After recharging my energy during the night, I walked towards my window to get a peek of the sunrise in the early morning. I happened to notice the guy whom I met a year ago, I once tried to seduced him in hopes of seeking payment but to no avail.
I figure there must be another fireman convention or he’s just visiting again. I figure I won’t bother him this time around. I already had too much on my plate at it is now. I watched him a bit, he seemed so relaxed and carefree, something that I would like to be someday.
I headed to bar room, hoping Seth wouldn’t be attending to it this time but I was wrong.. I didn’t make eye contact with him at first until he spoke. “I’m in early, meaning I’ll be off early. I’ll be stopping in afterwards, don’t bother making plans cause I need all of your attention.” Seth demanded with a cold tone. I scoffed as he talked, his demands were like a needy child. “Adjust your attitude whore, I can always take 5 and adjust it for you.” Seth threaten as he clenched the towel in his hand tightly.
Seth seemed more cold than usual but I didn’t care at this point. I did something that I should have done a long time ago. Alter Seth’s memory, removing any traces that involved me. I should have done this after the first night but he offered me cash which I needed.. I also feared him but oddly this morning, I had no fear of him. Maybe something triggered in my mind when I watched Pearce in the hot tub.
Seth’s face turned pale as my beam enter into his head. He was stunned and speechless, he wouldn’t be able to move or react to what I was doing to him. I never tried this before but hoping its works and altering his memory becomes permanent. If it’s not done right, their memory can be restored later in life. After I finished, I tested to see if it worked by simply saying hi. Seth smiled and said hi and asked me how was my morning. I haven’t seen Seth smile or act kind towards me since the night he took property of me. “I’m fine.” I said with a smile and walked away causally. “It worked!” I whispered to myself.
It was lunchtime and I helped myself to the buffet. I haven’t been feeling so well lately so I settled for a light salad. I figure all of the stress from Seth made my stomach unsettled, I often found myself nauseated, unable to keep food down. I would feel weak and my recharging sessions took longer due to my illness. I’m more human than Zairian, I don’t heal myself as quick as my twin sister Luna.
I didn’t have lunch alone, a little boy wondered over and asked if he could sit with me. Normally kids are scared once they see my eyes and think I’m an evil alien who eats kids. It’s what parents are telling their kids now days. Before I could answer the kid pulled out a chair and sat down happily, munching on his over sized cookie. I guess it would be nice to have a little lunch buddy today. I should be celebrating my freedom from Seth.
“Are you really an alien?”
“Yes, I am in some way.”
“That’s really cool! I think aliens are cool. How come you don’t have green skin?”
“I was born with my human parent’s skin.”
“Were you born out of a man? My dad said aliens put alien babies in men and I should stay away from them. Can you put alien babies in men too?”
“Well yes, one of my parents is a human male. I could put babies in men but I rather not.”
“I guess that’s cool. I dunno if I want an alien baby but I want an alien girlfriend. I wanna be a space man when I get big. What’s your name? I’m Joel! I just turned 7 years old so my parents took me here for my birthday. It’s been fun so far! Today we are going to the Starry Shore Boardwalk. I can’t wait to ride the roller coaster! I love visiting Starlight Bay! Are you visiting from out of space?!”
“Hi Joel, I’m Bora Bora. I’m glad you’re having fun in Starlight Bay. Actually I live here and was born here.”
“Why do you live in a hotel? Do you have a UFO?”
“Times are tough, Joel. No I don’t have a UFO but my sister does.”
“Really?! I wish I could fly in one. Is your sister here?”
“No, she lives in Arcadia, it’s a colony outer space.”
“One day I’m gonna live in Arcadia. I can find an alien girlfriend there!”
“I hope you do someday, Joel.”
“Thanks! I think you’re really cool and very pretty. Wanna be my girlfriend?”
“That’s sweet Joel, but there’s laws against that. I’m sure you’ll find one your age.”
My lunch with Joel was delightful, its been too long since I last truly enjoyed myself. It was nice not having a child afraid of me, he was a bit eager to join me. However his father was less than thrilled to find his son having a chat with me. At first I didn’t appear to be of alien descent until he took a look at my eyes. Joel tried to reason with his father saying that I was a nice alien who was born here. With the lack of traditional green skin, Joel’s father believed him. It was plainly clear that I was an alien baby born on Earth. Joel’s father apologize if his son was a bothered. I told him it was no big deal.
Afterwards I relaxed on a lounge chair, embracing the rays from the sun. It’s been a fairly warm autumn, winter was soon to come. Its been years since Starlight Bay last seen its usual weather, it stays warm all year long until my Suziu came along. He changed the weather for study, Starlight Bay experience all 4 seasons, there was even snow. Since my Suziu left, the weather had returned back to normal. It’s been a mystery in Star city but I know the cause. I am glad my Suziu restored it, I always enjoyed the warmer temps but it may come natural. Zairians are from a warm and dry planet, they prefer warmer climates.
As I lounged, I was quickly reminded of the horrors of Seth…
I spent so many hours in tears..
I felt like I couldn’t get out..
I felt that I needed him..
Even if he was harmful for me…
He was a male giving me attention that I craved for years…
Attention that I didn’t get much from my dad….
I stayed with Seth just cause I could feel wanted for once, it didn’t matter I was abused or not. It was insane to stay in that situation but today I guess you can say I was snapped into reality. But oddly… I find myself missing him now..
I need to remove myself from here, staying close to Seth will bring me back into his cruel arms. Where will I go from here? I have no source of income other than Seth, I had no place to live. Seth made it to where I kept my room… It won’t be long before the funds run dry. Then I remember Mason, he said he could help with getting me a job but its been a year since I last seen him.
I took a trip to an old familiar place. The old neighbor where I once lived as a child. I think it would be nice to see the old place once again even if nothing is there.
The house fire destroy everything.. There was nothing but burnt rumble on the ground. I walked around, sifting through it to see if I could find anything. I was hoping to find something from my childhood, something that will make me feel good inside. I had fond memories of this house..
I found an old dollhouse that Luna and I use to play when we were kids. We played for hours, predicting how our future households would be. I was married to a famous rock star and we had 3 kids together. We lived in a big house over the hill with the view of the ocean, like this house once was. I could be so silly as a kid.. However that prediction would never come. Seeing the dollhouse burnt brought tears to eyes.. This use to be my home and now there’s nothing but burnt memories…
I walked down to the shore, memories of picnics, building sand castles, playing in the water and even dad’s forced wedding raced through my mind. Those were the days, I always loved this place. This is the only house that felt like home…
I had an idea. What if I restore this house and live here? I never tried out my restoration powers before. I have a perfect memory of the house’s layout and everything. I think I could restore this house as what it once was from when I was still a kid. If I put all of my energy into this, I could have a home once again.
Within a few minutes, I did it! I restored dad’s old house in the same state from when I was just 7 years old. I remember on the day when we first moved in. It feels like it was yesterday. I couldn’t believe I was able to do this given I have less alien powers.
“Home sweet home. I thought I would never see you once. It feels good to have a place to call home once again.”
But suddenly I started to feel sluggish and a bit woozy like I was about to faint. I wasn’t sure what was happening but I felt my knees weaken, vision was blurred, stomach filled with nausea, my head was spinning… Am I dying? I thought as I began to lose my balance and crash onto the ground…