They came from the sky as anyone would
have expected them to. It was about nine thirty at night and my
mom and I were driving down an intersection missing a red light
by seconds. We were on our way to picking up my older sister
Alison at work. My mom and I were listening to the radio and I
was looking up at the stars through the windshield. One star I
had thought was Polaris, the Northern star. The more I stared at
it the more the star seemed to move. I squinted to see it better.
Sometimes when you are in a moving car objects seem to be
following you like the moon or sun. I was still unsure when it
suddenly jerked to the left then the right. Left-right-left. My
heart hammered in my chest.
"What the hell!" My mom
She sped up and we finally
got to my sisters work. My mom got out of the truck and held on
to the door for support. The star-light was only hovering now. I
sat in the truck not wanting to look. The light scared me to
I heard my mom call onto
her phone. "Alison get out now, tell them your mom said you have
"Why" I heard Alison say
"Because I want to go home.
Now!" Then she snapped the phone closed.
"David, have you seen what
is in the sky?" She had called my dad next.
"No, what's going
"Look at the
I allowed myself to look up
again hoping that it would disappear. It was still there, a
bright white slowly hovering. "Ugh!" I shuddered. Now I couldn't
"Oh wow!" I heard my dad
My sister walked out of the
restaurant and after seeing my mom turned her head to look behind
her. Alison screamed profanity and hurried over to my
"Is it a
"I don't know, get in I
want to go home." My mom slid into the truck seat and restarted
the truck. Alison opened the back door and came in too. The
parking lots of businesses were full of people who had parked
their cars to look at the sky. People had their phones pointed
upward. Some cars went slow others sped off. We pulled into our
drive way and emptied out. My dad was standing next to a few
neighbors. I went inside to turn on the news. Alison stood beside
me texting on her phone. The newsman, Josh was reporting on the
situation. "If you haven't seen it already it is currently
floating in the western part sky. The air force has been assigned
to check it out." The scene zoomed out to show the same man
leaning over a desk a discussing the recent events with the
anchormen Steve and Julia. "It seems as if aliens decided to
contact us." Julia said in her television voice. "I hope they
don't plan on staying." Steve replied. "You and me both." Josh
said. "Let's go live with Vanessa Saunters on the
"Hello Josh, I am here on
10th and broadway and you can see all around me people have
stopped to look at the strange light up in the sky." On cue the
camera focused on the light. "Here comes the air
Five other lights in V
formation made their way to the light. Before they could go too
far, the light vanished. "The light just…turned off." Vanessa
reported. "Maybe they decided to retreat-"
Vanessa was cut off.
Instead of live footage of the light a man was on the screen. My
blood seemed to freeze numbly moving about in my body.
"Attention, I am Tain. Yes I am the light you see above you. we
have come many light years away. we are here to evacuate