Aliens in the Attic Fanfiction: Aliens Invasion - 11. Chapter 11
Chapter 4: Adiós Amigos!
“Hello, Sheriff’s speaking!” I heard threw the speaker since I had my head squished against Tom’s to hear the Sheriff’s side of the conversation.
“There’s an alien invasion in our rental house,” Tom told him, “knee high beings…”
“Very violent!” I cut in.
“Very Violent knee high beings!” he added.
“Knee high? W-what? like- like a hobbit?” the Sheriff replied, confused.
“No, real aliens…” Tom said back, as I cut in again,
“Like Yoda from Star Wars!” Jake gave me an admired look, turning to the twins mouthing with a grin, ‘she knows star Wars!’
“Look, I know this sounds crazy, but you’ve gotta believe us!” Tom pleaded.
“Okay, listen, you do know that making a frog lent complaint is a federal offence. It’s punishable-” The rest of the Sheriff’s sentence was cut off, but not by me this time.
Tom kept shouting in vein, “Hello? Hello?!”
“Those Alien scums cut the phone lines!” I cried in disbelief, “fantastic! Now, what?!”
Tom slammed the phone down on the dresser, “we gotta tell our parents!”
“Can’t wait to hear what they say!” I mumbled following them out of the room, but a thudding noise stopped me in my tracks.
“Yo, guys, stop!” Jake cried for them as he halted mid-run. He furred his eye brows in question, I pointed to my ear in answer, indicating that I had heard something.
“Uh-oh!” Lee breathed in fear. We exchanged worried looks before turning towards the window where the noise was coming from.
Jake slowly inched towards the window with me close behind and the rest behind me. Jake picked a pink princess wand with a shiny silver star at the tip, as a weapon. With his hand on the window, Jake turned to me. I held tighter to the Barbie and nodded my head in determination. He nodded back and a second later the window was flung open!
Hannah let out a small startled squeak.
The noise has been coming from an upside down Ricky, who was hanging in the air, swaying back and forth, by a cord line tied to his ankle. His eyes were slightly glazed over and a happy, freaky, smile was blasted on his otherwise blank face.
”Think he’s still an alien zombie?” Tom asked.
I shared a look with Jake, “only one way to find out!” Jake, ever the brave one, stepped up and slightly poked Ricky in the chest. Ricky jolted making us all jump a little.
“You are useless,” he cried.
I tighteld my head to the side, “guess he’s not a Zombie then,” but the next words out of Ricky’s mouth told me otherwise,
“Why aren’t the mind control plugs working? You’re the engineer, figure it out. Hurry up, hurry up. Fix it!”
“… or maybe he is,”
Tom glanced at the ceiling in wonder, “‘I think, he’s picking up their conversation, like a Bluetooth!”
I let out an impressed chuckle, “Awesome!”
Ricky, or should I say the aliens on the roof, kept ranting angrily, “are you telling me that the plugs, only work on mature subjects? Why did we not plan for this? You have failed me! You incompetent peace of…” suddenly Rick’s face relaxed back into a smiley one and said in a monotonous, relaxed, voice, “translation not available!” before switching back to the slightly angry tone, “These humans will pay!” before suddenly his body started twitching violently. The cord he was tied to couldn’t take any more abuse so it snapped in a half, making Ricky drop the rest of the way down. He hit the grassy ground with a nasty thud making the rest of us flinch painfully.
“Did you hear that?” Tom asked.
I scoffed, “I’m shocked none of the grown-ups heard it!”
“Yeah, sounded like Ricky landed on his face” one of the twins said with a chuckle.
“No, I meant those things they shot at us. They’re mind control plugs. They won’t work on kids,” Tom said as he paced around a bit. He glanced at Jake, “It’s like you said, we’re wired differently”
“So, what’re you’re basically saying is that we’re pretty much immune,” I put in.
“Exactly,” he agreed.
“Awesome!” I gave a double high-five to the twins.
“Wait, wait. They managed to get Ricky yet he’s Bethany’s age,” Jake pointed out. One of the Twins nodded eagerly in agreement.
“Yeah, how come Ricky was affected?”
I gave a confused shrug, “maybe we’re not all immune?”
“He lied,” Tom said with a shake of his head and a slightly angered face, “the Tool’s in collage!”
“What a douche bag!” I said threw gritted teeth.
“You know, now that we know we’re immune to their mind control,” Jake started a grin blossoming on his face, “we can fight them back!”
“Give me Liberty or give me death!” I cried, getting an approving look from Jake and fist bumps from the twins.
“… but they could still get the parents,” Tom pointed out. I felt like a bucket of ice cold water was dropped on me. “They’re walking targets!”
“Oh, boy! We’ve gotta tell ’em, now!” One of the twins started rushing out, but Tom dragged him back by the scruff of his shirt.
“Whoa! Let’s just stop and think for one second. If our parents even go near those things, they’ll be zapped and end up zombies,” Tom reasoned,”Our own parents will attack us,”
“And we won’t be able to fight them back!” I voiced what everyone was thinking. I mean, who in their right mind would be able to fight their own mom and/or dad in a physical fight.
“We need the police and their hardcore fire power,” Jake said.
“Then the aliens will get them and turn them into armed Zombies!” Tom argued back. Jake huffed angrily, running his hand through his golden curls as he tried to think of a resolution.
“That’s it, we’re done,” one of the twins said.
“Game over,” the other added,
“Finito! Adiós! Finished!” the first twin would have kept going if I hadn’t interrupted him,
“We can’t just give up!” I argued. Jake put a comforting hand on my shoulder.
“We are not giving up!” he said in a stubborn determination, “The Parents situation’s tight and we may be helpless in helping them, but I promise you we’re gonna fight those green slugs back!” he gave me an encouraging smile which I gladly returned back.
“How are we even gonna stop an Alien invasion by ourselves?” one of the twins questioned in disbelief.
“By sticking together and kicking their green, alien, butts!” I hopped from foot to another like a boxer pretending to punch an opponent. My foot slipped on the discarded Barbie that I had been holding minutes ago. I would have fallen if it weren’t for Jake catching me. I flushed as I thanked him quietly.
He smirked, “how about you leave the green, alien, butt kicking to me”
I shook my head stubbornly, “no way am I letting you have all the fun,”
“We’ll fight them back, but only on a few conditions” Tom insisted, Jake let out an annoyed groan.
Tom pointed at him, “No Police,” he turned to the twins, “no parents!”
I opened my mouth, but Tom pointed at me before I could say anything, “no exception. Got it?”
The last was directed at Hannah who was silent throughout the whole ordeal. Only, the place where Hannah was standing in not a minute ago was empty.
“Uh-oh!” I sang as we heard the echoed sound of small feat thundering down the stair.