Saturday, august 15, 2009
The good mistake revisited
Hello perimeter parents .
I'm going to take you to another plain of existence , back to check on the good mistake.
We were collapsing space , moving at top speed when my system manager Tinn yelled out , were pushing a wave in front of the ship , the advance scanners must have not detected occupied space.
We've got to bring her out of hyper velocity slowly or we will shatter our Chrystal's they must be running at high temperature , we've probably caused a lot of damage ?
Inn, i called to my helmsman , find out where we will stop , then scan for a hospitable planet , we might have to wait for help .
The ship started to vibrate as we quickly slowed down , we had too , the wave of , probably a gas , would have become a wall if we continued.
We will be completely stopped shortly Tinn said .
Any luck Inn , yes there is a young system with one planet in bio .
Check the crystals , start the vortex , take us to this planet , i rattled out in one order , the crew jumped to perform the tasks .
Inn , take us towards the bio planet and scan it for known unsuitable environments .
Yes sir .
We had little choice as far as our survival,the ship with the damage incurred could give up function completely.
Do you wish to try orbit sir ? No , lets use up what we've got to approach straight in , at least we can free ourselves from the ship .
Or die ? Inn said . Or die i repeated .
The crystals are full of seams their useless , we've only got back up power , maybe enough to get us on the planet , but we'll be stuck there till help reaches us , Tin reported.
Alright everyone strap into your survival pods , set them upright and transfer controls over to them , we'll be going into atmosphere shortly.
I could feel the effects of gravity and with it the sensation of falling , our craft was not made for atmospheric flight , so we sliced at the mercy of it's reaction and entered at high velocity keeping a steep angle of descent.
We are heading for water sir , land not to far off . hopefully we'll slice into the water .
With that , we plunged into the sea lodging ourselves under a sunken overhanging cliff.
Integrity i asked , leaping out of my pod , Tin reported , ship sane , but we're stuck under this overhang.
We all fell silent , send a distress report to all channels , include all ships final activities , hopefully there is someone nearby . There was nothing we could do.
We sat quietly , all pondering for solutions .Tin i asked ? Sir ?
How much breathable air time do we have?
Well sir , if we make contact shortly we could survive , the air is only being filtered now , not generated , so ?
How deep are we ? Could we make it to the surface ?
Actually were not that deep sir , we could make it if we had too . How many spans would that be ? Ten maybe ? I didn't have much time to advance scan , not at that speed.
Well I've got to lead , I'll go first . Operate the air lock , and I'll stay in communications from above.
I hadn't actually swam since the academy , so holding my breathe i slowly climbed up to the surface , land was visible but far off . My suit being body tight didn't interfere with my slow swimming progress , suddenly i felt a bump from below me , then an actual lifting and dragging by something bellow me , with that i heard a cackle from behind me and a push from two different aquatic species , the speed was incredible , and i was at standing level in quick time .
Looking behind me i saw two ,what looked like air breathing aquatic entities , and they were smiling and cackling , all the while nodding their heads up and down , i thanked them , told them i had nothing to offer , as they cackled and circled me, i reached out to pet one when a stone hit my hand , they both submerged as another stone hit my shoulder .
I turned towards shore , there was a camp of hominids shrieking and pointing at me , they looked to be a lower species , all hair and using hands and feet to move about , they were throwing more stones most were missing me but i had to gain respect , so i took my photon compression emitter and fired a blast at their camp blaze .
Flames shot into the air and blew the fire out , sending everything into darkness .
I slowly headed for shore certain that i wouldn't have any problems now.
Tinn over ? Loud and clear sir , you make quick friends , those sea creatures helping you out.
You didn't see them coming Tinn ? Sir as you were ascending they raced from the depths , they have a natural sonar capability and are air breathing creatures.
Alright whats the scenario ? Well sir it's mixed , the males are all on the hillock to your right and are fighting among-st themselves , what does tactics report on this behavior ? Already accessed sir , among-st life forms at this level it denotes preparation for battle.
