It’s Friday night. Most humans right now would probably be out with their friends, having a good time. Me? I’m currently at home procrastinating completing my schoolwork, scrolling down my phone, and wondering what went wrong in my life to end up like this. I go to a local college with tuition you wouldn’t believe, and my tiny apartment’s rent pushes me to eat instant ramen each night. Wow... this is actually my
life. Just being miserable all day, procrastinating anything that’s somewhat important, and eating nasty cheap gas station food for dinner each night. Then heading to bed and staring up at the ceiling as I have an existential crisis. My life’s been nothing but sad ever since I moved to this planet 3 months ago. It’s been tough, and I can’t even complain about since it’s technically my own fault. Back home was a lot
nicer. Sure, nobody really liked me, but at least I had others to talk to. And then I got sent on this mission. I just so happened to be one of the chosen few to help build up the colony by disguising yourself as one of their kind, betraying them and destroying the planet, and wait for the colonizers to get there so they’d can start taking control of the planet. Before you know it, there’s species like us living there already.
And that’s the way it’s been. The way it’s always been. Before I was sent here, we didn’t really know it’s name. But I learn the people here call it Earth. It’s a strange place, and some parts are really cool, like the cities I live in. They remind me of home. But they do believe the craziest stuff about aliens though. As one myself, I can confirm that we don’t have big bulging eyes or green skin (maybe some do).
In fact, we sorta look like you guys. Just different I guess. Even without the disguise, I still have some features that resemble the species living here. And with that being said, you’re probably wondering why don’t we just come down and kill you all. Well, it’s not that simple. First of all, humans outnumber us. Much more than we expected. And your technology is very advanced as well. So coming down here and
just deciding to kill you all isn’t exactly a good idea. Assignation in secret is much more easy then starting a huge war. It’s why I’m here. To betray you and kill you. Great. Now we probably sound like evil dictators to you. But I want you to please believe me, we aren’t. The countless things we’ve done to help others during the years is insane. We just happen to have some
really selfish people rule over us, and it’s terrible since not all of us are like that. But I know nobody cares. No matter what any of us do to make a difference, the bad will always outweigh the good. I don’t care if this isn’t what I’m here for. Living here has been miserable but I’m here to make it better for all life here. I won’t kill you. And I’m not gonna hurt a single creature here. Because I’m here to try something new-
making peace. In the end, I’m probably like you. Both living in a corrupt system trying to make a difference. Whether it’s being uncaring or greedy about the life and planet you live on, or taking innocent lives like mine does, we both are just trying to teach it doesn’t have to be this way. The End
AUTHOR’S NOTE: Thank you so much for reading! My story was originally posted on the anonymous page because I forgot to sign in before publishing it, so I decided to rewrite and change up some stuff here. I hope you enjoyed it. I’m just a kid tryna have fun in this contest. Thank you so much! -Mochi