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|The Story Part 1 Chapter 1- Condensed|
|05/03/02 at 13:10:47|
|﻿Once upon a time.... there was a girl aged 18..Her name was Betsy and she drank a lot of Bebsi. and she had a dog called 'Bob' and she lived in a lopsided house in no man's land far far away. All was well with Betsy's life, until one day the doorbell rang ... it was 12:00 pm and she was too afraid to answer so she grabbed her baseball bat and peered out the|
window and to her amazement standing outside was a great big radiant white Unicorn, whom sitting upon was a tall stranger dressed in a white robe.
As she gazed at him from behind the curtains she noticed that his robe was all stained w/dirt. Suddenly she realized it was her husband, so she ran out and asked him "what happened to you?? He explained that he was coming home from work as usual when suddenly, while he was riding the unicorn on the M4 motor way a beam of light shone down on him and
he was taken aback by what he saw there in the horizon, hovering just in line of sight was the most incredible silver sword, and holding it was a skeletal hand. He looked up at the face and what he saw sent shivers down his spine.
The eyes in the face flashed red once or twice and then the whole image disappeared. and he fell off his unicorn in fright, right into the ditch. "Oh that's easy to explain.." said Betsy,"she helped him to get up and asked if he needed anything he said, "i think a Bebsi will refresh me". Betsy got one for herself and one for him and he drank as fast as he could..&
waited for what Betsy had to say,she had so much to say, but seeing he was so tired and weary, she decided to tell him later.
She went to draw him some bath water while he got himself a clean robe. as she was drawing the water she heard him open their old creaky closet door; a few seconds later she heard him scream, she rushed into the room to investigate and what she saw made her almost faint. The old man left after an hour.
Later that night when Betsy was alone in her house she felt like she was being watched. She suddenly wonders where Bob is (she needs him for protection). Betsy hears deep breathing behind her. Slowly, ever so slowly, Betsy turns around and again she heard the breathing behind her. She got the phone but the police station was unavailable, so she left into her car when suddenly she realized that the heavy breathing was the price tag on her shirt rubbing against her skin. She breathed a sigh of relief, and was so happy to have found a bargain at her local K-Mart store. But before she could relax, Betsy could smell something burning in the kitchen, she said oh oh, it's the tea down stairs.
She ran down the steps and tripped on her cat and fell flat on her chin. OUCH! she screeched. She got up rubbed her cheek and ran down the dining room into the kitchen " huh?" she said looking at the stove finding that the tea was already made and a mug was full of tea ready for drinking. "how fishy" she said looking around. she pulled the base ball bat and looked around the house when she heard AND SAW her daughter from her previous marriage, her daughter is aged 20, and she
rarely comes to see her mother, so her mother asks her why she is here and the daughter says....
Acccckkkkk!!! How come I'm 20 while you're 18, mommy?!!! Before she could finish her daughter disappeared right in front of her eyes!!! She walked back to the kitchen wishing she could see her husband one more time. One more time, so she could have a chance to tell him that the bath water was now freezing cold~! And that she was the only one who knew what her husband saw that night & knew why all this was happening. It was a secret that she had kept hidden her whole life.
Suddenly out of no where a reflection shined in the bath water. A halo of light. she looked up, she looked around. nothing. and yet, there it was, it the water. Trembling, she reached out her hand to touch the water,she found it colddddd, she decided to go out to the woods, so she can get some wood to heat the water up, all of a sudden she saw .her husband's
white unicorn, decapitated in a pile of bushes!
She couldn't believe who or what would do such a horrific thing as this!! Fearing that whoever or whatever might have done such a terrible thing could still be lurking about; she decided to go back to her house and tell her daughter about it... she started running back to her house, when suddenly something grabbed her foot and she fell with a loud THUD, on the
ground, she felt her chin quickly and realized it was bleeding, she then turned to see what had made her fall when with a brilliant flash of light her daughter reappeared. Mom was so relieved, especially when she saw that she had tripped over the garden hose.
