Thursday, August 17, 2006

The mission and the ship

“Hold on,” interrupted a technician. “New footage coming in.”

The Queen, Professor Xavier, the other professor, myself, and everyone else on deck who could spare an eyeball looked up at the screen and saw a far off shot of the ship. It certainly looked impressive, but it didn’t seem to be doing much.

“There’s more…” the technician punched a few buttons and the view changed a bit. This view showed some sort of energy building around the ship. The energy lanced out and scorched the moon of the planet the ship was orbiting. The moon exploded into a fiery flash of light.

The ship seemed to shift subtly and another lance of energy shot out towards our view. I blinked as the view broke into static.

“Drone 2 confirms that Drone 1 was destroyed,” the technician announced his readings. “Drone 1 is maintaining its distance and will hopefully stay out of that thing’s range.”

“This is now more serious that we originally imagined,” Queen Galacta IX stated. “If Galactor should get his hands on something with that kind of power, it will spell doom for the peoples of this galaxy.”

“Then we’re just going to have to beat them to it,” I said. “No sweat. First and ten.”

I saw Professor S’Magmier sneer just a little bit again. It was as if he was barely trying to contain his distain.

Although I can certainly appreciate your Earth sports analogies, I don’t believe anyone else here will get them, Professor Xavier thought to me.

Of course not, I replied. All part of the fun.

“Do not worry, Your Highness,” the leader of the X-Men announced out loud. “We shall not fail at our mission. You have my word on that.”

“Thank you, Professor,” she replied. And with a nod, we knew that we were dismissed.

Our happy little band made our way to the transporter room. The plan was to beam back to the Danger Sled and fly as quickly as possible to the living ship. On our way to the teleporter, S’Magmier’s sneer grew into full blown distaste.

“Ironic, isn’t it,” he thought out loud. “That two members of such an unevolved species are tasked to make first contact with perhaps the most advanced creature that this galaxy has known.

Is he for real? I thought to Professor X. What is his problem?

I am afraid that you will be able to find prejudice in just about every part of the galaxy, he answered. Humans certainly do not possess a monopoly on bigotry.

“I also find it highly ironic that one of the greatest telepathic minds in the galaxy comes from such a backwards species,” he continued. “I’ve studied your planet. I am quite surprised you aren’t yet extinct.”

I stopped him right there in the corridor and held up my finger. “That’s one, Smegy,” I said. “I know we’ve got problems. We’re not perfect. But I am not going to stand by and let you insult us like this. I’m getting’ pretty sick and tired of defending my planet to every damn holier-than-thou jerk that comes along.”

“I was j-just…” he stammered.

“Stow it!” I sent a mental wink to Xavier, he returned a psychic chuckle. I never knew that he could do that.

S’Magmier was fuming as we got onto the transporter pads. It didn’t take a telepath to see he was not happy with his situation.

Too bad for him. He’s stuck with us.


Wedge Antillies said...

Attaboy, Jon! Stand up for your species. I think those other creatures who don't like humans are afraid that we have evolved more quickly, and are much smarter than they assumed. Of course, I am no Xenopsycologist.

Jon the Intergalactic Gladiator said...

Are you even human? You're from another galaxy and all, you know.

Magdalena said...

so do you get to fee this S'm guy to a sarlac or something?

oh an btw why am I not on your blogroll :)

I guess I shouldnt complain or pantha, SHI and TX will feel jealous ;)

A Army Of (Cl)One said...

Wait, He dresses like a weasely Dicken's villian and he is making fun of you. Some people have some nerve. I have alway like the people of Mud. They seem ok for the most part.

Professor Xavier said...

*What a self-absorbed, short-sighted, narrow-minded dweeb. He might just have to spend the rest of our trip thinking that he's a garden slug.*

Lori said...

""YET EXTINCT""......What is he trying to say with that ""I just just just""...LOL

Have a great day!!!

Erifia Apoc said...

That kind of makes me laugh... Because he must be in denial or something. Besides for the odd shaped head, this dude is so human its not even funny.

By the way, I'm an alien, and I find humans more than fascinating, I find them amazing... I mean seriously. Your will to survive and your adaptability is the most impressive I've ever seen.

So here's to humans! Huzzah! Huzzah! Huzzah!

But you are kind of messy creatures with lots of hair. I only have eyebrows... And you stink sometimes... But that's not your fault... Well, okay, maybe it is, but the humans I am refering to now, don't stink, and by stink, I mean, smell. But like I said...

I'll just shutup now...

Goodluck Jon. I have a spare lightsaber you can barrow, because as impressive as your 'firearms' are, hurling lead at obscene distances, they scarcely lack the skill and grace of a good old lightsaber.

Legolas said...

Otters aren't awesome, they're Ottsome.