"Darcy, Darcy! Tell me these are aliens!" that was lead reporter Ted Accel, and once he smelled a story nothing could stop him. I closed the door on him, and braced myself against it as he tried to get in. That Darcy girl he was shouting to from behind the door was me.
"Damn it Ted this is not an invasion!" It was just the sky being red, it wasn't like there were bombs falling from the sky so I would just wait here until he calmed down I had to admit though this wasn't your run of the mill happy sunrise red, this was as if someone's innards had spread across the sky, red. Ted seemed to have tired out now so I let my heart rate slow down before I let him in.
"Alright Cornell if it isn't aliens what is it?" he said with an inquisitive eye. Ted thought that since I was a meteorologist I could just pull an answer out of nowhere for him to write down; but then again I could.
"I don't know, Ted. It's only 9 am, but I'm certain that the weather was supposed to be clear today. All I know is the sky is red and that there must be some logical explanation to it other than Martians." It wasn't so much that this was a big deal, just with the recent events around the city this couldn't be a good sign.
"Aliens," he clarified. "I don't want our celestial guest to be offended because you lumped them together into an extraterrestrial stereotype."
I needed a cup of coffee if I was going to deal with his madness anymore. While Ted yapped on and on about Paola, his latest "catch", I poured myself enough coffee to make it through at least two of these stories.
The next time I looked at him,Ted had started brainstorming, his were eyes closed and he was rubbing his temples. While wonder boy here went over the facts, I should get some things straight too. It was 9 am in Chicago and was freezing cold outside, the crime rate had rose steadily in the past week. More mysterious kidnappings and violent deaths, though for some reason it seemed past 9 that the streets were empty. Ted had connections in the local gangs and they were as baffled as we were, so the only thing left to think was that there was a new player in this game.
With this astrological event I needed to go to the weather station to see what was happening. As I walked out into the parking lot of the building I got a text on my phone, it was from Ted. He was passing on a message from Clint, manager at the weather station, turned out he didn't know either.
Not that I didn't believe in Clint, but he was a little incompetent at times. As I got into my car I could feel a slight rumbling, ugh mini earthquakes this day could not get any worse. When I got in my car I felt fingers run across my neck, I think I might have gotten whiplash turning around. No one was in the car with me, though a mysterious teddy bear sat in the back seat. A small heart in its arms read Hey Sexy, I frowned probably some prank by Ted.
I turned my car on and saw a man in my rear view, I screamed and jumped out of my car. Inside of my car was once again just the teddy bear. I must be going crazy, I got back into my still running car and began to drive off. But once again something wanted to stop me, this time the ground shook with force. The ground around the car disappeared and all I could do was scream. I fell for what seemed like forever and I was certain now this wasn't normal. When I finally landed, I could swear the car snapped in two. I was on the roof covered in glass, nearly dead.
"Need help?" a voice said nonchalantly from above. I wasn't sure if he could see me or not, but I could definitely see him. He looked down at me and smiled, I wasn't sure if I was supposed to be relieved or frightened. He knelt down and pulled me out through the now shattered front window.
As soon as I got out of the car, I noticed I was in a sink hole. The car was taking up most of the room and my rescuer and I were clumped together on the edge.
"So uh, come here often?" He said. I almost laughed, but I was a little too beat up to go through with it.
"No, actually I don't." He seemed a little disappointed at my reply and his eyes flickered below my face.
"Can you tell me how to get out of here?" I said causing him to stop checking me out.
"Well the hole came on it's own, I sort of just hopped in to help you."
I sighed, he wasn't much help, other than the saving me from the wreck part.
"So you came into this hole just to save me?" He turned and grinned, I don't think I liked where this was going.
"Kind of yeah, but now that I think about it, I was wondering if you'd like to be my new lover."