Hi everyone. This is a sequel to an earlyer extra terrestial related story I wrote on ATS called - "Bringing Home The Bacon" ...I recommend you read
that first, so that you can follow this one with a better understanding.
Cutting The Fat.
Six years later...
Zaine sat alone in the pub. One hand on the pint glass infront of him, the other sorting out the coins that he had placed on the table. "£3.00,
still not enougth to get a pint"
Tax increases in recent years had put the price of alcohol up to a new high... Or at least a new low in Zaines mind.
He couldnt even get 3 pints of Beer for £10 in his cheap local.
Forgetting the coins and looking at the papers infront of him, he adjusted his thoughts to the real reason he was here... The place where it had all
started 6 years ago. A friend shared a video with him that had apparently been made using some very expensive animation software.
Although, truth be told, the video had been examind by real experts and also many other 'self-proclaimed' internet experts, all had various opinions
about the truth of the video.
At the time. It had been an amusing prank... But since then, things had changed.
His friend, Alex, had vanished of the face of the Earth. Alex, who was a life-long friend of Zaine's had no family to contact, had apparently never
lived in his flat in Fulham and had never worked in the movie industry.
Zaine's world was turned upside down.
Three and a half years in prison and a hundred thousand pound fine. Obviously he also lost his job at the BBC too..
There was no chance of a job in the media industry, and in general, no chance of a job at all. It was as if he was blacklisted. Victimisation? Maybe,
but who could he go to? His probation officer recommended pherapy, and his pherapist recommended tablets, which in turn, left Zaine permanently drowsy
and somehow, rather forgetfull.
edit on 3/1/11 by Esrom Escutcheon Esquire because: Edit because I cant spell.