It all started early Sunday morning as I was cooking breakfast for my girlfriend and I. I was whipping up a batch of Belgian Waffles with whip cream and blueberries and some tea. Unfortunately (or fortunately, depending how you look at it) I dropped an ingredient into the tea that was to be used for something else.
The kitchen immediately filled with smoke and steam.
Coughing, Terry went to the door and opened it to let out the smoke.
"Whew! That sure smells funny", I said.
Five minutes later, the kitchen was cleared out. As Terry was about to close the door, we heard a cooing sound from outside in the dark. "What was that", I asked rhetorically?
A breeze blew in from outside sending loose papers flying.
I looked at the tea somewhat disgusted.
"Well, that didn't go in there" I said looking at Terry who wrinkled her nose and giggled.
"I think I put in the wrong ingredient."
"Not at all. It's perfect", said a voice from somewhere in the kitchen.
"Well, I'm glad you think so", I said sarcastically, looking at Terry.
"I didn't say anything", she said.
"But I did", said the voice.
A creature with wings, and multi-colored scales appeared in the kitchen sitting on the table.
My mouth dropped open in shock. Terry took that moment to get behind me "Doctor Smith style".
"Hi there", it said with a smile.
"Uh...Hi", I said a bit shaken.
"I hope it's friendly", Terry thought to hersaelf.
"That soup sure smells nice. And yes, I am friendly."
"Huh? Oh, that's tea. I'm afraid I..."
"Well, that's alright then."
"Pardon me for asking, but what...ARE you?"
"Ah! The spell is now complete. In my language you would find what I am difficult to pronounce. In your language, however, a rough approximation would be...'Skallynonder.' How else might I serve you, Master?"
"Well this is handy! What shall we do with it", asked Terry?
"You're asking ME?"
"Hmmmmm.... I see that you and the female have a bond. A deep one."
"Yeah, she's with me. Actually, we're together", I explained.
"Ah, then I will serve both of you", the Skallynonder said.
Terry smiled and gave me an amused look.
"What task will you give it first, dear?"
"Don't look at me!"
"Can you turn Donald Trump into a toad", she asked innocently?
I laughed out loud.
"I am forbidden to do that to your kind unless directly threatened by him or unless YOU are directly threatened by him.
Besides, I am exhausted! These transdimensional flights take a lot out of me", it explained.
"Awwww, poor thing. What would you like to eat" asked Terry?
"Well, that sou...uh...tea would be nice."
It jumped off the table, went over to the deep pan and started slurping at the tea.
"We have proper ways of doing things here", said I.
"Yes. Usually we eat from a bowl or a plate. In this case, a bowl", Terry explained
and then thought to herself, "I wonder if it will eat the bowl?"
*Only if it is edible and allowed*, it said into her mind. Terry jumped.
"I heard it in my mind", Terry said with mild astonishment!
"How? You mean like Telepathy?"
"Whoa! How did you do that?"
"Born with it", said the creature aloud, smiling.
"So, Adrian and Terry Sloane. Nice to meet you both. You are wondering how I got here. Who is Doctor Smith?"
Terry sighed. "Nobody."
"Ah. I can see him in your mind. A rather dignified if not cowardly fellow. He talks like this.
'How do you do'", it asked sounding exactly like the late Jonathan Harris?
I couldn't help myself. I threw my head back and laughed.
"That is amazing! How did you do that?"
"Born with it", it said, once again smiling."
Terry shook her head, full of wonder.
"Hey, I have to go to the gym, love. I hope you and ... our guest ... will have fun. Don't talk to any strange robots!"
She giggled and was out the door and on her way, leaving me alone with our new friend and for the first time, Servant and Protector.
To be continued.....
(Feedback is welcome)
Edited by Captain Kundalini, 29 June 2016 - 03:08 AM.