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The S1 Voyager 2017

 

 

 

The S1 Voyager

 

V Bertolaccini

 

 

 

First published 2017 by CB

This is a Shakespir edition 2017

 

Copyright Victor Bertolaccini

 

ISBN: 978-1-3704-3145-8

 

All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopy, recording or otherwise, without prior written permission of the copyright owner. Nor can it be circulated in any form of binding or cover other than that in which it is published and without similar condition including this condition being imposed on a subsequent purchaser.

 

All characters in this publication are fictitious and any resemblance to real persons, living or dead, is coincidental.

 

Prologue

 

DP2 World

 

The German starship engineer stood dazzled in the dim radiance of distant lights of the storage chamber, buried away at emptiest remotest region at the bottom of Starship S1.

Occasionally gasping and giving strange tones, he started trying to explain the horrors he had encountered, and that it could have emerged from the new planet, and DP2 world they had gone in orbit over, even though he could not grasp how it entered space and got through the starship’s advanced surveillance technology and defenses, and thick almost impenetrable shell.

The deadly extraterrestrial DP2 world was hideous, and its hideous environment uninhabitable, and what had frantically chased him astonished him, and he kept considering if it could have survived in such hideous conditions and he realized he would have to get out of there and shifted out from the darkness revealing his pale white complexion and badly shaken appearance, and shuddered in terror, barely able to move.

After the voyages to the DP1 sun, and the first voyages to another star, perfecting hyperdrive space travel, they were exploring another sun, where they detected the DP2 signal, and had arrived at the DP2 world.

They had many members of the original crew, with a military presence, and exploration teams had started preparing to carry out landings on the world, after all their reply communications to the signal and search for a civilization failed, and the planetary cartographers teams were to explore the world, and were taking scans from space searching for anything, exploring what was below, to send to the Earth.

Attempts by NASA and others had failed to decipher the DP2 signal, but they were still working on it, with new technology …

Part I

 

Transcendent Space

Chapter 1

 

DP2 Surface

 

The planetary cartographer shuttles automatically carried out their programming floating over the region where the DP2 signal was being detected on the DP2 world, at a hundreds of miles an hour, mapping and analyzing everything detectable, while searching for anything of interest, and any abnormalities, at equal distances apart, with shuttles above them monitoring the whole region.

Everywhere about the shuttles was a mass of snowflakes, and deep snow below, and though with all their technology the surrounding world still had hidden dangers everywhere, and Ripley realized that aspects of the mission were worse than the DP1 world mission, which astounded him.

The whole DP2 world had to be located in the wildest snowiest region he had encountered! Even the summer in its warmest regions had lower temperatures and higher snowfalls than anywhere on the Earth ever had.

The place and thought of what was hidden away there and had been on the last world made Ripley cringe in his seat, as the shuttle shot through the endless storm, with an infinity of snowflakes flying straight at the shuttle windscreen, like stars, while they flew over the world and deep snow, and he took comfort in the fact that their speed would take them to where the weather formation ended.

Some of the crew in Starship S1 above startled him at what they thought was there, and could survive there and attack them when they landed.

In the other pilot seat Dan sat back and closed his eyes and rested and Ripley switched on the most powerful outer lights to see if it did anything before Dan went to sleep, and he switched them off disappointed, and checked about the interior, about the shuttle cockpit about his front, and as he piloted and checked their direction was correct, and the storm winds were not actually blowing them off course, and checked the positions of the other shuttles, and checked all the information given from the shuttles, and any messages sent out by the other pilots, as well as the scientists, and the scientific findings they gave, and for anything on the extraterrestrial signal and what was there.

In the room and shuttle behind him he watched scientists looking out windows at the surrounding hideous storm raging by, and for anything visible, and any signs of the landscape.

The howl of the winds and world was so strange and fearsome, and even though they had been on other worlds, it looked far more unfamiliar and deadlier than it should.

A loud explosion blasted out making the vehicle violently shudder and making him jump upright, and he checked if the vehicle had been hit and if anything on the vehicle had exploded.

Everyone in the shuttle stood or sat confused and started to look about for signs of an explosion, and Ripley tried to get the computer to give something on it, and when it never he searched through the recordings of the flight and watched outer footage of it and saw a flash and blast of some form of lightning and realized they had missed the occurrence could occur, and tried to recall occurrences occurring in snowstorms on the Earth but could not recall anything, and sat back realizing the vehicle was designed to handle it like all vehicles.

 

Chapter 2

 

Snowstorm

 

Out in the howling snowstorm Ripley heard strange unearthly sounds he swore he had never heard before and he marched on with Dan, both searching the region where they landed the shuttle.

They had been unlucky once again! The weather formation had shifted into the region where the signal was detected, and when it looked as though it was clearing he and Dan had left in their spacesuits, with the equipment to try and pinpoint the exact location of the signal, and the snowstorm had increased.

It was incredible! After all the precautions they had taken they were still taking major risks, and were not only open to attack they could get lost in the storm as their equipment was not picking up anything now, and even where the shuttle was.

The fact was nobody knew or had any idea of what was on DP2 and there had not been structures or anything seen in the region of the signal, and he never knew how they would find anything with everything being buried deep beneath the ice.

He had a reasonable idea of what the area looked like, and from satellite views, without the snowstorm being there, and it had an Antarctic look, even though the ice below was far deeper.

He now knew the weather could turn far worse and deadly.

Although there was air they had their spacesuits and helmets on as the temperature was dangerously low, and it could turn far deadlier than the Earth.

Out of the darkness about them, created by thick black clouds above, an explosion sound blasted out making him and Dan stop and try to grasp the cause of it and he was surprised it sounded like a high-powered rifle blasting through the howling winds, and he was surprised that Dan actually thought it was, and he even assured him it was through his communicator, in his helmet.

As they moved away from it he became startled as more explosions blasted out, and sounded so powerful he was sure someone was using a form of powerful explosive in the bullets.

What was shocking was he was sure there were high-powered rifles aboard the starship!

As they shifted speedily on he wondered if aliens used rifles, as he had never thought of it before, and realized that they were an ultimate weapon and they could easily have ended up with them while trying to create ultimate weapons, and he realized that they could be about to confront a race the same as humans, with the same and more advanced technology.

The idea of the walk they took there was crazy and he could not grasp if there was anything there out for the kill and he realized it was absolutely absurd entering such a blizzard and fury of snow.

He could not realize what was there and on such a world. There was nothing on the world and found below either, and nothing could properly live or grow there, and he wondered if the explosions were a phenomena of such an environment.

A loud explosion blasted somewhere nearby and they rushed away in the opposite direction through the thick snow and swirling currents of snow blasting about them.

Something large could be heard over to their side and he realized that it could have something that could detect them and he leapt through the snow in front of him, and even thought of burying himself and Dan in deep areas of the snow, but he was unsure if they could be detected, and their trail through the snow behind them led to them.

As they continued on and on it became clear what was there was not there anymore and he started to realize that they were lost and started to try to use his equipment to detect where they were and realized it was not working and in the end realized how lost they had become and they had to trace their trail back to where they were, hoping what was there was gone, and as he considered what was there, and if they were now free from being attacked, he realized again that it could have been anything, on such a world, and he tried to grasp how anything could survive there and realized that he could be establishing things on their terrestrial knowledge.

Their equipment had not shown what was buried beneath the DP1 world or anything!

His mind raced through what had occurred and he realized all they had was the DP2 signal, and he removed his device to detect it, which they were going to use to trace it, and he examined it and switched it on and it started beeping, detecting the signal, and more powerfully than it had been, and they continued to go to it.

At one point he heard the explosion like they had heard it earlier but away in the distance, and he was sure it was at where they had been.

Many of the scientists aboard the starship had seemed to believe the signal was a distress call, and he wondered if something there now had them trapped there, and intended to attack them. Was the location that they had strolled into a danger zone, or was it something else?

He wondered if it was extraterrestrial scientists in some form of ice station. But he could not grasp what could be there!

Suddenly they heard what was there nearby moving towards them, and they swiftly rushed on.

After a while he realized it was gone, and he wondered if their equipment had given away their presence, and as he wondered what the hell could possibly be there, and buried away in such a desolate place, he spotted a distant black shape emerge.

 

Chapter 3

 

DP2 Discovery

 

Ripley was staggered at the source of the signal, and that he traced it miles under the ice, and he strolled around over it, where they had found something buried beneath a region of the snow, and he wiped the snow and ice away from it and revealed an artificial cover, which clearly had been recently covered over by snow.

Below the cover he found a deep tunnel going straight down into the ice, with a metal device at its side, and he saw it had clearly been hollowed out with some large powerful beam.

The snowstorm was still blowing about snow everywhere, and he searched for any forms of footsteps and was surprised not to find anything, and checked the signal again, and that it was coming from something below, and he realized extraterrestrials could have discovered it and made the hole going straight down into it. Yet why was the signal still there?

He felt like leaving it but Dan wanted to check it, and he knew they would have to check it anyway, and he ignored thoughts of wanting to start back to the shuttle and sent a message out to the shuttle and starship where he was and the coordinates and what he was doing, hoping they received it, and entered the tunnel.

He carefully fitted himself into a device at the tunnel’s side and waited to go down, and watched Dan near him in his spacesuit, with the snow blasting about him, and as he considered if it was a mistake he watched him vanish as he shot down the tunnel, and realized it could the other way around and that Dan could be in danger there, but he had to investigate it.

He was sure it was there for a reason and that something important was below!

He vision altered to the darkness and he finally turned his spacesuit light on and watched the mind-bending tunnel shooting by and sounds and echoes from the air shooting by and the blizzard hollowing down through the ice shaft and it left him stunned at the dangers of what he would encounter below, and he checked the device accelerating him downwards and tried to see if he could grasp the technology of it, as he had not seen the technology before, and the incredible speed it accelerated at, and it could be worth something back on the Earth and he tried to contemplate what had created it, as he was sure human technology would show signs of being built by humans, but he could not form any stable recognitions of what had created, and what technology it was, and the materials it had were unknown to him, and he never saw a way to open it or how it was fitted together, and he wondered if it was designed and built by a form of robot.

How the ice tunnel was made fascinated him as the power behind what had created must have been immense.

When clouds of powdered ice swirled by and through his beam from his light he gasped and looked straight down into the depths below, into the darkness below the light, and expected to see something edging up towards him.

He realized that he had avoided being killed so far and wondered if he was going to be killed later, or even when he returned to the surface.

He groaned realizing the mistake he was making and even the trouble he could have getting back up to the surface, and getting to the shuttle, and he wondered if he could make it stop and examined the device but saw nothing, and there clearly was no controls, or there was a device that sent signals to it that had controls on it, and he realized the device just carried out simple acts to what was in it did, as it had done when he put it on, and while glimpsing parts of the shaft above he wondered if it would stop if he started trying to remove it, and was surprised at how powerful it looked.

He realized he had always wanted to investigate some great mysterious unexplored place as well as explore the stars, at such far out desolate locations, and he wanted to explore more. He wanted to explore and discover new things of value and greatness, and even be remembered.

When the bottom appeared he stared down in wonder and considered the depth it was, and what was in the blackness there.

He repeatedly searched with the light straining his eyes to see the bottom and thought he saw something move, but saw no features of anything.

Suddenly the tunnel about him vanished into darkness, and he swiftly turned off his light, and waited to be confronted by something, and he landed on the ice below and stood silently in the darkness and tried to hear what was there, and he thought he saw what he was sure was an immense ice cavity.

When got out the device he heard it shoot straight up to the surface and thought he saw a large artificial object resting near the central region of the cavity, which went out and vanished in the distance, and he stood wondering what hell was going to happen!

 

Chapter 4

 

DP2 Flying Saucer

 

He tried to theorize what would be there out in the blackness, from everything he had seen, and searched the darkness, like the deepest depths of space, with no stars visible, but there was nothing he could grasp, but he thought he saw strange dark shapes, which he was sure were life forms, and he refused to do anything, and turn his light on and give himself away.

When he felt the ground below him with his spacesuit gloves he felt how solid the ice was, and as solid as stone, and he stopped and recalled a miniature device light in his spacesuit that he could use without being seen and got the device out and turned it on and used it to see the nearby cavity wall, and confirmed it was built the same as the shaft, and he used the light to see the ground about him, which was too dim to see further out, and he shifted in and focused his dazzled eyes on anything about the ground, but only saw dirt covering the ground, and vaguely only seeing a colossal dark cavity about him in the distance.

Slowly a dim object in the central region became vaguely visible and as he approached it a large artificial white object emerged and he stopped and checked there was proper air in the cavity, and pulled down his faceplate and stood staggered at the drop in temperature, and dangers from it, and felt it damage his face, and his eyes becoming damaged, and shoved his faceplate back up, and checked it was sealed.

His spacesuit used the atmosphere of the world and heated it before circulating it through his spacesuit, and he felt its warmness and relaxed.

He was sure there were no life forms nearby, in the cavity, and decided to assume it was so.

He stood firmly checking everything, listening intensely, and heard the transporter device in the distance and realized it was Dan coming down from the surface, and realized the dangers again, and what had been up above, and wondered if what was there could stop the device going back up to the surface.

Eventually he turned his spacesuit light on at full power and stood staggered as the whole cavity exploded in light, and the reflected off the ice everywhere, and where he was imagining a black object was he saw an immense white flying saucer resting in center of the cavity, cut around it, and instead of the cavity being a long cavity it was circular, and he examined it wondering how it never collapsed, even though he knew they would have the technology to do so, and he saw how dense and thick the ice was.

It was incredible, and he realized the value of the saucer back on the Earth, and that he had found it!

It was staggering, and he realized the thing might have even visited the Earth, and he considered if it had its saucer shape for a reason, and was staggered by the thought of it arriving back on the Earth, and what the media would think of the thing.

His original thoughts of it altered as he realized what it was worth and that there was not anything in the cavity.

Away in the distance he thought he saw something move and ignored it when he saw it was part of the saucer and him moving his head, and as he approached it he grasped the technology it had and that it looked far more advanced than the transport device used to come down from the surface and he was sure the object had been discovered by the race that had built the transporter device and that the cavity might have been built by them.

Suddenly he gasped and wondered why it was still there though, and why they had not removed it, and he wondered if they could, as the depth it was beneath the ice was immense, and he wondered if they could melt it or something, or fire some explosion through the ice, and if the flying saucer still worked, as they would not be able to get it off the world if it never as the weight of it was immense.

After feeling its surface and that he could not even scratch its surface, and was made of an unknown material, he realized they might not even be able to enter it, and he wondered what would happen if they never, and if starships from the Earth would be arriving and leaving there trying to enter it for years, and he considered if they would someday take it back to the Earth.

The cavity roof was perfectly domed shaped and he studied the ice it was made of and its surface and knew it definitely belonged to the race who had made the tunnel up to the surface but he never found anything on the saucer that showed they were the builders of it or even a later group of them trying to get it back.

He wondered how they managed to get the equipment down to build such a colossal underground cavity, and wondered how many years the saucer had been down there, as if the snow was close to being the same on the Earth it could have even been there for millions of years, and he realized the amount of races that could have detected the DP2 signal and arrived there, and even have checked out the cavity, which was also ancient.

The roof was solid ice and more solid than he had seen ice and he spotted things in it that he was sure were devices that were helping keeping it up, and he suddenly realized he might find answers to all their queries, and he started exploring about the flying saucer further out, and realized the true immense size of it, and closer to it he realized how new looking it actually was, and wondered if it being in such coldness had preserved it or if it preserved itself, or both, and he traced its sides into the distance with his spacesuit glove held out, startled.

As he gradually approached a black region, where he thought he saw something, he watched Dan appear in the transporter device from the surface with a scientist beside him, and them having discussions, and them discovering the massive white flying saucer structure in the surrounding ice cavity, and them trying to imagine what form of extraterrestrial created it.

 

Chapter 5

 

Entrance Chamber

 

It staggered him as he silently crept on, thinking of it and the nature of world it had come from and their technology. It could be anything! What the hell were they letting themselves in for, with their explorations?

He realized how dangerous the extraterrestrials could be and it made him shudder, but he had to explore it as he had to confirm there was something there and what was there.

The power source of the flying saucer had to be colossal and he gasped when he considered it on other worlds.

From the scientist with Dan, slowly making their way towards him, he heard they were moving the shuttle over to it, and that the snowstorm had shifted away from the region.

Eventually Ripley got to the black region on the flying saucer and gasped and saw that it was an entrance point, and that it had been left open, and he stood at it looking into its darkness and its dim interior, and saw a form of corridor going into it, and shuddered from the cold and thought of entering it, as he had to investigate what was there.

He rushed up into it as he watched Dan and the scientist discussing it, and realized he still had not found a single clue to what he was dealing with and he rushed into its darkness and used his light to investigate the floor and roof.

He was keen to investigate everything of the slightest interest!

While shifting in the entrance tunnel he sensed dangers there, and could not grasp why, and if it was just the look and what it was, as he was sure killer aliens and animals had a deadly look to them or their technology, and at least should they were carnivores.

Yet he was certain extraterrestrials would be carnivores!

At the end of the tunnel a large empty region emerged across his front and he stood with his light searching it, and slowly moved into it, with darkness further out, surrounding him, and he finally saw dim black shapes becoming visible, and he slowly stopped and stood examining the distant dark shapes, and studied the weird shapes, which he could not grasp, and grasp the use of, while he listened about him he heard the scientist slowly entering the saucer and using his communicator, giving excited replies to someone at the shuttle.

Ripley just could not recognize what it was as there was nothing visible, and he considered if it was empty to store things in, and if it was even a cargo starship, and he strolled out searching and giving glances at the dark shapes, straight in front of him, and got ready to act if confronted and stayed observing the black shapes and if any detail became clear, and his eyes adapted to the dimness and strange light effects.

 

Chapter 6

 

Life Forms

 

Ripley stood staring through his faceplate through green vapor clouds, of strange gases, where he saw strange rock formations, and strolled through them and attempted to identify the rock, and wondered why he had not seen it before.

The piles of rock formations confused him, as he had expected the dark shapes in the highly advanced craft to be technology, and he discovered gaps in the piles of rock where things had been, and had either been removed or something had been.

After meticulous examinations he reassured himself the place was a storage region of the saucer and that the strange rock piles had been discovered somewhere, and he considered if it had been DP2, and the early DP2 world where there could have been surface rock visible.

At one rock pile he found a cavity in part of it with shape of something and the form of something that had been in it and tried to identify it and he wondered if it was some rare element, but he had not seen anything like it, and he used a small drill in his spacesuit and removed part of the rock where it had been, as he was sure there would be traces on it, where it had been attached.

He examined it at different angles in his bright light and used a microscope device in his spacesuit to examine it up close and was surprised to find marks of what looked like where some plant or life form had been.

As he saw Dan and the scientist enter the chamber, and their brighter lights illuminate the area he saw something over to his side and rushed over towards it, at the side of the rock piles, and saw it was the remains of a form of skeleton of a large humanoid extraterrestrial and he rushed straight up to it and knelt beside it, leaning over it, and found the remains of what might have been a spacesuit, and some form of material.

When Dan and the scientist arrived their lights combined and illuminated the whole area everywhere brightly, and he started to realize how strange the skeleton was, and that its middle region had exploded out, as though something had powerfully attacked it from behind.

 

Chapter 7

 

Extraterrestrial Eggs

 

At the entrance to a small chamber at the side of the chamber Ripley stood with his mouth wide open, as he entered, trying to see what was there, and he stood transfixed by silver spheres covering the whole floor, and many in large heaps, and shifted further in realizing they could be some form of new technology, and even some form of energy pods, for some unknown use.

Even though he knew they were perfectly symmetrically round, made of some unknown material, he sensed they were more and he sensed hideous danger, as though bred into to him to detect such things, like some unknown sixth sense, and the fact it was there in such a hideous place, in the depths of a hideous desolate world, lost out in the depths of space.

Yet the place could have been there for millions of years! What the hell could survive for that length of time? He considered if they were some form of robot life form, and could survive there.

In his communicator he listened to all the scientists from the shuttles at work and their excited communications to each other, as they were examining everything all over the flying saucer, and the remains of the killed humanoid life forms, which they believed had been the occupants of the flying saucer, and they were being found all over the place, and the dangers amazed him.

The extraterrestrial saucer was becoming less glamorous and more and more of a problem!

What astonished him now was when all of the shuttles had landed above, and the scientists had arrived there that they had told them that the gunfire in the snowstorm was a flying robotic device, similar to a scarecrow, which had detected them, but its senses had been hindered by the snowstorm, and the explosions were energy blasts, and not gunfire, which it was using to scare them away with, and perhaps put there by the extraterrestrials that had built the tunnel down, and transporter device.

Though there was a slight extraterrestrial signal coming from the robotic device, and other devices found surrounding the area, surely warning of the dangers there, they had discovered the extraterrestrial DP2 signal they traced to the world and site was coming from the flying saucer itself, and had surely been blasting out through the depths of space for millions of years, and they were sure it was a warning message to stay away from the world.

They were sure whatever the extraterrestrial killer was it had originated on the original world, and it had been the only life form to survive, and they believed the DP2 world entered a further out orbit, and when the flying saucer landed it found the remains of the world under the ice and discovered what was there, and they had been killed, and buried away beneath the ice.

 

Chapter 8

 

DP2 Evacuation

 

Ripley stood silently at the remains of the body of the German engineer in the dim light in the Starship S1 storage chamber, buried deep below the floors, in a region of the starship he had never seen, in emptiest remotest region, at the bottom of the starship, and he breathed silently into the coldness there, and examined what had happened to the body, and covered it over with a white sheet, put there by the scientists that found him.

Slightly shaking as he attempted to realize what had gone wrong, and what they were being confronted with, and again realizing at least one of the DP2 extraterrestrials had got aboard.

He was staggered and could not grasp what would happen!

After all their troubles and procedures taken, avoiding the extraterrestrials getting aboard, one had actually done it and he realized he might not make it back after all, and he realized again that it had actually happened before they had landed on the world, and the engineer had been attacked and killed when they were going into orbit, and the scientists believed the DP2 extraterrestrial had used the technology of the flying saucer to detect the starship up in orbit.

What they never got was how it had made it there, and entered the starship’s defenses.

He realized the scientists had known the dangers when they arrived at the flying saucer, from scientists that had come down in other shuttles from the starship, from when it had been found.

It was incredible that they had actually managed to escape from the DP2 world at all, as the life form pods he discovered, and they found in chambers all about the saucer, began coming to life, from their form of suspended animation, or revivable dead state, and they got out fast, and got into space in the shuttles before they were restored to their normal state of existence.

