He was still dizzy, but glad that there wasn’t an immediate reason found as to why. With one minor result from his blood tests outstanding, he was almost certain that was the problem. It also could have been the pain in his neck he didn’t feel the day before when it would have helped, but showed up this morning. Either way, it seemed to be no big deal. Despite the fact that he had a bone marrow biopsy scheduled in two weeks, he was not concerned. It was just to get baselines, and he hadn’t seen anything to suggest the results wouldn’t be good. In fact, some of his results seemed to be promising.
Feeling confident, he pulled the tarp off his spaceship. He hadn’t flown it in years and decided to take it out for a joyride since he was feeling so good. He fired up the zero-point energy converter and hopped in the cockpit.
As he left the atmosphere, he began to wonder about the girl across the galaxy. It had been a while since he had seen her last. He thought of her often, and last time they spoke she seemed to be done with him. He wondered if she knew that whenever he fantasized about a woman it was her purple skin and red eyes. He wondered if she knew how much he actually cared for her. He wondered if he just shouldn’t have come right out and said it.
As the thoughts of her grew, he began to wonder if he should just take a joyride. He tried to fight off his overwhelming desire to see her, but to no avail. He shrugged his shoulders as he set a course for her home planet’s star system.
As he came out of the space-time distortion his ship had created to just before her planet’s atmosphere, he noticed a massive ship nearby blasting the planet with its particle beam.
“Amara!” he yelled as he accelerated his ship toward the ship blasting her planet.
He locked in on the ship’s bridge and fired his laser cannon. The laser blasts hit the ship and the particle beam stopped blasting the planet. He thought how lucky he was that this is real life and not some movie or TV show where they have some impossible technology like invisible shields or something as he braced himself for the ship’s counter attack.
He slowed his ship to a near hover and kept his laser cannon trained on the bridge.
Then the ping of his ship’s holograph calling system told him they wanted to talk. He accepted the call and saw the beautiful Amara, looking a little like she had just been shot at.
“What the fuck are you doing?” she asked angrily.
“I…I’m rescuing you.” he replied.
“You idiot! I’m on the ship! I’m the one firing the beam on the planet!” she shouted.
“What? Why? All those innocent people!” he stammered.
“You really are an idiot aren’t you? I’m clearing some of the farm land from an invasive weed from the Hecton Galaxy. It is having a bad impact on the crops and we don’t want it around next year, dumbass!” she said as angry as she could possibly sound while trying to stifle a laugh.
“Oh. Uh…sorry?” he responded so as not to feel her full wrath.
“You should be! This will cost me a few credits and a ton of work to repair. I’m going to make you help me fix it!” she ordered.
“Of course. I really am sorry. I thought you were being attacked,” he expressed to her, hoping she would forgive him.
“It’s okay. Really quite heroic, actually. But you are going to help me fix this. What are you doing here, anyway?” she asked.
He was a little scared when he saw the massive ship blasting the planet. He was a little scared when he shot at the ship and braced for their counter attack. Now he was terrified. He couldn’t lie to her, and he had no explanation for being there other than for her. So he mustered up his courage and replied, “You.”
The hologram call ended, and his ship’s navigation system flashed with new information. It showed a small landing area on the planet’s surface. He accepted the route and his ship took him through the atmosphere to a small clearing in a forest near a beautiful home.
He landed and hopped out of his ship.
She had already landed from the small craft she took from the larger ship she was on above her planet. She walked toward him.
“New place, huh?” he asked her.
“Shut up,” she said as she threw her arms around him and pulled him in for a kiss.
They lived happily ever after that, having lots of human-alien hybrid babies.
What?!?! I said it was BASED on real events!