth's atmosphere. Wilbur is in charge of that.
Xuan nods his head knowingly. Wilbur?
King: Yes. Wilbur. Your Queen. My Anotothian wife. She is head scientist on Anatoth. Ehm...there is a couple of more things I want to talk over with you. Ahhh....
Ok. I see you are the DNA donor for Xen.
Xuan puffs up with pride. Yep. That be the first one for me.
King: Ah. The boy is already overloaded with your gifts.
Xen: GAAAa! Goo!
King: That's right, Xen. I know you are a fine Anotothian!
Xuan: Was that him? My little boy? Xuan smiles with fatherly giddiness.
King: Yes Xuan, that was him. He is very strong in your gifts. He knows who you are. Now Xuan. I have one more gift I am giving you. One more. However you will not notice it right away.
Xuan: I am afraid to ask.
King: And you should be. You will find out about it on your own. Go shower. You stink. Oh yes. And don't tell anyone you and I spoke today. I am keeping an eye on you Robbins. Don't make me come down there!~
Xuan: One more thing...
Ruby: He is gone. Xuan, I will be living with you as your child and you will call me your child. The KING will speak through me when he chooses. He is right. You stink. Go shower.
Quavi: Ah! Another daughter! My seed is strong! Her womb will give birth to many!
Jati: Congratulations, Uncle Quavi! Xuan, Joy thinks you are the baby's father.
Xuan: Me? The kid's father? Pfft.
Jati: Xuan! For the Mission! You must...
Xuan: Yadda, yadda, yadda. I know I know..... Hey. I have been looking through the telescope like you told me I HAD to.
Xuan, batting eyes innocently. Oh Yeah? At night? Oh, guess I made a mistake. *SNICKERS*
Jati: Watch yourself, Xuan. I mean it.
Woo Hoo! DO THE SMUSTLE! Wow, what a birthday party! Have fun, everybody!
LTW: To Become The Law
There are three other children in this house, born of Quavi and Joy.
LTW: To Become A General
LTW: To Reach Golden Anniversary
Odd Pics Out:
Ever wonder what Xuan's job is?
Xuan gets a gold in gardening
Joy made it to a silver