Under normal circumstances, Alice would have loved staying at Violet's house for three weeks. Unfortunately, having her parents maimed and in the hospital, and having her house burnt to the ground wasn't what Alice considered "normal circumstances." She put her head in her hands and felt tears of self-pity run down her cheeks, remembering the whole thing.
Oh, and having her house burnt down and her parents maimed wasn't all that had happened; she had seen a person that had looked super creepy, and Alice couldn't get the memory of it out of her head. Those glowing eyes, those horrible glowing eyes... Alice was certain that that thing, whatever it was, had been the culprit for the fire. The fire that completely ruined my life! she thought angrily.
She decided to tell Violet about the weird person.
"What? Alice, it was probably just a trick of the light. Nobody has eyes that glow..." reasoned Violet.
"Hey, I know what I saw!" Alice retorted.
"Sure," said Violet. "Whatever you say."
Alice walked off. Why doesn't she believe me? she thought. A voice in her head seemed to speak back. Well, Alice, would you believe someone if they told you they saw a person with glowing eyes?
Alice grumbled under her breath. She knew that what she saw was impossible, but she had no doubts that she did see the strange glowing-eyed figure, strange and creepy as it was. Maybe the impossible isn't so impossible after all, thought Alice. As that idea sunk in, she freaked out. What else is real? she thought.
That afternoon, Alice and Violet prepared to go out shopping. Violet took an hour putting on all of her dainty makeup, finally letting Alice go in and do it. Alice took only five minutes and didn't go completely overboard like Violet had done.
It was the day after Alice's tragic event, and Alice was only going out to try and distract herself from her grief.
They waited outside by the parking lot.
"Wait, Violet, who's driving us?" asked Alice. "It doesn't seem like your Mom is, and I don't have a driver's license, and I know you don't have one either."
Violet smiled. "You'll see," she said.
As Alice contemplated about who might be driving them, a sleek red corvette pulled in the driveway. Sitting in the driver's seat was Josh.
"You've got to be kidding me," said Alice.
"Nope!" squealed Violet. "This is gonna be so much fun!"
It wasn't fun at all. Alice sat in the back while Josh and Violet made goo-goo eyes at each other, and Josh almost got in an accident.
They arrived at the mall, and everybody got out, thankfully unhurt. Alice trailed behind Josh and Violet, wishing she were back at Violet's house. The group went around buying random things that they probably weren't ever going to actually use, until Josh got bored.
They excited the mall overloaded with useless trinkets and headed back to the car garage. Alice trailed even further behind, but Josh and Violet didn't even notice. Alice absentmindedly looked behind the garage, and dropped her luggage in shock, her mouth hanging open.
What she saw was a bunch of people fighting. One guy was beating up four other guys, throwing them to the floor. The four guys who were getting beaten up looked kind of like bikers, with leather jackets and lots of tattoos. The guy who was beating them up was wearing all black. When he finished beating the pulp out of the four bikers, he looked over, noticing Alice. He was wearing dark sunglasses.
"Alice! Hurry up! We're about to leave," called Violet.
Alice turned and ran, leaving all of her stuff on the floor. She leapt into the safety of the red corvette.
"Go, go, go!" she yelled.
"What?" asked Josh, confused.
"Just go!" said Alice, almost screamed.
"Okay, okay! I'm going," said Josh. "Jeez."
"Alice! What's gotten into you?" asked Violet.
"Nothing," muttered Alice. I'm just glad we got away, she thought. Then she felt silly. He wasn't actually coming after me, all he did was look at me, and he wasn't necessarily going to attack me or anything... wow, that was embarrassing.
She leaned back in her chair, which she noticed was very comfy. Of course it's comfortable, it's a corvette! she thought.
They arrived back at Violet's house, and Josh dropped them off after winking at Violet, which made her giggle. Alice rolled her eyes. She turned around to go inside when she saw the strange guy wearing sunglasses standing between her and the door. He was holding the things she had bought at the mall.
"You dropped these," he said politely, holding them out to Alice, who was quivering in fear. She had a suspicion she knew who he was, but she didn't voice her thoughts.
"How... how did you get here?" she stammered, trying to be brave.
"Hmm? Oh, I just... drat," said the guy. He had sleek black hair, the same color as Violet's, and perfect features. Violet noticed his cuteness immediately.
"Hi," she said shyly.
"Hello," he replied.
"How did you get here!" demanded Alice again, a little bit louder. The stranger sighed.
"Well... you see..." began the stranger, reaching for his sunglasses. Alice got filled with dread. "I have powers." He pulled off his sunglasses, revealing blue light instead of eyes. Violet fainted. Alice's knees shook, and she almost fell down. No! she thought desperately.
"I'm what you folks on this planet call an alien or extraterrestrial," continued the blue-eyed stranger. "Also, I've found out that my kind have been here before. In my natural state, I look like what you'd call a dragon. Yes, I like that. A dragon." He paused for a second. "I'm a dragon... from the cosmos."