Utter concentration. He breathed slowly, calculated. Every inch of his body was focused on his one and only goal: hitting the target that was on the hill. Icha held his bow and arrow strongly and without any hesitation. He was ready. This was the pinnacle of archery. He had trained for this. He could do this! But just as he let go of the arrow, the ground underneath him shook as something hit the earth hard. Icha saw his arrow fly past the target. He couldn't be bothered though, since he had to go find whatever made him miss.
Icha ran through the hills, it couldn't have landed too far. It should be close, right? But it wasn't. He found the crater not close to his original spot, but close to the sea. Adventurous as he was, Icha climbed into the crater, still holding his bow and carrying his arrows on his back. It was deep, really deep. But that would explain why he felt the tremors even as far away as he was. At one moment, Icha thought he might not even find something at all. But completely at the bottom of the crater he did find something.
Or rather, someone.
In the deep, Icha found a woman. He came closer, carefully. Was she dead? She must have been. Nobody would survive that. He poked her with his bow. She grunted something he couldn't understand. "Are you okay?", Icha asked. The woman grunted again, but this time she raised herself. She stretched, straightened her hair and repositioned her glasses. After that, she cursed at the sky. "You fell into this thing?", Icha asked. The woman looked at him. "What a brilliant deduction.", she replied sarcastically. "You must be a master detective." Icha huffed. "Well here I was worried about you. Seems you are completely fine to me." He was halfway through walking back to the wall to climb back up, but the woman stopped him. "Can you help me get out of here?", she asked. And Icha was just too much of a gentleman to refuse a lady's call.
"So, this is the world I fell to.", the woman muttered as she looked out over the sea. "It's actually bigger that this…", Icha said. "What's your name?" The woman chuckled. "If I would speak my name in my language you would die instantly. But you can call me Chihon.", she answered. Icha shrugged. "Sure.", he said. "I'm Icha, nice to meet you."
"Nice to meet you too, Icha. Would you care to show me around this world?", Chihon replied. "That might be expensive…", Icha muttered. "I will take care of all expenses.", Chihon said. "Well then, let's go.", was Icha's immediate reply.
It was finally the adventure Icha had always dreamed of. He had never traveled around the world himself, and traveling with Chihon, who most definitely was an alien, made everything even more adventurous. Although Chihon might have a different understanding of 'covering all expenses'. Icha still had great fun. Feeding Chihon icecream, for instance. She had never tried anything like it. She was amazingly against eating it. Until she took a bite. After that, Icha had to buy her 3 more. Showing Chihon things that were so normal for him but extraordinary for her made him look at the world in a completely different light. And during that time, he also started to see Chihon in a completely different light. Sure, she might be a cranky alien. But she also was a beautiful woman. It didn't take much for him to fall in love with her. So when he took her back to the crater, he felt sad.
"So, are you going back now?", he asked Chihon. She nodded. "I want to thank you, Icha. I do not find someone as compassionate and helpful as you at all." Icha sighed and shrugged. "No worries. I'm glad you had fun."
"I most certainly did."
"I will miss you."
Chihon didn't move. Instead, she looked at Icha. "I will miss you too.", she replied. "If you want to, my dear Icha, I could take you with me." Icha snorted. "I'm not an alien, like you.", he said, with a fake smile. "I am no alien, I am a God. And I can take you with me. We would be together forever in our world." Icha just stared. Together forever with Chihon. That sounded too good to be true. But still… "That sounds great.", he said, determined to get it right. Chihon smiled. "Good.", she whispered. She walked back to Icha. Laying her arms around his neck, her smile grew unnaturally wide. And Icha saw the tentacles materialising behind her. "I love you, Icha.", Chihon hissed. And everything went black.