We soon arrived at this station and as we came to the surface, this enormous wall confronted us. The tallest wall I have ever seen. The light from the reactor that heats the Liberty was weak over here and it was cold. There were a few tall buildings around but they all looked abandoned and had tree’s growing through them. The road we began walking on was crumbling and disused. Very different from the wall, which seemed almost new. “Ahh, the great wall!” A Tuhingan with a pink scarf said while looking at the wall. “The thing that separates us and horrors from The Liberties past!” “Why would that little girl come this way?” Caroline inquired. “She was an explorer, she wanted to prove to her mother she was ready to go out and be a scavenger. So what better place than the dark side of The Liberty.” Adventum explained. “How…

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“Why don’t you eat?” Caroline said as I was moving my spoon around the bowl of something resembling muesli.  “I know I am going to be murdered again!” I said with absolute confidence. “You won’t James! They need all the help they can get to find this child. Besides, we can always separate from the group.” “To find ourselves lost and unable to get back?” “Or to be eaten by something resembling a Lion” she joked, chuckling. “Can that happen!?” “James! Does it matter? You’ll be fine!” I looked at her, trying to think how I should respond to her. I wanted to appear brave, even though I was terrified inside. Seeing those news articles made me feel so much more anxious than I ever did before. I felt like there was a genuine threat, instead of just the stress of not knowing what is going on most of the…

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We all went to the door and opened it to find an extensive amount of security officers gathered around the building. They were all hiding behind cover and facing their rifles towards us. “Let the child go!” An announcement said.  “What!? Caroline?” Elatio looked over at her and said this in such an accusing way. Caroline looked at him, shocked. “This is nothing to do with us! You did nothing illegal.” Caroline said.  “Bah, you cannot trust Companions.” Elatio continued. “And after all of that pleasant stuff you said!” “Honestly Elatio, I do not understand what is going on!” “Bring the child, now!” said the announcer, using an alien device to make their voice louder. “I believe her Elatio, Caroline wouldn’t do this!” I said He took a deep breath. “I suppose it could have been Nasum. She may have contacted one of my mothers. I’ll talk to them! Make…

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As I awoke, my BCI (the chip in my head) was waiting until I woke. It displayed a message as soon as I was getting up. It was from Elatio. I was excited to read the message he said. It said, ‘Hey James, How are you?’ I didn’t want to respond straight away, so I put it away and turned over. Caroline had already got up and I could hear the shower running in the bathroom. I smelt myself and found that perhaps I should be in the shower. I went to the edge of the bed and placed my feet on the floor. They looked so thin again, I attempted to get up and found myself weak on my feet. I just ended up falling against the wall. I felt upset that I had to go through all of this again and went to the EMC we got yesterday.…

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All the Tuhingans were standing there dressed in sky blue clothing. There was a small group of around three of them, turning and looking at us. I looked back at them and felt worried about what they would do about our presence. One of them attempted to pull away from the group as they saw us. Another stared at us and attempted to hold the other back. He pulled himself away from the other and began heading towards us. The other following close behind him. He walked right up to us and asked, “Are you James Foreman?” I looked at him for a moment, wondering whether I should admit to who I was. “Yes, I am.” I said hesitantly.  The Tuhingans eyes smiled and looked at me endearingly. “Periclum talked about you for the small time I saw him. He was always more interested in new people than his own…

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After some time holding one another, we decided that it was about time we cleaned up. I looked at the task and dreaded the thought of cleaning it all up. The cabin stank. Caroline opened the door. At the time I thought it was for air and I was about to ask her to close it since people outside had an unrestricted view of me naked. But then a drone came in. It disintegrated any mess it found and it was done after only a few seconds. After it disappeared out of the door again Caroline closed the door. I smelt the air, it no longer smelled rancid. Then there was a flash in the EMC machine. Caroline pulled out some incense and lit them. Within a few minutes the cabin went from being a complete mess, to clean with a nice incense aroma filling it. I stood there for…

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I slept heavily that night. There weren’t many nightmares haunting me, I was thankful. Awaking from a calm but strange dream involving weird goop and an Olympic run, I noticed a weight on me. Touching it, I realised it was an arm. Half asleep and with a blurry vision, I looked over to see Carolines face lying towards me. Her eyes were shut and she seemed very much at peace. There was a small gap between her and me. I looked down and noticed that she was wearing nothing but lace underwear. My heart felt like it had skipped a few beats and I awoke a lot more at that moment. More than just my mind had awoken. I kept as still as I could and gently tried to move her arm back. Needing the toilet, I realised I needed to get over her to escape the bed. I placed…

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It wasn’t long before Quo was coming down the stairs to the station. At first I didn’t notice him, distracted by my meal. But then he was on top of me, saying my name sharply. “James!” I opened my eyes with a start. “I see you have been enjoying yourselves!” Caroline had finished her meal and also had pushed the table away. She also seemed dazed when Quo had arrived. Quo waved, clicked his fingers and pointed to the tables, plates and cutlery to some invisible force. It wasn’t long until I realised that he was looking at a drone in the corner which activated. It came over and dematerialised the tables with everything on them.  “Let’s not make the place untidy!” he said in a stern tone as I nodded in agreement. He looked confused by my gesture, but then got out his pad and began looking at it…

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“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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