Monday, May 23, 2011

Sheena, Queen Of The Jungle (Part Five)

Guest Poster: Sheena

As a one-year old, I accidentally hit some buttons and crawled into an obelisk on the jungle planet of Tarsus VI. Lights in there aged me to seventeen, and also gave me the ability to talk with animals. They told me that the obelisk was put there generations ago by a mysterious race known as the Doolittles. The crew of the Enterprise and Rhode Island have been out searching for me, but are now returning...


"Here they come!" Sky the giraffe tells us all. He's the equivilant of a long range sensor system on a starship.

I see my mother, weeping away, being held by my father. I step forward.

"Mom, Dad? It's me!" I yell out.

"Who are you?." shouts my Mom angrily, "Have you kidnapped my daughter? If you have, your life won't be worth living!"

"I'm Sheena." I explain, although I know this won't be easy, "I went in that obelisk and it changed me into a seventeen year old."

"My daughter is one year old!!" screams my mother, about to throw a spear in my direction.

"Wait, Karena!" urges my grandmother Beverly, "I've scanned her DNA body make up. This is 95% identical to your baby Sheena."

"It's only 95% because I now have the ability to talk to all jungle creatures." I tell them, "My bodily composition has altered slightly."

"She's nearly as old as we are, Karena." whispers my Dad in a groaning voice, "I suddenly feel quite ancient. Still, it's useful to be able to bypass puberty like that. I wish I could have done that."

"Well, it's good to find you, Sheena." Captain Hernandez remarks to me. "Now we can all beam up."

"Err...I'm not sure if I'm ready to go back yet." I tell them, "The animals tell me that they need organising, and that there have been a lot of alien predators visiting. They need me to defend them."

"But you're my daughter!" my mom cries out, "You're a Princess and will eventually be Queen of my own planet."

"Yes, mother." I answer, "When my time here is over, I'll join you on the Rhode Island again, and eventually be Queen of our planet, but right now, I'm Queen of the Jungle here on Tarsus VI."

I show her the spears, plus the bows and arrows I have made.

"I'm proud of you, my daughter." she says with a sniffle, "You are a true amazon warrior. We'll leave you an emergency beacon. Activate it when you need us."

"Thank you, mother." I say, although I knew she is upset at leaving her daughter here.

"I know how hard it is for you, Karena." Beverly tells Karena, "But she is a grown woman now, ready to make her own destiny."

After enough tears to fill a dozen boxes of tissues, everyone beams off, leaving me with the animals.

"Pass me a tissue." says Mac the monkey, "I always get upset at this sort of thing."


The Curmudgeon said...

Wes and Karena got off easy on this child-rearing business. No terrible two's -- no crying on the first day of school -- no temper tantrums over the times tables -- no ultimatums about "I want a pet!" -- no crises over pimples -- no bullies --

Where was this obelisk when my kids were little?

Linda said...

Ah, if only it were so easy to have self-reliant teenagers that moved out of the house and on their own! Wes and Karena are luckier than they know!