Hello there! Welcome to a very special story. What makes it so special? This story is about someone very special. She’s my big sister, Teddy! She’s been an astronaut for about three years now. And so I think it would be pretty great to fictionalize her adventures! But, there is a strong tinge of truth to this story. Please keep that in mind, as I believe it will help you appreciate the story a little more. And so here we go with Adventures of a Space Teddy!
The Space Teddy
“Mission contwol, this is Teddy,” Teddy called over the radio, “I’m en route to the alien planet.” After a couple of moments, she received her response. “Roger that, Captain,” came the voice over her radio, “You may continue.” Teddy giggled. “Pwease, I’ve asked you before to just call me Teddy,” she answered, laughing, “There’s no need to be so formal!” A few seconds later, the voice over the radio said, “Copy that, Captain.” Teddy sighed and then switched off her radio.
As she returned her focus to her route, Teddy got thinking about how she became a space pilot. She had been a pilot for a number of years now. But she used to be a regular teddy who lived at home with her mommy and daddy. She was very attached to her mommy. And she missed her mommy and daddy. But she was called upon to be a space pilot and she didn’t really have a choice but to go.
Teddy had spent many years taking care of her mommy. They had many adventures and had been through a lot together. But then it seemed that when her mommy needed her the most, she had to leave her. It was something that broke the pilot’s heart to think about. But it was also something that helped give her the strength to do a very important job.
Teddy remembered well a few years back, when everything changed for her. Her mommy was going through a very hard time. Her daddy had passed away. And she was struggling to make sense of the world. Teddy didn’t really know how to help her. This was the biggest thing that they had ever gone through. She was doing her best to give her mommy lots a hugs and snuggles, but it didn’t seem to help. But she didn’t think it was because she wasn’t doing a good job. She knew that what her mommy was going through was really hard, and she was going to need a lot of time.
Teddy had learned that he mommy’s daddy was to cremated. And that they were going to bury his ashes at his mom’s grave. So when it came time for them to go to the city where the cemetery was, Teddy did all she could to prepare herself for comforting her mommy. The trip to the cemetery was a long one because it was in a different city. But it gave Teddy the time she felt she needed to figure out how to help her mommy.
By the time they reached the city, it was too late to do anything. So they got a hotel room. Her mommy, daddy, and her mommy’s brother went out to get some food. And Teddy decided to get a nap. But just as she was drifting off, she heard a strange humming noise in the room. The little bear shot up in bed and saw a large beam of light in the middle of the room. Teddy had to shield her eyes because the light was so bright. But as the light began to fade and she was able to see again, Teddy saw someone standing in the room.
Teddy saw that standing in the middle of the room was a small bear. The bear seemed to be a girl bear, wearing a pink dress and a red bow. Though small, the bear was bigger than Teddy, who was a very small bear. “Um…who are you?” Teddy asked the stranger. The bear walked close to the bed and extended her paw. “Hello, Teddy,” the bear answered, “My name is Fuzzy Bear. But you may just call me Fuzzy, if you like.” Teddy walked to the edge of the bed and shook her paw. “Why are you in my room,” she asked Fuzzy Bear, “And how do you know my name?”
“You may want to sit down,” Fuzzy bear told Teddy, “this may be a lot to take in.” The Teddy sat down at the edge of the bed. “I’m going to need you to trust me on this,” Fuzzy Bear began, “This may sound crazy, but I assure you that everything I’m about to tell you is completely true.” Teddy nodded. She didn’t understand why, but she trusted this strange bear. “I’m an alien,” Fuzzy continued, “but I suspect you guessed that already. I belong to an unnamed group of space pilots that help protect the entire universe. I’m here tonight because we need your help to keep everyone safe.”
Teddy couldn’t believe it. Though she did trust Fuzzy, she found it hard to believe that she was needed to protect the universe. “I understand that you feel you need to be here for your mommy,” Fuzzy told her, “But it is of the upmost importance that you come with me.” Teddy shook head. “No, I need to be here,” she told Fuzzy Bear, “My mommy needs me.” Fuzzy bear took Teddy’s paw in her own and smiled. “I understand your dilemma,” she assured Teddy, “But I promise you she’ll be ok. And, by coming with me, you’ll be helping to keep her safe.” Teddy shook her head again. “I don’t know,” she told the alien, “We’re not weaving until tomorrow. Can I think it over?” Fuzzy told her that she could think it over, but she would need to have an answer tomorrow. She then left.
Shaken up by the conversation she’d just had, Teddy tried to get some sleep. But she was having trouble doing so. So she laid in bed until everyone came back from dinner. And when her mommy did get back, she was actually laughing a little. It seemed that Teddy’s daddy and her mommy’s brother were helping her keep her spirits up, even just a little. A sudden sense of relief washed over Teddy as she saw that her mommy was smiling and laughing. She had been feeling a little guilty because she found that she was intrigued by the idea of going into space. But in that moment, she had made her decision. She was going to protect the universe.
