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All’s well that ends well.

December 20, 2012


Far away on the outer rim of the universe, in a planet known as RXC2112 to a few people on the blue planet, a conversation was taking place between 2 of its inhabitants. To call it conversation would be  far from the truth, because no words were exchanged. Their thoughts could be transferred to each other. They thought in numbers or in 2 numbers to be exact,0 and 1. I LOVE YOU would be transferred and read as 1001 1100-1111-10110-101 11001-1111-10101. Not that their vocabulary is similar to those people on the blue planet.  The inhabitants were transparent spheres the size of the period at the end of this sentence. They could turn opaque anytime and vice versa. They had the capability of the joining together to form shapes as they wished and each could evolve to do specific tasks, just like the stem cells in the people on the blue planet.

For the benefit of those who are not familiar with their language or cope with the mind boggling speed at which their conversation….or more accurately trans-numeration takes place, here is a gist of their conve….. err trans-numeration.

 “Hey buddy, it’s boring”

“Yeah so what are we going to do?”

“Let’s go someplace”

“Okay, where to?

“Anywhere but ANDAEGG. I hate that place. Last time we attacked them, they hit us with that oval thing with liquid inside. I don’t know what it was.”

“Me neither, but I heard that life grows out of them”.

“Whatever it is, the stink has still not gone from me. Next time I see one of those I will lose my cool, that’s for sure. So where do we go?”

“EYESPY has been saying that we have been receiving radio signals from a blue planet right across the universe. Why don’t we give them a visit?”

“Looks interesting. What do we know about them?”

“INTEL says they are very primitive. They still need a carrier to move about. They have just managed to break the sound barrier. What will they think if they know that we can do CHASM 4 (CHASM1is speed of light and CHASM 4 is 4 times the speed of light). They have just a theory about travel in the speed of light.  They have a propulsion system that will take 4-5 years* to travel 1.6 billion Kms* (* their metrics are obviously different from that of the people from blue planet. The changes have been made to facilitate understanding). INTEL is studying them in detail.  INTEL (the RXC2112ians don’t have any gender and hence there is no pronoun to address them) says that this could be our future home.”

“Definitely worth a visit. Please make arrangements to transport 10001000  of us.”

“We need to be careful. We don’t want any catastrophe. They are a very temperamental lot and constantly at war amongst themselves. Considering it could be our future home, we should preserve it. We need to merge with the inhabitants. INTEL has given enough inputs on how they look.”

On the blue planet, the RXC2112ians had formed themselves into an image of a person that they had got  hold of.  They beamed down to an open place. It turned out to be a run-way. INTEL was quick to find out that the place was called Chennai. Since they were transparent, no one sighted them. Just then a flight landed. As the passengers were getting out, the RXC2112ians became opaque and merged with the passengers.

Outside the airport there was a crowd. A few of them were holding placards with ‘GIVE US WATER’, ‘SHAME SHAME’, ‘DON’T KILL THE FARMERS’ etc. They were members of the political outfit and they had assembled to protest against the Chief Minister of the neighbouring state, who was visiting a temple in Chennai. As the passengers were coming out of the entrance, the protestors surged forward, despite the police protection. On seeing the RXC2112ians coming out, one of the protestors cried out,”There he comes.” The RXC2112ians  had an uncanny resemblance to the Chief Minister.  The protestors had come prepared with rotten tomatoes and eggs to be hurled at the Chief Minister. As the tomatoes were hurled the RXC2112ians cringed, one of them saw an egg in the hands of the protestors. And then there was a loud explosion.


“ You shouldn’t have left like that”

“Did you see the same thing we saw at ANDAEGG in their hands? But whatever happened?”

“Just like when the sound barrier is broken there is a sonic boom, when the light barrier is broken, an opticdoom happens. It is equivalent to exploding 1 gigaton of TNT. When you retreated, tagging all of us along you, moved at CHASM 2, causing an opticdoom.”

“So what happened?”

“The blue planet is no longer there.”

The date was 21.12.2012.

3 Comments leave one →
  1. February 6, 2013 21:14

    This is seriously fun
    Laughter TNT by the ton

    The world though it did not end
    Rather, the Mayans their calendar should mendd

    Sad though, there be none of ’em around
    To tell them, about doom never to utter a sound!

    I wanted this to be a serious piece. Seriously!!!.But it turned out to be a comedy.Guess I am not made out for SERIOUS writing. 🙂

  2. June 16, 2013 10:33

    Awesome Awesome Awesome…..
    I’m back after such a long time and in my right mind came to your blog….Glad to see the same flair for which I liked your writing before…
    Great work…

    • June 22, 2013 18:34

      Thank you Anubhav for your kind words and sorry it took a while to acknowledge your comment.

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