"Mom. don't hang up yet. I'm on my way.", I said in a sad tone.
"My dear. Your younger siblings are worried about you. And this... Drak, or what they call this unbelievable black hole. Are we going to die?", Mom asked, worried.
"Mom, I'm almost there. Just don't put the phone down."
"The news on TV said that Mars was already eaten by this black hole. What does this mean my dear? How big is this Drak's mouth to devour an entire planet?".
Mom's bringing up a humor while there were tears on her face. I may not see her but I can hear her cry over the phone.
I shouldn't have left home. I shouldn't have set my pride aside. It was just a little fight between a mother and her son. If only Dad was still alive, our family could have been better than this.
"Mom, it's going to be alright. Where's Tyler and Jeanne? Are they being calm? Mom?"
I can hear the screeching sound from the television. I think the signal getting distorted this time. I should hurry now.
"Mom! Can you still hear me?" Mom!"
"My.... dear.... Tyler and.... Jeanne.... they're with me.... Please.... do.... hurry...", Mom's words in glitches.
And I drove my car the fastest as it could. The streets were empty. No one dared going out from their houses. Who would not get frightened with this kind of terror that the universe has to offer.
I can remember how these black holes were taught in classrooms, and that they always seemed so far away. But that was before, Drak has just devoured Mars. How can the Earth avoid it?
I slowed down as I was about to arrive at our house's front gate. I stepped out of the car and left it opened. I'm in a rush. I have to get to my family. Opened up the gate and went to the door directly. As I opened it, I saw them near the dining couch. They remained there. Sobbing, with their hands clumped together.
"Mom!", I said.
"Theodore! My dear!", Mom replied with a teary smile.
Mom stood up and gave me a tight hug. With Jeanne and Tyler running towards me and hugged my waist.
"Thank God you're here. Don't run away again, even in heaven.", Mom teased.
"Never going to happen Mom.", I replied. Crying on her right shoulder.
The siren rang. The television screeched louder showing black and white pixels on its screen. Lights flickering. I took a peek at my phone, but no signal bars. Is this for real? Will Drak really devour Earth?
The sky outside is getting darker. It's yet noontime. A normal day have a bright sun, not this. They said, it may take time before Drak get's closer to Earth. But the environment outside seemed like Drak's just a stone's throw away.
We just stayed at the couch until the next day.