He was the first to come; Blue Man the media dubbed him. He just walked calmly onto the warm tourist-filled sand of a popular Gold Coast beach… ocean water ran off his sleek blue body, finely trimmed torso glistening in the morning sun.
And he was merely the forerunner… more and more Aqua people arrived on beaches the world over, but he was the first.
Turq, his true name was, a diplomat sent on a mission of mercy… the Land Dwellers must stop polluting the water ways or Turq’s people… the whole race of Aquaria in fact, would face a death sentence.
Lengthy world-wide negotiations were set into play; The Aquaria’s did not have time for lengthy long-winded discussions, already their people died of toxic poisoning.
At the detriment of his health, Turq attended every meeting pleading his case with president after president, ministry upon ministry.
The Land Dwellers begged their leaders to reach a swift resolution… to no avail. So the citizens began to march and strike… Internet campaigns were started and famous singers gave free concerts to raise funds for the Save the Aquarius crusades.
The people of Earth worked tirelessly… they worked together regardless of age and race and personal beliefs.
In Europe hospital staff stopped work in protest; each staff sat down by a patient and refused to move until their superiors agreed to openly support the cause.
In the United Kingdom 60,000 people camped outside the Queens residence; construction crews for 200 miles around stopped work to put up make shift amenities and local shops set up free food venders.
In the USA both MacDonald’s and Starbucks closed their doors and universities collaborated on how best to solve the issues at hand. Many factories, knowing how their waste was disposed, closed down voluntarily.
Australian school teachers refused to teach in classrooms and renounced the current teaching system… and knowing a billion children can’t miss school, they took the students to parks and beaches, focusing education on peace and acceptance and sharing and global responsibility.
MacDonald’s followed Americas lead, closing down as well; a supermarket conglomerate began to overhaul their nationwide enterprise to one of minimal impact on the environment and marine biologist worked tirelessly on alternative strategies.
The world over Land Dwellers stood up and made a stand… we will not go unheard was their mantra.
Five years passed while Turq pleaded the cause of his people; he grew weaker and weary and many 100’s of his people died.
But the people of Earth did not back down, support for Turq and his people was too strong… too widespread. And in the end World governments agreed to a complete restructure of the manufacturing industry. All Companies breaking the new guidelines for disposal were closed down; a new zero-tolerance policy was implemented across the board.
Impact studies showed vast improvements in the quality of all water ways, fresh and ocean. Turq and the Land Dwellers had won.
But for the people of Earth, their job was far from complete. A precedent had been set… and they would be heard.