My name is Ella, and I’m an alien spy with blue hair.
Actually, I’m only half-alien. The Mothership bought me here on Earth, but left me behind with my very human father when it left. I’m here to collect information about the human race.
Its not hard to do. I don’t have to write anything down or remember things, like I do at school. I just have to watch the humans very carefully; the things they do, the words they say and the way they behave. All of this gets soaked up in my brain, like a scrape of butter on warm toast, and one day the Mothership will come and get me, and I’ll be put in a big machine that will read my brain like its an encyclopaedia.
Don’t worry, it won’t hurt. The Mothership would never hurt anyone or anything; it is much, much kinder than humans.
Until I have collected enough information I have to stay here, in this house of warm, reddish-brown brick, with my family. There is my dad, and Arthur, and my earth-mum. Only they and Ms Suhn know about my mission here on Earth. Ms Suhn suggested I keep a journal about my mission – and I’m not sure why, because I’ve told her its top secret. The world can’t know about the Motherhip. But she tells me I don’t have to tell anyone about what’s in my journal.
I will tell you about Arthur first.