Short Stories

Aliens – Part 1

January 7, 2015

Aliens

 

His short stature prevented him from clearly seeing his surroundings. That was soon remedied with a masterful leap to a higher vantage point, where those attending could make out their leader without difficulty. His ability to perform leaps and other physically demanding manipulations set him aside from the inferior humans on this planet. The infiltration, centuries before, had been successful, humans quite ignorant of their existence. They walked among them without notice.

Kahn had been elected leader many years before, a unanimous vote of his peers, his cunning and intelligence putting him before all others. Kahn came from a long line of leaders, bearing the weight of his responsibility without blinking. Pura, Kosh, Maau, Hass and many others of his lineage preceded him with equal finesse and wisdom.

The meeting was called regarding concern over the direction Earth was taking, humans tending to make a mess of the planet. As an alien being on the planet Kahn and fellow aliens needed to find a way to change the course of events or leave the planet before it became too hostile a place to live, the exodus a feat more complex and undesirable with too many variables.

Man had a need to war, pollute and destroy everything they touched. Ironically, they also had a need to build and create but at the expense of the planet. Something had to be done or all would be lost on this speck of dirt traveling through infinity. The earth would become a burnt cinder in the sky covered with debris and lifelessness if things were allowed to continue. Kahn was not sure he could turn the tides of human nature; yet human folly had to addressed until a solution was discovered.

Kahn’s specie was here to monitor humans and their development in the universe. Man was a challenge due to their nature; consideration had to be given in accepting them into a larger governing body in the universe. The result would allow humans to progress further in science and in an evolutionary sense. Kahn’s kind were evolved to near perfection as alien creatures, an example to humans who were attentive enough to notice. Aliens had been here for thousands of years unknown to the indigenous beings living on the planet. Admittedly, humans had their charm and soft spots; they loved and cared. They organized societies that functioned reasonably well some of the time. They did have one problem, however. Those, who were different from them, generated fear and distrust; those differences leading to conflict. Knowledge of Kahn’s purpose on the planet would have thrown humans into a panic; there were already many who spoke of aliens in a negative tilt. This was the reason for the disguise and secrecy Kahn insisted upon. They had been here long enough to be accepted by the humans they monitored, their daily interaction benign and seemingly friendly. The alien sought only peace and comfort not unlike humans.

The aliens came from a distant place in the galaxy where peace and tranquillity were a way of life undisturbed by turmoil and fighting. They never took positions of control or leadership for fear of discovery, subservient to humans yet continually observant. Humans did notice the wisdom in them but discounted it, as they felt superior to all living things. It was an interesting struggle; Kahn took that very seriously.

Alien communications was simple yet effective. They were able to telecommunicate with thoughts and maintained a link throughout the world, a link never broken and always active. Most humans treated them well enough, though a few treated them poorly because of their quiet nature. Abuses existed, but it was not the nature of Kahn’s kind to strike back; it was not their purpose. A miniscule number of humans were able to connect to the link, a possible evolving for the better; most of them did not understand the significance of the link.

Kahn, unlike many of his kind had blue eyes, a trait carried from one generation to another along with his long nose and slightly pointed ears. Humans felt some sort of camaraderie in blue eyes, though they viewed his ears with indifference. His eyes made him acceptable being, more like them. It was not a logical conclusion; appearances made for deceiving impressions.

As Kahn looked about the many gathered before him, he felt good to see the slanted eyes and pointed ears of his kind. The noises were soothing and it was pleasant to hear his native tongue. He watched as greetings were exchanged among the gathered, communicating in the tactile manner of their way. Kahn searched the right words to start his presentation, studying his thoughts carefully before making his delivery. The impact would be sent around the globe through their mental link.

All were hushed in the meeting place, ears perked up as the leader spoke the first word.

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