Extreme sports were my hobby. Biking, Tracking, Skydiving and kick boxing were few things I enjoyed in free time. I was an Alpha male, that’s why they might choose me. I was 25 and yet bachelor with Electronics and communication Engineering degree. I was a kind of person who does not believe in marriages partially because of my parents whom I always saw fighting on small issues. My Father was an Indian American and my mother was an American. My Grandfather came to USA when my father was 15 years old. Soon he brings whole family to USA. He was a chef in a famous hotel. My Father was the eldest son and after finishing his education he start working as Micro-Biologist in a private company. He was an Indian Muslim married to a Catholic Christian. Due to this reason, my Grandfather disowns him and returned to India. He was afraid that his other 4 children might follow the foot step of my Father.
I am the only son of my parents, but my parents were busy in their work. My mother was a social activist and war reporter working with Reuters. She loved me a lot but never has time for me. Our maid jenny takes care for me in absence of my Parents. My Father wanted my mother to be a house wife but she was not born to be captured. She never gave importance to his advice.
I was busy in myself when Kate asked me something which I was not able to understand. Pardon, I said. She replied “What is your name?” I said Khan, My name is Khan. There was no necessity or reason to tell her my full name as i was the only Khan on this planet. I realise that I am far away from my world in a hostile planet and should be careful. My mind start awakening. After 10 min. drive we reached near a building hardly two story high. I asked her, no skyscraper? Instead of replying she pressed some button of elevator and she pointed towards the button and asked me “ do you know what is written on this button”. I said, No. On that she informed me, it is 150 in your language. I live on 150th basement and there are total 230 basements below ground floor. I was looking at her with surprise, and then I inquired, why you live underground? Is it not difficult to manage ventilation? Kate informs me that their Sun radiates more harmful radiation.100 years ago, they shifted to this planet as their original planet lost atmosphere. However, since this planet is near to sun, it receives more radiation and more energy. Kate further told me that their sun is in last stage unlike our sun which is in middle age. In a million year it will start expending and engulf the planet. Kate continues, that is why we are searching for new planets for life. Your earth has more nitrogen in atmosphere, which is harmful to our body and it is and too far away, which is not good for us. Hence, we need to find another planet near to us. As lift stopped, we come out in a big hall, brighter than day light. It was like an entire city. There were escalators to move around from lift to each door and beyond.
Kate already informed Eve about me, she was reluctant to keep me in her home, but when Kate convinces her that I not dangerous, she agrees to keep me in her home.
They were evolved from reptiles, as we were believed to be evolved from chimps. Similar to chameleon, they have ability for changing skin colour. They also had a tale, which they use as a third hand. Their hands and legs were shorter than humans; still they can stand upright on two feet and can also crawl on the walls if required.
As they were evolved from reptiles, they do not have enlarged breast like human female for feeding milk to their babies. They were researching on me and I was researching on them.
While in the home, I saw their baby, it was cute and adorable. One more member was there in the house, which later I come to know was a Robot. His name was Oreopendalomena-S16, but I call him Oreo. These peoples already created SAI- the super artificial Intelligence. For security reasons, SAI was not connected to their internet. Oreo has job specific AI installed and it was programmed for household works and for taking care of babies. Kate installed new program in Oreo to understand my language and to keep eye on me. I was feeling thirsty, so I requested for water. Oreo bring for me water. Kate told me that water is not available in abundance and I have to recycle water. She further told me that she do not need much water. They can survive for several days without food or water. Eve was not happy to see me, and she starts whispering in Kate ear, Kate denied whatever Eve said to her saying “he is not dangerous and Oreo will keep an eye on him”. She continued “After few days we will shift him to another facility. Till then I need to study his behaviour and submit my report.”
I was missing my family and earth. I never felt that way when I was on Earth. We never think beyond our cities and countries. Now sitting on another planet makes me think about my own planet, humanity and our fate as an intelligent species. Though, their population is less but they are far advance from us.