“Mutantism on the March” : Chapter 96 : Aliens Fighting Nationalism in Quebec

So it came to pass that Frizzy, Squid and Montenez, all aliens, were deep in the nationalistic swindle Jiber (aka Hecklevesque) was propagating. They all convened at a new restaurant called Eno’s Place owned by yet another alien Eno Ergot. Squid was the first to arrive hungrily eyeing a plate of Kalamata olives. Once Montenez and Frizzy arrived a cold pitcher of Martinis followed.

Frizzy was well versed in the exploits of Squid and asked Squid about the strategy he had used to drive the Americans out of Colombia. All Zortixians found it difficult to fathom the barbarity of humankind. However there was still shit on the Zortixian’s history books with the antics of Jiber Sr. and his blackbooters that had exiled Montenez’s father and murdered thousands. Frizzy made it quite clear the Zortixians were aware of Squid’s struggle in Quebec and supported him. Too bad it was not a case of simply taking out Hecklevesque as the backlash would be far worse than Hecklevesque tripping over his political shoes.

Eno arrived after securing supplies for the restaurant and introduced himself as a former evil Zorollian who had originally planned to meet up with Jiber and conquer the galaxy but had reformed after realizing just how decent humankind could be. He was surprised to learn that Frizzy was the Minister of the Interior of Zortixia and rightfully could have zapped him on the spot for his failed attack on the Zortixian missile base years ago. He shocked them further by telling them he was the nephew of Redbeard and his attack on Zortixia was under the orders of Redbeard. Frizzy replied, “That the only reason you weren’t blasted to pieces as you entered the Zortixian atmosphere was that the air controllers were on strike. Your uncle’s attack orders were an attempt to wipe you out! There was no missile base that you were attacking but rather a mental hospital with aliens from different planets masquerading as doctors. In reality they were in the process of converting mental patients throughout Zortixia into an attacking zombie army. You foiled their devious plot. You are a hero in this story.”

Ergot was dumbfounded at the pure evil of his uncle and his crew, all staff at the restaurant, were shaken about how they had been set-up to die!  Ergot then dropped a bombshell telling the group by telling them he knew where and who Jiber was. He had assumed the identity of Rene Hecklevesque.

Squid was not overly surprised having a queasy and suspicious feeling about this Hecklevesque as both the styles of Jiber and Hecklevesque were similar especially the use of subtle deception. Frizzy grabbed his attaché case and pulled out a top-secret file on Jiber and compared a picture of Jiber to that of Hecklevesque. There was no doubt that Hecklevesque and the Jiber were the same! The fox was here in Montreal and ready for the taking! He could return home the conquering hero and become premayor and the leader of Zortixia! Squid and Montenez were more cautious and abducting Hecklevesque and returning him to Zortixia could only cause a nationalistic furor. The situation was very delicate. The last thing needed was to create a martyr and possible bloodshed. It was best to defeat him on earth and then return him to Zortixia when he was broken and out of the spotlight. It was essential no news of this reach Zortixia. This was not the time to settle scores.

Published by Robert K Stephen (CSW)

Robert K Stephen writes about food and drink, travel, and lifestyle issues. He is one of the few non-national writers to be certified as a wine specialist by the Society of Wine Educators, in Washington, DC. Robert was the first associate member of the Wine Writers’ Circle of Canada. He also holds a Mindfulness Certification from the University of Leiden and the University of Toronto. Be it Spanish cured meat, dried fruit, BBQ, or recycled bamboo place mats, Robert endeavours to escape the mundane, which is why he has established this publication. His motto is, "Have Story, Will Write."

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