They could not believe the power and intelligence the things had, from the information they got from the saucer, and could even survive off rock if they had to, and that they were actually originally a highly advanced life form that was capable of altering itself into other highly advanced life form formations, many of which it had taken from the extraterrestrials it had encountered, and surely to survive the hideous environment of the world, and many of the scientists believed it had become or could be one of the deadliest menaces, and the extraterrestrials that visited it and left the tunnel down had left it and had been unable to destroy it.

Long dark shadows in the badly lighted storage chamber viciously grasped his imagination and he shifted about looking for anything behind metal crates, where the scientific equipment was stored, and realized what such a life form could do there, and he tried to figure out how it had killed the German engineer, and stopped when he realized the scientists had been unable to find it.

The mission to the scientists was now insane and none of them knew what they were up against and would happen, and if they were up against things of their worst nightmares, capable of destroying them, and the entire Earth, and could not believe they were already dealing with an ultimate deadly life form.

Ripley tried to explain the horrors he encountered, and that it could have emerged from the planet, and why they might not emerge in the future, and the DP1 and DP2 worlds they had visited, and he could not grasp how DP2 life form entered space, got through the starship’s highly advanced surveillance technology and defenses, and its almost impenetrable shell.

The deadly extraterrestrial DP2 world below was hideous, and its hideous environment made it almost uninhabitable, and the extraterrestrials had been deadly beyond anything they had encountered as they had frantically fought to survive there, and he shifted out of the darkness in the storage chamber into a lighted region, revealing his pale complexion and shaken appearance.

 

Chapter 9

 

DP2 Life Form

 

The DP2 life form altered its composition as it successfully examined the confines of the Starship S1, deep into its interior, as its shape glowed from powerful bright explosions of energy blasting through it, and viciously examined the creatures aboard and its fight for survival.

For the first time in many thousands of years it felt obliteration, and it constantly altered its formation, and absorbed more energy from sources around the starship, while stopping itself being detected, and destroyed by the colossal forces.

It thought of its hideous destruction and wished its species would survive and leave the world, where total death had consistently haunted it, and it could barely remember what it had originally been like, and their eternal fight to survive and had gone on through thousands and thousands of years, and their dormant state was death, and their way of reviving themselves, and returning to life, and their supernatural forces.

Its mass of energy formed into a ball of energy, which it had used to travel through space and enter the space vehicle, where it destroyed one of the creatures, after analyzing its composition, and recording everything it could about it, and swiftly shot forward to an unguarded source of energy, and consumed more energy forces, and left, and in an abandoned region of the starship entered a ventilation shaft, to an unknown hidden place, where it formed into an early creature of the DP2 world.

Where part of it began examining everything it had found and what the creatures were, and it grasped the opportunity to discover ways of obliterating the species out of existence once it could, with all it could muster and to form itself into a new species, and colonize their world, with others like it.

Its world was unrecognizable and it was staggered by its differences to what it had once been and what could exist in such an environment where life had once flourished everywhere, where energy was available in vast amounts, and it monitored areas of itself where it had been damaged in its fight to survive and it examined repairs to itself and it considered how the occurrence could possibly end, and it felt some satisfaction from the completion of repairing a major region of damage.

It eventually was able to alter to an extraterrestrial humanoid formation, with intentions of forming into a human someday, which it intended to alter to on its arrival to the creature’s world, and it gained new powers, from the vast energy supply it gained, and it managed to adapt back to its normal formation, adapted to the surrounding environment, and as it shifted about its long black shadows of its creature formation shifted about like a transparent ghost monster lurking around, and it momentary stopped astounded as it realized what it was to the creatures aboard the starship and that it had been trapped on a desolate region of a strange universe, and it began to contemplate the real dangers to its survival and eternal life and it began to contemplate how far it would have to go to for it to survive, and far further than it had ever gone before, and it might have to destroy all the creatures aboard the starship.

Its recalled ancient memories of its species and it returned to another of its ancient original states, and swiftly altered its formation and appearance, realizing it must recall something ancient, and something from the depths of time it needed to know, and it realized how ancient it was, and how altered it now was, and a crazy version, but far more advanced, and it believed it had a beginning source, but could grasp what it had been!

In its original state it tried to discover the answer to what it should do and it shifted through all the information it had collected and suddenly realized the creatures had been contacted by an unknown form of communication from its world, from the strange unknown species of the flying saucer, and it considered if it could make contact with them on behalf of the species.

It was too deadly, and it was trapped out on the strange celestial object with unknown new life forms and it realized it had to fight to survive further than it had ever done before and it wondered if it could, and it realized it could be detected on their world and it would have to fight to survive.

Its hideous monster shape altered and it took a new formation, and examined objects through the starship hull, and it stopped to examine its sun, and its size and power now astounded it and it realized the starship had moved location, and had left the orbit of its world, and that it might not ever see its world again, and the sun reminded it of what it had once been when its species had survived on the surface of the world, before the snow and ice had emerged and the sun shrunk in size.

It had never seen anything like it and it could not explain its feelings and its existence and it struggled to explain how it functioned and its strangeness grasped its imagination, and it realized that it had died with the rest of its race, but unlike other species it had been revived by something supernatural.

 

Chapter 10

 

DP2 Departure

 

The DP1 extraterrestrial carried out alterations to its composition as the DP2 sun vanished through a Starship S1 window, and it completely altering its human host it had inhabited further to not showing anything of its presence, and it was positive it was entirely undetectable, and it could stop the host from knowing anything of its existence, as well as if it was detected by it, as it could swiftly alter its mind and memory.

The ice world had been astonishing and had left it staggered, even compared to its own world, and it had entirely hidden itself from detection while on the surface, and it had only tried to detect what was there and what the signal was from, and any dangers that would confront its human host.

For the first time in countless centuries it had proper energy supplies, which it had many thousands of years ago, as it used massive amounts of energy from the starship, keeping itself in what seemed like a hyper existence at times, and had even repaired aged and decomposed regions of itself, and to a degree of individual atoms.

It had been staggered by the DP2 extraterrestrial encounter, which had left it confused as it had no recall of the extraterrestrials and their true powers, which seemed colossal and created to survive the hideous environment of the DP2 world, and it had realized many things about itself and that it had been different at one point and what it had altered into and something far different, which it still continuously tried to grasp.

Surely its fight for survival would be over when they reached a proper habitable world, and it considered if it should go to the Earth instead, as there were great dangers, and that it could be caught, or it could be caught in the future if their technology advanced far enough.

There was also the DP2 extraterrestrial aboard the starship and the danger from it, and its destruction of the starship, and that it might detect it, and they might detect it discovering it.

The starship computers had vast amounts of information, and the most interesting could be stuff found on the DP1 starship, which it wanted to search through to find any account of itself, and the DP1 starship astonished it.

For a moment it stopped, astounded by something, and sensed something and their departure from the world, and it realized it had detected the DP2 extraterrestrial that got aboard and that it was somewhere strange, at the bottom of the starship, and realized how dangerous it was.

 

Chapter 11

 

DP3 World

 

Ripley sat back into his seat glaring out the shuttle window wondering what was happening now.

The planetary cartographer shuttles were automatically carrying out their new highly advanced programming and new functions shifting over a region of the DP3 world.

The world was like a dream world, and he realized some of the scientists might be even considering living on the world, to carry out research, and even as a sort of colony world, until they returned and got them, and he even felt ecstatic and safe on the unknown desolate world, away from Starship S1 and the DP2 extraterrestrial, as the starship was deadly beyond his wildest dreams and the DP2 extraterrestrial was virtually everywhere in his imagination, as the sightings and hideous deaths it had carried out were emerging everywhere, and there was not a place aboard it had not emerged, and senior officers had been killed hideously, and their plans to kill it, as well as defend themselves from it, were virtually ruined.

It was virtually undetectable, and they could not return to the Earth with it, as it would destroy everything, and surely replicate itself, as they had seen in the flying saucer, and he thought they had given and were still giving the Earth information of it and the situation, it was being kept classified and he was sure that they could destroy the whole starship and it in deep space, as far away from the Earth if the situation got out of control, and deadly.

There were even sightings emerging where there clearly had been no encounters, with members of the crew trying to persuade them to destroy it and carry out some last deadly action against it.

The world surprised him and the rest of the crew, including in the other shuttles, was that they had actually put them on a world with an Earth environment, and he realized their mission and search of deep space could be different and even change in the future to something else, as they were sure they were searching for normal Earth worlds, and civilizations, and it now looked like they were searching for advanced ones, which was staggering, but again he realized it was for extraterrestrial civilizations.

The darkening blue sky was ecstatic after being in space and confined for so long and he watched the Earth type sun going below the horizon and its last rays beam across a stretch of golden sand, and he watched forms of fish swimming frantically through lakes of blue water.

What had also surprised the officers who had chosen the world was signs of an ancient civilization had been detected, and their shuttle itself had detected buried away underground structures, but so far no signs of the builders were detected, and any major surface structures, but he was sure there would be, unless they had returned back to living in their natural environment, but the race might have vanished out of existence.

The sun vanished deep below the horizon as they accelerated at hundreds of miles an hour, mapping and analyzing everything that it could detect, searching for anything of interest and different, and abnormalities, with the other shuttles at equal distances apart, with the starship monitoring everything from above, and he wondered if they could get the DP2 extraterrestrial down on the world and leave it there.

There must be a way to communicate with it, as it was highly advanced, and persuade it that the world was better than their world, and the starship, and it would be eventually annihilated by them if it meant destroying the starship.

Everywhere around the shuttle a mass of strange snowflakes appeared, and snow appeared on the ground, and a strange blizzard engulfed them, and deep snow over the ground, and though with all their technology the surrounding world seemed more dangerous everywhere, and Ripley realized that many aspects of the voyage were worse than the DP1 world mission, which still astounded him.

The shuttles all basically had the same crew as on the DP1 world, including the DP1 investigation scientists Colman and Gates aboard, and military members Rickman and Carter, and other scientists at the back of the shuttle behind him were trying to identify where they were, and with their new equipment, while testing it out.

It surprised him that the region they entered was so close to where they had been, where it had a warm region, and the area they were moving into was not only deep in snow but genuinely was a cold region, with a cold environment and vegetation, and they tried to discover why from higher satellite images they got.

Cold winds wildly blew about them and below and he wondered if there was a flaw in the world, and wondered if it was its rotation or orbit, or something was affecting it somewhere else, and he knew the scientists aboard the starship would be examining everything, and for causes.

What also surprised him was how the last world had made him cringe in his seat when the shuttle had shot through the endless snowstorm and had not actually been dangerous and now it was as the wind speeds were accelerating beyond anything they had encountered, and were far more powerful above, and they even had to lower the height, and it became so bad that they were slowly being lowered down more and more to the ground, and he started to sense something was going on, and that the flight could be doomed, and it felt as though something wanted them to land.

 

Chapter 12

 

Haunted World

 

Ripley was thunderstruck at what they had done and that they had gone from misfortune to catastrophe, and not only had they landed on the world, and lost all communications with the starship and other shuttles, and end up in such an environment, they were lost on the world, when they should have remained aboard the shuttle until the climate altered and allowed them to take off, or the communications return.

Ripley with Dan, Colman, and Rickman had left the shuttle to investigate an artificial structure near their location and had soon become lost when the blizzard increased, and blinding snow and tree formations of a dense extraterrestrial form of forest had made them lose their way, but the structure became visible and they had continued towards it.

He could not grasp if it was the strange dark wood formation, altered trees and landscape, freezing in deep snow, or the world they were on that was so strange, or something else on the world that was different.

The place confused him and his senses and he started to realize that just about anything could occur, and in the depths of space, and as he led the three members of the crew on he started to spot strange dark figures behind trees, examining them, and a mysterious distant light, which at first he had thought was a large star of the world.

Occasionally he heard distant things being violently smashed, but saw powerful wind surges blasting through the wood and that tree formations had been torn down by it, and many recently.

What staggered him the most was why they had left the shuttle, and not obeyed the rules, and that they never knew how to return, and as they rushed on, they held their belief that they would be saved by something and that there would be an eventual conclusion to the journey, but the snow grew thicker and shrouded everything everywhere, creating a deadly mind-bending landscape, and powerful winds even threw them over into the snow.

The sounds of life forms and other strange things in the roar of the winds through his spacesuit helmet mystified him and at times they came screaming out of the dark endless alien wood with such fury that they stopped staggered, trying to contemplate what they were dealing with, and at times sounded like they were coming out the ground, and that there were shafts in the ground.

 

Chapter 13

 

Haunted House

 

For no reason Ripley began to believe supernatural regions existed in the universe, and that they had entered something, and he was surprised that the others mentioned it, which left him confused as he did not know what it was, and he was not religious, and he tried to grasp how dangerous it was.

If it did exist how did it affect the other events that had occurred, and events in his life? Yet he could not grasp anything, and considered why it would only be there, and that there had to be something buried away there, which was not anywhere else.

He considered all the things he had heard of magic and black magic and other stuff trying to grasp what it was doing there. He was sure that they had discovered more than they realized and that it could prove the existence magical energies and occurrences in the universe, and he analyzed everything in a far greater degree, searching for answers.

Within the mind-bending landscape, at the side of his vision, through his spacesuit helmet, a colossal light emerged and beamed out beams of light through strange heaps of snow, where there were signs of strange undergrowth below, and it pulsated like a deadly living thing, magically illuminating everywhere and he stopped with the others, and wondered why supernatural powers were deadly and evil trying to grasp what it was and would happen, and it seemed to silence them and all the noises and life forms sounds surrounding them to their surprise.

Yet the light allowed them to see the structure buried away in the thick alien vegetation, and he realized that it could be an alien form of house, hidden deep in the landscape and wood, and they examined it astounded at its real colossal size and how it could be built in such a place, and he wondered why it was hidden away and how deadly the world was.

When they got to the front of the large stone structure the dangers of it collapsing became clear, as it was made of blocks of stone and thick vegetation without any cement or anything holding it together, other than gravity, and most of it was leaning over to its side, where some of it had crumbled away and collapsed over the ground.

When the light in the trees shifted the whole structure lit up and radiated throughout the whole region, through a mass of strange vegetation and foliage formations, and its colossal powers staggered them, and they examined the colossal size of the light and saw it was some form of life form, and tried to see what it was and was doing, and it eventually shifted away through a thin fog and slowly vanished into the distance and snow covered objects.

 

Chapter 14

 

Ghostly

 

On entering the building, through a thin tunnel gap between two boulders, going through the solid outer wall, he saw a dim veil of mist ahead but ignored it and led them in and into a room, where he stood examining the roof, made of some form of vegetation woven into a thick solid block.

Once in they settled down and Dan began trying to make contact with the shuttle and the starship, but was unsuccessful, and Ripley wondered what the hell could block the signal.

It was agreed that they should remain there until the outer storm or snow stopped falling and check out what was there, and Ripley began taking filming, with his spacesuit camera, what was there and recording a message of what they had encountered on the world, and programmed his spacesuit to transmit it if a gap in the storm appeared and if it detected the signal could be transmitted, and he began a detailed investigation of the structure, determined to continue with their mission.

Colman, the scientist, continued taking samples of everything he found, and also filming and documenting things of interest and were new.

Ripley could not believe the structure was so large and made of the materials it was, and regularly examined the roof could support their weight, if they climbed up forms of steps going high up above, where he was sure there were many floors, going well over the outer vegetation, and he decided they should move up there, and wondered briefly if there was anything still living there, but he was sure there would be signs of it.

Somewhere above he thought he heard something, and while examining further along at the side of structure they heard powerful movements of something rapidly moving, and for a second Ripley thought he saw a faint ghost shape where there was deep blackness over at their side, and he saw there was a gap in the wall where the blackness was and he rushed over to it and saw that it entered a form of corridor going through the structure, and that there were other rooms going along it, and he thought he saw a black shape floating through the darkness.

It felt like he was on the edge of reality, on the bounds of something, which he could not grasp.

Outside he heard the hideous storm now raging, and howls of something through winds, and he tried to grasp how deadly it was, and he was sure it only seemed deadlier.

An explosion sound came from something high above them, and he wondered what could explode, and they decided to investigate it, and they climbed up the form of steps there, going up the building, and as they climbed up he realized that something had to be there, buried away above, and saw that the others were getting ready to confront it.

 

Chapter 15

 

Extraterrestrial Tower

 

At the top, after passing many floors with different types of corridors with different types of rooms, it turned into a tower, and Ripley stopped suddenly, tired and startled by something, and he felt a vibration through the wall of the tower, and as he moved close to it with his ear to it he heard something whirling somewhere, clearly from somewhere overhead.

Ripley sat and hid at the edge of the entrance to a room he found at the top, while the others rested just below him, staring upwards, examining what they saw and heard.

He stayed for a long time staring into the dimness unable to recognize anything he could see, and gasped for a few seconds when he thought he was being watched by something in an area of darkness at the side, and kept examining the central region where he felt and heard deep swift vibrations, which he was sure was some form of early electrical device, and he considered putting on his light, but the problem was he could not see what was there and going by the deadliness of the place and what he had seen he remained there, where he could swiftly withdraw and move down, and defend himself.

Eventually he saw shapes and objects, and he remained trying to identify them, and an energy formation emerged and brightened and he watched it float over the floor, and he recognized it was in an energy bubble, rotating swiftly over the floor of the room, and he felt the vibrations from it increasing and he sensed it had enormous power, and he tried to find the source and how it could be created.

In the energy sphere he spotted a formation, which he was sure was not there before, or had not been visible, and he studied it and was sure it was a humanoid, and he started thinking of how he could make contact, and decided he could treat it like a form of intelligent animal, or perhaps someone with another language.

Its shape looked like an intelligent being, and even human, and he filmed it through his spacesuit camera, and checked if the starship was capable of receiving messages, but found it could not.

He studied its formations and colors trying to put meanings to them, and studied its shapes and watched the others on the stairs watch the images he was filming in their spacesuits, and considered moving down to check what they thought of it, and he sat watching it glow brightly, with beams of light.

When was sure something was going to happen, and a conclusion occur, he spotted a skeleton formation and that it was only a few feet high, and it stare outwards, and flashes of light appear, and it disappear, and the whole formation seemed to vanish, as though it had seen him and had vanished to where it was, and in the blackness left there he sat considering if it was a form of teleportation, and if he could get the technology behind it, and the value it would have.

 

Chapter 16

 

DP3 Artifact

 

An inaudible whisper came from the dark confines, from something, which Ripley thought was trying to communicate, and he studied it trying grasp it and where he believed it was coming from and would be, and never saw anything and wondered what it was, and when he turned his light on illuminating the room he thought he saw its red glowing eyes appear and vanish.

Colman moved up the stairs first, followed by Dan and Rickman, as he stayed silently studying the room, and where the energy had been, searching for anything to explain what the hell he had witnessed, and as the others arrived near him he shifted into the room, listening to them silently conferring, trying to explain what had been there, but never really explained anything.

“But there has to be a source that created it?” Colman asked, studying his reactions, watching him shrug his shoulders.

“There should be somewhere!” Ripley replied.

“But how dangerous do you consider the extraterrestrials …?” Colman asked firmly, searching everywhere, and started searching in types of container boxes about the edge of the room.

“They do not look that advanced!” Rickman continued, searching through everything he came to, and discarding everything as rubbish.

“It could be of two states!” Ripley added, still searching the floor region, where the energy sphere had been. “It could be of an early state and a later advanced state!”

They nodded, seeing his point, and that it could have an advanced technology.

Ripley played back the recording he took and stood trying to identify the altering energy formations and what could create it and shapes in it.

“Was it trapped in that energy field?” Rickman asked, watching the recording, and Ripley for a few seconds considered if it could be a type of ghost, considering the region they were in and what they had witnessed there already, and mention of supernatural occurrences, and eventually shrugged showing he never knew.

“Why? How did it get trapped?” Colman asked curiously.

Ripley picked up a pole and started jabbing it into the roof material overhead, proving there was nothing there, and began ripping out the material from the floor, directly below where the energy sphere had been, still convinced that there was something that directly put it there.

“How do you reckon it was activated?” Dan asked.

“It had to have detected our presence here …” he replied.

“That bang sound we heard up here could have been activated by it!” Rickman continued, searching the material Ripley was ripping out and throwing out across the floor.

Ripley knew they were disorientated by the new world, and the last world, and all the occurrences they had encountered, and knew they would be left confused by most of the occurrences but he wanted to grasp the technology as it could be valuable, and he could even make the visit to the DP3 profitable.

“We could put a team of experienced scientists down here as soon as we get back aboard Starship S1!” Colman replied, watching Ripley at work on the floor, ripping everything he could out of the compact mass of materials woven into the floor, and he occasionally tested it to see it was still safe, and occasionally tried to imagine what had created it.

“We can bring down equipment to detect it or check it out!” he eventually replied, wondering if they had something.

Ripley finished his search once he had proven there was nothing there, and started to consider the being he had seen in the energy bubble and the size of it and realized what he was looking for might be smaller, even though the building itself was large it had things like entrances smaller, and in the mess of pieces he had removed from the floor he spotted something, and reached out and grabbed it.

At first it looked like nothing and just a tool to build the floor, but after examinations he found marks on it that were symbols and realized the object was far more advanced and made of some form of unknown material, and in the end shoved it into a pocket of his spacesuit and continued searching the room with the others, and he moved around the room examining the room from different perspectives, seeking a long awaited clue.

On a wall faint drawings were sketched, which surprised them as there was a chart of nearby stars, and they found ancient food remains in places, and there were ancient marks with drawings of creatures and symbols beside them, and one with a diagram of a form of telescope, and he looked out a window gap and found and saw the world below and all the tree type formations covered in deep snow and gasped at the depth of it and wondered if they could get trapped there.

He examined the horizon and realized that it was also a watchtower, and perhaps for other uses, including scientific work, even though he never found any equipment.

When they turned all their spacesuit lights up and on full intensity Ripley spotted a very faint diagram of something marked on the center of the floor, over the point the energy bubble had been generated, and they found symbols around it, in accurate measured distances, and all carefully placed, and Ripley knew it had to be something of importance and filmed it as well as he could from as many angles as he could.

While he tried to grasp everything that he could, and filmed as much as he could, he spotted it appear brighter and faint energy trails whirl around it, and them accelerate, and sparks of colored light emerge going through the fringes, and saw thousands of miniature transparent star lights emerging around them, going around the room.

Ripley shifted over to where Colman, Dan, and Rickman went, and as light and energy blasted out of the central region of the room they rushed out the entrance and filmed the occurrence and the whole of the middle region exploding with light and altering objects, creating intense blinding light, as energy blasted out, leaving them staggered trying to grasp what was there, and what was going to happen, and Ripley thought he saw the small being he had seen before faintly emerge and vanish in an energy sphere at the center.

The air from it blasted out against their faces, and Ripley heard silent, almost inaudible, chants from the central region where the being in the energy bubble had been.

