Jinx laid in bed listening to the clock chime. It was midnight and he was wide awake. It didn’t help that he could hear Jangle snoring, from his room down the hall. He might have to suggest to Jangle to start sleeping in a tent outside, though it may be a tad cold for that.
A few more minutes passed and Jinx decided he should get up, at least get some exercise since he is awake. Perhaps he would bundle up and go look at the stars for a little, try to find the Big Dipper.
He quietly got ready, and was soon out the door, breathing into his wool scarf. Ahh! It was a beautiful night to look at the stars he thought, as he slowly walked around.
“Couldn’t you sleep either?”
Jinx jumped! Who else was out here? He turned and to his surprise he saw Snowball standing there.
“Well Hello, I didn’t expect to see you!” Jinx said.
Snowball stretched and said, “Yeah, I took too many naps today and now am wide awake. Been looking for the Little Dipper, but haven’t found it yet.”
Jinx and Snowball were quiet as they continued to search the sky.
“Well, I see the Big and Little Dipper, no problem! They are right in front of me.”
Snowball and Jinx turned their heads quickly at the sound of Alabaster’s voice. They were beginning to wonder if everyone was awake tonight. Well except for Jangle, who most likely was still snoring away.
“Very funny!” they said, as they saw Alabaster walking straight towards them with a big smile on his face and a sly glint in his eyes.
“No, really, they are, just look behind you!”
They turned around and looked, sure enough they spotted them. “Now to find the Little Bear”. said Snowball.
All three were searching the starlit sky when all of a sudden they saw the strangest thing that they had ever seen in the sky. It was big and shining bright.
“A shooting star!” cried Jinx.
“No, I think its an airplane”, said Snowball.
“Wow! I never ever thought I would see one!”, cried Alabaster, as he jumped up and down with excitement.
“An airplane?” Snowball asked, looking at him with a quizzical expression on his face.
“No! A spaceship!”
All three stared with their hearts beating fast, the closer it got, the more you could tell, that it was indeed a spaceship! It had a neon orange light glowing around it. Snowball, Jinx, and Alabaster had to shield their eyes, as the light was blinding them. They couldn’t believe what they were seeing, the spaceship had landed just a few feet away from them!
They were frozen in shock as they saw the door come open, but no one came out. They heard music coming from the spaceship and Jinx was drawn to the music as he walked towards the spaceship. Alabaster couldn’t resist not seeing a spaceship close up, so he followed Jinx. Snowball thought his friends were crazy, but he couldn’t let them go alone!
Now they were right in front of the spaceship and the light glowed around them. The music kept playing and they were discussing with each other about walking into the spaceship. Who would go first?
How could they not check it out, imagine the story they could tell their friends, they would be amazed!
They decided they would all go together. They each stepped onto the ramp that had come out of the door. Suddenly the ramp lifted up and they fell on their stomachs as they rolled down the ramp and into the spaceship. They jumped as they heard the closing of the door.
( to be continued … 🙂 )