We first entered a small hanger area with what looked to be the same turret devices that materialised me standing on the sides of the room. They were being used to materialise similar camping gear they had given to me before. After which, we entered a corridor that looked fresh out of a science fiction show; I was expecting to find people dressed in bright uniforms around every corner. In some ways I was hoping it, wanting to find another human. Yet every corner we went around revealed just more empty corridors decorated with different doors. They made some doors out of wood, other’s metal, they had decorated others with gold, and others were plain. The corridor itself had strip lights either side of the ceiling and the walls were decorated with a horizontal wood strip. It had a minimalist look to it as if I was in an art gallery…

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I watched when the woman had asked all her questions. The creature would then go to another three Tuhingan that appeared to scan that individual. They used a strange device that stood at least eight metres tall with large boxes suspended down in four corners. The machine-made various mechanical sounds as an individual would stand in the centre. Afterwards, the humanoid creatures went to collect what looked to be camping gear in a box and ended up going over to a seating area with tables and chairs. They placed their box under their seat and received food and liquids. Each one was asked about their dietary requirements and what they drank. I was watching the creatures that sat at the tables, there was a lot of confusion. Some did something different from the others but most looked around then realised where to place their box and what to do. For…

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“Welcome to The Liberty, I apologise about you not being able to move, we will release you as soon as we can do a quick assessment of you. Some of you aren’t fitted with a BCI, don’t worry. We will also take care of that, however, I realise you didn’t understand that sentence.” That was the first thing I heard after I felt my senses, from what I can only describe as faded in. It was like I wasn’t conscious and there was darkness, but then the world faded in around me. Faded with the voice becoming loud. As my sight came back to me, I could see I was in this large hanger area, when I say large, I mean huge. It was so big that clouds blanketed the ceiling. My eyes were fixed on the ceiling watching the mist swirl. I wanted to move, I wanted to breathe.…

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It was not that long until a great squeal disturbed me. “This is disgusting, what are we even doing here!?”. “Relax my love, we will find a way out of this situation.” another creature that seemed to be of similar race replied “That is what you keep saying, but how are we going to get out this mess?” That is when Caroline woke up, “wow, he is loud”. I peered at her in silence, admiring her beauty for a moment even though she looked her worst. She looked at me, “sleep well?”. Still looking at her for a moment with a blank expression, I came around and answered her, “sure” I lied. At that moment I remember feeling so exhausted, I felt I could sleep for an eternity and I felt no emotion. Everything around me felt fake and she was a figment of my imagination. “Good” she replied, looking…

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As I passed through the large door the creature next to me began to show stress and anxiety. It seemed irritable. I began to hasten my step to get ahead of this creature. But then as soon as we went through the door I felt myself being dragged backwards. This large grisly creature with six arms and fur all over its body yanked at my tank on my back. “This tank is mine!” the creature yelled. Without me even thinking, Caroline and another grisly creature sprang into action, jumping onto the creature and forcing it to the ground. They both pinned it there as the other grisly creature was speaking with it. “Calm, it’s okay, you’re safe with us and you can breathe without equipment.” The creature that spoke had something that looked like a syringe and injected the other creature with some clear fluid. “Is that better?” the other…

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I woke with a start, heart-pounding, sweat pouring off me and feeling a great panic. It felt like something had hit me in the back as my body jerked awake. An alarm clock was ringing and my head was pounding. Opening my eyes, I could feel I was back in that luxurious bed. Weird sounds were coming from the main room and started up the spiral staircase. My eyes were out of focus but I strained to look at the door, waited for something to happen. My mouth was dry and my head was spinning. The door burst open, and I had to rub my eyes for a moment. I couldn’t quite believe what I was seeing, I thought I was still dreaming. There was a large insect creature standing in the doorway. It must have stood well over two metres and was rubbing its limbs together. I heard what…

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All I remember is working on the biggest project at CERN we had tested so far. It Reached speeds we had never achieved before. I recall the thrill we all went through as we saw the speed build-up. The alarms rang, things started to shake, and the ceiling appeared to crack. We had to shut the project down and quickly. We needed to create a collision of the particles there and then. At that moment intense pain took me over like fire had engulfed me and the sound of wind was roaring through my ears. There was a flash of a bare white room which didn’t contain any furniture. It felt as if I had immersed myself in molten magma. All I remember is pain then… nothing. I woke up screaming from the pain as my skin still burned. It was all like a terrible nightmare, a nightmare that seemed…

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