Brzilit’Ang walked with his bags up the stairs to his apartment. He stripped out of his human shell and unfurled ten tentacles. At the hyperspace signalling computer, he sent a message to the invasion fleet:
Earth defenses still too powerful. Delay imperative.
That done, Brzilit’Ang opened the bag full of various human alcohols. In truth, the invasion fleet could overrun Earth in a New York minute, but Earth did have a strong defense: a dizzying array of wonderful drinks to sample.
He picked up a bottle of Jagermeister. Oh yes, Earth would be too hardy to attack for many decades to come.
Written for the Friday Fictioneers: https://rochellewisoff.com/2021/03/03/3-march-2021/
Just in case, you’re unfamiliar: Jagermeister is a crazy-tasting booze, not unlike cough-syrup, popular with those unfamiliar with alcohol and common at college suarees. When I was far younger, you were cool if you had drank Jagermeister.