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Zone 3

by Melissa Eaves 2 months ago in Sci Fi
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Installment 1

Zone 3
Photo by Maksim Istomin on Unsplash

Nobody can hear a scream from the deep vacuum of outer space, or so they say.

His skin had a deep red undertone seen in certain lights and as he moved in subterranean worlds and across the uncertain grounds of unknown and hostile planets, he was like a tank with human origins.

Sky was the captain of the Thessalonica 4 and she was overtly and embarrassingly enamored of him.

He (He went by Red) spat and cursed into the ground today as they had the misfortune of being assigned to Babylonia 7, a close planet in relation to the now blown to bits Aztec Orchid.

The Aztec Orchid was not only hostile to human life but harbored a consciousness that ruthlessly sought and destroyed (ate) other planets that were habitable to humans.

The planet was stunning, jaw droppingly beautiful, and Red often had a habit of falling for some of the creatures she(the Aztec Orchid) sent to lure him. Close calls and deft maneuvers from Sky and the Leviticus or Deuteronomy ships' crew were all that found him living to breathe on this side of awake.

Babylonia 7 wasn’t much better but at least she couldn’t sustain evolved creatures, yet. Nonetheless this mission was unappealing. The goal was to catalog and obtain all sustainables (life forms)separating friends from rogues, and enemies from benign. The smaller goal on today's agenda was to cut back more hostilities and continue trying to make Babylonia 7 a sustainable planet.

Red was a little bit of a joke because of his hostile temper and his flirtations/relations with women. He had fallen mad for a dame named Janice but "not ever going to happen" she had informed him.

Babylonia 7 had put on her best colors for him this night. Both moons in the sky, one a blood red and the other it’s pinkened reflection. He knew this bitch of a planet and couldn’t be fooled by the ethereal beauty of the calm pools and lakes or the shimmering translucence in the bioluminescent and diverse plant life. “We should’ve called this one Venus, oh fuckin, be damned,”he thought.As he kept an eye out for the translucent shells that signified the beginning of separate and creature life, he cursed under his breath at the memories of near failure and surveyed the skies.

As if on cue, a dark shape briefly snatched sight from his left field of vision and expanded to change the entire atmoshphere into a darkened shade of violets and threatening crimsons.

A brief circular pool of greens and blues and static took shape and from the translucent pool of circled ripples a human shape formed.

Loki from the base planet Nefarious began to speak, “Today the origins of Dresden, Babylonia 7, and Thessolonixx are known. In the pattern of replicative DNA structures from collected life forms is it certain that the parent planet is Aztec Orchid. This is the bad news, now for the good news. The Aztec upon its conquest and subsequent dominance of Thessalonica 11 absorbed much of the DNA sequences for human inhabitants and inhabitation into its own genome. This is good news because it confirms suspicions that Babylonica 7, Dresden and Thessalonica are near habitable planets!!!!Cheers to the survivors of the Aztec Orchid and the subsequent future.

We now have 5 years, 27 mins and 3 secs before our base planet is finite, get to it.”

And with that the transmission was over.

By Luke Vodell on Unsplash

Red’s scream of victory and triumph ripped holes in the space time continuum. They say it was heard for miles and across light years. It’s reverberations bounced for millennias of continued human existence.

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Melissa Eaves

I am an freelance writer. I love the written word and the poetry of my soul is expressed by mastery of it.

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