Her daughter helped her up and then started talking fast, in an excited voice: "Mom, listen. How would you like to come live with us, in the future? We have all kinds of high pech conveniences (think jetsons, on steroids.) We've colonized space!! Isn't that great!!! In fact, my husband and I are thinking of buying a house on Ganymede, Jupiter's largest moon, recently
colonized. The housing is quite cheap. The main reason why we want to move from earth is because of massive pollution. When earth started getting too crowded, people started building subterranean cities with artificial lighting to mimic sunlight. Several years later, earth has become almost uninhabitable, due to pollution.
So there's this program that aims to move all the people off the earth by enticing them with cheap housing so that cleanup operations can begin. Oh, I forgot to tell you how I got here. It was through my husband's experimental time machine. It seems to have broken down. One it's fixed, my husband should be here. We also have a new Internet. It's called VRnet for Virtual Reality net. My brother has taken to VR RPGs (no, not Rocket Propelled grenades, Role Playing Games!). Where was I?? Oh yeah, moving! We're going to buy a new family space ship for moving. It's got the most advanced antimatter propulsion system in its class! So, Mom, whaddya say?? Pretty please with genetically modified cherries on
Mom is hesitant. "But what about Dad? And the cute unicorn?" "No problem, we'll go back in time and get them!" said the daughter. "So how bout it Mom, huh?" Just as Betsy was about to answer, a beam of light shone on her and her daughter, they looked up in the sky, and descending was a HUGE spaceship with green Martians inside came below and landed near the bench they were sitting on aa uuuu aaa aaalliaaneta? asked the alien with a horror shivery voice.
Betsy looked up and grabbed her daughters hand...rruunn! she screamed. the hid behind the bush and the aliens came down and said... beep beep. "ztupid tranzlator" says the alien capitan , "do not be avraid, ve kum in peace! Ve need your help. over komradez, on marz, zey are dying, a mysteriouz illnezz. our wize one zay 'only one cure. za bebzi!!!go!!! seek ze
cure!!! on ze distant planet earth!' zo! we seek zis vabled bebzi! ozervise, ve vaporize your planet to pumice dust vith over zuper duper gamma raygun!!just joking!! please help us though."
Quickly Betsy and her daughter take the Martians into the house and down to the basement where Betsy stores her secret bebzi stockpile. she pushes on a stone and Hey Presto! the wall slides inwards! retinal scan...check, fingerprints...check, voice scan ("please sing mary had a little lamb" says the computer)...check. Access granted.
Alien takes bebzi with much gratitude. "Ve are vorever in your debt."... p.s. translation : stupid translator" says the alien capitan , "do not be afraid, we come in peace! We need your help. our comrades, on mars, they are dying, a mysterious illness. our wise one say 'only one cure. the bebzi!!!go!!! seek the cure!!! on the distant planet earth!' So! we seek this fabled
bebzi! otherwise, we vaporize your planet to pumice dust with our super duper gamma raygun!!just joking!! please help us though."
"We are forever in your debt." "Hmm, that's funny", said Betsy's daughter, "our neighbors are Martian, but they're sort of yellowish. I wonder if it's the Ganamydan air that makes them that way. I tell ya, this universe would be a better place without them Martians. All they do is sit on their porch and drink Bebsi. Meanwhile we earthen do all the work."
"I don't know" said Betsy. "It doesn't sound like Ganamyde is much better than earth. Where did you say you were moving to? "
"Ganymede! That's where I'm moving! Its an icy moon and its really beautiful. Not only that but its not crowded or polluted. It's only recently been colonized! The time to move is now. Otherwise, when more people move in, the housing prices will go through the roof! If you're not sure, I'll give you some time to think about it. "...
The next morning Betsy woke up...finding a baby crying in the next room and Betsy's daughter wasn't there! The baby looked at Betsy and tried to tell her something but as Betsy understood the baby was hungry... she took him down the stairs and found her slippers beneath a floor wood the was loose. "my bad kitty!" said Betsy with a smile. she thought about what
happened the day before and found it was just a dream!
"But wait!" said Betsy looking at the kitten and baby. "what about the aliens!" she thought back for a minute..."they said that they need our help and they also said " there was a large crash in the kitchen. KABOM! she hurried on with her slippers the wrong way. at her eyes her husband was there. she put the baby aside and pushed her kitty away.
