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I am Captain Shank. Everyone in India knows me as Captain Shanky. I am here at the White House to meet the President. The Jet lag because of a 16 hour air travel made me feel dizzy. I could barely open my eyes.
"Shanky, the President has called you inside," the President's secretary Mr. Martin Nixon said. I could hardly hear what he said. I was lost in my own thoughts. Planet Earth was in a serious danger. Lots of spying activities have been detected and NASA scientists believe that it could be a possible alien attack. There have been lots of talks about possible invasion of our planet in due course. The extra terrestrial creatures could be dangerous and they could make human life miserable.
I rubbed my eyes and walked inside the President's cabin.
"Hey Shanky, Good Morning...hope you had a safe journey," the President said.
"Yes sir, indeed I had a great journey." I said and tried not to close my eyes.
"I understand the jet lag Shank," the President said and offered me a coffee.
"I definitely would like you to take rest but unfortunately I wouldn’t say that," he said and continued, "The NASA scientists have identified some potential threat to our planet from Extra terrestrial elements."
"Yes, I got to learn that Mr. President," I said and smiled at him. I took a sip of the coffee which the President offered. It was indeed royal and rich.
My eyes aimlessly wandered across the cabin and to add to my amazement, I was awestruck as I was sitting in front of the President.
"But why have you called me?" I curiously asked the President.
"We have identified some potential candidates who would go to the Silky Bay and investigate the location and research more about planet Bluto."
My jaw dropped as I heard all these from the President's mouth. I was in two states whether to accept it or not. It would be a life changing event for me but if I take this mission then there could be a probability that I could not return back to Earth.
"You look Ashen, Shanky!" The President curiously asked me. "You alright. Would you like to lead this expedition?" he asked.
I wanted to tell him yes but I couldn't convince my heart that it could pose a severe threat to me.
After mulling over the President's words for over 10 minutes, I agreed to his decision.
We both shook hands and I left for Hotel Causeway, where I was supposed to stay. The same night
President had invited me for a dinner at the White House. I enjoyed the meal and I gorged over almost all the dishes.
"Play safe Shanky," the President said as I gorged over the Turkey legs.
"Yes, I am," I said and added, "In India we eat chickens so Turkey is something new for me."
The President gave me a straight face and said, "I am talking about the Lala's and the Irwana's, Shanky!"
"Oh I will try eating them too," I said and searched the bowls present in front of me.
I continued searching for the Lala's and the Irwana's and said, "President, I don't see them. Is it a stew or a soup?" I curiously asked.
The President clenched his fist and said, "They are not eatables, Shanky."
"They are the extra terrestrial creatures which pose danger to our planet," he said and got up.
I stopped eating for once and stood next to him. "But don't worry.. It’s the responsibility of the United States to ensure that you reach Silky Bay safely."
"Have a safe journey!" The President said, smiling at me.
I had travelled all the way from Muradabad to Washington DC to dine with the President just to know that he was planning to parcel me to the Silky Bay.
The NASA scientists trained me and informed me about the Lala's and Irwana's behaviour and their lifestyles. They gave me rigorous trainings and conducted mock sessions for the same. They developed model images of ghost like creatures to represent Lala and Irwana's and scared me.
"So scary it is guys," I said to the Senior Scientist.
"Shanky, don't take it lightly, they will destroy you and may be even cook you for their lunch," he said and scared me even more.
The day had arrived when my expedition was supposed to begin. I bid adieu to my family in India. It could also be my final adieu to them. The international media was telecasting news on me and labelled me as the Brave son of planet Earth.
"Indian brave heart kick starts a new journey to the Silky Bay!" I eavesdropped a man discussing this news to his wife.
"Lord Shiva..Save me." I said and got inside the space shuttle. The shuttle started and I was going to experience something new.
The trajectory was decided and the shuttle was thrown into space. The shuttle got disintegrated and I finally landed into planet Bluto in no time. I quickly got out of it and bounced on the planet like Neil Armstrong did it when he landed on Moon for the first time.
I was astonished when I learned that the gravity and other climatic condition at planet Bluto was similar to Earth. I got down and explored the scenic beauty of Bluto. It was greenery everywhere as I stepped down just like Earth. The sky was green in colour unlike Earth where it is blue. There was no one in sight for miles.
I came across doll like structures that you see on Whatsapp Smiley lists.