Chapter 14 “The Zortixians come looking!”
By the time the Greek Gods had fled their tourist ridden island of Samos and established themselves in the dimension of Zlano the revolution in Zortixia had been completed. The surviving leaders of the Opposite Party had been banished to far away planets or executed by some of the over enthusiastic members of the Jiber Resistance Club. The neutering of the Opposite Party in Zortixia enabled the Zortixians to dispatch search parties to Earth to ascertain the whereabouts of the exiled Montenez family. Pinpointing an exact location was not easy as the blackbooter staff working on the exile had been murdered by the Jiber.
The Zortixians had to interrogate the earthlings for any relevant information, Well at least the Zortixians had the technology to land safely on Earth. Their questioning of the earthlings caused wild rumours to spread on Earth that there had been some sort of alien invasion. The media warned of an imminent mass invasion and medical authorities and politicians collaborated to issue “lockdown” and curfew restrictions to keep the terrorized earthlings under control.
The Zortixians were quite enjoying their conversations with the earthlings. As might be expected the initial reaction to the strangely clad Zortixians and spacecraft was terror but as the Zortixians showed no hostility but rather curiosity many of the earthlings relaxed and interacted in a friendly fashion with their strange visitors. A corn farmer in Iowa claimed to have hosted a community dinner with a Zortixian crew and the Zortixians feasted on roast beef, corn on the cob and apple pie with a strange liquid called corn whisky! After dinner more corn whiskey flowed and the Zortixians were introduced to square dancing. Actually when this crew returned to Zortixia the captain of the crew published an entire book on this experience with the earthlings.
Zortixian farmers began to plant this strange vegetable corn and their replicated corn whisky became a hot drink amongst Zortixians. But still where was the Montenez family? However somewhat by accident a training mission of Zortixian cadets landed in the dimension of Zlano and encountered the Greek Gods. The cadets leaped in joy after speaking with a strange old man called Zeus who related the story of how they had found and nurtured Willie Montenez Jr. Zeus even told them of where he thought they could find Montenez.
Within minutes telecameras were installed and incredulous Zortixians heard their esteemed telescreen news anchor Walter Stagnite interviewing Zeus.
Zeus was rather taken aback and related the story of Willie Montenez Jr. Zeus said, “I realize Zortixians you are most impatient in your quest for information concerning Montenez so I’ll keep my story short. We found Montenez in an infant state and raised him as one of our own and bestowed immortality to him thank goodness as he would long ago been dead as Zortixia and earth are in two entirely different time warps. We found out his name by translating some strange script that was written on a bracelet attached to his arm. We were a bit shocked seeing the lad as we had not yet decided to create humanity. We raised him as a god giving him the best physical and mental education we could. Although the cannister he was in was severely damaged aside from having a severed toe he was in fine health. He stayed with us on the island of Samos until it fell prey to an overabundance of tourists which threatened our way of life. We did not do such a great job in creating humanity which was in a great turmoil with terrible wars, genocide, starvation, plagues and various types of perversity were ravaging the globe. Willie stayed behind to help these poor earthlings as we fled here to Zlano. You ought to be proud of Willie.”
The Zortixians immediately headed to the Greek island of Samos. Willie, who had not yet departed Samos had no idea how quickly his past was hurtling towards him. He telephone rang. He picked it up,” Hello Montenez here at Apollo Bar. Can I help?” The familiar voice of Dr Zodiac, who was in Samos for a visit from Zlano said, “Willie I have some important information for you so brace yourself. Zeus contacted me and told me creatures from another planet called Zortixia have come looking for you. They should be here shortly.”