When SAI Agent Colfax was assigned to investigate reports of an unidentified alien creature who could teleport and liked to steal cheese, he wasn't really sure what to expect. Like most of the files that got thrown his way, there was always the chance they were completely bogus, either the result of some farmers who had a few too many to drink, or some bored kids with especially active imaginations. When he arrived at the small town where the alien had been spotted, the first thing he needed to do was to track down the witnesses who had seen it.
The first witness was an older gentleman who went by the name Marv. Marv answered the door in nothing but a bathrobe, which was never a good sign, but he apologized and invited Colfax in and seemed sane enough, so Colfax started his usual questioning.
"So you saw the alien?" he prompted.
"Yup! Sure did, several times. He likes to steal my cheese," said Marv cheerfully.
"I make all kinds, most from the cows, but some from the goats too. I keep it in the cheese shed and even though it's all under lock and key that darn critter gets in and steals it anyway."
"How does he get in the cheese shed?" Colfax asked, taking notes on the man's statement in his notepad.
"He teleports. Like that tv show? He's getting beamed in and out as he pleases."
"Mmhm," Colfax nodded, unphased. "And you've seen him do this?"
"Yessir, with my own eyes." Marv made a popping sound with his lips. "Just pops in, takes some cheese, and pops out. I don't know where he goes after he's got what he came for."
"And what does the alien look like?"
"Like a dog up top and one of those octopuses underneath. You know, with tentacles? He's kinda whitish purple. He's a strange one, to be sure."
"That's a new one to me too," Colfax added. "Thank you for your time, Marv."
"Anytime, son, anytime. Say, you think you can make him stop taking my cheese?"
"I'll do my best," Colfax promised him, "I have a secret weapon."
Colfax followed up on several more witnesses around town, but everyone seemed to have the same story. Whitish pinkish purple fluffy dog alien with tentacles that likes to teleport and steal cheese but otherwise completely harmless. It was an odd one, to be sure. Now all that was left to do was to catch him.
Colfax borrowed a handsome amount of cheese from several of the farmers with the promise of returning most of it and the hope of catching the little cheese thief once and for all. He put the cheese in a pile in the back of his unmarked standard-issue undercover SAI van and readied his secret weapon.
He didn't have to wait long. It was maybe an hour or two later when Colfax heard a soft "pop" and suddenly there was a little dog/octopus just as described inside the closed van. "Now, Cubo!" Cofax shouted.
Cubo was the name of Colfax's 'secret weapon,' an extraterrestrial who had certain telepathic and limited telekinetic abilities. Neither of them knew if this would work, but they had to give it a shot.
Credits: overlay by Shiny, profile/story by Faber