 

Chapter 17

 

DP3 Mission Completion

 

The size and depths of Starship S1 were incredible, and left Ripley staggered at the problem they had finding the DP2 extraterrestrial, and he spent most of the day wandering around all the main regions, and concentrated on the desolate regions, where it surely had to be lurking, as he could not imagine such an alien remaining near inhabited regions without doing something or being detected.

At times he thought he and they were not finding it because they never properly wanted to, as when in regions it could be they started hesitating over it as they were sure they could not kill it, and he was really trying to find it, and locate the regions it inhabited, and he mainly tried to find it at a distance in regions like the storage chamber where the German engineer was found dead, and chambers like it was inhabiting in the flying saucer.

Yet after many searches and talks with the others over all the searches now done he realized it could remain hidden, and hidden far better than anything on the Earth, with its advanced technology and ways of doing things, and was a silent creature of the night that could hide itself away in the most out of the way and unreachable regions.

In the end he just tried to detect signs of it having been in places and he was sure it would eventually leave remains of something behind without noticing it, and started searching for anything like footprints it might leave, and checked where the German engineer had been killed for anything and was surprised to find nothing, and was left more confused than he had been when he started.

When they got ready to leave the DP3 world he realized they had better leave it until it made a reappearance and did something, and he realized many of the crew thought it had left the starship, and had gone to the DP3 world.

Ripley was astounded at the thought of being trapped at such an extraterrestrial place, and they luckily had eventually been able to make contact with the starship and shuttle and had also managed to get through the vast heaps of snow to the shuttle, and had completed their mission mapping their region.

What was also astounding was a large amount of the shuttles had landed and had glimpsed the beings on the DP3 world, which they never located, and there had only been sightings of the small beings, in strange dark places, and most were believed to have a supernatural presence.

 

Chapter 18

 

Deep Space Encounter

 

Endless blackness engulfed Ripley, while he slept, and something emerged across his front, and he came to, in a state of disarray, studying light formations, and felt as though he had entered somewhere strange, but he never knew what or why, and he had vague recollections of falling asleep in his bed, and he suddenly saw he was floating through space.

He felt as though he had fallen through something and he tried to grasp the concept, and he saw the lights surround him.

He had an eerie sensation he had encountered it before or had seen the occurrence, and he tried to recall it, and eventually recalled it, and that he had seen a vision of it, and of an astronaut that shot out of the stars, when he had crashed on the DP1 world, and he realized the astronaut had actually been him, and he wondered why, and he wondered where he was, as the starship was no longer there, and he watched the strange intelligent lights, and realized that something was not right, and he sensed a weird presence, somewhere, which he had never encountered before, from somewhere else.

In stages he became more aware and tried to grasp if he was floating out in deep space, outside the starship, and he was staggered at how real it was, and he watched a larger bright light floating through the darkness to him, and he wondered if it was telepathically induced or he had been teleported into some unknown region of deep space.

For a moment he shuddered and thought something like an explosion had occurred and he searched around, into the darkness for wreckage, and wondered what had happened, and in the distance he spotted other members of the crew floating through the darkness, and them surrounded by lights, which were now making them visible, and he wondered what they were.

Suddenly a faint shape started emerging around him, and then the region around him, and he relaxed ecstatically as he saw the Starship S1 appear about him, and his room emerge.

For a long time he lay staring at the roof, breathing slowly, feeling the warm bed, and his proper presence, and wondered what the hell happened, and rested stunned, and for a moment wondered if he had actually been dead, and he eventually looked over at a monitor and realized the DP3 world had vanished and outside the starship there was nothing but deep empty blackness, going off into infinity.

 

Chapter 19

 

Hyperdrive Engine

 

Ripley stood staring, in front of Starship S1 bridge’s gigantic front window, at the outer emptiness engulfing them, contemplating what had happened, and all the scientists about him were left, at the front of the bridge, trying to identify where they were.

At the back, near the bridge doorway, crew members anxiously explained to Captain Corbett, the head of Starship S1, and Colonel Adams, head of the military, detailed accounts of what had occurred, and they were all left staggered when they finished.

Corbett and Adams had little to say and swiftly left, and Ripley went over everything he had heard trying to grasp what had actually happened, and gathered that when they had activated the DP1 hyperdrive at the DP3 world, to return to the DP1 world, while he had been asleep, the bridge crew saw everything instantaneously vanish, and they were left wondering what the hell happened when they emerged there.

Ripley sat next to Dan near the pilot seats, close to the colossal bridge window, in front of the others, studying what was outside, and Ripley confirmed again that it was identical to what he woke up in, and he tried to grasp what happened, and what the white lights had been, and realized that the other crew members were keeping quiet on what they had witnessed there.

A member of the crew behind him loudly announced the captain had ordered a meeting in the meeting room.

The situation was absurd and absolutely crazy, and the outer sky now left them all even more staggered, and the more it was studied, and what could happen, and that the normal universe had vanished, and he was sure it was just some form of warp in space or similar, instead of hyperspace.

In the end scientists turned the bridge lights off and stood around the window, with Ripley and Dan, to see only outside, and he watched Dan, and a starship pilot, staring out the window at the surrounding depths of black space, and they shifted the starship around, examining the entire region around them.

It was so strange, empty, but it somehow looked stranger than it should, and constantly tried to grasp why.

The universe all about the starship was an empty stretch of blackness, with nothing, going out into infinity everywhere, and they used instruments to try to detect space dust and rocks, and talked of the equipment they were sending out to check it further.

All equipment around them automatically carried out their programming and functions, and some was still trying to map the region, and analyze anything detectable, while searching for anything of interest, and any abnormalities.

 

Chapter 20

 

Black Hole

 

Ripley started searching the starship, on routine strolls, engrossed in thoughts of the voyage, and catastrophes, and entered places that they never normally entered, and storage chambers, while he still searched for signs of the DP2 extraterrestrial, even though the rest of the starship believed it had left, and was on the DP3 world.

On a screen on a device he carried he occasionally studied the outer blackness for anything, and any alterations, and considered how long they could survive there and how long their oxygen would last.

None of the examinations of there showed anything, and they were lost in nothing.

Yet the meeting held by Corbett, with many of the leading scientists, had revealed that they believed that the starship had not in fact entered hyperspace and had entered somewhere else, and perhaps another dimension, or some unknown region of space.

What was incredible was an immensely slowed down recording of their entrance to it showed something before their entrance to it, which was enhanced and brightened, and what looked like a glimpse of what looked like a strange black galaxy, and he studied its formation of swirls around it, and it and it looked like a perfect black circle at the center.

Yet as he studied it more and used all the information he had of space he started to believe it had been a black hole, and that they had darted straight into some form of black hole.

He was sure many of the scientists believed it was, but never had enough evidence of it.

Though little had been found a team of investigators that they had carefully chosen were also working on the problem and accumulating all the information they could find on it, and things like hyperspace, and from all the colossal amounts of information found on the DP1 world that they had accumulated.

They gradually grew more interested in DP1 world information, because they had invented the technology and had used the hyperspace starships far more, and properly tested them out.

All the investigators from the Earth got vast amounts of information, left for them, and from the buried away cities, and the remains of the technology, and the source of the DP1 signal was examined in the DP1 starship and it was basically a message to the Earth DP1 humans, for them to discover, giving the coordinates of where the DP1 starships went.

The coordinates of where the DP1 starships had gone were repeatedly checked by the world’s most advanced people and technology and the technology to decipher it and other findings was developed at an inconceivable rate, and they examined the extraterrestrial star maps and records, and searched far deeper into the depths of space with the DP1 starship technology.

Their hyperdrive, and exploration of stars and worlds, had to be created and NASA consequently developed the starship hyperdrive engine, which led to hyperdrive Starship S1.

The starship and crew were advanced far further than thought possible, with new forms of engineers, technicians, scientists, specialists in countless fields, and some to test and develop the starship hyperdrive.

Although all of their tests showed the hyperdrive engine worked perfectly, and left normal space and could return short distances away, nothing had so far showed it could travel safely over large distances, and at the speed they wanted, and have calculated reentries into the universe, and properly detect objects in its reentry path.

Ripley believed that they could, and tried to solve the problems involved, as he stopped and stared out a porthole at the unbelievable extraterrestrial sky outside, and realized that they had not properly checked the hyperdrive starship, and were still testing it, and they had forgotten the fact, and that their leap through space had been far further than ever before, and he believed they might not have been checking for obstacles in its path, and had perhaps entered a black hole by accident.

Yet their checks for damage to the starship had shown no damage had been done and all they needed to do was find a way out of its confines, or to make another voyage back out, and use the hyperdrive to get out, and was sure they would eventually make an attempt at it, even though he was sure they currently had no proper coordinates or anything for the voyage.

In a dim chamber, as he shifted, looking over at another porthole, he saw something, like a shadow shift, or a strange darkness at the edge of his vision, and he looked directly there, and gasped, and backed away, as he saw something unlike anything he had seen before, and shifted position, and saw a hideous dark blood red devilish shape in the darkness it was in and he slowly shifted further away, and as he got away shifted faster away, and when he looked back realized it had vanished.

Even with everything he knew of the DP2 extraterrestrial he amazingly did not know what it looked like and could not draw what he had seen! Was it the DP2 extraterrestrial or another parasite they had picked up?

As he crept away he examined what he had seen and realized he had seen little and even wondered if he imagined it, and knew if he had to identify it he could not, and he wondered if it could even have been the DP1 extraterrestrial instead, which could have been hidden aboard, and even something from DP3 or something that lived in the depths of space, and he realized the situation they were in and the dangers.

He even considered if it was possible to make contact with such a thing, as if it was intelligent and a highly advanced species it surely might make some form of deal with them, as it must know its on its own and trapped out in the depths of space with a highly advanced species.

They after all had entered space to trace extraterrestrial signals and make contact with highly advanced civilizations and life forms, and he wondered why it was so different, and if it was actually an earlier form of the life form, or it had returned to its original savage state.

In the end he realized that they should treat it as the DP2 extraterrestrial all the original evidence indicted, and he recalled what had been found out about the DP2 extraterrestrial, and he considered how it was keeping itself alive, and in existence, and he wondered again how they could communicate with advanced versions of such extraterrestrials, with advanced civilizations.

 

Chapter 21

 

Starship Computer

 

Outside the Starship S1 bridge window, where Ripley stood feet away, with his entire vision covered in its blackness, and he studied everywhere he could see try to see anything, and if the occurrences the scientists had told him existed.

Ripley stood contemplating what had happened, and he and the scientists with him were left trying to identify what they were now up against and what had happened.

Ripley eventually marched out, seeing the odds of him surviving the trip were decreasing more rapidly, and he recalled he had a dream of the extraterrestrial he had discovered attacking and killing them all, and he was left confused as what to do, as if he announced it was still there and the location, and virtual undetectable, there would be dangers of many things occurring, and he decided to leave it, as he knew the dangers would be increased by them hunting it down, and he was sure it was avoiding doing anything to remain hidden.

Ripley marched down a corridor and into a small empty room, hidden away, near the bridge, where the main computer of the starship could be communicated with directly, where he had rarely entered, and where he wished to check what was happening, as its communication thought processes were close to being human, and designed for them to understand, and for them to carry out various objectives, and basically get detailed and explained information when they needed it.

He sat down inside and examined the computer surrounding him, and gasped and recalled why they rarely visited it, as it was powerful and dangerous and it made them feel like it could do things against them, and they might even activate something, or cause it to carry out some dangerous act, even though he was really sure it could not do anything anywhere dangerous against them, and yet he was sure it had information hidden away that he should know.

“There are assumptions we are shrinking …” Ripley asked it, trying to get the computer to give him the details straightaway.

“According to the data from the probe sent out,” the computer confirmed, “I received enough evidence to confirm the entire region is shrinking …”

“Is there anything else that proves this is occurring …?” he moaned, watching if areas of the computer about him altered.

“There have been large amounts of information gathered since the occurrence was originally detected, and from many other sources.”

“So the starship is definitely shrinking …?”

“Yes. Everything is shrinking at the same rate …”

“Going by how long we have been shrinking, how much have we shrank …?”

“We have been shrinking since we arrived in this section of space …”

Ripley wondered why it avoided giving the reply he asked for, and wondered why it was considered a section of space, and realized it probably was, and decided to ask it again.

“How much have we shrunk …?”

“The starship will soon be reduced to the size of an atom …” it replied, taking the tone of someone he attempted to identify.

He gasped realizing what would happen! He also fully realized how long ago they had known, and realized why and that the situation was dangerous and that they would be lucky to survive.

Yet he was confused and he did not feel smaller and he realized they could have been crushed all along, and wondered if it was the black hole crushing them, and the reason that the section of space they were in was so empty.

“What will happen to us?” he eventually asked.

“We are unable to deduce what will happen, from what we know, and all we can do is examine and study what is occurring around us.”

It was incredible was that they had been handling such an occurrence all along and had not even suggested it!

He recalled the captain and colonel and their desperate reactions, and what had happened, and he recalled the meeting they held and that they had actually not fully given what had happened at it and what had been entirely discussed.

The situation was absurd and absolutely crazy, and the outer sky had left the whole starship staggered, and he recalled all the reactions of the people that would have known.

 

Chapter 22

 

Gateway

 

For a long time Ripley sat contemplating what would happen, while staring at his meal, with Dan sitting reading opposite him at the other side of a table, and he studied all the starship crew and their reactions, at their tables, about him.

He tried to recall something similar that could explain what was occurring, and he wondered if the life form he had found aboard had actually detected it and was reacting to it, as he was sure it had reacted differently than it should.

Suddenly, for no reason, members of the crew about him started reacting to something and he looked about and saw a vague cloud formation going through the whole starship, which he watched alter, and become clear, and he realized the cloud formation was a form of space with types of star formations everywhere, and he suddenly realized something important was occurring and he tried to grasp what, and he realized their size was smaller than the smallest element of the universe.

It was almost as if something was continuing with a pursuit of an unknown goal and he tried to grasp it, and wondered if they had entered another universe, and watched star formations expanding out, and miniature massive stars passing through him.

Suddenly it accelerated in an explosion of activity until all the formations vanished, and he sat with his mouth open and Dan sat staring at him, and Ripley realized their entire fate and everything would soon become apparent and rushed out the room and over into the bridge to see what was happening outside, and saw one of the most glorious sights he had ever seen, out the front window, and that the surrounding blackness had been replaced by magnificent celestial lights everywhere.

The scientists and crew were all excitedly studying it all everywhere trying to grasp what was there.

From them and others that entered he confirmed they had stopped shrinking, and believed that they were now at their normal size in the region they entered.

They were in a vast new universe and they were discovering new celestial objects and new phenomena everywhere, through the vast depths of the new universe, and he spotted a massive sphere of light floating through space he had never seen before, and one scientist found an energy sphere glowing around the starship.

Ripley wondered if the starship actually worked there and could propel itself across space, as the hyperdrive surely would not, as hyperspace would not exist!

 

Chapter 23

 

Deadliest Menace

 

Russian scientists shifted into the lower decks of the starship with their equipment, ready to check the region, for the extraterrestrial, and entered the darkness of a storage chamber, and they used the dim radiance of distant lights to locate where to go, buried away in the emptiest remotest region of the starship, and breathing heavily into the hideous cold environment attempted to discover what was there, and stopped and stood motionless, as long dark shadows viciously emerged across their front from behind metal crates.

Their mission was insane and they expected almost anything to occur now and they stood where they were silently, not knowing what they were up against, wondering if they could escape alive and what they were up against, and if it was something of their worst nightmares.

One started trying to move away realizing the horrors encountered on the DP2 world, and that it had to be something that had emerged from DP2, even though they insisted it had gone, and there was no longer any danger, and they barely believed anything could get through the starship’s surveillance and advanced technology and defenses, and that it was almost impenetrable in outer space.

One removed a small laser weapon and shifted in front, and they silently crept back, while examining everything they could see, trying to recall what they had heard of the deadly extraterrestrial, and its hideous environment on the DP2 world, almost totally uninhabitable.

Without warning a deafening hideous unearthly screech blared out and something frantically shot about behind the crates and leapt out, attacking and destroying them, as others behind them frantically struggled to escape.

Only one survived, by hiding away in a crate, breathing silently and heavily, listening to the monster creeping around and shifting over the remains of the scientists, scattered in pieces over the floor, as it removed what it needed from them, and silently vanished into the darkness.

 

Chapter 24

 

Extraterrestrial Search

 

Ripley examined the hideous remains the following day, when it was investigated by scientists investigating the massacre, and he left the region stunned by it and what the survivor told them.

Later he realized that they had decided to tell the whole crew of what was occurring and that the DP2 extraterrestrial had reemerged and had started destroying the crew.

Members of the military immediately started carrying out armed searches of the starship, ready to swiftly annihilate it with their best technology, and Ripley still wondered if it was the DP2 extraterrestrial, as what he had seen had not been what was on the DP2 world, even though he had not properly seen it, and it surely could alter itself, and he realized that they had underestimated how many types of deadly extraterrestrials there could be.

Little was found, and the only survivor never properly seen it, but members of the military heard a distant scream from something of alien origins.

Ripley wondered if it was living on the outside of the starship itself, even though the conditions there were deadlier than he could believe anything could survive in, but they accepted it had traveled through space to the starship, and could survive in the most deadliest conditions known, and had a dormant state where it was in the condition of being dead, which he had heard plants and insects do, and he eventually decided to discover where the screens monitoring the outside of the starship were, and found the starship computer monitored them.

Ripley rushed over to the computer room, when he heard it, where he sat studying the computer surrounding him, and why it was so active, and he wondered what was going on, and gasped at how powerful and dangerous it was, and realized he should not activate or alter anything, but realized that it might only have the look of it being hazardous, to look natural, but he saw that dangers could exist with thinking computers.

“We were unable to capture the extraterrestrial responsible for the deaths! What are your assumptions …?” Ripley asked, trying to get it to give him something.

“According to what’s accumulated,” the computer confirmed, “I have not received enough evidence …”

“Is there any way we can trace where it went?” he moaned, watching the computer for reactions.

“There is information gathered since the occurrence, and from some other sources.”

“So where shall we search on the starship …”

“The areas have been explored …”

“Going by the original information we received it is capable of surviving in space and outside the starship. What do you think?”

“I acknowledge that!”

Ripley wondered if it was avoiding giving him more or it was designed to just answer things in that way.

He realized he would have to ask it more precise questions.

“I was told you monitor all the outer cameras watching the starship, and its outer shell? Is this correct?”

“You are correct! But I have limited coverage, and many are covering large regions that are not fully visible …”

“But you would have spotted the DP2 extraterrestrial coming aboard when it did …”

“I never detected its arrival!”

“But do you have recordings from the cameras?”

“Yes. I do.”

“Has anyone else checked them since we entered the orbit of the DP2 world …”

“No. The last recorded check was on Earth.”

“Would you show me the views from the cameras, and then the recordings from around when it must have arrived!”

He gasped realizing it was reacting to his command, and for a moment spotted something that looked like someone else had also given it a command.

When he was instructed to go into a small room behind the computer he wondered why nobody had checked it, and realized that it might not have actually been monitoring anything of alien origins entering the starship, and he realized it could because it was new and with new technology, and it was basically being still checked out.

 

Chapter 25

 

S1 Surveillance

 

Out of nowhere Ripley heard a distant creature scream coming from somewhere below, perhaps in the lower decks, and sat staggered at its ultra eeriness, and checked how late it was, and that just about all the crew were asleep, accept the military guarding the inhabited regions.

Its presence made him alert and continue his work vigorously, searching the cameras and recordings of outside the starship, from the back of the starship computer room, and he occasionally checked the incredible outside new universe, and the strange celestial occurrences, all about space about them, and he watched what looked like a massive nova exploding out, and he was sure the new universe was an early form of the universe.

It was incredible to him that they had so few cameras and coverage of the outer starship and convinced the computer to install more, and he knew it would be done soon by miniature robots, and he wondered why the floors of the starship never had them, and had been surprised by its insistence that there should be none there, and had wasted his time questioning it trying to get an answer, but he was sure there was not enough and that outside warranted it, and they had enough on the top decks monitoring everything that needed to be monitored.

The lower decks were too massive to find it and discover where it went, and he knew it would be seen lurking in the darkness, without being properly seen.

Even though they had few cameras outside, the starship’s other outer defenses astonished him and he had not known such technology existed, and its detection and destruction of anything approaching it was fast and instantaneous, and it had a force field that could stop virtually anything (which the DP2 extraterrestrial could easily have entered a dozen times, especially when the shuttles left), and it could also destroy immense asteroids, and swiftly alter its course to avoid large objects, and he searched to discover if the life form could enter the outer shell of the starship, and repair the damage, as his searches found nothing.

He was sure there had to be somewhere it entered and he continued on into the starship’s night searching everywhere, and in the end asked the computer how it could do such a thing, and from the detailed accounts it gave him he realized it was capable of going through the outer shell without creating a hole, and he realized it could have made itself invisible.

 

Chapter 26

 

DP2 Monster Confrontation

 

While Ripley rushed out the computer room and returning to his quarters something at the end of the corridor stopped him, and he stood watching something shifting about, doing something.

Something was lurking in the black shadows there, where he sensed there was something strange, and he felt a vibration through the corridor floor, and heard something whirling through the air, clearly from somewhere nearby, and shifted into the edge of the entrance to a room confused, trying to examine the dim almost fully dark corridor.

For a while he just stared into the deep dimness unable to recognize anything, and gasped when he watched something shift along the edge of the darkness at the side of the corridor, and realized he would have to rush away, and reveal himself, as it would arrive there soon, yet in the central region of the corridor he felt and heard deep swift sounds, and for some reason knew it was not connected to what was coming along the corridor, and he tried to recall if there was some form of technology on the starship there creating it.

He watched the thing further along still not recognizing anything of its appearance, and what he could see, and determinedly tried to get a mental picture of it and gain an insight into what was there, and realized he was not even sure it was the DP2 life form, and tried to prove features of it matched the life form he had discovered at the bottom of the starship, and realized he could not identify anything, and was sure he could not give a proper description and he actually saw parts of it altering, and features altering to what it was doing, and he even wondered how it moved along, and could remain so dark.

He tried to grasp what it could be if it was not the DP2 life form, and he just saw something large over to his side shifting up the side of the corridor, and made sure he was not visible to it as it got closer, and he tried to grasp what form of vision it could have.

Its deadliness soon became clear, and he realized there surely was no way to make contact and communicate with it, and he realized what it had been like on the DP2 world and all the deaths there from it, to the extraterrestrials in the flying saucer, and he was staggered.

Eventually he saw it form proper shapes and gain some characteristics and its formation pass through objects in its path.