"Where have you been (weeping)??" Betsy wiped her tears and held on to his arms and said that she wouldn't let go until he told her what was happening... "well" he said with a sad face..."i went to my mothers funeral at first."
Betsy looked at him with straight eye. "HUH she died?" Betsy said. "what about the time when i was about to bathe you?? hu, what about then??" her husband started to tear more and he shook. "well, i went to Switzerland to get you a gift to show that, (weeping) that i am not your husband!!! i am your husbands twin!" Betsy looked up and threw his arms away. "NO, no no no no!!!!" she said whispering. "your husband is in the hospital, he is not well enough to see you..." Betsy wept and left
the room..."i will go visit him, you find my daughter and take care of this baby and my cat." she put on her shoes and coat and said bye. she left the door and reached the hospital and rushed up the stairs, only to be stopped by a nurse.
WHERE DO YOU THINK YOU'RE GOING?? She yelled.
Betsy looked up. The voice sounded familiar. She was sure she'd heard it before, but she had never seen this nurse in her
life. As she stared, she almost thought the nurse's eyes flashed green at her. I just want to see my husband, she said. His
unicorn was slaughtered and I want to make sure he's ok. OOOOHHH YOUR HUSBAND....... YEEEEEESSSSSS
COME RIGHT THIS WAY. The nurse smiled, not so sweetly, Betsy thought, but she followed her. Third floor, fourth
flour, fifth.... she was out of breath. All of a sudden, they were on the roof...
The nurse turned around to face Betsy and in the most sinister voice imaginable said "Remember Me?"
... with that the nurse cast off her mask and standing before Betsy was the old man she had heard breathing in her house, the same one whose face her husband had seen in the horizon before falling off his unicorn. The same face but now much much older..... "Dad!!!" said Betsy joyously... "I thought you were dead!!!"
Betsy's Dad, whose name was Wilbert shook with emotion as he embraced his daughter... "no Betsy..." he murmured.." I was taken a long time ago, back to my planet, Ganymede. You see Betsy, I am not what you always believed me to be..." Betsy noticed how his eyes glinted green as he looked down at her fondly... But then his eyes fixed on something over her
shoulder and she saw the panic and terror in them.... "Oh no!!!" he gasped in fright.."They found me....... It's...... THE SPACE POLICE!! AHHHHHHHHHH!!!!
Betsy's father looked in her the eyes and said..."one day you'll know why this is happening to me, to find out, go to the Himalayan mountains where you'll find the only blue looking goat, he will lead you to the wise man of the Himalayas. but beware of the three headed dog, it cam form into any human shape possible, and it will try to lure into the dragons ngeon!!!.......
Later on after her and her father talked together he said, "oh sorry i have delayed your appointment on meeting your husband. come with me." they left the roof of the hospital. Betsy running down the stairs. they reached the basement 10 minutes later. "what are we doing here?" asked Betsy. "this is not where you put sick people." her father began to tear.
"sorry Betsy." he began to weep. "this is the fridge floor where we put dead people!" he wept for about 15 minutes while Betsy was in state of shock. suddenly her father fell to the floor and was in faint. Betsy didn't have to run to the hospital cause she was in the hospital...she dragged him to the main floor, gave him to a doctor who was sighing down the hallway. he quickly carried him and ran...
Betsy watched as he got farther and smaller. then she looked ahead and took a deep breathe. " hi, i am here to visit my husband. his last name is Ryasin. could i see him please." the nurse (front desk lady) took a while to find his files while Betsy thought about why her father took her to the basement. "OH! yes here it is." said the nurse relived. "you could see him
now i guess." she told Betsy. then she turned a pressed a button on the wall. an assistant came running and said "here, may i help you?" he looked at the nurse. "Janet take this woman to floor CC and door number 885." said the nurse. "Be right back." said the assistant to the nurse. she took Betsy's hand and ran up the nearby stairs. "here you go" said the assistant. "bye now"
Betsy knocked twice before she went in and opened the door. "huh?" said a voice behind the door. "no one visited me now for 2 years." before Betsy walked in she wept quickly for what she heard him say. at her sight her husband was there! "my husband!" said Betsy whispering. she walked over and kissed his hand. "its me, Betsy." she said tears flooded her eye balls.
