In all the time that planet Earth had been circling our Sun, it was a miracle that they hadn’t been seen or at least caught on camera before now.
They had lived here far longer than us and had kept themselves apart from us. Perhaps that was the reason they survived. Homo Sapien’s impatience with those different from themselves had long been demonstrated.
They were probably mistaken for Yeti, or Ghosts, or Monsters – Man had called many things monsters except perhaps, himself.
The Universe was theirs – they lived amongst the dark matter, they lived in the time between seconds, they lived in the rooms that were left empty until we entered them, they lived in the spaces that we had not owned or destroyed. They lived in the inbetween.
There’s one now in the next room from you, living the life of a ‘Tween - until you turn the door handle that is.