Bubble Boy – 5 –
And in the same way as Bub stared at the big shining ball with eyes wide open, the ball was staring at Bub too, with two equally wide open eyes.
This ball -you surely guessed= was our beautiful, lovely Moon- and she was simply amazed to meet in the sky another ball which had, like her, two eyes. Until this instant she had thought that she was the only celestial body in the whole Universe to have two eyes! Never had she met, in her long old journeys through the All, something like this, so round, so transparent and shimmering in her own light, and whose eyes hung in such a funny tiny body which never stopped wriggling within the ball.
Bub, on the contrary, didn´t know anything about the Universe and its Possibilities and Impossibilities, and was simply infinitely happy to finally meet somebody, who, he thought, would free him from his cage. He stood up again, and started to scream:
„Help, help, please help me get out of here!”
and waved his hands, arms, head and even legs around, trying to get from the Moon even more attention than he already had! But the soap bubble slowly floated by the Moon, so slowly that Bub could follow his own reflection in the Moon’s eyes. He waved and waved, but there was nothing the Moon could have done for him, not even waved back to say goodbye. In the last moment, before she became lost to his field of view, Bub even saw a tear running down her cheek and understood, that this chance was lost.
The Moon had understood, in the meanwhile, that the eyes, arms and legs didn´t belong to the bubble itself, but to one of those creatures which she had seen many times down on the Earth and which always looked up to her, in a dreamy mood. Three of them had even visited her one day. They had arrived in a ridiculous machine and had landed on her cheek. They had then stomped about on her face and almost poked one of her eyes out with a stick. But luckily they left quickly, and had never come back. The Moon had wondered about this visit, but not so much really, because she had already noticed that the people from Earth always had the craziest ideas . She had wondered above all about the fact that these 3 guys were enormous compared to the tiny ones she saw on the Earth. Tiny like Bub in fact. But as we said, she was used to the craziness of the Earth people, and had stopped long ago to ask questions about them!
And now once again, one of these creatures was in front of him., this time in a transparent ball. Some minutes ago it was still wriggling and wriggling, opening and closing his mouth like a fish. Yes, the Moon, so old and wise, even knew of fish, in particular, a very special one, the so-called „moonfish“ – Although he had never seen one so far. Was that perhaps a moonfish? And now the strange creature sat again in his bubble, totally quiet, as if nothing had happened. But as I said, the moon was wise and understood that something was wrong with him in there, it was just that he had no idea what.
He decided to wait and watch and see what would happen.
Then suddenly the moon saw something flying directly towards the bubble. ..