The next day when everyone had left for the cemetery, Teddy waited patiently for Fuzzy Bear’s return. And it wasn’t too long before she did return. Teddy was getting a little excited thinking about becoming a space pilot. “Before I say yes,” Teddy told Fuzzy, “I have a question.” Fuzzy Bear smiled. “Of course,” she answered. Teddy sighed. “Do you know that my Mommy will be ok?” she asked, “I mean, are you sure that she’ll be ok?” Fuzzy Bear smiled again. “Yes,” she assured her, “I do. We aliens have the ability to see slightly into the future. And I know that if you come with me, your little sister, Teddy, will find her way to your mommy and that will lead to more of you siblings finding their way there, too.”
Teddy’s eyes lit up. She couldn’t believe what she’d just been told. Her sister was a very fun loving bear who loved potatoes. They hadn’t seen each other for a while, but they kept in touch. “Now you can’t tell her about this,” Fuzzy Bear told her, “or it could change the outcome of you coming with me.” Teddy nodded. “Just let me stay here until they get ready to weave,” she told the alien. “Of course,” Fuzzy agreed, “I’ll be back for you in a little while.” With that, the alien left. Teddy sat on the bed, wondering how to say goodbye to her mommy. She ultimately decided that she couldn’t do it. She just had to make sure that her little sister would be able to tell her mommy about her adventures when she went to space.
A little while later, everyone came back from the cemetery. Teddy’s mommy seemed in good spirits, despite what she had been out to do. She told her brother and Teddy’s daddy that they should start getting ready to head on home. They began packing up all their stuff. Teddy’s daddy set her carefully in his and her mommy’s bag. When he walked away, she slipped back out and hid behind a pillow. It was then that she got hit with an immense sadness. But she fought that back, knowing that she was going to be doing something very important. As soon as everyone left the room, she walked out from behind the pillow. With tears in her eyes, Teddy smiled. “Bye bye, mommy,” she said aloud, “bye bye, daddy.”
Teddy wiped her eyes as the beam of light carrying Fuzzy Bear lit up the room. “Are you ready?” Fuzzy Bear asked as the light faded. “Acshuwy,” Teddy answered, “I have a quick question. Is it possible to transmit an idea into someone’s mind?” Fuzzy Bear looked confused. “Yes,” she told Teddy, “We can do that with the technology we have. Why do you ask?” Teddy giggled. “I have an idea!” she exclaimed, “I know you said I’m not supposed to tell my wittle sister, but what if I do tell her and then we give daddy the idea to adopt her?” Fuzzy Bear laughed. “Now that’s actually a pretty good idea,” she said, “I think that’ll work. We can make our own fake adoption listing online and make sure he sees it. But we have to do it from the ship.” Teddy nodded and held Fuzzy’s Paw as the beam came down to take them to the ship.
Teddy had no time to admire the ship because they needed to get started on their plan right away. Teddy used a phone on the ship to call her sister. “Hewwo,” came the reply when her sister answered the phone, “I’m the Teddy!” Teddy smiled. It was so nice to hear her sister’s voice. “Hey little Teddy,” she said to her sister, “it’s your big sister. I need to ask you to do something.” She explained the whole situation with her sister. When she finished explaining, she asked, “So, do you think you can handle that? Mommy will really need someone to help look after herself.” Her little sister giggled. “Oh yes!” she answered happily, “I would wove to wive wif her! As wong as she has potatoes! Teheehee! I’m jus joking! But yes, of course!” Teddy smiled and thanked her sister. She got off the phone and she and Fuzzy Bear set up the rest of the plan.
Teddy spent a few of days on Fuzzy Bear’s ship, making sure that everything went according to plan. And it did! Her mommy was sad at first when she realized that Teddy wasn’t with them when they got home. They had called the hotel, but they couldn’t find her. But then they transmitted the idea of adopting another teddy into her daddy’s head. And when he went online to look, he found her little sister. He adopted her straight away. Then in just a couple of days, her little sister arrived. Her mommy was so happy to see her, too, which made Teddy very happy. “I don’t mean to rush things,” Fuzzy Bear said, walking up to the screen where Teddy was watching her family, “but we must start your training.”
The thought’s of her start as a pilot slowly slipped from Teddy’s mind as she approached an asteroid field near the planet. She set her ship to auto-pilot and then took out some paper and a pen. “I’ll have a very interesting story to tell her this time,” she said to herself, smiling, “I bet mommy will be excited when Teddy tells her I’ve sent another letter!” She began writing. She had written her little sister a letter everyday since she started her career as a space pilot. She’d had many adventures since she first went to space. And she had become one of the greatest space pilots of all time. All thanks to Fuzzy Bear’s training. She couldn’t wait to send the letter to her little sister. She finished writing as soon as she’d made it through the asteroid field. She gotten good at timing out her letters to her sister. She just knew that she had to finish this mission and then she could send her letter. “Let’s get this started!” she said excitedly to herself as she went off on her adventure. Little did she know that her little sister was about to start her own series of interesting adventures.