I was tired and reached to a level of emotional break down, I wanted to weep and cry loudly. But I control myself. I wanted to prove to them that I am not a danger else they might put me in some confined space or kill me. Kate and Eve ware playing with her daughter and Oreo was standing near me and looking at me. I wanted to run away, but where will I go? This Thought stopped me. Kate told me, it was a night-time and Oreo will show me my room. With tears in my eyes I asked Kate “Will I ever be able to see my planet again?” Kate replied “sure, don’t worry soon you will be sent back, now you go and sleep. You look tired”.
Oreo took me to another room, except entrance door and AC opening, there were no opening in whole room. Surprisingly, room was empty, there were no furniture. I asked Oreo “will I sleep on the floor”. Oreo went in and press some buttons and a folding bed came out of the floor. Similarly more furniture starts unfolding. Within two minutes time, whole room was full of furniture. He asked my hand to check my temperature. He set room temperature accordingly and gave me remote to control temperature. He further told me to remove my mask as long as I am inside the room. Sensors can set oxygen level based on my metabolic rate.
I was feeling like a mouse in a golden cage. I was so tired or there was something in the air that as I lay down on bed I fell asleep. It was late in the morning, when Oreo came to wake me up. He gave me wet towel to wipe clean myself and showed me washroom. My clothes were dirty and my groin was covered in bandage. There was another towel in bathroom, so I wrap it around my waist after cleaning and relieving myself. I went out in towel as there was no cloth to wear. Radians, as they call themselves used to cover only their abdomen as it has very sensitive skin.
When I came out, Kate was going somewhere. I told her that I am hungry. She replied “we eat roasted insects; if you can eat that you are welcome. Else you can eat energy pills; it will remove your hunger and give you energy for whole day. I settled for pills. Eve gave me pills and informed me to go with Oreo in another room for tests. Oreo took me to another room and asked me to lie down on a machine bench. I was afraid but without any choice. There was no known place to go. I was on their mercy. As I lay down, I start feeling sleepy. When I wake up, my hands had two bandages and my thighs were paining. Oreo gave me some pain killers which reduce my pain. After that he took my psychological tests. When I came out of room, Eve was talking to someone in her language and she points her finger towards me to sit down. She rotated the screen and continues to talk. I can see her eyes getting wet and her voice modulates while talking. As she finished her conversation, I asked her in very polite way about whom she was talking to. Eve took a sigh and start telling her story, “She is my mother, and she doesn’t want to leave her home planet. Only small population is remaining there. They are living in controlled environment. Life is tough there and dangerous for new-born babies. That’s why Kate does not want me to go there with my daughter and I do not want to go without my daughter.” There was a spark in my eyes. I thought she can help me in escaping as she is very emotional and soft-hearted. I told her my story and how I miss my mother and she was able to relate to my story. She promises me to talk to Kate and convince her to send me to Earth earliest possible. It was evening time when Kate came in. She was in a hurry. She went directly to test rooms and viewed my test results. When she came out she was not in good mood. Khan, you will be shifted to other place tomorrow. Now go to your room. While going to my room, I overheard Kate and Eve shouting on each other. As I closed the door, I started feeling sleepy.
Next morning I wake up early. Oreo was already standing inside my room. This time he has some cloth for me. It was a loose garment like a gown. Kate was waiting for me when I came out of my room. “Let’s go, our government want to keep you at safe place” said Kate. Eve was feeling sorry for me. Kate gave me a cloth to cover my face. We ran to elevator. As we reached to the ground, her car was parked very near to the door of elevator. We sit inside. Kate put car in flying mode and it became a helicopter. Within short time, we reached to some government building. As I enter inside with Kate I saw heavy security all around. I asked Kate what is this place? But she remains silent. Building looks like a prison. I knew my life is in danger but there was no way to escape.
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