It approached from the side of the corridor, and he was sure it had to know he was there, but he could not fully grasp how, and why it had not rushed at him, and he considered if it had just been bad luck, and he froze and recalled the power and speed it had killed the scientists and he knew they would have to find technology to detect and destroy it.

He remained silently, breathing firmly, using the incredible piece of luck, and opportunity to identify it, and something aspect about it that could be detected.

To his surprise he watched something else emerge and brighten near him, and watched it float over the floor, and he suddenly recognized it to his surprise, and that it was in an energy bubble, rotating swiftly over the floor of the corridor, which he had seen in the tower on DP3 world, and he felt its power, and he tried to find the source and how it could be there.

In the energy sphere he spotted a formation, which he was sure was not there before, or had not been visible, and he studied it, and where he had seen the small extraterrestrial DP3 being, and he started thinking of how it had got there, and felt vibrations coming from his pocket, and found the DP3 artifact he had found under the floor, and he watched it glowing with energy, and watched lights on it, and realized it had created the energy sphere all along, and recalled putting it in his pocket that morning as he intended to see if the computer could identify it.

Suddenly he spotted the DP2 creature shifting along the corridor, ready to attack, and he waited for it to obliterate him, and he stood staggered, and watched the energy sphere stop it, and hold it firmly, stopping it escaping from its confines, and in it he watched what looked like the small DP3 being.

Ripley eventually shifted away, and saw light and energy blast out, and the energy sphere vanish, and he watched the DP2 life form shift swiftly away, in the opposite direction, and watched its shape alter to a new formation, and he put the DP3 artifact deep into his pocket, wondering what the hell it was and why it had such powers.

 

Chapter 27

 

Supernatural Artifact

 

Ripley examined the starship computer room and its technology with astonishment, wondering what else he had been missing, and he sat down, watching its reactions.

It was so active, and doing things, he sat wondering what would happen if the thing broke down, and realized the starship had many computers like it, which he was sure might be able to replace it.

Ripley felt the DP3 artifact in his pocket and recalled what he intended to do, and removed it and showed it to the computer and asked it what it was, and followed its instructions and put it in one of its compartments, and was surprised that it reacted to it, and he watched areas of it react and start investigating it.

He gasped, especially after the alien encounter in the corridor, and he began to realize it could be the only weapon or defense they had against the DP2 alien, which he was sure would lose its lurking around in the shadows soon, and start attacking them, and again wondered if it was something else.

How powerful and dangerous was the DP3 artifact? He did not know if he even wanted to activate or alter it, as he sensed it could do things against them that could be dangerous, and he wondered why, and he was not sure what was activating it, and if they could use it, and realized that he would have to find a way to use it, as something was going to happen, and they would have to handle the dangers that could exist.

When the computer indicated it had finished examining it he walked over and got it, and checked it was the same, and put it back in his pocket.

“Explain what caused the appearance of the energy sphere in the corridor?” Ripley asked, thinking of a way to get the computer to give him something, and a proper explanation.

“According to the information accumulated and what I found from analyzing the DP3 artifact,” it replied, “it was activated by the DP3 artifact you provided, and I have received enough evidence to confirm it.”

“Do you know how it was activated?” he moaned, watching the computer for reactions.

“The occurrence was activated by supernatural forces …”

Ripley sat upright, and realized that the computer had not got anything wrong yet.

The reply startled him and he wondered what the hell in meant!

“Where did the supernatural powers come from?” he moaned.

“The DP2 extraterrestrial in the corridor …”

Ripley was dumbfounded, and asked, “So you confirm it was the DP2 extraterrestrial?”

“Yes! Which has been confirmed! Its use of supernatural powers has been confirmed from its first detection, and it uses them for many of its functions …”

“Why was this information not told to me before …?” Ripley asked, staring at a screen, where information about it was being displayed, and he sat back astonished by how many accounts of its confirmation had taken place.

“I never told you before as you never had any clearance to be told, and it was irrelevant.”

 

Chapter 28

 

Confidential Material

 

What surprised Ripley the most was the computer never actually realized that they could use the DP3 artifact to detect where the DP2 extraterrestrial was located, which had been their main objective since its discovery on the starship, and he was sure it would allow them to capture or destroy it.

Ripley was also surprised that it had started allowing him to view confidential material, and he was sure it had to have checked him out and had given him the status to carry out his mission.

“So where shall we search on the starship …?” he asked, wondering what would happen now.

“I do not have that information to provide …”

Ripley wondered if it was avoiding giving him more or if it was designed to answer in that way.

He realized he would have to ask it more precise questions that could give him more information.

“Where are you monitoring the starship, in the same depth as that outer corridor?”

“I have limited coverage, as the starship is too large and it is not normally needed, and humans in such confines, and especially in deep space, have been found to react far differently in such an environment of being constantly closely watched, which has been thoroughly investigated in many investigations, and vast amounts of research on it has confirmed …”

“So that is why you never spotted the DP2 extraterrestrial coming aboard when it did …” he moaned, realizing again that they needed a far better extraterrestrial defense.

“Has anyone else discovered anything recently?” he asked, realizing the military was increasing its searches of the starship, and he sat considering how to use his method of capturing it with the DP3 artifact.

“No. The last recorded encounter was by you. Which has been confirmed and given to Captain Corbett and Colonel Adams.”

Ripley looked up in surprise, realizing something else had occurred without him knowing it.

“Why did they get told it?” he asked, curiously.

“They wanted all the information and occurrences relating to the DP2 extraterrestrial to be given to them, and I provided a detailed account, and of your search and investigation on how it got aboard, and they became increasingly interested in what took place and your survival and escape from the DP2 extraterrestrial, which makes you the only person that’s escaped a direct attack!”

He realized why he had been allowed to see all the confidential material and knew they were putting together a plan and that they would want him to use the DP3 artifact, to search for and annihilate the DP2 extraterrestrial.

 

Chapter 29

 

World Discovered

 

Most of the Starship S1 scientists and investigators went through the vast amounts of information left for them by the DP1 humans, and the details and coordinates of where the DP1 starships went, which were found buried away in the DP1 starship and cities.

They repetitively re-examined everything, and the coordinates were studied in a greater degree than ever before, with all the information they now had!

Ripley’s next surprise was, from the confidential material he got from the Starship S1 computer, was the discovery that they had followed the coordinates to where they were, and that they had known of where they were going (but had been surprised at the dangers of the new dimension they had entered), and that it was a hidden dimension, and like the hyperspace dimension.

The last coordinates of the coordinates were of the location of the world they had gone to in the new universe they had entered.

Going by what Ripley read of a document given to him they believed that they had been at war with another highly advanced extraterrestrial, and from long before the devastation of their sun and world, and that they believed they would have eventually discovered them on a normal world in the normal universe, and that humans had disguised their presence on the Earth, after they arrived, and they never intended to entirely rebuild their civilization, and the DP1 humans that entered the new universe intended to build a far superior ultimate world and civilization.

After vast searches of the new universe by astronomers on the Starship S1 they started to discover planets around suns that were habitable, and though the vast strange universe was unknown to them they started examining everything they could and what was about them, and slowly started to grasp far more, and they studied all the habitable worlds searching for what worlds were inhabited by an advanced civilization.

In the end they found many that had probable civilizations and deciphered the remaining coordinates and found the world, which they confirmed, and prepared for their first voyage through the new universe, using their original starship propulsion.

 

Chapter 30

 

DP2 Monster Detection

 

Ripley rushed down to the bottom of the starship, close to where the deaths of the scientists had been, and stopped, staggered with his mouth open, glaring into the dimness, where the DP2 monster was standing, altering shape, and Ripley swiftly leapt sideways behind storage boxes, where the starship military were hidden away, with weapons.

If it had not been for his faith in the military and that they had a plan, and it was not going annihilate them, he would have left as swiftly as he arrived, and he sat wondering what they had, and why they were so confident in it working.

The situation was so terrible he visibly felt sorry for them, as he kept thinking it would attack and they would not be able to escape.

He felt tired and weary, and realized how late it was, and wondered why it had made its appearance, and wondered if it slept and had a night, and realized it must have ways of watching them.

Ripley spotted part of it shifting about, as it did something, lurking in the shadows, and he stopped and sensed something strange about it, and he recalled it had supernatural powers, and he felt a vibration through the corridor floor, and heard something through the air, clearly from somewhere ahead, and he tried to examine the dim corridor, but he saw little.

For a long time he just stared into the deep dimness unable to recognize anything, and gasped when he saw it shift along the edge of the deep darkness at the side of the corridor, and saw part of it turn translucent and almost vanish, and realized they would have to rush away, and he recalled how swift and deadly it was, and he realized it was now too close and that they could not escape, and they could soon be obliterated, and he watched the military with revulsion, at them getting him out his bed to be slaughtered in the middle of the night by it, and wondered why the hell they were sitting waiting for something to occur.

Ripley in the end followed the eyes of the soldiers to the central region of the corridor ahead and heard deep heavy vibrations from there, and knew it was the DP3 artifact being activated and he swiftly felt his pocket and felt that it had been activated, and he wondered why the hell they were so confident in it saving them, and he recalled the computer’s new confidential files of the DP3 artifact and that they gave accurate descriptions of its functions, and he wondered why they had not taken it off him or had checked it out, and he realized that they were taking all their information of it from the corridor camera footage.

 

Chapter 31

 

DP2 Monster Annihilation

 

Ripley discovered from the confidential files that they had also a way of detecting the supernatural, and he realized that they had been waiting for the DP2 life form to use it, and for it to activate their detection system.

What was surprising was he had nearly removed the DP3 artifact out his pocket earlier that day, and he realized how lucky he had been, and he checked it and was surprised at how activate it actually was now, and throbbing with power, and he sensed something would occur, and knew that it was time the life form was captured, and he wondered what they intended to do with it, or what the DP3 artifact would do with it, and shuddered again, and realized that they could throw it out the starship as it was accelerating away, getting ready to making its voyage to the DP4 world, and he was sure it could not travel at that speed.

He watched the life form further along and that it looked damaged and trying to alter itself into what it normally was, and wondered what kind of original inhabitation it had come from on the DP2 world.

He again tried to see if its features matched the life form he had discovered at the bottom of the starship, and realized he could not identify it, and he wondered what large groups of them would be like, and he wondered if they had destroyed all the remaining life forms on the on the DP2 world.

He tried to grasp what it could be like if they had discovered it on the Earth as he watched its large black shape over to his side shifting along the corridor towards him.

Eventually the soldiers started to react while he sat wondering what the hell they were up to, and even considered if they had not even seen the thing, and he sat back and watched it start to form a proper shape and gain some characteristics and its formation turn into a massive black panther creature with forms of powerful legs.

The thing approached slowly and he wondered why it never just attacked, and realized it must know of their advanced intelligence and technology, and wondered if it intended to escape if they pulled out any deadly weapons.

He recalled the power and speed that it had killed the scientists at and wondered if it was because they were a danger, and wondered if the soldiers had some new form of technology and weapon, which it had partly detected from them.

They remained silent, breathing firmly, and he watched an energy formation across its front emerge and brighten with beams of light, and he watched the DP3 artifact energy bubble appear, rotating furiously over the floor of the corridor, which he tried to identify with the energy sphere he had seen on the DP3 world, in the tower, and he saw its true power, and it had vastly increased and its enormous power, and watched the energy sphere engulf the creature, and hold it firmly, trapping it in its confines.

They all sat watching it being destroyed, and energy blast out as the energy sphere vanished, and he felt the DP3 artifact deep in his pocket change and then stop, and he wondered what the hell it was and why it had such powers!

 

Chapter 32

 

DP4 World

 

The white sky and DP4 world outside the shuttle was so bright and heavenly that Ripley still had his mouth wide open and sat unable to contemplate what was there.

The planetary cartographer shuttles automatically carried out their programming floating high over the surface of the world at hundreds of miles an hour, mapping and analyzing everything they could detect, while searching for anything of interest, and any abnormalities, mapping the most interesting region of the world.

Ripley’s senses heightened but he was unable to grasp the dangers of the mission, and what was there, and the muddled information from the starship, since it entered orbit around the massive world, almost the size of Saturn, and they understood little of what was there.

The matter in the new universe had far less gravity, and the world with its immense size had close to the same gravity of the Earth, and he kept wondering why the DP1 humans had chosen it, other than not allowing the aliens they were at war with finding them, and that there were few suns and asteroids roaming space.

The views of the civilization from space, and their flying over the world, were incredible, and astonished them with their sizes and complexity, and little was found of what was there, and they had a hard time proving it was a human civilization, and he gasped considering the technology they had in the underground cities in the DP1 world, and what they would have achieved there, and they could very well be about to find what the ultimate human civilization of the future could be.

He had never before, before joining the starship voyages, realized just how dangerous it was searching for advanced extraterrestrials in the stars and he was sure something dangerous could occur, and he considered if a war could even occur, or them being attacked, and he wondered why they were so sure they could handle them, and prevent anything occurring.

The DP4 signal was fascinating, when it had been detected in orbit, but had then surprised them by vanishing completely, and they had not been able to detect where it had come from, even after its second appearance, which dramatically increased in strength, but had vanished, and they were still trying to decipher it, and they had started to realize that they could have an entirely different form of communication now, and might not be able to even translate it.

He occasionally listened to its pulsations, from when they had recorded it, searching for anything, and was fascinated that they insisted something of great size and power was creating it, and that the signal was not being sent to someone else.

So far they had not detected anything on the DP4 world, and nobody had sent a proper message, and the world looked desolate, which confused him as he could not grasp where they would go or what had happened to them.

“What have they found?” Dan finally asked, looking over at him, searching his face.

“They have not found anything new here or about the signal!”

“Incredible!” Dan moaned, looking down at massive civilization covering the world everywhere, with long building structures stretching up to the sky, floating by their sides, and they regularly tried to examine formations with high powered magnification on screens, and tried to grasp if the scientists at the back of the shuttle had found life, but it kept becoming clear that they had not, and that the other shuttles had not detected any life.

It was pretty staggering, and they now had too much to study and still had established little of its properties and significances …

“They have detected little!” Ripley muttered. “The most common assumption assumed – since the DP4 signal’s discovery – is that it’s a greeting signal/message to other races – and even directly to us from the Earth – as the original was on the DP1 world, and left for humans someday to discover and trace the origins of.”

“So have they worked out where the signal could be coming from?”

“They have found nothing!”

“Someone surely must be watching us right now from somewhere …”

“Perhaps, but we do not know what is here, and surely would be hidden, from potential attacks and dangerous encounters, and they could be allowing us to approach them, and some of the scientists are sure they could have a way of hiding and protecting themselves if confronted with dangerous situations – perhaps more common in this universe, and region of space – and they perhaps will make contact with us in their own way, avoiding a confrontation.”

Ripley shuddered though when he thought of the DP2 monster, which they had only beat with someone else’s technology.

What was also inconceivable was that they had later used the DP3 artifact and had discovered and destroyed the egg formations of the DP2 extraterrestrial!

In a chamber between the starship’s outer shell and an inner one Ripley had used the DP3 artifact to detect the eggs, and had entered the hidden away chamber, and had stood transfixed by the silver spheres covering a whole region, and many in heaps (and after examinations they found that they were almost identical to the silver sphere pods/eggs found on the flying saucer on the DP2 world, which could have transformed into an army of DP2 creatures, which they were sure it intended to activate at some world, and to colonize it, and perhaps use humans as food).

 

Chapter 33

 

DP4 Landing

 

The whole sky was staggering and Ripley stood on the DP4 world staring at a vast world like Saturn with its massive rings stretching out into the atmosphere of the DP4 world.

The massive stars of the universe filled his entire vision everywhere as magnificent bright white and golden lights.

Stars were dazzling, and he could not recognize what forms of stars they were, and had not seen anything like them before, and he wondered how the universe could possible exist. Space was so condensed everywhere and he could not believe the density of the stars in regions, and he was staggered that they could exist in such states, and not pulled into a colossal explosion.

At his side he spotted the scientists getting out the shuttle with heavy equipment, and he continuously shaded his eyes from the brightness below him, until he could see below him.

He spotted something near the horizon and saw the most colossal looking anything he had seen. A colossal form of black hole was stretching out everywhere there, going straight across a large section of space, and he actually thought he saw it entering other dimensions and wondered if it entered their universe.

They still could not grasp why the universe and worlds were so strange and everything so different and he wondered if they could miss many of the dangers there and be killed, and he examined what he could in the blinding light about him, and most of his vision was full of celestial whiteness.

He altered his spacesuit and the faceplate automatically shaded the light, and he lifted the faceplate and breathed the air, and reassured himself it was breathable, and put the faceplate up.

They landed at the region, the only region there where there were no constructions, and just the bare world, where instead of there being dirt and stone, vegetation, the matter was translucence and an immense brightness blasted up, from either the world’s lava interior or from the matter below itself, or both, and the scientists needed to investigate it and take samples.

At times his eyes adjusted and he saw his legs dangling over nothing, but he felt its firmness, and bent over and felt what was there with his fingers, and it felt like a form mud, but hard stuff below, and stood upright considering what it was, and how they could have survived there.

Yet there was normal matter on the world as well and the majority of the constructions, virtually covering the entire world were not translucent, or glowing, and made of the substance.

After a while of watching eager scientists getting samples, and using specially designed goggles to see what was below, he put on a pair, given to him by a scientist, and he stood examining an intense glow far below, creating the intense light, which was many miles below, and he checked the surrounding temperature in his helmet, and it was normal, and he checked if his surroundings had a normal atmosphere again, and he examined the blinding light beaming up at him.

The original DP1 world was the darkest world they had ever seen, and sun minute, and he was sure that many of them had wanted to move to the DP4 world from it as they had started to detest the dark empty desolate place, with no real sun, and them living deep underground, for so many years, or perhaps they had just chosen the opposite, instinctively trying to avoid what had occurred again.

The place was like someone’s form of heaven and he occasionally heard the others give gasps at it as they carried out their work.

A times he could not see or feel anything below and everywhere below was white, and he searched through it seeing nothing anywhere, and stopped occasionally frustrated at their lack of progress in discovering what was beneath them, and he wondered what an entire world like it would be like, and if anything grew there, and tried to recall seeing anything growing on the areas.

Occasionally he thought his size had decreased, and realized it was the lower gravity, and immense size of the world stretching out away into the vast distance, and larger objects about and in the region, and he measured himself to see if his height had somehow been reduced, wondering if the gateway had shrunk him when they had entered the universe, with them shrinking.

Away in the distance below his feet he spotted something shift out of the blinding light there and he tried to grasp the immense size of it and what it was, and listened to strange distant sounds.

 

Chapter 34

 

DP4 Life Form

 

As the crew of Ripley’s shuttle entered a dark cave from a tunnel a hideous slithering blood red devilish shape emerged from the blackness, and they all shifted back.

As it crept out Ripley examined it even wondering if it was what the DP4 humans had transformed into, and what they had come to make contact with, and wondered why it was so different and tremendous, and of extraterrestrial origins, and if it was a cross formation, of the DP4 humans and an extraterrestrial, which might be used for their purposes – with its dark blood red demon features, and giant glowing hideous shape – and he felt energy from it and stood trying to grasp what it was doing – and he realized it was made of some form of energy, and he considered if it was actually keeping itself alive, and in existence.

Ripley still could not believe the world was so totally empty, after them scanning and mapping the entire world, and searching every major structure, and it seemed the repulsive ending of their worse dreams, and that the human race could achieve so much and destroy itself.

After months the whole crew had realized it at some point and he was sure it could be the end of humans on the Earth as well!

The incredible thing was there were no real life forms found on the massive world, and they found little, and the information they found barely gave them anything about anything, and they might have forgotten their past and the outer universe, and there was nothing of what had happened, and many of the crew thought something of a diabolical nature had wiped them out.

The signal had finally properly returned, and was powerful enough for them to trace to the cavity, deep below a mountain, made of proper matter, located at the Antarctica.

Ripley recalled the life form they found in the chamber on the DP1 world and spotted a similar chamber in the darkness behind it, and realized why it was there, and that the DP1 one was to stop any extraterrestrials discovering what was below, and he realized that it was created to carry out a mission.

He watched what it did and wondered if it would vanish into nothing before giving them what they wanted, and he wondered if they could communicate with it, and if it even used language.

Suddenly they saw visions of star formations, and he suddenly realized it was making contact with them and showing regions of space, and he wondered if any of the crew could identify them.

It continued with the pursuit of an unknown goal and he tried to grasp what, and wondered if it was giving them the location of another world.

It showed them an exploration through the vast depths of the new universe, and he spotted a massive sphere of light glowing around the life form and he wondered what the hell it had been, as it was like an extraterrestrial ghost, and suddenly the visions vanished and the life form altered and vanished, and they started their investigations of its chamber.

 

Epilogue

 

First Contact

 

The whole chamber and outer cavity vanished and unfathomable impenetrable darkness emerged, and they stood silently.

Their eyes adjusted and Ripley thought he could see the shape of something and moved his hand towards his spacesuit light controls and turned on a small dim light, but only saw blackness, and before he did anything something lifted him and the other members of the crew up and shifted them away, with nothing visibly holding them, and Ripley felt a force moving them away into blackness, and he realized that it could kill him easily.

He tried to theorize what it could be there from what they had witnessed on the world and above cavity but there was nothing to actual grasp, and he studied strange dark shapes ahead, as they accelerated towards them.

When they appeared around him he felt himself stop and the ground below him appear and he shifted his light about, as the scientists silently discussed what was there, and Ripley focused his dazzled eyes on the dirt covering the ground, vaguely only seeing a dark cavity about him.

They examined everything and they only saw a large artificial black object in the rock of the mountain, and at a closer observation Ripley realized the object went deep into the mountain rock, and he wondered what the hell he was looking at, and why they had not detected it below the mountain when they scanned it.

Ripley was sure it could have been built when they first arrived on the world, and for the sole purpose of them discovering it, and he thought of all the occurrences and things it could have recorded over the history of the world, and their incredible civilization spreading over the whole of the massive world.

The roof seemed solid and the rock was capable of stay up and not collapsing down, and he spotted things on it that he was sure kept it up, when the rest of the mountain had crumbled down, leaving the cavity to the black object.

Again he realized they might find answers to all their queries, which they had longed to discover since the first discovery of the DP1 world, and he started exploring it with the others, and gradually explored more of the black object, and saw how undamaged it was, and he traced its sides into the rock, and with his spacesuit glove held out he started to feel its smooth surface, and wondered if the opening to the object was buried away in the rock, and if they could safely remove it.

As he wandered about he spotted something appear and turned his light on it, and watched the scientists spot it, and discover it was the entrance to the black object.

Inside the interior with his bright light on it was colossal and went away out into the distance, but what really staggered him was how advanced its technology was.