"Betsy" said her husband. "i sent you over 10 letters by the mysterious man. did you get them?" he asked softly. "yes," said Betsy. "but i couldn't write back because i didn't know you at first, and secondly because you can't reply to a hospital." the nurse came in and took Betsy away. "ITS TIME FOR YOU TO LEAVE!" said this thick ugly voice. "COME WITH
MEE!" the nurse grabbed Betsy's arm and pushed her to the door. "Betsy, Betsy" said her husband. "BETSY" he said a bit louder. (weeping)
The nurse took Betsy and threw her into a room where she had to stay to check her husband at night time...Betsy went into the room and...decided that enough was enough.. it was time to get her life in order. I mean seriously.. she had been a basket case ever since earlier on that evening. She looked around the room and seeing that it was an unused private room, there wasn't much in it - a bed, a wardrobe, and a locker beside the bed. She looked in the wardrobe but there was nothing in it.
Then she slid open the drawer on the locker. Lying in the drawer were two books - "The Bible" and "The Qu'ran". "hhmmm.. " Betty mused.. "It's gonna be a long night, I might as well make myself comfortable". So, picking up the Qur'an as she had never read it before, she lay in the bed and began to read......
She fell asleep while she was reading and started to dream. In her dream she was conscious of being in a quiet serene place although she couldn't quite see everything so vividly. She could smell an amazingly wondrous scent, filling her nose and lungs with not only sweet scent but with an explicit air of happiness. She also managed to discern a soft melodious sound in the air. She walked slowly down the path of an amazingly green garden filled with wondrous flowers and suddenly she heard the soft rippling of water. She turned to her left and lo behold, a stream filled with the purest milk makes it way slowly. She scooped a cupful and Masya'Allah the sweetness of the milk is like nothing she had ever seen. Still she is aware of a longing she has...the longing to meet a Beloved. She heard a voice to her right and turned......
"verily after hardship comes ease, verily after hardship comes ease" THIS was what she wanted to hear!!
She read on... Therefore, when you are free (from your immediate task), still labor hard, And to your Lord turn (all) your
attention... Betsy thought about this. She was free now. She had decided to become free when she went into that room.
And to your Lord turn your attention.
Who is my Lord? She thought? My husband? He's dying in his room, he's not my lord? my imagined daughter? I created her, she didn't create me. those aliens? They can't be my Lord, they asked ME for help... Who is iy Lord? My Lord is the one who doesn't need help, who is not created, but who has created who does not die.... My Lord is above all these things....
My Lord.... Thank you my Lord, for making me think about You.
She picked up the Qur'an and opened it to the first page, deciding to read the whole book. Maybe it would give her a better idea of who her Lord was. "Praise be to God, the Lord of the Worlds"..... that's Him!! "The most Beneficent, the most Merciful" tears came to her eyes "The Master of the Day of Judgment" day of judgment... I'd stopped thinking about that.
"You we worship, and from you we seek help." Yes!!! Help me worship You!!! This is what I need right now!! Help me! "Lead us to the straight path" That's where I want to go. I've been spinning around in circles ever since I can remember....
Betsy read on and on, fascinated...
At three a.m, she was awoken by a loud beeper in the hospital. she went to see her husband. he wasn't there. she went downstairs to see where he has gone..."could i know where my husband is?" she asked the front desk lady. "well he was taken to operatio...." and i don't really know what happened next."
Betsy sighed a sad one. do you know when the operation will end?" she asked with a heavy heart, Betsy sat down outside the operating theater to wait for her husband to come out. She prayed all the while. Asking her Lord to protect her husband and grant him health. She prayed all night until the early hours of the morning when the doctor came out.
"Mrs Adam i presume?" the doctor asked. Betsy nodded "How is he? Can i see him now?"
|05/03/02 at 13:13:33|
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