spoke with a man named Neville Nubes today. He’s a cloud constructor…
to Nimbus Isle.” I turned towards a deep voice with the slightest hint of
innocence to it, as if the bearer didn’t know he was a man. The man shook my
hand and helped me up. As I began to stand, I noticed that my feet were sinking
under what seemed to be a cloud.
you’re going to need a pair of sky shoes to keep you afloat,“ the man said
as my feet continued sinking. "If not, you’ll sink right through onto the
surface, and we can’t have your bones and meaty parts splattered all over this
playfully chuckled while I thought to myself “great, now I’m going to die
not knowing who this guy was or where I am for that matter.” The old man
directed me toward what looked to be a small shop and handed me a pair of shoes
from a bin that read “sky sneakers: limit 1.”
what is this place, Mr…”
Neville Nubes is the name. It’s nice to meet you. And you’re on Nimbus Isle…
Largest cloud nation in the golden galaxy.” I had a confused look on my face, but really I was terrified.
First, I touch a cube-shaped device that had somehow transported me to another
galaxy, and now I’m wearing “sky shoes”, bouncing on a giant cloud
and talking to a complete stranger. Well… At least he seems kind.“
So Neville… What is it people do up here?” Neville smirked and answered
people, just me. I’m a cloud constructor. Been doing this a very long
time.” I thought to ask what a cloud constructor was, but before the words
could leave my lips, Neville explained:
constructors help to create the atmosphere for various worlds, mainly within
certain galaxies. A very long time ago, I was a part of the committee that
helped create the clouds that now blanket your world.” Neville was pretty
knowledgeable on this subject, then again he’d been doing this for a very long
time. I was impressed.
like a pretty cool job.”
it’s very dangerous,” Neville replied.
ago on your world, clouds not only had different colors, but different
properties as well. Fire fell from the red clouds, the yellow would rain
diamond hard rock, and you don’t even want to know what the purple clouds
created. But after some time, we settled on white because it did the least amount
of damage to your planet. Well… You’d still have the occasional lightning
I thought. “So there are many worlds…” Neville
smirked again, smiled at me and said “there are many worlds, many
universes in fact. Your world resides in the seventh.” I felt like he knew
much more than he was letting on, so as the thought entered my mind, I just
many universes are there, Neville?” He pondered for a moment, pacing, choosing
his next words carefully.
Supposedly there are twelve in all. In all my three billion years, only four are
known to me. The other 8 seemed to be shrouded in mystery.”
univer… Wait, so you’re three BILLION years old?!” My eyes lit up in both
wonder and shock. He appeared to be a man about 65 or so. But if this were true
he looked spectacular for his age. Neville then turned his nose to the air and
closing his eyes.
don’t make fun, kid. I still got 500 million years of life left in me.” As
he turned his back, I noticed a cube-shaped device on a shelf, nearly identical
to the one I touched just before I got here. Though this one was beautifully
decorated in gems. I just had to ask him.
uhh… What is this thing, Neville?
Neville suddenly changed his demeanor, looking like an excited child. . “This is a
warp key!” My puzzled look indicated how much further I needed explaining. “It’s
an interdimensional transportation device.” I was given one for my years
of service as a cloud constructor. It’ll take you all across the universe. But
if you don’t know how to use it, it could be VERY dangerous.“
was mesmerized. This warp key was ridiculously beautiful. And to think that it
could transport me anywhere in the universe? I had to take a closer look.
Neville went on about how it was one of his most prized possessions… Then
something about how only a few were given to various people in the universe… I
can’t remember exactly how many he said… Seven… Nine?
To Be Continued