He was sure it was like the DP1 starship they found in the cavity of the DP1 world but he was sure it was far more highly advanced, and going by the original DP1 version, he estimated it went out for miles, and he stood with his mouth open for a few seconds, glaring out his spacesuit.

He looked for signs of any ancient activity everywhere, and tried to imagine who had created it, and how altered they had become, and what they had been really like, and he shuddered and knew he would have to investigate everything he could.

As they marched in everything changed, and their lights went out and thick endless blackness filled their vision and Ripley felt sensations of floating through space, and something emerged and opened like an energy curtain and he felt himself entering somewhere strange.

Ripley stood in a line with the other astronauts waiting and they saw a distant white radiance dimly glow, but they could not properly see it or its source, and Ripley saw nothing existed around them anywhere, and the floor beneath them was gone, and an eerie sensation gripped him, and he tried to grasp where they were, and he sensed a weird presence, and realized it came from the strange white radiance, and he studied it and saw it was light formations, perfectly symmetrically arranged in a circle, and he watched them surrounding them and realized he had seen them before, and he recalled them, and when the starship had left the universe before it had entered the new dimension, and had started shrinking, and the whole starship had vanished and they had been floating outside the universe and he had awoken and had been surrounded by the lights, and he realized they had saved their lives, as they had not properly entered the new dimension.

Ripley realized he and the other astronauts were forming into white lights, and he realized he had the DP1 extraterrestrial existence, hidden in his body, and that it had intended to alter into a human on the Earth, and that the early DP1 humans had created it, and he realized the white lights were what the DP4 humans had turned into, and he watched himself vanish from the blackness and reappear in whiteness, where he saw colossal lights everywhere, in a colossal mind-boggling universe, where worlds never existed, and he realized what had occurred, and of their transformation into transcendents, and they existed in eternal happiness.

 

Prologue

 

The Time Alterations

 

At the edge of the energy bubble, altering wildly, gleams of light from bright stars were being held motionlessly, and were being filmed and studied by the scientists.

The entire top of the castle was now covered in equipment and scientists studying the alien in the energy bubble, and of the discovery made earlier in close examinations of the energy bubble.

A clock placed at the end of a cable was entered into its field, and the scientist reacted immediately when they received results, and concluded that its precision digital numbers were being frozen, and into multidimensional forms as the cable shifted, and they studied the suspended cluster of partially transparent layers, as they moved in with cameras.

The two paranormal scientists were controlling the experiments of the leading scientists, and had gained a great deal of status and authority with them, and aboard the GX1, where most of the filming of it was being shown on the media.

Both occasionally gave detailed explanations of what they were doing, and believed was occurring, and they had the cable released further, edging it into the confines of the energy bubble, creating more spectacular optical effects with the clock, making it distort in twisted forms, like shaping beams of light with matter.

All the numbers on clock shifted fast forward to their surprise, and all the scientists, technicians, and archeologists there crowded around it loudly discussing it, and applauding the find, as it was the first discover of time travel.

Kruger stood with them startled, though he had known it existed, he had not proven it, and believed Don had traveled back in time, and he had been waiting for it to appear somewhere, to prove it, and for the event to take place, and he watched it wondering what the hell it was, as it was far more different than he had thought, and he had not realized or heard anything that could explain anything to him, and he had deliberately stayed near the two paranormal scientists and main scientists in hope of picking something up.

It looked as though it were rupturing space in a way that played with time. It had properties of suspending it! It was creating alterations in it and the fabric of space, but could it allow some form of gateway into the depths of time to exist?

Many of the leading scientists were carrying out numerous basic and complex experiments all around it, using equipment, and others were recording various things about it, and great amounts of detailed information were being sent back to the GX1 for them to analyze in a far greater degree.

Nobody had been able to determine its origins or if it came from the galaxy. Yet they were in another universe, which they had not checked in any proper degree, and there were many occurrences there and in the black hole that were still unexplained, and their voyage through the galaxy had shown that many mysterious things existed there.

It would take the rest of their lives to explore the place properly and make proper findings, and they may never fully achieve their goal, and it could be found long after they existed.

He had shuddered as he had studied its shape hovering about, and its occasional appearance, like a lion eyeing up its prey.

The abnormal antics of some of the scientists at times captivated him, mystifying him with the depth of their nervousness and fear of something! Some still repetitively studied the readings from their equipment and with alarm – preparing themselves for something, which he saw the two paranormal scientists slowly become aware of!

What the hell was it? What was the thing? Was it really a supernatural entity? Could something go wrong?

A swift flash of light appeared and exploded at the edge of a region of the energy bubble, silencing all the scientists.

From it they got a proper view of what happened when the light entered its radius, and they were able to analyze slowed down views of the occurrence.

Kruger listened to a scientist explaining the occurrences to an audience on the GX1, stating, “It manipulated space and time within its outer radius! It can accelerate, decelerate, and suspend it … The clock is now suspending it …”

The cable emerged outwards pulling the clock backwards, with its numbers swiftly turning backwards until its numbers once again became motionless, and Kruger considered if they could use whatever it was to make some form of time machine.

He wondered if in reality time was something far different from what they perceived. But would he ever know? And he just accepted the philosophy! And he was still sure Don was an older version of him!

“What are they intending to do with it?” he asked Mitchel, curiously. “Are they going to construct something from it?”

Mitchel examined him, almost sensing something, wondering why he had an interest, and looked annoyed about something.

“They, of course, have investigated little so far, and if they do, you will be informed!”

“If they can reconstruct it, they can use it for many things, including uses in industry!” he continued. “Stopping time is an incredible tool … With incredible uses …!”

“They have made other findings you know! If you take an observation of its shifting movements, for one thing – which they have been studying closely – its constrained pattern of movements has dramatically altered in some regions in space …”

Kruger examined its lethal appearance, like a large bubble full of pure transparent energy – buzzing wildly and dangerously – ready to discharge somewhere.

“Do you think you have created and have something new here?” he asked, firmly. “Two unheard of inventions of great power combined … The incredible paranormal energy source, in the depths of a new and different universe, with a different makeup, in a galaxy never seen before, with hidden powers beyond our imagination from such a rare being, combined with your energy bubble that has been discovered for the first time from all the technology of worlds, over hundreds of years!

“The combinations of powerful energy sources have created many great discoveries!”

“There may be! It could very well be a one of a kind situation, and we have perhaps a long time to explore it! Perhaps we could find some form of time travel – which may not be found anywhere else – or something else!”

“We may not need to wait that long!” Bryan stated, moving over. “Most inventions allow people to get their best properties straight away. They will in a few days be giving out all the details from all the findings, and from all the experiments, which may be very interesting if I am not mistaken. They have barely even scratched the surface of it!”

 

 

 

II

 

Its Capture

 

The time being might have been thrown into the realms of hell, into another reality, with its magical being shape altering and whirling within hideous energy surges, threatening to obliterate it, but it consistently had stopped it and it falling out of space and time altogether, and it had consistently altered.

The center of it had glowed bright like a sun from the energy that it had been trapped in, altering and becoming more powerful and then dimming, with it whirling increasing and decreasing, shaking everything furiously about from the impact of powerful energy forces, from something strange from outside, and though it had reappeared at the correct location, it had been trapped there.

It had remained perplexed, and it had stopped making attempts at escaping, and tried to establish what had gone wrong.

On and on it had kept going, and it had seen the humans emerge on the tower stares, and confirm what it had started to suspect, and that they had set a trap and had caught it. It had underestimated them greatly! It would have been normally virtually impossible to do what they had done, and it would be lucky to survive the ordeal! It slowly had realized that they had methods of detection that it had never heard of, but it also had slowly realized that they never had time travel as it had originally known.

After the shock of the encounter, and it had adapted its energy and structure to handle the energy bubble that they had trapped it in, and it had probed the humans and realized it had been lucky, and that they could have killed it, and that they wanted it for something, and it had realized that it had technology that it could use to bargain with, if they ever allowed it to communicate.

Their technology had been strange and some of it primitive to it, and it had even learned how most of it worked, and had been surprised that its race had missed it, and it had realized why.

It had probed their computer records, and had found how powerful their race was, and then had discovered the great revelation that they had arrived there from another universe, after hurtling through the outer limits of space and time, and it had seen the great use that they could have been to its race.

The opportunity to do something had been great, and its determination had turned almost inconceivable.

For a long time it had watched them at work, and their experiments, while its energy surges intermittently had played with it, in hideous attacks, and it had planned what it should do.

 

Part II

 

Beyond the Universe

Chapter 1

 

The Mind-Bending Black Hole

 

A bright explosion of radiance exploded out stunning Kruger as he came to. An immense whirlpool of shifting outlines of globes magically shifted by, and he studied it for a long time and realized that he had no body or proper presence, and was some form of force formation, and he was swirling out into a vortex of reshaping energy patterns that replaced reality, in a surreal splendor of transforming elements and that the mind-bending display of displacements were altering to something that he could not recognize.

Why he was there mesmerized him! Was he even classified as being alive?

He gave a vague gasp as reality magically spun around him in different patterns while he wondered how worse the situation could become. He could be trapped there for all eternity!

So when he saw a white blur in a miniature central region of darkness emerge ahead, as he swirled around, he grew interested, and he started to recognize more and more detail as it grew, and shifted he into it, and within its depths he saw magnificent distant stars, within a haze, blending into his surrounding brilliant colors.

Spectacular white beams exploded out, and stars shot to him, and he realized the tremendous speed that he was traveling at.

Space was expanding all across his front, and he floated into it.

Gradually he felt feelings and saw a transparent view of his body emerge as it transformed and became solid again, and he saw the others appear as ghost images, in the swirling brightness.

The voyager appeared and grew solid about him in stages, as it entered space and time, and magnificent bright white and golden lights filled his entire vision everywhere, as if he were floating into a form of cartoon universe.

The stars became dazzling, which he could not recognize! Their density filled space everywhere, and he was staggered that they could even exist in their state, without being pulled together into an immense explosion.

He exploded with excitement as he looked back and saw the biggest black hole that he had ever seen stretching across space, and he wondered why he was being thrown out of it, and he realized the immense speed that he had been traveling at.

The size of it looked close to the size of a small galaxy, and the vision staggered him and stuck in his mind as he watched it vanish out of view and the spacecraft become solid around him.

 

Chapter 2

 

The Monster’s Death

 

The monster/entity had turned mad in the end, especially when it had attacked the control center of the GX1 spacecraft.

The last shreds of its plan had been instantly ruined when the scientists at the other side of the spacecraft had activated a field that had thrown the whole spacecraft out of space and time, to kill it and escape with their lives.

It had been crazy, but it was all that they could do!

It had been hideous beyond anything anyone had seen, and resembled the devil itself! Not only had it been an entity/monster, altering from one form to another again, the G1 explosions had damaged it and its mind beyond repair, and it continued with only the one goal to kill every life form aboard, and take down the energy shield around the whole voyager to give it to the outer entity, and have it to repair the damage done to it.

Its last moments had been a chaos of killing and destroying everywhere, to gain control of the outer energy shield, but it was unable to think properly and realize how to remove the energy shield, and near the end had even realized that it was close to death and would not survive if it never.

Its last thoughts had been screams of agony, and it watched its existence in all the dimensions become annihilated.

The outer entity had monitored what it could, and had detected its madness with some fascination, as it had never known it!

For a long time it had been studying everything and trying to find another way to get the spacecraft!

After careful examinations of the spacecraft’s outer energy shield it had begun to realize that around the energy bubble there were small amounts of weak energy that could be used to attach some of its energy forms, and it had made a shield of energy made from itself around the energy shield, which would remain hidden there, so when the spacecraft left it would travel with it, and when possible, and they removed the energy screen, it would form into another entity/life form, capable of far more than the entity/human that it had put aboard, and it would become a vastly improved version of it.

 

Chapter 3

 

The Mind-Bending World

 

For a moment Kruger was staggered as a dazzling radiance blinded him, and he thought he had been thrown out of space and time all over again, and he realized that the space vehicle that he was in had crashed.

The sky outside the front of the vehicle was a mass of intense light, from immense stars nearby almost covering the sky there in white and gold, and it was so strange that he was sure that it was not even in another universe anymore, or was at the outer limits of the big bang of a universe, at a distant point.

He switched on a light screen, which shaded the intense light flare blasting into his brain, which now looked like the sun on Earth covering his entire front, and he checked the other two passengers of the vehicle, Major Ripley and Don, which he could now properly see near him.

Even after traveling beyond space and time the world that they were exploring was so mind-bending all the crew were virtually staggered at it all of the time. There was at least a billion light years of what must be the most compact region of space possible, and the world had to have the weirdest landscapes and scan results possible, which was another reason why they were exploring it.

The world about them was so altered from the normal the others never said anything and occasionally gave muffled gasps!

“So it has happened again?” Major Ripley moaned, and sniggered, glancing out at the world through a side window, with his hands shading his eyes, searching the outer landscape, in wonderment – wondering what they had thrown at him this time. Yet he like new occurrences and such excitement, and getting out the spacecraft.

“But I’ve not lost any memories of anything!” Kruger stated, checking his memory of everything that he could.

While Don nodded in agreement, he replied, “I have not forgotten anything either!”

The vehicle had crashed again as it had done on the world in the void, when the alien had wiped away most of their memories of the people in the vehicles to cover it being there, to get aboard GX1 spacecraft, but this time it was different, and Kruger gasped at the thought of the thing still being alive, and up to something.

It made him shiver thinking of all the occurrences that had happened over the past weeks, and wondered what the consequences of it all would be.

“The alien may have changed itself and its tactics, realizing the situation is different …” Major Ridley announced.

“Yet if it was aboard, why did it come out here? And why would it make us crash? And why would it even risk it – as it would know that we would not fall for it again. It is pointless …”

“It could have been an accident this time? Perhaps we have hit something?”

“But why were we all unconscious! That is a rare occurrence!”

Kruger felt his head for bruising – which he confirmed never existed …

“I do not recall us actually hitting something,” Major Ripley finally announced, after some thought, looking about outside, and below the vehicle. “Look! We’ve only skidded to a standstill into a bog of yellow crawling slime – and the vehicle has stopped itself automatically! Kruger! You’re the scientist here! You work it out for us!”

“Perhaps this time it was gas …?”

“As I have told you before there’s none in this model! And if this gas exists, it has no smell, and must be concealed somewhere! And I’m sure it would be of interest to the military … And for them to investigate why it was used …”

“There could be some gas in the atmosphere outside, and we may be taking in the outer atmosphere …?”

Major Ripley glanced through all the shuttles instruments, and replied, “If I can remember rightly, the vehicle automatically takes in the atmosphere, which it has been doing, as it is perfectly breathable, and that it would have stopped anything getting in that was unwanted … And there does not seem to be anything in here, or has entered here …”

“This is another universe! It has a different framework, and could have different laws of nature … Unknown to us …”

“Meaning what? In other words anything could happen out here now! Perhaps the gas just materialized here – knocked us unconscious – and vanished afterwards …”

“We better keep things open that’s all …”

Suddenly, Major Riley jumped, with his eyes jerked wide open, when a human figure shifted out of thick mist outside, at their side, and he removed his weapon.

“What is the distance to the nearest shuttle?” Major Ripley whispered, to confirm what he knew.

“Well, there are hundred vehicles out, and the nearest has to be miles away …”

“We better contact the others! Check what is happening!”

Kruger watched the strange figure move in close, and bang his large heavy glove hard against the vehicle window near him, and thought he recognized him for a moment.

The problem of having such a vast spacecraft and crew, which he had not gotten used to, was there were too many strangers aboard, and that they were always coming into contact with people that they never recognized, and he now knew hardly any of the other people in the vehicles, and going by what he had seen of Major Ripley and Don that they were the same.

There was nothing strange about the man, who was wearing a spacesuit without a helmet, and only did two things differently, which was his silent and strange look and him being there in the first place, as nobody had wanted to leave the protection of the vehicles, because of the place they were in and the hidden dangers.

Kruger wondered if he would make it home alive, which was incredible, after all the years of helping and preparing for the great voyage to the final frontiers of the universe. They must have done just about everything to check that nothing went wrong, and had proven to them that if anything new was actually found that there would not be any danger. They believed that dangers in space had been virtually annihilated, and were now just small accidents. The dangers of the past were thought to have been left behind. Even in wars, humans were very rarely ever killed, and were mainly fought with machines, and mainly robots, and the people involved hardly ever actually encountered dangers.

He could not place the stranger and put it down to memory loss from the encounter with the alien, and the strange environment of the new universe.

“I cannot reach them!” Major Ripley shouted.

“There could be some damage to the communications …”

“You mean something is blocking transmissions …”

Major Ripley stuck his face against the side window and studied his face and figure outside, and the man ignored him, waiting for him to open the door.

Kruger did think he looked familiar and acted like one of the crew, but so had the alien when it had done a perfect impersonation of him, as Dan.

“You will have to let him in or something!” Don announced. “At least talk to him through an opened window!”

“He could get in here anyway,” Kruger stated, after thirty seconds of silence. “The vehicles have no real defense against direct attacks – or from that alien.”

“That’s a good one! But we did drive back with that alien aboard the last time, and we could be blamed for helping it get aboard!”

He pressed a switch, and a window partly opened up, and he called out, “Someone must be in trouble for you to have come all the way out here! Across this place!”

“Correct!” the stranger replied. “Our vehicle crashed, and something killed all the crew … I just escaped, with my life …”

Major Ripley gasped, and asked, “What’s your name, and vehicle number?”

“I am Larsen of vehicle sixty!”

Kruger remembered the name, and had a vague recollection of him, and showed his recognition of him.

“I vaguely remember you too! Did you wake up unconscious? And was your communicator working?”

“Yes, we all woke up unconscious, and the communicator was not working … I used a device to detect your vehicle, which I knew was here, from our equipment earlier on …”

He showed them a hand device that was in his suit.

Major Ripley moved away from the door where the stranger was, and allowed Kruger to unlock the door, and they watched the air slightly react to the outer atmosphere of the desolate world.

They watched the man enter and speedily close the door behind him, as though he had been waiting to get in for a long time, and to get away from something, and they remained silent as warm air warmed the vehicle again.

“Now what will we do?” Kruger muttered, looking about outside. “You said that there is something deadly over there that killed your entire crew?”

“Our vehicle was surrounded by that hideous mist that floats about this place, and something smashed it to pieces, killing them, and escaped, as I was near the back …”

Kruger studied the man, and saw his fear of the place, and that he had been running to escape from it at one point.

“So we better get out of here …” Larsen warned, after they sat doing nothing for a minute. “If that thing gets over here …”

Major Ripley immediately jumped over to an area with controls and activated controls, and the vehicle lifted into the air, and floated forwards.

“But where are we going to?” Don asked. “There is more of a chance of it being in front than behind us, if we travel on. As it could spot us at a lot of locations moving on, but if remained here, it will only be able to find us at this spot …“

“Correct!” Larsen replied first. “But this vehicle can swiftly fly upwards, at any speed, and can even travel in space, and that thing cannot leave the ground as far as I saw!”

Major Ripley continued on the course they had been on before the crash, ready to lift into the air when needed, and they all seemed more relaxed by it.

When they finally heard a noise from the communication device, Major Ripley jumped to attention and stopped the vehicle, and moved in beside it, and had Don take control of the vehicle, because he was the most alert and ready to handle anything coming at them

“Vehicle four here!” Major Ripley announced. “Any information on why the communications were down?”

“Ripley! This is Major Douglas in vehicle two. It seems to have happened again! All the communications were down! They only returned to normal a few minutes ago! We seem to have a different problem this time! All the vehicles crashed, but the vast majority are running again! They’re working on the problem back at the GX1. This time, all the vehicles have been ordered to continue with what they were doing!”

“What’s the distance to vehicle sixty from us?”

“It’s just over three miles from you! Why?”

“Do me a favor! Was Larsen there?”

“Yes! But we have not had any reply to our communications to it!”

“That’s because something has attacked and killed all the crew, except Larsen! Who is in here …”

“My God! So there is something out here! I will check for anything from the vehicle! We’ll have to warn everyone about it! I don’t think they will cancel this mission, especially if that alien is here, and impersonating someone, and is trying get aboard again. In fact, I think I would rather stay out here than be stuck aboard with that thing!”

 

Chapter 4

 

The New Alien/Entity

 

From nowhere, with an inconceivable speed, a concentrated sphere of energy had appeared, vaguely even being detected by its senses due its formation. Except its acceleration left it staggered!

The new alien had remained dormant and as the rest of the GX1 spacecraft as altered energy shifting through what was beyond space and time, taking a few scans and recordings of its surroundings by its automatic senses, but when it had entered the new universe its senses had detected what was there, and it had partially come to life to investigate what was there, while keeping itself as an energy coating around the spacecraft’s energy shield.

It had sensed that the humans inside the spacecraft had also been staggered by the outer universe, and analyzed its surrounds with amazement, and even thanked the humans for giving it a chance to study such phenomena.

Everything about it had been beyond its knowledge and incredible, and it considered if it was another like itself that had created it all, with inconceivable dimensions and powers, far beyond it, and its knowledge and powers, like it compared itself to its original self billions of years ago.

The void was nothing compared with it! It had all the relevant information that the entity had, and it had been built to handle what it possibly could, and was a compressed version of it, which it had created with the help of the knowledge that it had taken from the spacecraft, and its compressed size.

The black hole was incredible, and its voyage through it, and it had allowed it to travel a great distance, and it wondered if it could get information on how the spacecraft had entered it.

It had observed that the spacecraft had clearly come from such a place, and that its technology was surely greater in many ways to what existed in the new universe. Yet its size was so small that it had still confused it! Could it itself recreate such a thing in a larger size? Should it capture it if possible, or get enough information to recreate it?

Its mission was clearly defined, and it was only able to alter it to achieve its goal. But if it could not return it would have to remove its programming, and mission, and continue as a replacement of the entity.

Thus it soon set itself the task of exploring everything that it could, to gain all the knowledge that it could.

A surge of energy forces that it had never conceived existed had hit its probing forces from the stars, shocking it and fascinating it at the same time. It had been unbelievable and glorious, and it admired it greatly, but had sensed some danger from it, as with its encounter with destruction on its creation.

Through its thoughts a blur of radiation had swirled out of the blackness. Strange energies without any meanings had sent sensations through its structure.

Amidst its awesome powers it had detected the core of the GX1 spacecraft, and it supplying its propulsion forces and energy protection shield, and considered if there was a way to stop its powers reaching the propulsion forces and energy protection shield. At the speed that it was traveling at it should it how powerful it was, and that it could not affect it.

It had sensed that the humans could not use the spacecraft’s higher speeds, at hundreds of times the speed of light, because of the short distances between the stars there, with the immense amount of worlds, moons, asteroids – and that they had a problem.

The entity had always thought of things in size, and small had always been powerless and about useless, and it had realized that far greater powers could exist in it and it being concentrated.

