It was just a dream... That's what he told himself at least. The mechanical menace destroying the city that he had spent his childhood was only a figment of his wild imagination. His hand drop to the weapon holstered on his hip but stopped about half way. The police had kicked him off the force for telling them that the end of the world was coming, that aliens were going to invade their city. At first they laughed, but as he tried to convince them that he was being serious they kicked him off the force, taking his weapon, his badge, and his dignity. Oh his dignity, he called home later that day to tell them he was out of a job, that he might be moving back in with his parents because he wasn't sure if he'd be able to get another job. They asked him why and he lied to them by simply stating he didn't know.