“Why is everyone pointing guns at us and rejecting us?” I asked Caroline.  Caroline looked at me for a moment, thinking about her response. She then came out with a reason.  “They haven’t had one of their own annihilated for over two hundred years!” “What happens when they get old?” “They don’t update their digital copies. So when they materialise, they always materialise at the same age.”  “So everyone sees me as this murderer?” Caroline nodded, “In a place that hasn’t had a murder for more that two hundred years.” It sunk in for me and I felt sick in my stomach. I looked at Caroline in a confused fashion. “What were you trying to do in there?” I asked. “I was trying to get you your plot of land. For that I need to register you as a refugee, and then I can claim certain resources for you. But…

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I awoke from a nightmare where I was being chased by an ominous cloud that was able to move things around me. It was strong, lifting the aliens I ended up passing and throwing them a distance. It was demolishing anything in its path to get to me. It grabbed me and then I woke. Sweating and panting, the shock of reality hitting me like a truck in the night. I screamed. Caroline woke up with a start. She was leaning on my tube. Her face pressed against the glass. She sat up faster than a bullet. I looked at her for a moment and realised where I was. She looked startled. “James, are you okay?” I looked at her and nodded. “I think so,” I replied. Unsure how to respond since I didn’t know if I was okay or not. It felt like it was just a moment ago…

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The next day, I laid there as the Tuhingan doctors and Caroline were crowding around me. They were looking at their pads and going through a list of things they had tried, haven’t tried and what they think would be too far. So far radiation was at the bottom of the list. The process sounded awful. Much like the chemotherapy. I didn’t like the idea of losing my hair, but they had more advanced equipment and medical knowledge than we had on Earth. However, I couldn’t help but think at the back of my mind that the doctors working on me had never seen a human before.  Opifex was grumbling a lot. He couldn’t stand his new Companion. At first, he seemed stunned by her. To me she looked like all the other Tuhingans, a little more chubby than the average, but nothing special about her. However, he seemed to…

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I awoke in a glass tube. Lying on a bed within this tube, half rings lit up around me, scanning me as they move up and down. I remember the sound of wind filling my ears again and this gentle heat warming my skin. I realised I was naked in this tube and had a ring of Tuhingan standing around me looking at pads and looking at the displays attached to the tube. When I first awoke, they didn’t notice me. But that soon changed.  “Ahh, he’s awake! James, you have given us quite a scare!”  Panicked about Periclum, I felt I should ask, “Where’s Periclum!?” I demanded to know. They all looked at each other, looking as though they were unsure how to tell me something.  “James, Periclum has been annihilated.” it was the same Tuhingan that spoke the first time. This time, speaking in the softest tone possible.…

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The first thing I remember after the accident is the sound of that alarm. Continual, quick paced beeps that came from within the helmet I was wearing. The flash of yellow kept on coming through my eyelids. I felt my head hurting like a truck had ran over it. I tried to move my arm it felt like it was being weighed down by something. My mind was swimming, I opened my eyes. Confronted by the flash of a message in front of me in yellow writing, flashing in front of my eyes. At first it said something in some alien language I didn’t understand. But as I tried to focus on it, I saw it change. “Warning!” Warning, for what, I wondered? I noticed beyond this message, my visor was cracked. Then I remembered. Remembering the building collapsed, I figured that I must be under the rubble. Panic set in as I…

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I held my breath as I looked up and was surprised to find the dome-shaped creature wasn’t there. I walked forwards wondering where it had gone. Periclum disconnected himself from me and went up the stairs to check the bedroom. He then came back with his visor down and his invisibility off. “It’s nice here! Bit small for an environment, but nice!” He seemed happy to be looking around. “So is this what it is like to be living on Earth?” He continued as he went down the stairs and then opened the fridge. I just watched him like I was watching TV, numb to the situation. He had pulled out a sandwich and began eating. Then looked over in my direction. “James, take your cloak off!” I looked down at my screen and then without thinking pressed on the button to deactivate the cloak. Then I put my visor…

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I panicked, didn’t know what to do, where to go. I ran back. Back onto the seabed. The edge of the room was visible now that there wasn’t any water in the tank anymore. I backed up, fearful. Realising that the Stilla couldn’t see me considering they were searching the domes. They were opening doors and trying to find whatever or whoever. I stood there, terrified, knowing that I needed to do something, anything. I looked at the exit once again. The Stilla were coming through one at a time to search the area. I knew I just needed to run through, and perhaps the momentum of this powerful suit will be enough to get me through. I got ready to run like I was a runner on the start line. Then the invisible gun went off in my head. I ran. I saw that the entrance cleared, space was being made,…

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The white room I recognised from my first visit began materialising around me. It faded in like an analogue channel being tuned on an old television. It felt strange to be back there. I wanted to breathe heavily as a sense of fear overcame me. The EMC had soon formed me, but the device wouldn’t let me go. My legs and arms were parted to be a little further from my body, then a suit began materialising around me. I figured it must be a space suit as the visor formed in front of my face. The suit was complete and the machine let me go. The suit added pressure within as it pushed against my body. It felt like it wanted to restrict my movement, but then I moved my arm and it moved dramatically. I didn’t need to put any effort into moving at all. I jumped and landed…

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It was early and I felt tired, although not hung over. The bed hung over me like a giant blanket, waiting to swallow me up. Something disturbed me, but I didn’t know what. I turned over to look over to the side of the bed only to find Periclum’s face staring back at me. My eyes wide fixed on his. His eyes turned into a smile and then it felt like he shouted good morning. I screamed and pushed myself back. Breathing heavy I turned back to Periclum as I realised what had happened. “Sorry James, I was trying to gently wake you up.”  he looked at me as if he had some great news to tell. “The Galactic Union have finished their investigation on the cargo ship you were on!” I looked at him confused “That’s great but why does that concern me?” Periclum continued, ignoring my apparent angry undertone, “They have told…

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It looked very much like every other building however it had more of an extravagant vibe. Like it was there to entertain. The other buildings that surrounded it were plain and minimal in comparison. This building was covered in small statue flowers painted gold and strange hieroglyphics shaped like dancing figures, dressed in a frame of that transparent material. There were windows everywhere in many shapes and sizes. I could see a variety of different rooms with different aliens inside. Some just dancing, some eating and some doing stuff I have never seen anything do before. It was all very bizarre. Periclum was holding the door for me, “Come on!” he shouted over. The doors were tall, even for me and made of some transparent material frosted in design. I entered a large extravagant hall with curved staircases either side of the room. Covering the walls of this hall were hieroglyphics depicting…

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