It had visualized the appearance of the stars at a close range, and considered how it could use such forces, and it imagined using such forces, and using the technology of the spacecraft with them, and it hurtling through the universe to anywhere.

The entire energy surrounding it and exploding from stars blanketing out any darkness had overwhelmed it, and even worried it, and what could exist in its depths, and it had detected incredible things there, and considered if it could leave there if it had to, and if it could get back to the void to the entity, which surely could do something with the knowledge it would give it, and if it could get back there.

Its body had absorbed the power with enchantment, as it could not recall having taken in such forces since its creation.

After many probes, and unsuccessful probing of the spacecraft, including through multidimensional sensors, it had accumulated everything that it could and had started to examine what it had accumulated.

The unique energy shield of the spacecraft had stayed a great interest to it, and it had consistently considered if it could recreate it, as a defense.

All its knowledge of the spacecraft had been little, and from what it had gained would take it a long time to find what it wanted, if it actually had enough to find what it wanted – unless it got aboard, and it had realized again why its main mission was to get aboard, and study it, with the possible chance of capture.

If it let it go it would be a mistake, as it had realized that it could be the only time it would come across such a phenomenon.

The vastness and powers of what it had become so vivid, and it had realized that it would have transform into something new, and it had thought of its original thoughts of the object’s discovery, and of the finding of the things in it, and at the same time it had detected with amazement it was decelerating, and it had detected its surveillance of a world ahead, and it had been sure that it intended to make contact with it.

When it had gone into orbit around it, it had probed the world with fascination, and even lost interest in what was happening to study what it found. It had never seen anything like it before, and it had been fascinated at what could exist there, without it knowing that it could exist, even with it being outside its normal reaches. It marveled at what it had been missing while drifting and constructing itself in the void.

What strange things existed there? It was always interested in new discoveries, science, and inventions, and had it marveled at the years ahead of it! What other wonders would it find? Where would it end up?

It had left the voyager to carry out its mission, and explored the world the best that it could in its present state, as it had been still evolving itself into the entity/life form that it had been programmed to alter into.

It had been surrounded with mind-bending wonders and visions as it had explored what it could, seeking answers, and it had returned to surveying the GX1 when it had landed, and later on it had detected some of the humans leaving it, and going outside the energy screen again, and it had examined their free thinking states and realized that it could reproduce one of them easily, as it had been programmed to do, and it had made them all unconscious and had replaced one of them with an identical copy, which it could control and exist in, to enter the energy shield of the GX1.

 

Chapter 5

 

The Second Crash

 

The vehicle was racing along when there was a firm shudder, making them jerk up and down, and it when crashing down into a pool of water below, thumping into the edge of an area of mud, splashing mud and water everywhere, over the windows, blinding their view, and Kruger turned and hit the side of the vehicle, hurting his elbow.

Though Major Ripley seemed to be the only real one to get hit by the impact, and grasped his leg and held it for a few minutes, from the pain of it being bashed against the controls at his front.

“What the hell was that?” he moaned, trying to see out the vehicle, while checking the instruments confused, trying to get what was happening. “This place will be the end of me …”

“It seems to have happened over again!” Larsen stated, still believing they were doomed to death, as if they were only temporally avoiding death.

“But why are we not unconscious this time?” Major Ripley replied swiftly, trying to get what he had missed. “We’ve barely made an hour of our journey from the spacecraft, and have crashed again …”

“Perhaps this world is different from the other world in the void, and there is something else here that is causing it …”

“What something else …” he moaned, lifting his knee, examining it, and placing it back down. “I don’t know whether to be glad with that thought … If this thing is the original alien, then we have had it. But if it is something new, are we better off …?”

“The others were killed …!”

“Great! So now it is down to how bad a death we may receive!”

“Exactly!”

“So how quickly and painfully did that thing in the other vehicle kill them then …?”

“I would say they were about the same …”

“Great! Absolutely great!”

Kruger tried checking the instruments from where he was, and gave up, as they never showed anything.

“What condition is the vehicle in then?” he finally asked.

“It is not working, and it does not have anything on what the cause of it …”

“We’d better contact the others then!”

Major Ripley started using the communications equipment to contact his old friend Major Douglas, and told him, “Our vehicle is down! We have crashed into a pool …”

Major Ripley tried seeing through areas of the windows that had thinner mud over them.

“Your vehicle has crashed!” Major Douglas spluttered out, staggered at what he had told him. “You’d better get out of there now!”

“Why?”

“Just get the hell away from the vehicle …!”

“How will we get transport to move on …?”

“There have been reports of other crashes since all the vehicles crashed earlier, and the occupants have been killed …”

“What direction will we go in …”

“We have your location! Go to your right, and I’ll have a vehicle pick you up as soon as possible! But get as far away from there as possible!”

Major Ripley shuddered, and switched off the communications equipment, and yanked a switch and the vehicle doors all opened up, and water and muck came pouring in, flooding the vehicle, making it sink, and they looked around for an area to get out to.

Kruger pointed at an area near him that was the nearest to solid ground, and he rushed through the outside bog, of thick black chemical stinking muck, going up to his knees, and the others followed.

They were lucky they wore waterproof spacesuits or they would have been soaked in it, and they reached the land and rested their legs, and looked around them.

“We have to go right of the vehicle!” Major Ripley announced, and started leading them in that direction, marching firmly.

Kruger marched after him, and watched Don and Larsen walking together behind him, talking about the crashed vehicle, and examining the damage to the front of the vehicle where it had crashed, and they watched it until a strange vapor cloud shifted about it, like it had some form of intelligence, and the vehicle vanished out of sight.

 

Chapter 6

 

The Time Being

 

A miniature white explosion magically hovered inertly in mid-air, frozen in time, in front of the time being as it concluded its experiments on the newly acquired explosive.

It allowed the explosion to progress at a slow rate, as it walked up to it and studied in every detail, which it had planned to do.

The room was at the top of a high tower of a structure that was not an advanced structure but a building that resembled an ancient fairy-tale/horror film castle, made of square stones barely stuck together, centuries old, which had crumbled away in large regions, and rested high in the air, above any human structure, on a massive rock pinnacle, towering over the mind-bending world, surrounded by a sky that would have startled any alien in the universe with its stars and phenomena, covering almost every square inch, resting on the opposite side of the world from where the GX1 was positioned.

The time being came from an ancient race that had advanced science to incredible lengths, and had colonized an entire galaxy at one time, and after many genetic alterations had turned themselves into a master race, with abilities unheard of before, but had eventually altered themselves into a more warlike race, which had eventually killed itself off in wars, and which had been remembered throughout galaxies for thousands of years.

The few survivors of the race were condemned by other races all over space, as well as being condemned by their own race, and they never attempted to rebuild their empire, which had eventually turned into new types of entities/time beings, who were immortal, and used time travel.

The time being had made a mistake when it had been younger and had been captured and imprisoned on the world, and had made itself the ruler of the world, with its powers, which had grown progressively, over centuries.

Its powers were now colossal, especially in the central galaxy, and it did incredible things, and worked away in its mountain castle carrying out its experiments and explorations, separated from the outside universe.

It created bright flashes of light with its mind, and a loud whirling sounds appeared, similar to a whirlwind, growing from a whisper to a loud mechanical whirl, and it became mingled with a crackling, like a crackling fire, from within it.

The room vibrated around the being as it exploded with power that shuddered through the whole tower!

The room looked like a medieval laboratory, but was full of highly advanced scientific objects, with the being’s other things, which included pieces of strange creatures.

A diagram was sketched across the center of the floor, with symbols around it, and above it the being turned into a bright white light floating and spinning through the air.

It whirled fast, and sparks of colored light went around its fringes, and thousands emerged and spread out across the whole of the room, while the sparks of energy created flashes of light over the damp stone walls, and sounds from it became deafening.

The center of where the time being was turned bright like a sun, and it continued to become brighter, and the whirling increased louder, shaking everything furiously, including the whole stone tower, until it looked as though it would go crashing down and over the cliff, to the fantastic world below.

An explosion of light and sounds blasted out and it suddenly vanished, and the time being traveled away into the past.

Within seconds it made a reappearance, and reformed into what it had been before it had left, reforming into its original self.

The air from it blew everything light around, and a whispering came from somewhere, and its long shape formed, and sounds vanished and altered to a voice from it, chanting strange sounds.

The being screamed as it formed back into a being, and the tower blocks stopped shaking under it, and the energy turned to a whirling light buzzing around its shape!

Shapes and colors formed within it, and an upright almost human-like form appeared, and glowed within the light. The being was over eight feet tall and at least four feet wide at the top, and flickers of its unusual skeleton became visible inside it.

A blast of brightness exploded out with beams of colored light, and vanished away into a cloud of smoke, and the noises stopped, and its massive shape stepped out of the white smoke.

It wore a large black medieval-type cloak, covered in stars and strange symbols, sketched over it, and where its eyes once must have been there were glowing red lights.

The time being had traveled back in time and had carried out its mission, and had reappeared seconds after it had left, and it continued with its experiments on the miniature white explosion, and made it magically hover inertly in mid-air.

 

Chapter 7

 

The Lost World

 

A deep intensely cold haze edged its way over the wonderland world that surrounded them, as Kruger stood examining some vegetation near where they had stopped to rest. It was nothing like anything that he had seen on any of the other worlds that he had visited or seen elsewhere.

He could not get if it was the strange environment about him or all the strange stars blanketing the sky, or something strange existing there, or the universe that they were in, or a combination of them that created different reactions.

Strange vapor clouds shifted about their sides, always following, shadowing them, at a distance – probing them, and analyzing them for some purpose.

He had stopped wondering if they had intelligence a few miles back, when he had proved they had, he had seen Major Ripley realize it too, and he vaguely watched it linger over deep meteorite craters in the mind-bending landscape.

He watched it now to find out what form of life it was. What did it use to exist? What was it doing?

He felt like getting some samples from it, but decided to wait until he was with the others, and they could check if it was dangerous.

A peculiar whisper of something came from an unknown place far away, and he considered if it was from the clouds or something else, and what else it could be.

Major Ripley moved in close to him, with interest.

“How the hell did that happen? The sun rose just before we left the GX1!”

The sun was sinking deeper into the skyline, and areas of fog illuminated like the luminary rays of bright alien moonshine – from the rays beaming from powerful stars.

Gusts of air blew and withdrew in the opposite direction, blowing and sucking, giving Kruger the feeling that something invisible nearby was breathing over him, or something was there and the environment was reacting to its presence and its paranormal powers.

The two paranormal scientists would love it, he was sure. They were out there in another vehicle.

It had been them that had first found the world, and come out with the idea of the GX1 going to the world.

They had become great and famous celebrities aboard the GX1 since saving everyone from the alien, when it had been found out by all the media there, and were now adored by the military and the president, who had been at deaths door when they had saved them, and took them away out of the universe to where the alien could not go.

The media on the GX1 had given the story full coverage for weeks, and the president and military had given the two paranormal scientists full military protection around their laboratory and scientists and all the equipment to investigate everything that they could about what had been experienced by everyone when they had left the universe.

What everyone had experienced there and had said had been a mass of confusion, and many people thought that something else had happened!

Hundreds of scientists all over the ship were now working on finding a way to get them back to the normal universe.

Even though many did not want to leave, and wished to investigate everything there for the totality of the voyage – as they were sure they would not experience anything like it throughout the rest of the voyage, and perhaps their lives.

The surrounding space was incredible, and was packed with a density that was not thought possible, and had been for a long time, and such a state of density and such large suns would have caused the whole region to collapse into a huge black hole or at least an immense sun or suns, and scientists and everyone else aboard had been and were investigating it and thousands of other discovered phenomena.

Many scientists and others thought the whole place was a central galaxy where all the rest of the universe was imploding to, and that there were outer small galaxies being pulled into.

The two paranormal scientists had tried informing others of their investigations of paranormal disturbances there, and had soon withheld their research from them, as they had soon found out that they refused to accept anything of that nature, and they now avoided giving any details of anything of that nature, especially to the military.

They had given Kruger some of their findings and thoughts of paranormal activity and strange occurrences occurring there, and he had given them his thoughts about it, and that he was not fully sure what to make of it as they had only proven that large amounts of strange energy surges and energy reactions were coming from there, and it was then that they had informed him of the discovery of the world that they were on, and that they had detected it as one of the high energy spots being investigated by them.

Since the main point of investigation of the GX1 was worlds, and that nobody had else found any proper worlds, it was soon a major place to investigate, and the scientists all voted to go to the world, and the two paranormal scientist were congratulated with another major discovery when they found it not only inhabitable but full of advanced and unknown phenomena, and mind-bending wonders, which were detected from the GX1, and with there being so many scientists and others being on the voyage for such discoveries, a hundred vehicles were allowed out to map and investigate it.

They found the remains of some form of advanced civilization, at the opposite region of the world, from scans of the world from orbit, before it had landed, and many wanted to see the site.

Kruger had been amazed at the findings of the scientists on the day before they had left the ship. There were energy surges and strange occurrences all around the world, and sightings of life forms and what was thought to be entities all over the world.

Nobody, not even the two paranormal scientists, knew what was there, and many even withdrew from visiting there, especially after the encounter with the alien.

The other scientists ignored that and continued with their explorations.

Kruger had wished to join the two paranormal scientists at first, as he knew they wished to visit somewhere in particular and that they had found something there, but he had decided not to disappoint Major Ripley and to join him.

Kruger wondered where the two scientists were, and if they had crashed like they had, and he watched the pale sun vanish into the thickening gray mist, which started to surround them.

 

Chapter 8

 

The Fog

 

On the horizon a big moon brightly shone more light across their path, as it rose over the horizon, with its lunar radiance reflecting intense starlight, and Kruger studied it with surprise, watching swirled clouds shifting over its surface, as he had not seen a moon with an atmosphere and clouds, and he even saw areas of water and green shades of what had to be large vegetation.

The fog crept over the landscape and began covering most of the swamps, and thickened so much that the powerful beams of starlight could only penetrate thin areas of it.

As they marched on behind Major Ripley almost walking into it, while ignoring it, Larsen started getting nervous and began complaining to Major Ripley, who ignored him at first, with being so determined to get away from the region of the vehicle.

His legs became stuck in a deep bog of stinking vegetation, and Kruger saw he was getting tired, and watched the others and noticed that they were complaining too.

It was then that Major Ripley finally slowed, and Kruger looked about, and saw that the fog made a circle around them, at the same distance all the way round them, and was intensifying rapidly, and he knew that they were trapped in it.

“Where are we going …?” Larsen moaned heavily, tired, fighting for air, angry that he had been put into another situation.

Major Ripley stopped annoyed at the way things were going, and walked back towards them.

“What is the problem? We’ve hand held weapons that have been used on worlds all over our galaxy – which have beaten some of the most largest, deadliest, invincible, and advanced aliens and civilizations …”

He swiftly removed his weapon like an ancient gunfighter, and swiftly smashed an immense meteorite boulder into dust, and disintegrating the rest in seconds.

Kruger and Don got his point, and it amazed Kruger that the vehicles had seemed so defenseless against attacks. On normal worlds their hand weapons were enough, and as powerful as the largest bulky weapons on most aliens worlds, and were probably of actually great use here if their imaginations never kept throwing situations up of what could exist, which the alien in the void had done, since it declared war on them.

It was only thought that higher intelligent beings of big advanced civilizations had the means to match their defenses.

Just to create a weak version of the energy shield of the GX1 took far more energy than most of the largest alien spacecrafts could produce.

“You never saw that thing kill the rest of my crew!” Larsen moaned, slightly satisfied by the dramatic display and the deadliness of their weapons, reminding him of the power of the weapons, which they had not used.

Major Ripley seemed to recall some of his old training, and pointed at the weapons on their spacesuits, and ordered them to remove them, and they removed them, and he had them practice firing them at objects.

Kruger fired away at distant objects amazed their power, and continued firing into the distance, testing what range they could go to. It amazed him that they never got the chance to use them. He was even sure by the way people reacted to them that there was some rule and spacecraft rule preventing people using them, unless it was they had to, to save their lives.

He still thought that they should have more of the military on the vehicles though. He tried firing into a dense area of the thick fog, now going around them like wheel rim, and was amazed that it reacted and split open to avoid the energy blasts, and it quickly filled itself in afterwards.

The world about their sides was full of swamps, bogs, ditches, and bubbling pools of stinking chemicals and water. Chemicals in thick concentrated pools poured out gases through the cooling air giving it a sulfur stench, which they gave an occasional cough to, when it got deep and concentrated in their lungs.

The fog crept more rapidly towards them all around them, and Major Ripley gasped slightly, and smelt the air, and announced mainly to Larsen, “We’ll have to enter that! There is no other way! Besides we will be getting help here soon …”

“From your communications device – giving out our location?”

“Correct! There is not enough power in the thing for communications at the distance the others are, but it will give our location to them …”

“So we only need to handle this fog …” Don coolly replied, surprising Major Ripley again with his coolness, which always seemed to be there, as though he knew what would happen.

It gave Kruger a great deal of happiness thinking that he was not just a twin, but Don was him from the future, and that he would survive such situations.

Yet at times he doubted it, and knew time could be altered anyway. He wondered if he shot himself, and Don was a future version of him, if he would vanish upon his death.

 

Chapter 9

 

Trapped

 

The fog engulfed them, and swiftly thickened up about them, and blinded them, but in areas in thinned out and they caught glimpses of the ground beneath their feet as they plodded on, wondering if the others could actually find them there, and why they had not taken more drastic measures earlier on to avoid it, when it had started appearing.

Kruger studied the thick fog about him, seeing what it did, and saw that it reacted less now that they were in it and not at the fringes of it, and wondered if he was part of it or something now, or it just considered them part of it.

Suddenly, a light appeared deep in the fog to their side, and Major Ripley took them close to it, surely considering if it was the recovery vehicle. Yet Kruger watched it vibrating up and down, and brighten, and its beam pointed near them.

A sluggish gurgling of something wading deep in and out of bogs ahead moved their way, confusing them more, and Major Ripley stopped his rush forwards, and came to a halt in a thinner area of fog where the visibility was better, and his familiar rugged look shone out of the fog, listening and observing everything ahead, in confusion.

He then placed the light near his head, and stood with his light shining over his face.

“We better be prepared …” he muttered. “I never heard any vehicles sounds from there …”

“I never either …” Kruger agreed, looking concerned, considering what they were encountering.

“We better have our weapons ready then!” Major Kruger stated, removing his weapon, and waited for the others to remove their weapons and get the feel of them.

“Perhaps we should inform the others in the vehicles?” Larsen asked. “We could check if it is anything to do with them?”

Major removed his communicator, and silently started trying to contact the vehicle with Major Douglas, and when he could not pick it up he tried to contact any vehicle that he could, and stood surprised when he never.

“Could this fog stop the communicators working …?” he asked them, trying to grasp the situation.

“Not normally!” Kruger answered first. “But this fog, and it being on this world, in an alternative universe, changes the rules.”

“So once again it could be anything!”

Larsen moved in close, to show his worried features.

“Don’t forget that thing that attacked us …” he stated, and moved backwards, as Don moved in, and Kruger examined him, and his forced reactions.

“Will they be able to detect where we are with the communicators out?” Don asked them, with a glimpse of worry.

Kruger could not be certain if he was really reacting or not!

Yet it did seem as though he was experiencing new things now, and had not actually gone through the encounters, and he was sure that if he was from the future that things had changed as they were now in an alternative universe, and he was reacting to the fact that he would be experiencing new things, and he wondered again if he was there to prevent something from happening, without altering anything else.

Yet Kruger realized that there was no real proof, and that his reactions were really different, and he saw that he could not depend on such fantasies, and he recalled that he had not originally believed in time travel, and especially not in traveling backwards in time.

Why had nothing been discovered there? The technology and all the research into it would have at least proven its existence!

Major stood checking his communicator device, and put it away, and avoided replying to Don. Surely to avoid adding to their problems!

“There was a device on my spacesuit sending out footage of what happened!”

“So we better stay around here!” Larsen added. “As they will arrive there then …”

“Correct! But we better check what that light is as best as we can, without being seen.”

Kruger realized that he would properly never experience anything like this place and this universe again if he made it back alive to the normal universe and the Earth. He would remember it forever, and he was sure he would be remembered in the history books for taking part in it all.

He wondered if it would be proven that time travel existed, and he realized if it did and Don had traveled back in time that he would have to go through everything over again, and that he may alter things and do things differently from what Don had done, and that he might do something that alters things by accident, and that he could also be stuck in a scenario of travel back in time and living out the events for the rest of his life.

 

Chapter 10

 

The Beast

 

Strange multicolored streaks of starlight exploded through thin fog, and Kruger was reminded of the fast rotation of the world, and in the sky above him massive blinding stars were appearing.

The light from one star’s flickering streak hit his face like a desert sun being shaded by something. It was a truly unique world that saw no darkness, and probably would never know it.

He wondered again, from his normal scientific perspective, what the larger and more advanced life forms on the world would be like in such an environment. They had seen little so far, as the spacecraft had landed in one of the most barn regions of it, as there had been few regions for landing the immense spacecraft.

The lights above rapidly engulfed them, and they lost more of what little sight they had, as they had briskly sheltered their eyes, and still tried to examine everything.

If only the vehicle had not crashed and they were out there exploring where they were supposed to. He would be extremely annoyed if they found the things that he wanted to discover without him.

Thick volcanic soil shrouded everything, covering their boots with muck, and their lower spacesuit with dust, and Kruger imagined the mind-bending landscapes beyond, and he realized that he no longer felt tired.

It was shocking how easily they had got trapped and lost, and the worst part was he could not realize how they could have avoided it. They should have stuck to the exact place that they were to be, for the vehicle to find them. But in the dense fog with all its vast dangers they soon kept altering course, and everything turned indistinguishable.

At one point slight gaps leading through into distant areas showed outer empty fogless regions. But Major Ripley stuck to the same general direction, and he was too tired to alter his course.

A peculiar whistle still shadowed them from an unknown place, driving Kruger insane trying to identify it.

Their legs almost became stuck in some deep bogs of stinking rotting vegetation and chemicals, which resembled quicksand as it grew in depth, and he would wonder how such chemicals got there. Many smelt like they had been dumped there by some industrial site, and he considered if an intelligent species there could have built civilizations there. But his mind refused to accept anything without further evidence, and he continued on going.

Then, out of nowhere, a light emerged through some strange undergrowth, and its radiance pulsated like a living entity, magically illuminating the fog and strange tree forms, creating mind-bending shadows that weaved and probed though the mist.

While they silently and casually stopped and observed it, heavy pounds of something of incredible size and weight rushed out towards them, causing them to scurry away without being able to see anything behind them.

