In What Happened Part One, the King of Anatoth held a face to face meeting in Zaed's new command center. The problem was that a time traveling portal had been opened in the flux capacitor when Timo was brought back from the dead. Telepathy was now unreliable, thus, the Big Meeting. It was revealed by Zaed and the King that Alien X had slipped through the portal, intent on spoiling all the cheesecake in Prosperity Falls, making the advancement of the Anotothian population on earth slow to a snail's pace. Maybe even stop it altogether. Xuan regained his memory after much ado, and had quite an interesting conversation with the investigative reporter in the Falls, Berry Nosey. Berry offered to to help Xuan with the cheesecake problem that Alien X had threatened, if only he would help her with something. What is that something? We pick up the story in the sauna at Mission Control, shortly after the meeting adjourned. Zaed and the King continue problem crunching.
King: It is hard to say , Zaed. Homes have been rebuilt, all life has been reborn from the human and Anotothian fetuses, right down to the common mutts. The same words and books studied again, the very blades of grass grew once again, in the same soil. Zaed. You are my right hand on earth. I will say this to you. This is about the worse thing that could happen in the Mission. I am depending upon you to lead our people though this.
Zaed: My time has come just as Timo's did. It is in my memory of dying once. Yet I live again because of the portal that has opened. I have no memory of coming out of my grave and living again. I awoke from a dream, and I was living as if I had never died. I cannot lead the Mission, my liege, it is time for me to go again.
Zaed: What of you, my king? Why have you not aged?
King: Oh me? Well. As you know my essence appears through Ruby and Infinity Nevermore when I am dealing with you son Xuan and your daughter Jenn. It is only my essence you see here now....what you see is a made up human from from Wilbur's brilliant mind. I really am sitting in the lab on Anototh right at this moment whilst I converse with you.
Zaed: How can that be? You move and talk as if you were here!
King: Well, yes you hear my words. But the way you see me is not how I appear on Anototh. Wilbur has fixed up this nifty gadget so it can spontaneously make my essence appear and move as any earthling would. I have to blend in, you know. *Ahem* Zaed. It appears that your daughter in law Samarah is with child once again.
King: Well, I suppose that is better than none. Has she eaten the cheesecake?
Zaed: No, she has not. She cares not for the taste of it.
King: Ah well. Do not force her, Zaed. She may become suspicious.
Zaed: Yes, my liege.
King: Well Zaed, it is time for our meeting to adjourn. I will leave you to make your regular weekly report.
Zaed dips his head in agreement, and reverence. The King fades away, and leaves empty space where the oh so real looking Anotothain sat only moments before. Zaed wearily stands up, the day is over in the Robbins household. A new time has begin at Mission Control. and a new era in Prosperity Falls.
Zaed: Much has occurred since the Big Meeting. Things have changed so much since my younger days it seems as if none of it is real.
Just as in the same time before, my human wife Synclare passed away, to the place where human souls go. She is the eldest daughter, and eldest child of Chevy and Kirstee Strickland. We Anotothians could take a lesson from my in laws. That is one family that knows how to procreate. However, the thing that was different this time, is that I did not pass as well. I am still here, running the Mission. How do they do it? Without the worries of a Mission, the Stricklands seem to have exploded in population here. They have supplied the Robbinses with a steady supply of spouses. It is a wonder how it has worked out.
It was soon time for my granddaughter Skyliana to have a birthday. Her mother Samarah did not attend the party, as she was exhausted from carrying her third child. She slept peacefully whilst the rest of us welcomed Skyliana to childhood.
LTW: To Become A Captain Hero
Sandy Bruty and Melissa Fancey
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