Chapter 5 – A Plague Upon Mankind continued….

A Plague Upon Mankind

As I lie upon the cold, hard table I focus my thoughts upon the ceiling tiles; counting each one in an attempt to clear my mind. With my thoughts blocked from the creatures, I turn my hands from side to side in an effort to loosen the restraints. If I am able to free even one hand, I will have a chance. I know not what waits outside this room, but to remain here means certain death, and it is not my own mortality that haunts me; rather the preservation of mankind that must be protected. If we fail as a species, may it be by mistakes made by man himself, and not the strong-arm of those who see us as nothing more then a failed science experiment! After hours of struggling my wrists are raw and blistered and I notice that the play on the restraints have loosened. If I continue to twist my hands a little longer, I will be able to gently ease one free. However before I am able to do so, I feel the bone chilling stare of the creatures gaze…




Chapter 5 – A Plague Upon Mankind continued…

A Plague Upon Mankind

These hostile creatures want to destroy all traces of their civilization and their contributions to mankind. They do not want men exploring their origin or searching for them. In order to stop mans obsession with powers beyond the capabilities of our human form; they will release a plague upon the earth. They who were once our teachers have set out to destroy us. By their own hand they will unleash hell; the Cicada will rise from their dormant slumber and carry with them an epidemic capable of destroying mankind. Then they will crush this temple and all that lie beneath it. They have already exposed William to the virus and have been calculating the effects it will have on the human population. Should this experiment fail, they will use me to gain a better understanding of human DNA and the effects this virus has on our kind. As I try and grasp all that has happened, William screams out; “We are not your enemy! You who have authority over our kind need not destroy all that you created. Leave this place and take that which is yours, but leave man to continue on his life’s path.” The creatures ignore William’s pleas as they continue to inject him with the serum. Once again William cries out, however this time he calls to me. “Tedesco, can you hear me? Do not try and save me! There is no cure known to man; nor can man stop the spread of this disease. You are mans last chance, the future rests within you.” I hear his words and understand the enormous task before me, but my wrists and ankles are bound and I am unable to free myself. How then can I possibly stop what has already been started?

Chapter 5 – A Plague Upon Mankind

A Plague Upon mankind

After stating her intentions the creature walks from my sight. I begin to focus and call out for answers, after all what have I too loose. My cries are countered by a familiar voice. Dr. William Simpson was captured after Mathias lost his will to survive; while alone in the tunnel he was the first to meet our hostile host. The doctor was brought to this place so that they may learn; I on the other hand was an unexpected bonus. They had hoped to seal us within the computer room, entombing us for all time. But I found the portal before the room was sealed and now I will face the same fate as Dr.Simpson. William is clearly agitated, he warns me of the torture that I am about to endure. He screams out in agony and tells me that it is too late for him, but that I should make every effort to return to the caverns before they unleash their fury upon the land…