They furiously moved their legs in and out of bogs as it grew nearer and deadlier, causing their legs to become painful and tired, shifting away to hard ground, to be able to escape better.

It was like their last stand, and being on the edge of their destruction, and Kruger watched how each of them reacted, and noticed Don reacted the least again, and even looked as if he had no intention of trying to kill the thing with his weapon.

They ran almost blindly up and down over bogs and humps, rushing through to where they believed there was flat ground.

Heavy beast sounds furiously exploded out nearby, and clearly chased after them, and Kruger considered turning and firing his weapon. It was common for large animals to become frightened and withdraw from being fired on.

Loud explosions surely would scare it enough to avoid them!

It was like a strange nightmare, and finally annoyed enough at Major Ripley’s avoidance of doing anything at all to save them he swiftly turned and blasted away at what looked like an immense shadow on the fog, where the sounds exploded out!

They were breathless, and they all stared blankly at him, and he wondered what Major Ripley was thinking, and what his explanation for not using his weapon would be.

The thing, as far as he could see and hear, never even acknowledged his direct hit on it, and it left him confused. Firstly, the energy beam he blasted into there could have been weakened by the thick fog, and he tried to recall if it had been and anything that he had heard about it, and he decided to try again if it appeared visible to him, and he considered if this was why Major Ripley had not fired.

Their legs could not take them fast enough, and the thing soon started closing in on them, and Kruger cursed their stupid idea of running, as they could have entered a thin area of the fog and used all their weapons on it at the one time, and they would not have tired themselves and allowed the thing to think they were its prey.

The shape of a vehicle appearing through the vapor was blissful, and they all stared fascinated with it and in their luck, and Kruger spotted Don’s reactions and that he was surprised.

Its lights radiated its shape and them, and they forced their legs to go faster to avoid the thing behind them pulling a final surprise on them before they could be saved.

The vehicle and the appearance of two other vehicles at its side was ecstasy, and a glimpse of reality amidst their surrounding desolate hell.

It was like a phantom place out on the edge of realism, on the bounds of what lay beyond – with the beats charging out of the depths of hell, and they were reappearing into reality.

The place looked static, and supernaturally glowing, and Kruger considered if he could have the paranormal scientists check if there was any paranormal activity there.

Forms of plants broke to pieces as they ran through them, and large tree vegetation looked as if they were ready to fall to dust, as though it were suspended there on the edge of reality!

Behind him, within shifting lights of stars, shifting through the fog with the world’s fast rotation, he finally saw a ghost image of the thing chasing them, shifting out of the fog covering its hideous deadly features.

Yet all his looks back never showed him a proper view of the heavy monster thing rampaging towards them, and he wondered if the thing was playing with them – like a cat with a mouse, and waiting until it fully had them – before paralyzing them with fear by rushing out at them at full speed.

His mind conjured up monster creatures as they moved to where the vehicles were, and they rushed into one, exhausted and staggered, and at the doorway Kruger watched and listened as the door shut and the vehicle left, and he heard hungry grunts from it and its powerful movements rapidly taking it as close to them as it could, and he saw a giant ghost monster cat creature floating out of the mist, as it leaped through the air at them, snapping its massive jaws.

 

Chapter 11

 

The GX1 Discovery

 

The time being had sensed the landing of the incredible GX1 from its immense surges of energy blasting through time, at least a century before it had occurred, and further out in time than it could normally travel, especially with its limited power.

At first it had resembled a miniature black hole with its incomprehensible powers, which it had never seen before, or even heard of from its recollections of its mighty empire.

Its pure magnitude even made it avoid it for many years, for fear of destruction, but it then realized that it would confront it, and would have to discover what was there, which it considered was one of the main reasons for the fall of the empire of its race.

It soon started work on ways to conceal itself and avoid detection, and began to send probes that concealed its presence, and started to get information on what was there.

The colossal size of it left it staggered! Its race had never built anything like it! It had found ways to travel space at the speeds that it needed, and had not attempted to create such a space vehicle. It was sure it had come from a distance galaxy!

It soon proved that it had the ability to become undetected, and thought of the uses it could use its technology and knowledge for.

It was sure that it was the last of its species, and thought it had happened because of its location, dwelling far beyond the outer universe, and because it was more advanced than the rest of its species. It surely now was far superior to all its ancestors, and the greatest scientist, with one flaw, of it being imprisoned on the world, even with it being the ruler of the world, with its powers.

It had many times thought of reproducing its species, in an altered form, capable of surviving and being a master race, and creating a better and proper empire that was capable of surviving, but it never bothered, as it would have taken it years to create the right resources.

Its powers were immense though, and it could alter and do incredible things, and it worked away in its castle carrying out its experiments and explorations, and considered where it could go with the space vehicle.

 

Chapter 12

 

The Center of Space

 

Trillions of magnificent stars shone everywhere, turning the whole sky golden, except for the colossal black hole at its center.

The sight was fantastic, and probably the most magnificent sight Kruger had ever seen, and he thought he sensed mysterious and dangerous things existed there.

They stood on the flat top of a high hill, overlooking the world for approximately fifty miles in every direction, and watched the fog blanketing the entire frontal world, going into the horizon, where the GX1 was positioned.

Around twenty of the main vehicles on the world were positioned behind all the men from the vehicles, positioned around the edge of the cliff, where the majority were examining the incredible view.

Many filmed the sight, which made the whole voyage worth taking part in, and the rest were scientists carry out their work with their equipment, with some of the military, including Major Ripley, checking the world for dangers.

Kruger stood with the two paranormal scientists, Mitchel and Bryan, with their equipment and scientists, examining everything around them.

They had confirmed it was the central galaxy of the universe, and the black hole, where they had appeared there from, was at the exact center of it, in the middle of the sky, with them examining it, facing the entire the center of the universe, and center of space.

The black hole interested the majority of the scientists and military, as it was considered to be the only way to return to the universe, and it was the only proper view of it that had emerged so far – from a distance away from it – which allowed all of it to be properly visible – with its influence on the surrounding galaxy.

The entire galaxy seemed to be in orbit around it, and Kruger gasped, wondering how they had managed to escape from it. But he knew the power of the GX1, and what it was capable of.

Kruger wondered if there was a central galaxy at the center of his universe, and wondered how they could have missed such a sight, and the multitude of stars.

“So that was the center of space?” Kruger asked the two paranormal scientists, staring at the center of the black hole, recalling their appearance there.

“Yes! Their instruments proved it …” Bryan replied. “It seems to be centered perfectly …”

He wondered why they were so positive, and how they had detected it.

The red rock about them glowed brightly from the ultra-bright light from the sky, and it was like a dream world.

The world’s fast rotation had put them directly under the center of the central galaxy, and the suns now virtually covered all the sky, in all their different sizes, going deep into the immense galaxy. They were so packed together that there was virtually no blackness of space left in the sky.

Kruger examined the whirled black circle of the center of space, with the suns whirled around it, going into all the horizons. The stars whirled around it made it look as if it really covered the whole sky. There were lines of suns going towards it! Some suns were visibly moving across the sky towards it.

They would end up going into it, and being unable to travel through the gateway, like they had, would be destroyed. The debris from the suns thinly covered the whole central galaxy with particles, gas, dust, stones, boulders, and many other things.

Debris from it was scattered all over the world, and there were areas of dense space clouds and debris everywhere in the sky, with massive clouds of asteroids.

It was almost beyond his comprehension how much power it had. The center of space was clearly responsible for the central galaxy having so many massive suns, novas, and other strange sun formations.

They watched a sun burn bright in the depths of space, and they saw another asteroid soar across the atmosphere in a ball of flames, blazing through the atmosphere, leaving a trail of smoke, being followed by a shower of small meteorites streaking across the sky.

A distant thud was felt and heard from where it crashed into the world, and a large cloud of smoke revealed its crash sight.

 

Chapter 13

 

The Paranormal Abnormality

 

The edge of the cliff at the other side of the hill went down for many thousand feet, with only a faint trace of the fog at the bottom as mist, covering an immense ancient meteorite cavity covering the entire region below, going out for miles.

All the people in the vehicle examined it calculatedly and calmly, before the vehicle went down to the bottom, and Kruger wondered again why they refused to fly high above the ground, as it was far safer, and could even be done at a level that they would be able to see what was there, and he realized their response to it again, and that though the vehicles were safe they could crash on worlds such as it, which they had done already.

The world below, as they approached it, soon started to show signs of strangeness, and that weird things existed there. Immense weird vegetation covered great regions, and sights and sounds like things out of ancient horror movies emerged there, and he thought he heard a cry of an immense werewolf.

Kruger had always been interested in proper paranormal activity, if it existed. Even after all that they had been through and discovered there still was not anything that proved that anything existed there, and he was sure that both the paranormal scientists had realized it.

Their instruments detected what they claimed was a high level of paranormal from a particular spot in the direction that they had chosen to take their group of vehicles in, and none of the other scientists had a clue what it was or what the two paranormal scientists believed was there.

They were not so far wrong about anything, or had put forward any claims of supernatural things that could be thought of as being anything other than a check for what might exist there. But there was a suggestion that they were looking to prove something of that nature existed.

What were they expecting to find, and what actually existed?

Their instruments detected high levels of something that was worth investigating, and all the people interested in what they had found so far had joined the expedition.

Could what was there be from beyond normal universes, and a supernatural being?

All the scientists there were very accurate in their investigations and checked everything that they did, searching for things or proof of things many scientists like them dreamed of coming across, and never took anything without reflection.

They wanted to investigate what other scientists could not, and do it to a far greater degree than before.

Kruger had wondered on many occasions if they would eventually find something with their detection methods and equipment that had gone undetected by everyone.

The equipment that they had fitted into the vehicle with them was nothing less than the most advanced and interesting.

The vehicle had six people in it, which was him, the two paranormal scientists, and three of their associate scientists, who helped with the equipment, which was packed solid into the vehicle all around them, with them speedily monitoring it.

They all had the same thing in common and that was to find things that transcended the boundaries of natural science and discoveries, and see if the supernatural existed in any form.

 

Chapter 14

 

The Formation

 

Their worst fears soon started to become real all around them, as they traveled into another fog formation, which was formed like miniature concentrated hurricane, and none of them thought such a small formation could create any problems.

They hurtled straight into it ignoring all the signs of danger, trusting their knowledge of what normally existed. Yet the density of it was staggering and Kruger felt the vehicle was being slowed, like it was thickening into water, and he spotted the brightest stars in thinner areas vanish.

At one point they all expeditiously rushed to their positions, recalling emergency procedures, and prepared themselves, wondering what such a formation could throw at them.

“Tell me if the speed vastly decreases,” Mitchel uttered to a scientist at the front of the vehicle, controlling the vehicle, figuring out a way to compensate.

“We’ve lost all communications,” he replied, as he examined a display.

“We could land!” Bryan stated, making them all gasp at the possibilities of what could be there and could occur on the ground.

“Why do they not go up, over it …?” Kruger finally queried, wishing to consult the onboard computer.

“That is an idea …!” Bryan replied.

“We can do it if we have to?” Mitchel answered.

“I do not think we can do that …” the scientist steering the vehicle answered back. “This vehicle can only stay up high for so long, and if we run out of power and get stranded out here, it could be very dangerous – as we’ve already seen by the deaths that have occurred here on this world …”

All five scientists avoided looking at each other, with their horrified glares, recalling all the details that had emerged on the hideous deaths of the people in the crashed vehicles, and their remains that they had found.

The upper layers of above the wild storm seemed more deadly, and it was clear that they were no longer in control of their fate.

Again Kruger realized that they had not expected such a scenario!

In its deep depths Kruger saw faint lights, and then distant flashes, as if some supernatural disorder burst into its confines.

It gave him sensations of traveling into a maelstrom, with it starting to overwhelm them with its forces.

A swift flaring exploded out going straight through it, and was followed by a shudder from its blast, and impact on it. The explosive sounds of the thunder that followed held them spellbound.

From the window, Kruger saw the expanse of lashing waves of what had to be water, shifting around with tremendous velocity and energy, from the cloud formation over it.

As crazy flashes of lightening flickered around them, with deafening tremors, he imagined it floating over the depths of hell.

His eyes glared, as he barely believed the destructive forces lashing out at them, and could hardly grasp how such tremendous forces could be generated from so little.

“There’s something ahead!” the scientist at the front declared, showing them an obscure shape emerging in front of them.

 

Chapter 15

 

Ancient Civilization

 

The parts of structures, buried beneath sand and debris, had appeared below them, and Kruger realized that there had been an advanced civilization there after all, and what was left of their civilization was buried away in the small desert region, with parts of structures sticking up from under dunes.

The area was closer to the sun, and in the brightness there they had spotted a group of scientists from the GX1 already there, and on their approach had seen that they had been excavating the most interesting structures.

When Kruger jumped out the vehicle he had instantly felt the hot temperature at the area, and had realized how well the vehicle controlled its temperature.

There were no clouds, or the blasted fog, and they were glad, as none of them wanted to enter any cloud formations again.

They were lucky to be alive, and they all now realized the dangers of being on such a world!

Kruger felt his spacesuit clothing alter its temperature, but it was not good enough, as his head was not covered by it, and it made him feel warmer than he wanted to be, so he adjusted his spacesuit to a colder temperature.

He studied the bright, now warm looking stars, and observed faraway sand being blown about by gusts of wind. The area was like an oasis on this world, but it only seemed that way, and they had actually traveled a great distance from the other regions.

Even the small creatures of the world, which darted about, examining them, looked like miniature monsters.

The structures the others were entering were very primitive structures to them, but advanced looking to them now.

They strolled through heaps of sand in buildings, and Kruger wondered if their civilization would ever fall and turn into the place, and have beings like them from another universe exploring their remains.

Sand and bushes blew about wildly outside from different directions, as if unable to decide where to go.

Sand was everywhere about them, and parts of metal from machinery was sticking out, covered in the dust.

It was hotter in the shade, with the high temperature building up there, and he rested and watched small lizard-like animals marching passed buildings, showing them they lived there, while others watched them from hiding places.

Many of the scientists were surprised at the amounts of them, and the lack of larger ones. Some of the scientists complained at their deadly reactions to them, and Kruger realized what they had meant when he saw what looked like a large mouse alter from what it looked like with its friendly expressions, and fold back the skin around its neck and display large sharp fangs, with a snarl.

They clearly had never seen weapons, or had known the large inhabitants of the civilization, and were the largest life forms in the area, and were the dominant species of the place.

The species interested him a great deal as a scientist, and he would normal have spent a great deal of time with them, but there was far more here, and they were in another universe and had encountered far more, and all he did was film the best of what he found, and look for anything of interest in the remains of technology of the race that had once dwelled there.

In the interior of a structure they entered an underground chamber and heard underground creatures making noises, from beyond the walls, as they burrowed into tunnels, below the sand.

It was a world that would never know darkness, and he studied any differences in the life forms, and wondered if they slept the same as they did, if at all.

Their small footprints on the floors were different and clearly indicated that they had adapted to being in sand regions.

At one point they heard one of the scientists make a discovery, and all the scientists around there left what they were doing and went to investigate, not wanting to miss anything.

Under a heap of small stones and debris, the scientist had uncovered a form of skeleton, almost like a fossil, which had resemblances to an upright ape creature, but on uncovering its skull it proved to have a far more unusual shape, which disappointed some of the scientists. It was believed to have lived in the building that they were in! Some other scientists claimed that they had found the remains of advanced technology, but they never fully proved it.

 

Chapter 16

 

The Destruction of the Civilization

 

It was when the leading archeologists from the GX1 were bought in that the scientists moved further out and started finding buildings that were far more advanced, and not buried under sand, where the civilization was clearly centered around, and showed that the scientists had been examining rural regions.

Kruger did not know if he was happy with the idea of a race existing there that had destroyed its civilization in the way that it had, and realized how long ago it would have happened, and that they could handle them anyway if they were still about.

Yet the destructive way they had ruthlessly attacked was clear all over the structures.

It was strange walking about such structures, especially with there being no inhabitants about. Throughout his life he had never really seen any empty unpopulated city regions, and his mind clearly never completely accepted that it existed.

There were no signs of any inhabitants being anywhere, but his mind kept giving him vivid images of them being there!

It was also strange to see such a place covered in such growth – like forms of moss, shrubs, and weeds – with thick layers of dirt over all the structures.

They went through corridor after corridor into mysterious mazes, walking briskly without finding anything more than stone walls. There were barely any window holes or anything to let in light, but there were the remains of lighting devices on ceilings.

Major structures were soon found and they went to explore them, and listened to the explorers there.

Though they all agreed on the fact that something had happened, nobody agreed on what had actually occurred there, and there were even arguments between them on what had happened, as many believed a war had taken place between them, and that it was what should be agreed to as to what happened, and, of course, the others refused to accept it had been a war between them, and most of them believed that they had been attacked by outsiders.

Later Kruger was amazed to discover that they had found and verified that something else had destroyed the civilization, and that it had incredible powers.

 

Chapter 17

 

The Jungle

 

Absolute horror struck Kruger as he woke, as the vehicle that he was in was racing over the top of a large region of jungle vegetation and something had shot out straight under the vehicle, thumping it upwards, where it was out of range of their weapons, and the vehicles at their sides.

“What the hell was that?” Major Ripley moaned loudly, to all the people in the vehicle behind him, and they all looked out the windows, and down at the jungle below, and Kruger looked back at where it had happened, and saw a black shape shift through the vegetation, racing in their direction, and he checked the speed that they were going at and considered if it could catch up with them, and if they should speed up.

From a screen at the front they saw a camera view of the damage below, and that the thing had grabbed and ripped away a massive chunk of metal from the bottom of the vehicle.

It clearly had attempted to pull them down and had failed!

“That thing is still chasing us …” Major Ripley stated, checking a side view of the jungle.

“What was that?” Larsen moaned, listening to a side window, where he had clearly heard it.

“What did it sound like?” Bryan asked, trying to hear anything that he could.

“A howl! Like some monster …!”

Major Ripley for some reason hesitated over if he should speed the vehicle up, as he would have to monitor the vehicle and journey if he did, and he was sure nothing living could catch them.

All of them only started ignoring it when nothing further happened, and Kruger realized that Major Ripley was not bothered that much about the dangers, and now accepted them.

It was a bit worrying as it left them open to attacks, especially on this world!

Suddenly Kruger stomach leapt as the whole vehicle fell downwards, clearly being pulled downwards by something of immense strength and weight.

Major Ripley automatically increased the speed forward, while lifting it upwards, but it hardly moved, and they all gasped, thinking what was there, and Major Ripley increased the power, and force to pull away.

From a screen they examined what looked like the inside of something’s massive jaws, and Major Ripley removed the weapons, and handed them to them and opened the windows.

“Kill it if you can!” he ordered, being the head of the vehicle.

Without hesitation they all started firing downwards through the windows, until there was a hideous scream below and the whole vehicle shot upwards and away, and its massive jaws could be seen falling away to the ground and into an empty region of the jungle, and Kruger finally caught a glimpse of it as it turned to land on the ground, and its enormous cat-like features, with its cunning and intelligence.

After the attack Major Ripley never lowered his defenses and raced forward, while keeping the other vehicles at the same speed, and at a higher height than he thought it could reach, as he was sure there were far more, as many of the others in the vehicles gave claims of sightings of them in the regions around them.

The sun and immense stars were blazing overhead, and over the canopy of the clusters of jungle, and the air was roasting and they closed all the windows, and allowed the vehicle to properly lower the temperature to the correct level, and as Kruger wondered what things existed there he spotted a distant pinnacle of rock appear from below the horizon, and saw that the jungle ended there and that something else was going to replace it.

He the saw the others all start giving reactions to it and that the two paranormal scientists knew it was there and that they had something planned.

Dark shapes emerged resembling evil figures, but altered to strange rock formations – as they constantly adjusted – and the landscape altered about them.

Finally the whole of their surroundings turned to a region of unusual hill and mountains, where there clearly had a one point been a great deal of faulty lines creating a great deal of destruction, and there were places where there had been recent earthquakes, but not as massive as they had been.

It was there that they all saw the true size of the rock pinnacle as it stretched upwards into the sky like a giant clawed finger, scrapping at the stars, with its artificial top on the biggest star in the sky.

 

Chapter 18

 

The Alien Castle

 

The giant pinnacle was tremendous, and everyone in the vehicles gasped as they flew up it, where they were confronted by the dangers of landing on the structure at the top.

No sane being could have built it! Anything staying in it must have been or was mad or extremely determined to avoid something dangerous!

It was beyond comprehension how it could have stayed up and not crashed down below long ago! All its giant boulder chunks were not cemented together, and barely straight.

There were resemblances of ancient monasteries in it, but it had to be a castle, and an alien castle. Some form of alien race had to have built it!

On their approach to it Kruger saw that it had two towers that made it look like an old fairy-tale castle that he had once seen, and he gasped at how they must have built it.

The towers of stone were so thin and high that he was not sure how they managed stay up above the landscape and consistently examined them over and over trying to see what it was that he was missing.

The pinnacle itself looked dangerous and incapable of supporting itself, and looked impossible to climb. There were no paths visible that could have been used to climb up it. It was so high up that he was sure that they would not be able to breathe properly outside the vehicle, and that they would have to put on their spacesuit helmets.

They flew carefully around its thick gray stone walls examining it in detail, and still they found no real way in. There were only small gaps in the walls, for breathing inside, which suggested there was enough air, but going by the main races he had seen on other worlds they could live on very low amounts of air, and many breathed different things completely.

He could only gasp and wonder at what type of alien would have built such a dangerous structure, and was sure it may be warlike or defensive to an extraordinary level.

They landed on snow on its flat roof, which looked as if it could collapse, and Kruger started wondering why the two paranormal scientists wanted to land there. They claimed it was major source of the paranormal energy that they had detected on the world, and he soon started to wonder if it was how it had been built, by something using paranormal forces.

Most of them were reluctant to get out of the vehicles, and when they did stood near them, ready to get back in them.

Kruger waded his feet through the snow covering the top, and he stopped to view the unbelievable sky, which was tremendous, and worth being there for. It was the biggest galaxy or anything that he had ever seen! Its stars were all over the central region, everywhere, glowing brighter there, with it being so high up.

He stood at the edge of the structure like he was standing on the top of the world, as though the world below were his mighty empire, and he wondered if the aliens there considered themselves the rulers of the world. Yet nothing showed their civilization and technology were anything like the remains of the last civilization, and he wondered if it had been them that had attacked and destroyed their civilization, and he gasped at the height that it was over the world, under his feet, and the sheer drop of it astounded him, going off into the distance.

A bluish horizon appeared at his side and he studied it, checking the differences in it than the other worlds he had been on, and he watched a massive meteorite blaze across the sky there, and heard a distant thud of it impacting, which was a sound that he had become used to there, and he saw how big it was. Its size was huge as it sent up a massive ball of flames and smoke going right up to the sky, and he considered what it would be like living on a world with the meteorites and their constant threat.

