"Why would you take me? I don't look like the typical 'alien' type you humans believe, do I?" "No, but at least now you won't be dissected or anything... Maybe I can help you get home."
You are driving home to your family for the holidays when the radio issues a broadcast: "Repeat, repeat, this is a national state of emergency."
The chosen one.
After training for years as the "chosen one", you wake up in a plane...
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With nothing but sorrow in his mind and a heavy heart, he took the elixir from the old hag and swallowed it with a shrug. What else did he have to lose?
She lay in bed with her eyes closed and thought about a time before she came to be a prisoner in this cold, sterile place.
writing prompt (No mystery, really: The cat barfed on my clone's bed, so he's napping on mine while his blankets are in the wash. I'd know it wasn't actually me because I have longer hair -- that's how we tell ourselves apart. :-) )
They are you from the future. They're raising you in the hopes the traumas from their childhood won't influence you into what led them into ruin.