As we speak a small party is descending towards you .
Suggestions , Tinn ?
If you look directly in front of you you will see a large tree , destroy it as a show of power . What ? And destroy a perfectly good tree Alright better yet , to the left of that tree two dead ones , back to back , fire at will sir , no bios emissions from them.
I raised my arm and fired a packet at the first dead fall , it broke and flamed crashing down , i then slowed my emitter and fired at the second it exploded into flame.
Good work captain , all males are scrambling deeper into the forest.
Where are the females ? They are all laying low to your right , at the edge of the forest , probably watching or concerned ?
Concerned of what ?
Well sir if you turn to your left not far off , you will see two entities one standing with what looks like a sharp pole , and one sitting , both holding each other.
I slowly turned , as my suit lights fell upon them surprise , was my reaction , are you getting this Tinn ? Yes sir all recorded .
What do you see ? Looks like two different species , one protecting the other ,why did they not run like the rest ?
The sitting female which is like the species common here is ill , full of large tumors , incurable and in great pain , a stone hanging from her neck is emitting radical unstable emissions , this could account for the tumors , and the lone male that protects her , could be a mistake caused by the stone emissions , he is the only one on this land mass .
I can't scan the entire planet from here , hold it , there are similar embryonic development in some of the females at the edge of the forest , he has mated . All embryos different in subtle ways such as colour of skin and hair.
They will never know they are brothers and sisters i said .
I began moving towards them , sir the stick can't penetrate your suit , but a blow to the head could be fatal , i suggest backing off , protocol suggests...?
Hang protocol Tinn ! We are out here to learn , and this looks like a lesson.
I slowly approached the pair , the female , either from fear , or pain kept her head lowered , what we assumed had to be her relation shook , with the stick ready to strike.
I raised my hand and offered it to him , he with apprehension slowly reached out and grasped it . I smiled , he returned it , then placed his hands and attention on his mothers shoulders . I reached down placing my finger under her chin and slowly raised her head , her deep dark eye's squinted at me and i was moved by her suffering , Tinn i hailed , yes sir , he said softly , what are her options ?
None sir , he replied , your med kit sir , yes Tinn ? Well , you have the full crew version , two ampules of dormia will do it.
I winced at the thought , but inhaled deeply as i loaded the injector .
I lowered myself and put my arms under hers and slowly i lifted her , as she reached standing she again looked up at me , her eye's deep black pools of need , a need that spanned all species and conditions , i then injected her , as the dormia took effect she slowly transformed facially , she looked relieved , happier , and thankful all at the same time . Then she slowly slipped away , closing her eye's and clinging to me.
A feeling of urgency came over me , i looked at the boy and as our eye's met i seemed to have blinked off for a moment , to return to Tinn's voice asking , what was that all about sir ?
What are you asking me Tinn ? You and the boy both yelled out .
I did ? I said confused . Yes sir , I'll bring up the audio , you weren't preempted by the boy either , it was simultaneous .
I then heard the record of a cross between a howl and a yell , i slowly lowered the body towards the boy , and we both lowered her gently to the sand.
Waves of emotion were coursing through me and both of us sat on the rock beside her , tears were coming from our eye's . Are you all right sir ? Tinn asked in wonder .
Your to young Tinn to know , yes sir your from the first generation to use the rebuilt anti aging genetics , i remember you saying about your monitors not even being in colour.
Yes this is my last season , i will now slowly follow this great mother to Ya.
I don't believe sir .
I know , i said . I'll be here you keep working on solutions.
I've just made contact sir , you will love this , it's right from way back , I'm connected through Google , they must have a spacial cell close by.
Alright I'll be right here , i said , as i sniffed my tears up my nose , o.k. sir . over.
The force looked and saw a lesson in something intangible had been added to the pot of progression and two assemblies had learned today , all was going as planned . Aug/15/09/tatwogf/
Gianfranco Fronzi . December / 27 / 2012