I wrote this story for my Children's book literature class. And I want to illustrate it for my illustration final. Cuz drawing space is fun!
Once upon a time there lived a tiny alien named Milo. He worked on a space cruiser as a cabin attendant cleaning guest's rooms while they were out enjoying their space cruise. He was barely ever noticed because he was so small and quiet.
One day Milo's boss sent him on a solo mission.
"Milo, we've ran out of laundry soap and there is a lot of laundry to do. I need you to get more soap from the planet Sudzor."
So Milo packed for his trip and headed to the company space ship with his buckets for collecting soap. The rickety old space ship blasted off in the direction of Sudzor.
Milo flew along the Zarnak corridor that would lead him to his destination. In the distance he spotted a large battle ship ahead that was about to cross his path. It was painted black and he wouldn't have noticed it if it weren't for the shiny reflective bits of metal that were crudely attached to the ship's hull.
He imediately slammed on the breaks, but his tiny space craft was not able to stop fast enough and he bumped into the other ship.
All of a sudden his ship shut down and he felt the other ship's magnetic force pulling him in. Once inside he cautiously peeked out from behind the door of his ship. No one was there. He walked a little bit further and all of a sudden a giant man jumped out in front of him. It was the infamous space pirate Angus McFearson!
Milo was terrified!
"You hit my ship!" Angus bellowed "And now you're dead meat! Are you ready to die?"
"Oh please dont!" Milo begged. "If you let me go, I will repay you somehow I promise."
Angus just laughed at him. "How can you, a tiny little alien, do anything for me? However, I am intrigued by this, so I will let you go."
Angus did let Milo go, but he didn't think that he would ever see him again.
Milo ran back to his ship and took off as fast as he could to continue on his mission. He landed softly on the soapy surface of the planet Sudzor and scooped some of the ground with his buckets. He then headed back to the cruiser.
Just then he heard a distress call coming from his dash board. Curious as to what it was, Milo followed the signal deep into the darkness of space.
As the beeping got faster and faster Milo noticed a large black shape looming ahead. It was the same ship as before. I can keep my promise! he thought to himself.
He docked his ship in the space port and got out to see what was the matter. It was impossibly hard to breath because oxygen levels in the air were desperately low. Milo reached for his emergency oxygen mask and put it on to go find Angus.
He found the fearless pirate in the cockpit slumped in his captains chair. He did not look up when Milo entered. Milo rushed up to the chair and shook the captian. Angus rolled his head back and looked up at him with distressed eyes.
Milo knew that Angus was running out of oxygen and would soon be dead if he didn't do anything about it. The air was very thin, but Milo could still survive for a little while with no mask. He pulled the oxygen mask off his own face and put it around Angus'.
It took him a while, but the pirate slowly began to turn from a sickly pale blue to the natural pink his skin was originally.
"You are small!" Angus said wearily.
Milo wondered why the space pirate would choose to tell him something he already knew. Angus reached for a small filter and then he explained to Milo: "This ship is very poorly designed. The passageway where the oxygen filter is is impossibly small. It needs to be replaced but I cannot fit."
Without being asked Milo knew just what to do. He took the filter and crawled into the ship to replace it. But even he was too small! He could almost reach the filter, but the space was too tight. "If only I were slippery just like Suzdor..." Then he had an idea. "Angus!" He shouted from the tunnle "Run to my ship and grab one of the buckets of soap!" When Angus returned, Milo reached into the bucket and grabbed a handful of soap and lathered it on himself. He was then able to slip right through the tight spot in the tunnle and snap the filter into place. He crawled back out and took a deep breath of fresh air.
"Well thank you little alien! I did not think I would see you again, but I did and you saved my life just as you promised." Said the space pirate. "You're welcome!" Milo said as he sat down next to the bucket of soap, dipped his fingers in and blew bubbles with the infamous space captain Angus McFearson.