Do you believe?

Do you believe in aliens? This will be easier if you do.

Remember how I, in my last post, mentioned alien forces? I meant that in the literal way, aliens. Real, living aliens.

There were some in the video Colin showed me and Mickey. The first thought is obviously “hoax”, but then again, who would spend that much money on an office like theirs, for a hoax? We played the video a couple of times, just to make sure we weren’t missing anything. The aliens on screen was pretty similar to us, humanoids. They were a bit taller than us humans, longer arms and a bigger, humanshaped, head. Their skin was a bit greyish, their hair was short, greasy and black, and the nose was almost not visible. You could just make out a little bump on the face. Both of them had tiny black eyes and no ears. Their mouths looked just like ours, except they had no lips. They were both dressed in what looked like uniforms. Both wore dark green pants, dark green jackets with black vests over. Not the kind of vests you see our armed forces wear, but close enough. It was a very thin material with pockets and a holster on the side.
Their weapons reminded me of a rifle, only much thicker and not really made for human hands, we would have to hold the weapon with two hands and have someone else fire it.
One of them had a sword strapped to the back. They both look exhausted. As if they’d been running or fighting.
According to Colin they belonged to an alien race called Garba, these two were helping us humans every now and then. You know, if aliens were threatening earth. If… These days it’s more like when… The Garbas don’t have names, allthough we work with one of them pretty often, one that I call Victor, I don’t like just yelling “hey you” or something when we’re in the field.

Our first 6 months at The Agency was all about reading and I hated every moment of it. I’m a doer! Mickey, on the other hand, loved it, peace and quiet and just taking it easy. Does this make me a bad person?
Anyway, we had to learn names of different alien races, allies and enemies. We had to learn more about them, how we talked to them, how The Agency worked and more and more and more. Just too much and too boring to write about here.
After this, we got to meet some of our alien allies. Victor was one of the first. We got to learn different fighting techniques for different alien races, where to hit them, where to shoot them, how to move around them. Now this, this is what I do best. This is me in my right element! No seriously, does this make me a bad person? I don’t like to hurt people (or aliens)…

Our very first job at The Agency was to hunt down another Garba, one that was terrorizing people close to the arctic cirle. It was loving the cold, and it fed of the fear it was causing. Literally, it fed of the fear! It made it stronger while the humans it was close to grew weaker. They were in a constant state of terror when we got to them. We couldn’t evacuate them or do anything to help them until the Garba was taken care of. Its grip on them was too tight.

We had a fairly good idea of where the Garba was hiding, the closer to him people were, the worse they were doing. We divided in three teams of four. I was working with Mickey, David and Jazz. We approached the Garba from north, east and south with Victor waiting due west, in the closest village, he was sure the Garba would try to get there.
And sure enough, when it noticed us closing in, it went for the village. Us humans need more clothing in the cold than the Garba do, so we weren’t as fast as we could have been. Another good reason why Victor was standing by, ready to do his bit.

You can take out a Garba they same way you would a human, by shooting it. But our goal is never to kill or hurt like that. If we can put someone in handcuffs, we’re happy. Another difference between humans and Garba is, we simply can’t hit them hard enough with hands or feet. It will be like a cat putting its paw on our arms.
This is one of the reasons we’ve been training so hard. As a woman, I have an advantage here. I have always been smaller than the others and I’m not as strong physically. I’m already used to going up against people bigger than me!
Victor held the Garba off long enough for us to get our stunners. There are different settings on them based on who’s the target. For a Garba, we need a pretty high setting. So high in fact, that it’s deadly to humans, it will stop our hearts in seconds. Victor did a great job in holding the Garba off, but it was so strong. It was draining Victor.
Do you watch wrestling? The WWE kind? That’s what this was like, Victor and the Garba was throwing eachother all over the place. Slamming eachother to the ground. At one point we thought we lost Victor, he was thrown, head first, in to the side of a truck. Several kicks to the torso later he thankfully got up. The rest of us were trying to get closer so we could stun the Garba, but he was too fast for us.
We spread out, trying to get out of view from the Garba. We needed to take him by surprise, somehow. In the end, Victor needed to surrender so we could stop him. He was close to Jazz and Mickey and a few steps back ment the Garba was in their reach. Said and done, two steps back and he willingly took a nasty blow to the torso. For a split second, the Garba appeared to have forgotten about the rest of us and stopped in triumph. This was all the time Mickey needed and we finally got the Garba.

Victor escaped the fight with several bruises and what I think can be compared to a concussion. The Garba was taken to an aircraft and was then escorted back to The Agency. Victor later brought him back to wherever it is they come from. We’re not welcome there. Their government believe we will be dangerous to their world. They don’t like what we do to our own. Had we been talking about moving there I wouldn’t say anything, but just for a visit?

Removing the Garba from the village turned out to be tricky. Not for him, but for the people. The longer he was from them the more withdrawl-like symptoms they started to show. Several of them needed medical treatment to get well again. We still check up on them ever now and then.

Do you ever, from out of nowhere, get afraid? Think that someone’s after you? That someone’s going to hurt you? You know when you just sit there or stand there and you’re sure something is wrong and you can just feel the fear rising? And no matter how hard you tell yourself that there’s nothiong to be afraid of, you just don’t buy it!
You could be close to an enemy Garba. Or one that’s addicted to to human fear and is in need of a dose. You should leave, right away! We will eventually find out and we will come for it!

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