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A Plague Upon Mankind

Before leaving the room I drag the lifeless body of the alien into the corner behind a desk. Hopefully she won’t be discovered too soon and this will buy me some much-needed time. The corridors of the massive ship branch out in several directions. I search my memory for anything that may be vaguely familiar; a window or stairwell that I may have past when they first captured me. My eyes pan each crevice of the ship until I hear the sound of several creatures approaching and quietly duck into an empty room and allow them to pass. When suddenly it occurs to me that energy must come from a power source. The portal would need to be powered by something substantial. Possibly computers, but the room would be massive to support something this powerful. When I was first sedated, I remember falling in and out of sleep; the elevator or transportation tube as they call it. That is how I ended up here…

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Chapter 5 – A Plague Upon Mankind continued…

A Plague Upon Mankind

Dr. Simpson’s actions shock me and cause me to fall away from the cage. In doing so I knock over a table that contains assorted medical instruments. With the creature temporarily preoccupied, I grab hold of a long syringe that contains a green liquid and I can only assume that it is the virus that has overtaken William. As the creature bends forward to grab hold of me, I plunge the syringe deep into her heart. Unable to speak she pulls the venomous needle from her chest and stares at me in disbelief. The creature stands above me clutching her heart and in an instant falls to her knees gasping for her last breath. I look around the room for a weapon, anything to help clear my path should I encounter another. Then I see what appears to be some form of a firearm strapped to the fallen Alien. I quickly grab her weapon along with another syringe and make my way into the barren hallway; but before doing so I take one last look at my colleague and whisper, “I’m sorry and may God be with you”.  

 

 

 

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These creatures are brutal; they have stripped my friend and colleague of his humanity and plan to destroy all mankind. I will not allow my fear to return and fight the feelings that are welling up inside me. “I sense that you fight your emotions,” states the creature? “Then I will have to show you!” Uncoupling my hands and feet, the creature drags me to the room where Dr.Simpson is being held. Cowering in the corner of a cramped cage I face my fears head on. I crawl to the outside of the cage and speak his name; “William, it is me Tedesco, can you hear me?” The broken being looks into my eyes as if he has some recollection of his name and then stops before rushing the cage. His eyes have turned inward, his nose is barely visible and his jaw is unhinged; his body is covered in boils and he is void of communication. With venom in his heart he grunts and growls and snaps at me through the bars and I know that William is no longer a man.

 

 

 

 

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A Plague Upon Mankind

This time I choose to stare back into the creatures eyes, if my fate is to end at their hands, then I no longer need fear them. Knowing, releases one of their fear and so I challenge his stare and asked not how, but when will my usefulness expire. The creature laughs at my complacent attitude and remarks; “perhaps there is more to your species then originally thought? I sense that you are not afraid and that you now feel empowered. You have not seen Dr.Simpson, he is no longer the man you once knew. He is a grouse manipulation of your human form. This is how your species will end, less then human! We will leave you with nothing and take all that we are responsible for, and like animals you will graze the land and feed on the carcasses of those who were lucky not to survive the plague.” My eyes widen and I look away. “How empowered do you feel now?” Scoffs the creature. “Has your fear returned?”