It’s been 2 weeks since I last wrote you and many things have happened. I told you about my troubles with my physics tests at school, but these worries have no meaning anymore. Not since last Wednesday. The school is closed and the city abandoned.
It seemed like a bad promotion stunt, when we saw the first giant balls rolling through the streets on YouTube. Unfortunately it was more than a well crafted special effects video. This was real.
Most of the city has now been evacuated, but daddy doesn’t want to leave. “Some black eyed red Martians don’t scare me!” he says. But they do scare me. The screeching sound they make scare me. The explosions they cause scare me.
I have seen one of them. It was near. It had a metallic reddish kind of skin, or more like a shell. It’s eyes were of the deepest black you could imagine. I think it saw me and it screeched. It produced a deafening high pitched tone, as if it was about to attack me or crying for help. Why are they here? What do they want?
We have no television down here, but we have a working radio and enough food and water to stay here for months. Months… I don’t believe I can stand another week of daddy’s End of Day stories: “It was only a matter of time that something like this would happen. I told you so, didn’t I… I told you boy. We have deserved this. We screwed up and now we’re punished. But I knew, didn’t I? I was prepared!”. He doesn’t understand that none of this has any meaning whatsoever. It just happened. That’s it.
Yesterday, the men on the radio said that the giant balls wrecking the city are not created by the Red Monsters. They even seem afraid of it. Some people claim to have seen a white machinelike creature, infused with light, that seems to battle these monsters. It appears that it uses these balls as some kind of weapon. I’d like to belief that there is something out there, helping us.
Although I’m scared, the stories of the light-machine-creature thrill me. It’s exciting to think that some alien races are fighting an intergalactic war and that our planet is their stage. Just like in that show Transformers I used to watch as a child. I’d like to think that something is out there to watch over us…
I intend to post these letters whenever it’s possible and until them I’ll keep them save for you.
I hope you are well.
PS. I made you this drawing. I hope you like it.