I see such a lovely yellow planet in the sky this afternoon. The turquoise sky of my world is such a treat. I once visited the yellow world for a class field trip. I had such a good time visiting and learning of how we came to this dual planetary system fifty centuries ago.
Our people were pursued relentlessly by the inhabitants of another solar system. There were two worlds that were neighbors there. At one time they got along in a great historic alliance and explored the universe together. The mating of the beings of these two worlds are what brought our race into existence.
At a significant point, those many long years ago, a great rift formed in the alliance. We wanted to be self-governing, but the inhabitants of the two planets weren’t very interested in letting us be autonomous. Furthermore, many of our kin had violent intentions towards the government of the worlds. Subsequently, we fled and were pursued.
The legend continues and says that 4,000 of what were called rogues, my ancestors, fled to a world called Terra, or maybe it was Earth. I don’t think the legends are clear, as I’ve seen both names. A very bad woman in her delusions and use of a powerful drug, known as drosp, felt she was superior to the inhabitants of Earth, or was it Terra, as both names are in the legends. We only followed her to escape the tyranny of our worlds, and we reasoned we could stop her later.
In this book, “The Legends of Luggahro,” Jared wooed Padma and they fled to the yellow planet where they could have peace from pursuers. The remaining 3,998 of us soon followed. We landed on the turquoise planet and soon some of us went onto Luggahro, the yellow planet. Soon there would be a great tragedy.
A fledgling humanoid race was developing on this yellow planet. In less than a decade, the small population of 500 perished. We never directly contacted these beings, and in fact, we avoided contact and made sure we were not seen. The new humanoids only took a very small patch on this large planet, so avoiding being seen was simple.
Our scientist realized, sadly too late, that we introduced a deadly bacterium into the atmosphere of the planet which the creatures had no immunity to fend off. We saw signs of serious illness about 6 years after our arrival to Luggahro. Our legendary hero, Jared, could not affect any change. He alone went to these beings, trying to comfort them and give them medicinal treatment. Upon the demise of the new Luggahrolites, his guilt and horror settling this world haunted him for centuries.
I know soon my mother will realize I snuck out of my room and find me here in the back yard lying under the sky, daydreaming as I always do. Neglecting my studies is not common for me. I am a very good student and my grades are nearly perfect. It’s just that this perfect spring day, with all the smells of the blossoms and stream are irresistible today. I feel to take a nap under this shady tree.
This feels so nice, I feel a dream coming into my mind. Our race has a great history in controlling our nocturnal reveries. Mom will probably wake me up soon, as she often does, and have me do some chores, or go back to my studies. She often says, “Dawn! What will I ever do with you.” She is a very loving mother, stern, but fair. I should be doing the laundry or helping her out. I usually do, but this is a day to dream of my ancestors arriving on this world.
Again, I see many spaceships landing. My ancestors of 50,000 years ago have arrived. This time, it feels so real. It is much more vivid than ever before. Mother tells me that my control over my dreams will improve as I mature. I am only ten and she says my abilities are quite advance for my age.
Many of my ancestors surround me. They are shocked and look horrified. They speak in panicked tones, all asking me, in a din, “How did you get here without a ship! You must be a MetSche, as there are no inhabitants on this world!”
I feel great fear. I don’t want to have a nightmare, but I can’t seem to stop the fear. Our ancestors could read one another’s minds, but coming to this world and its magnetic fields made it impossible for others to track their minds. They sacrificed reading each other’s psyches by coming to this world in order to be safe from there pursuers. I feel I want to tell them it is just a silly dream I like to revisit from time to time.
“Wake up Dawn!” I hear my mother. She has awakened me from a nightmare. “Where have you been!” she persists.
“I just fell asleep, Mon, you see me here. Don’t be silly.”
“Dawn! I saw you sleeping there. Before I woke you up you literally disappeared for ten seconds or so!”
“How could that be, Mom, you know I don’t believe children’s stories.”
I would find out that this was indeed true. Other children in my neighborhood were seen to disappear when they were sleeping for short times. Nobody could explain the phenomenon. There were about six children that this happened to. They all reported having this happen when they engaged in lucid dreaming of the ancestors.
There was a child who disappeared in this way. The mother was so distraught that she jumped into the child’s bed in despair. A moment later, the child reappeared. The autopsy of the mother could not explain how her child’s body was imbedded in hers, but naturally, it killed both of them.
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