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Thursday, March 29, 2007

The Ambassadors

This was one of the coolest dreams I've had in a long time... and I think it would definitely make like... and awesome series!

A little background info: I think it took place in the future. The government had had a strange run-in with aliens (they tried to assassinate the president? I don't know - but something big happened) but they were able to fight the aliens off. However, the aliens left a mysterious portal where they left and the government wasn't able to figure out how to get rid of it. As far as they could tell, the portal was harmless but, just in case the aliens tried to come back through it, they boxed it up in glass and put it under 24-hour military surveillance. They let normal people walk through just to see it too, just as a reminder that their powerful government had sent an alien race running!

Enter our heroes. For some reason, these kids were a LOT like Harry, Ron, and Hermione... xD But anyways, two boys and a girl - all best friends on a class trip to see the portal. They're about ten and they're excited to see it. The class files through and gets a close look, oohing and aahing the whole time while the other three (who, unfortunately were never named... so I'll just call them Harry, Ron, and Hermione) take their turn. However, as soon as HHR stepped in front of the portal, it reacted. The glass was blown away and the soldiers guarding it were too, the portal started to swirl and before they knew it, the ground had disappeared and they were no longer in the portal observatory room.

Instead, the three kids (who are scared to death right now) are standing in a purpley-blue swirly nothingness where a few aliens approach them. The aliens are tall and silver-colored. They're very thin and they have hair-like tendrils that fall back off of their head. They have blue alien-like eyes and smooth, shiny skin.

The kids are pretty much too scared to talk, so the aliens take the initiative. The aliens go off explaining that they tried to destroy the human race as they find us unworthy to inhabit the planet earth. They've tried several times before and have succeeded, wiping out sinful nations (the Mayans, the Egyptians, etc. etc.), but they got caught up in the futuristic weapons America had when they tried to wipe out America.

The kids keep listening as the aliens say they had lost hope but didn't want to give up on the planet. They decided to keep a portal open and to monitor it to see if anyone they could use walked past it.

By now, one of the kids speaks up (probably Harry) and said "wtf do you mean by 'use'?"

The aliens go on to say that they'd just like to see proof that there is some good in the human race. The three kids are all pure of heart and their friendship bonds are strong - making them good candidates to prove the worth of humans.

They then challenge the kids to go back to earth and find a way to prove to them that there is still some good left in humans. They leave them with a means of communicating whenever they need to (cup their hand over their left ear and speak outloud "I request an audience with _____" to get a private purple-swirly room to talk in while regular time stands still.). The kids are now the aliens' ambassadors and are sent back in to their world.

Each of the kids wakes up in their own bed but find that something really strange has happened - all of them are exactly 7 years older. And what's weirder, all of their un-lived memories from the last 7 years come flooding back to them - things they did, people they met, places they went... all as if they were observing someone else live their lives on cruise control.

Hermione requests a conference and when they all get together they say things like "Holy crap 7 years!" and "Wow, you too??". They then start to share their memories...

Harry is a basketball star for his high school - he's way hot and every girl in school wants to date him. He has problems having real friends, though. He, Ron, and Hermione fell apart shortly after their experience with the portal - Hermione's parents moved across town and she had to transfer schools so they just never saw her anymore, and he and Ron just went their separate ways.

Hermione, upon arriving at her new school joined the Science/Math team. She's super smart (again, like Hermione xD) and she has a MAJOR crush on her science teacher... like, to the point where she fantasizes about someday marrying him, even though he's like 20 years older than her :o She got so caught up in school that she didn't get much of a chance to see Harry and Ron anymore... but now, as a child newly in her 17-year old body, she's sad to hear that.

Ron looks dejected when he shares his story, his parents had a falling-out (mother busted for drugs or something?) and Ron has developed some drug habits of his own... after he lost Hermione and Harry got really popular, Ron turned to the first group in school that would accept him: the druggies. He's tried some hard stuff, but I don't think he really stuck with it. He was still a regular pot-user, though. And he had lost his virginity shortly after he turned 15. He's done terribly in his classes and he's broken into stores a few times, getting him in trouble with the law.

Child-Ron in the 17-year-old Ron's body felt really bad about how his life turned out. They began talking about if it would be possible to turn their lives back around - to be friends as they once were.

By this time, an alien has showed up to their conference and listens in as they talk. While sharing their memories, all three of them find that, for some reason between the time when they were 11 to the time when they turned 14, their memories are fuzzy.

"They're there," the girl explains, "But they don't seem as clear as the others... and I seem to have a lot of trouble remembering them."

The alien explains that those memories have been tampered with and it will be up to the kids to find out when and how and to replace the tampered memories with the real ones. Because the kids have "special powers" (not really, but kind of, since they've been to the alien realm) they can tell the difference between real memories and tampered ones... no one else they'll talk to will be able to tell that their memories are ever fuzzy in spots.

(I decided later that this period of time would have been a time when the government {American or UN} tried to launch an offensive attack on the aliens... I'm not sure whether they succeeded or lost or whatever, but I know that whatever they did was dirty. Lots of people were hurt or died or whatever {oooh, maybe Ron's mother was really killed then and she didn't disappear due to drug use! ;D That would make an awesome twist, huh?} Anyways, in order to cover their asses and still look like the amazing government they wanted people to think they were - they replaced three years-worth of memories on every living human...)

Anyways, the kids miss their old relationship but also agree that it'd be weird if they randomly started hanging out together again... so they decide to continue down their separate paths for now, making small, believable opportunities to get back together. They'll work individually for now to find ways to prove that the human race is worthy of survival...

That's kind of where my dream stuff stopped, but here's what I've decided would happen from there...

The kids, even though their intentions were good, fall into their cut out routines. They get busy and no longer call audience with each other... they fall apart again.

The aliens find their ties with the three getting loose too and are having trouble contacting them or getting them to respond, so they launch an all-out... something. Some catastrophic event takes place (aliens send a meteor to destroy Antartica or something?) and the kids force themselves back together, agreeing that they were stupid to put it off and that they've been given a task to do, they need to do it.

And that's where we leave off x) Of course the kids would then go on to discover the government's really the bad guy here and they'd reveal them as such and prove the humans are worth saving. Eventually, the humans and aliens would become great friends... I think I even went so far as to have grown-up Ron marry one of the aliens :)

Awesome, huh? I actually think it's make a really cool graphic novel or something xD



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