He was unsure if they could fully protect them from them, as some of the cavities they left were immense, and recent, and he was sure something would eventually happen if they stayed there for long enough.

The sun was already rising towards them from the other side of the world, and it looked animated with its swift acceleration.

A gust of wind blew up snow dust along the edge of the roof, and he watched the others checking the roof.

Some even stamped on the surface to check its safety, and show what their thoughts were about it, and others used their equipment to recheck it more properly, and the rest who were keen scientists and archeologists ignored it, and eagerly explored their new find.

Kruger joined in, and brushed away the crusted snow to reveal thick stone slabs below him, and he watched the two paranormal scientists helping brush away the crusted snow to reveal an extra large slab over the center of the roof.

Hinges made of some unknown material held it in place on every side, and there was no indication as how to open it, and they stood examining all its edges for a noticeable way in.

“Would you just open the entrance?” Major Ripley finally ordered one of the other members of the military.

All of them stepped away, and he lift up his weapon into the air, and a beam fired out from it at a hinge and at the rest of them, and flashes of bright light came from them and the stone crashed into the structure, throwing up a cloud of dust into the air.

Kruger observed the peculiar shape of the structure and noticed there were signs that someone a long time ago had done the same as they had and used a weapon to remove the entrance before, and that it had been repaired.

“What shall we do if this structure is inhabited?” Major Ripley asked the two scientists, who had resumed command of the mission because of their experience, and they were there because of them and their detection of the energy source there.

“Even though this structure does not look as if it has been lived in for a long time,” Mitchel replied, “the source that we are investigating is active within it! So we better be prepared for an encounter with something, as I do not think it could be created by something that is not living or without intelligence …”

Kruger gasped, as he knew he did not play around with such things, and that if they suggested something was there, that there more than likely be far more.

Layers of dirt hung in the air as Kruger followed the two scientists down into it, who were following Major Ripley, who marched in first with his weapon ready.

Kruger considered what could possibly be there and if he was going to get another surprise, and thought about the scientific viewpoint of what they were claiming while he observed its dark interior engulfing them.

Why were they so enthusiastic to discover what was there anyway? They had avoided all questioning on it, and showed more interested in it than anything else! Like it was the ultimate treasure, and their form of treasure, which was buried away there.

Even the insects there were unseen before, and had characteristics that they had not seen anywhere. A yellow piece of flying slime hung in the air, and had the characteristics of flying, hanging in the air, and moving with notable form of flying and moving that they had found, even after many examinations, and must have a secret means of doing it that they had never encountered, and it vastly interested a great deal of the scientists, as if they could not pinpoint it and find a way of reproducing it, it would be worth a great deal back home.

Yet it could be something that existed in this universe that they were in that allowed it to exist, and it may not be possible for them to bring it back to use if they returned to their universe.

The inside of the structure was incredible and looked like they were encountering something from Earth’s early past, and an ancient castle that resembled a haunted castle, which was long gone from civilization and not even believed to have existed by the majority of people.

The wind occasionally howled around through the corridor in front of them, as air was caught by gusts of wind.

He was not sure if it was an alien’s form of a castle or what it was for, as its location was strange, and he could not even imagine what was behind it anymore.

For a moment he felt a strange feeling that something had detected them from over at the towers, and was amazed that the two paranormal scientist reacted simultaneously with him, and he saw the others had even detected something, including Major Ripley, who went on the defense and seemed confused about what it had been, and held his weapon ready for an encounter.

 

Chapter 19

 

The Interior

 

Kruger jerked backwards, as a loud thud came through the floor, from the lower world, from a massive meteorite impact, which sounded close, and again wondered why the inhabitants of the world had never reacted when it had happened, and he realized that they would have adapted genetically and learned to ignore it.

They walked into its darkness almost in a straight line, with all of them on their own with lights, observing everything of interest.

Some had remained above to guard the vehicles and keep watch there, and keep in touch with the GX1 and other vehicles positioned in their hundreds across the world, exploring everything of interest and possible interest.

The voyage would be an incredible success if they managed to return, and many scientists aboard the GX1 were working on the problem of getting them back, with a great deal of breakthroughs, especially from the information the paranormal scientists had given them, and the equipment that they had used to enter the new universe.

Kruger watched the dust in their lights fly about, and he followed them down a stone ramp going into it, and further in the dampness of the stone walls gave a stale scent through the air.

Kruger turned up his light, as the others did, to give them enough brightness to see in front of them correctly, and he continued walking deeper into the stone corridor, searching the floor for any damage to it and for any holes that they could fall through, and go crashing down below.

The tunnel was full of piles of dust and rock crumbs all along its sides from the crumbling walls, and dry dust covered the center of the floor, and they marched along leaving firm footprints on it, and he started to wonder how they could even consider the owners of such a structure as an advanced intelligence.

Weird insects darted about and into cracks in stones when they saw them for the first time, and they passed them.

The top of the structure disappeared away behind them as they went down the long corridors, and more water and mud covered parts of the floor as they turned around a bend and went down into lower levels.

Most of the dampness finally started clearing, but the passages grew narrow and the air grew stale, and they stepped through thicker layers of dirt that occasionally blew up in clouds of dust over them, and they coughed it out when it entered deep into their lungs and noses.

Major Ripley came to a gap in a wall, and he shined his light over it showing them it, and he illuminated a dull and empty room, packed with scattered with dirt, dust, and rot.

As they explored the corridor further along, after finding nothing else in the room, they found something made of metal embedded within layers of mud in the wall of the corridor, and Major Ripley gripped a metal bar attached to it and gave it a sharp pull, but it remained jammed or locked, so he yanked it hard, and a metal sheet came loose out of the wall, where it had been stuck on with two rotted hinges, and he lifted it up and over, and placed it against the side of the corridor.

Starlight from a giant single star brightly beamed through a window hole into the dark confined space, and when they had finished their examination they left the empty room.

The next obstacle that they came to was a pile of stones that had collapsed inwards from the top of the corridor and blocked it, which seemed to confuse them as they had not accepted that there was not a way in. Yet once they were up close, for a close look, they found that it had a gap through, and they squeezed through, and went around a bend and came to a solid metal door, in front of the corridor, which was firmly shut, and looked as though it would end their journey.

But Major Ripley was too determined to stop and made them back away from it and stood and fired his weapon beam at it, temporary blinding them with its intense light in the dark corridor, and its hinges shone brightly and molten metal glowed and poured away, and he pushed the door away.

Once through the entrance Kruger watched its cloud of smoke moving up to the top of a large hall, and pass a high balcony at the middle of hall.

On their examination of it they saw a type of staircase going around the hall, winding up from the bottom to the top of the hall.

Kruger examined everything and listened to the others give their opinions with interest, and realized that they were missing out one point and the hall was virtually an ancient human construction, but never said a thing as there had been many discoveries of alien constructions that were similar to human constructions, including the remains of the civilization that they had found on the journey there. The constructions were the best that they could produce and it was very likely if any life form tried to create the best construction available that they would come up with a similar or more advanced construction.

There were animal remains scattered throughout the dirt beneath their feet all over the floor, and he listened for any signs of them in his surroundings.

One of the military men helped one of the scientists out by using his weapon to remove a large slab similar to the stone slab that had been on the roof, and he blasted away the hinges and the stone slab flew away down the immense cliff of the pinnacle and smashed to pieces below.

Kruger remembered the way that the part of the structure that they were on stuck out over the side of the cliff and moved to an area over the pinnacle, where there was a massive rolled up rope, which the occupants had used to do down.

The brightness of all the turned up lights showed the hall properly, and further along they saw lines of stone structures, which resembled seats with a walkway going down the middle, with a block of stone at the front, where some form of spiritual ritual had been practiced, which interested the paranormal scientists greatly, and they examined everything while consulting with each other silently, while everyone listened.

They found nothing else so they climbed the large stone steps to the balcony above, and crept along the narrow balcony checking its safety as they went along, with their lights mainly on the edge of it, and slowly made their way up the stairs.

At the top, they entered an area that had two passageways, and they followed the two paranormal scientists along one of them, and Major Ripley took them up the spiral stairs of one of the towers, as the two paranormal scientists discussed whether they should check the other tower at the end of the other passageway, and decided to leave it.

Kruger followed them up, and they suddenly stopped, startled by something, and he felt a vibration through the stone of the tower, and as he moved close to it heard something whirling around, somewhere above.

 

Chapter 20

 

The Wizard

 

A colossal energy shape floated in an energy bubble, rotating gradually, suspended over the floor of the room at the top of the tower, as the energy bubble vibrated the tower with its power.

Kruger stood in line with the two paranormal scientists and Major Ripley, all standing staring, examining it, as the others remained on the stairs examining it at a distance.

Could it be possible? Its shape looked like a being, and human, for a few seconds!

Kruger studied its energy formation and saw large shapes and colors form within it, and its shape and formation altered, and glowed with white light. It was over eight feet high, and flashes of some form of skeleton flashed visible within it.

A repeated whisper came from it, and he studied where he believed its mouth would be, and never saw anything and wondered what it was, and saw its eyes appear as red glowing lights and vanish.

Kruger, Major Ripley, and the others on the stairs stayed silent, waiting for anything to explain what the hell they were standing in front of, while the two paranormal scientists conferred silently in single words that never explained anything, not saying anything of its identity, until Major Ripley finally asked them to explain what the hell it was.

“We’re not fully sure yet?” Bryan explained, slightly shrugging his shoulders, stalling for time.

“But this is the energy source that we followed here?”

“Yes! It is that!”

“Is it dangerous …?”

“Not in this state!”

“Why? What state is it in?”

Major Ripley tried to identify the altering energy formations and shapes of it, and shrugged his shoulders back.

“It is trapped in that energy bubble!”

“Why? How did it get trapped there?”

“We trapped it there!”

Kruger thought he was confused before, but now things were worse than ever!

“Our scientists trapped it here with our equipment aboard the GX1. We had the equipment to not only detect it, but to place an energy field around it before it vanished … It had a faint presence when we were aboard, and made a full appearance as we made our way here!”

“So we are not in any danger then?” Major Ripley asked firmly, to confirm one point.

“Right!”

All of the people on the top stairs moved in, as they moved in close to see what they had.

Kruger managed to remove his eyes from it for the first time since he had seen it in the room, and he moved around the room, examining the room, seeking long awaited clues.

On the walls there were faint drawings, which had a chart of nearby stars, in the central galaxy, and he found piles of animal skins with ancient blood marks on them with drawings of creatures and symbols beside them, and one with a diagram of a type of telescope, and he looked out the window and saw the whole world going into the horizon and realized that it was also a watch tower, and used for different uses, including scientific work, even though he never recognized anything of the great deal of equipment and objects stacked away in it.

Colors of light appeared and flickered on the damp stone from the energy bubble and thing in it.

A silent whirling, like a miniature whirlwind mingled with a crackling, could be heard coming from within it.

They crept around carefully and silently not touching or going too close to things, as though they all realized that it still had power to do something.

At angles it resembled a medieval laboratory, but it was far more than that.

A diagram of something was marked on the center of the floor, with symbols around it, below it, and it would light up when a bright white light lit occasionally in the energy bubble.

As Kruger tried to grasp everything that he could, and filmed as mush as he could, he spotted it appear brighter and whirl around fast, with sparks of colored light going around its fringes, and he saw thousands of miniature transparent ones emerge around him and the rest of the room, and they condensed into the whole of the middle area, while they created flashes of light over the walls.

The air from it blew against their faces, and he heard silent, almost inaudible, chanting from the thing in the energy bubble, as it did something.

 

Chapter 21

 

The Energy Bubble

 

The time being had timed its appearance in its room in the tower at the same time as its powers showed it that the immense GX1 spacecraft was on the world.

It appeared as an explosion of light magically hovering in mid-air, and it concluded an experiment and appeared there fast, using newly acquired powers to make an undetected entry, in case it had timed it wrongly, and also to have no entry there noted in time, in case the beings had powers to detect it.

It made sure that it could swiftly leave at any time, without it leaving any traces of it having been there.

It had studied what it was able to detect there of the visit, and had followed their path through the remains of the civilization, which it had destroyed with its immense powers centuries ago, and had gained control of the world, and stopped them killing it, and it had realized the beings were the same as beings that had visited its room centuries before (called Professor Farrell and Sandler), and it had taken their flying device, which had proven to be useless to escape the world.

It had realized that there were far more options open to it than it had realized, and though it knew that it could destroy them there, it could not get aboard and destroy the rest of the crew, and that it had to use a way to conceal itself to get aboard undetected, and it chose to reduce its size and disguise itself as something that the beings ignored, and could not properly see, and had carried out experiments in reducing its size as far as it could with the powers available to it, and it was able to reduce itself and turn itself into a form of insect, which it had seen that they had not fully noted had been in their vehicles.

It had recalled its ancient race and how they had advanced science to incredible lengths, and had colonized an entire galaxy, and their many genetic alterations that had turned them into a master race, with abilities unheard of, but had eventually ruined themselves by turning themselves into a more warlike race, which had eventually killed itself off, which had been remembered throughout galaxies for thousands of years.

It was condemned to remain on the world, and had started dreaming of escaping and rebuilding their empire, and turning its race into a new species, who would be immortal and use science to reach the ultimate that could ever exist.

Its powers were immense already, and it began its mission, and altered itself and prepared itself to be shrank and turned into the insect that it had chosen, which it had worked on for a great deal of time, disguising any sign of it, and then it prepared itself to travel forwards in time to a point in time before their arrival there.

It had created bright flashes of light with its mind, and watched the room alter, and it watched the room vibrate around as it exploded with power that shuddered through the whole tower!

The room had looked a mess, as it had not visited it in a great deal of time, and it knew it was its last and only attempt of escaping from the world.

It had whirled fast through the outer regions of time, and watched the sparks of colored light around its fringes play, and thousands more emerge, and the whole of the room appear in the future, before the vehicles arrived, and sounds became deafening.

The center of where the being had been turned bright like a sun, becoming louder and brighter, with the whirling decreasing, shaking everything furiously, including the stone tower.

On its arrival it had been hit by a powerful energy force from something strange from beyond the castle, and though the time being had been able to reappear, but not entirely, it had been held in the energy bubble, and trapped there.

 

Chapter 22

 

The Amazing Discovery

 

It was incredible how startling things were, and it amazed Kruger that they could make such mistakes!

In all the accounts so far mentioned by people observing everything – spoken and written, and mentioned in all forms of media – nobody had given anything about the general appearance of the alien and site – the things, tower room, writings, symbols, and powers – and that they clearly revealed that the alien could have paranormal powers.

It was incredible how the two paranormal scientists had handled the scenario of them not having any proof of any paranormal.

They had many silent discussions, which avoided given their thoughts on what they thought they were dealing with, and seemed trapped in a situation of constantly trying to prove something existed, not being fully able to do so and reveal their thoughts.

Yet Kruger was unable to realize if he himself could believe it was supernatural, even if it fully was and they had all the proof, as it clearly had another side to it that was showed it was normal, and it was just a new alien with new powers, which could act in the same ways.

Though the discovery showed itself as new alien discovery many people traveled over to investigate it, and most of them were archaeologists, and many dropped their investigation of the alien remains to reach there before they missed anything.

Not one of them or the groups of scientists were not astounded by the site, and tremendous location, and view of the world and galaxy beyond, and many filmed it over and over, from every viewpoint conceivable, and many were being shown on all the media aboard the GX1.

Even the president of the GX1 had shown deep interest in wishing to experience the site, and discovery in its natural inhabitant, and intended to arrive later, after he finished his current work, and all safety precautions were taken care of.

Kruger had checked everything on top of the castle roof, and with the people there that he knew, where he was questioned on the discovery, and had noted that they had supported the castle and roof with gravity stabilizers that could hold the whole castle and roof up if everything else went crashing down below.

He answered far more questions and details than he could recall doing so before. The trip was turning a great success, and he realized that how liked and admired the paranormal scientists were, and far more than he thought possible, and he decided to use their methods and technology in his investigations of aliens on his return to the galaxy and Earth.

It had been incredible how they had invented and used their equipment and had captured the alien, and foreseen its not being able to escape, and hindered its dangerous powers.

The site was incredible, and if the place was not as dangerous, and remote, and was located near where he wished to be, he would even consider living in the place.

It was incredible how they had accepted and brought in the archaeologists to excavate the tower. Many had been interested in the castle more than anything, and could not believe they had actually found an ancient castle of the past – there out in the deepest depths of space, in another universe – and so closely resembling a now almost extinct structure, which barely existed on the Earth.

They soon were all over it, and the amount of vehicles were increasing there. Most of the vehicles packed onto the top of the castle were being taken down to the lower world to make way for them, and some were examining the remarkable pinnacle, and how it managed to remain up, and support its own weight.

The place was a scientific wonderland, and they were unsure how they would return there if they managed to leave the universe, and return home, but, to Kruger’s satisfaction, many were now sure they that it was possible, and he had tried to get information on their progression on returning there, and had not received any information, and the two paranormal scientists had shown that they had nothing on it.

Everything in the towers had been examined as far as they could check them there, and they were now working on a way of removing the entire top of the tower and taking back to the GX1, which had surprised Kruger at first as he thought of the dangers of letting such an alien aboard, after what the alien in the void had done, but it was thought that it had been a one off occurrence, and that they would ruin all the investigations of aliens if they thought of them all as being the same.

They would have to find ways of handling the situation to stop it reoccurring, and he was sure that they were already making progress there aboard the GX1, thanks to the paranormal scientists.

The scientists were working with many engineers on removing the tower top, and were coming up with the result that they wished, and they were waiting on some special vehicles and equipment to be transported over.

When they finally appeared, Kruger was standing looking out one of the castle windows at the stars, and saw their massive shapes shift over the stars.

He examined the room about him again wondering why the place was the way it was, as neither the alien nor castle had any resemblances to each other, and there would have to have been more of them or the alien had just liked the look of such a castle.

He was sure from what he had heard by from the archaeologists that that there had been other beings there, and that they were sure that they had been the same as the beings at the ruins.

The alien must have captured it or found it abandoned there, and altered it for its uses. There were no signs of how the alien fed itself or what it did there, and they were unsure if it actually ate at all, and had some other means of powering itself.

The vehicles were immense, and he was not sure why, as any of the smaller versions of them that he had seen aboard would have done, and would not have been so awkward to use, and they never even fitted on the roof, and were landed below the pinnacle, until they were needed.

He was sure that they had to have brought them for a reason, and that they needed more power than thought to remove the tower top, which he could not realize why!

 

Chapter 23

 

The Archeological Discovery

 

The pictorial panoramic spectacle of the world stretching out below from the castle was fascinating, with the rugged golden shades of the starlight beaming everywhere, through massive gaps in the castle walls beneath the tower, where the archaeologists were working away, checking if there was anything in the walls, and how the stones had been made.

He always had liked archeology, especially on alien worlds, and liked exploring the past and the occurrences that had taken place.

The world below now looked like it had been frozen in time, and was a fantastic surreal prehistoric times world, and he recalled why he had wanted to be a paleontologist. It conjured up great visions of the original primitive world, with its astounding untouched magnitude.

While he rested against a wall he looked through a massive gap in the tower, and occasionally examined the stone and debris the archeologists sifted through, looking for anything of interest to him, and he watched the sky in a place that he had not examined before, and wondered what existed there and what other strange worlds there were to explore, and started to realize he was starting to like the galaxy more than his own, and that he would miss it, and the stars would never be the same again when he returned, and that they would completely empty.

In the distance he spotted an incredible immense meteorite crater with a strange mist cloud over it, only filling the dent, fitting itself into with its shape.

He believed he would make a good archeologist as he was interested in having everything investigated, and the true findings being revealed.

The archeologists around him enjoyed their work, and were still very intrigued with everything that they found there, and what fascinating things they could find.

He tried to work out the age of the tower, but could not, and just accepted the rough estimate given by the archeologists that he questioned about it. He was still searching for something, and for something that he was sure that he had missed. There were signs that it was really old, and older than they thought, and the walls of the tower had some materials in it that nobody had recognized.

Perhaps it was from an unknown and rare element found down there on the world. A new universe, and such a galaxy, had to have such. The place was unique and a real winner, and he had waited the majority of his life for such a find to emerge, and now he was going to grasp it!

Major Ripley rushed over to him, before he entered the stairs going up the tower, and immediately revealed how they had received more powerful digging equipment and generators to dig into areas in the tower, as they had found artificial objects in the walls, which they could not recognize.

Kruger started to realize that something was there, buried away in the tower, and saw that the archaeologists had slowed down their operations, and were more interested in what was buried away in the tower.

 

Chapter 24

 

The Tower Removal

 

Gold and white radiances loomed over a shadowed region of the tower, while an immense lifting vehicle hauled it up, while the pilots aboard it controlled the computers and monitored it.

Kruger watched it with the two paranormal scientists, beside other major scientists, at the edge of the flat top of the castle.

The operation had been far more difficult than they had realized, as they found objects inside the tower that had apparently held the tower up, under the hideous conditions the alien had subjected it to with its incredible powers. The structure would have collapsed a long time ago if it had not used them!

It was virtually the only thing that they had successfully found the use of that belonged to it, and they could barely work out how they worked.

The top part of the tower glided away, under the vehicle, and they moved it over to the castle roof, where they were, and placed it in the central region, and the vehicle lifted away, and left to go down below.

Kruger watched the towers shape probing its way amidst the abyss of the stars behind it, and gasped as a giant star exploded with light, turning into what had to be the biggest nova and explosion that he had seen.

All the scientists gasped, and some filmed it, and watched parts of blast out into space, scattering beams of blinding light, and he saw that it was in fact the merging of two suns, being pulled together, as they were being dragged into the black hole at the center of the galaxy, and he moved his feet over the silky dust that rested on the roof, which had fallen there over night from space, and he wondered if the remains of it would come down as it, and he would actually touch the remains such a powerful phenomenon.

The air stuck deep in his lungs for a moment as he considered the dust being in the air, and considered how it affected the world.

In the powerful sunlight of the nova, the shadow of the whole pinnacle and tower stretched across the world like gigantic alien finger/claw, as though pointing at something, and he considered it for real for a brief moment and dismissed it.

Faint echoes of a distant meteorite landing appeared, and sounded like the nova explosion coming through the dense galaxy, and reaching the world, and it vanished into an extraordinary silence, as they all approached the tower to begin work, and to watch them remove the alien in the energy bubble, and place it there, for them to check properly, out of the tower.

 

Chapter 25

 

The Monster Captured

 

Altering forms of the monsters consistently rematerialized in the energy bubble, as it floated over the center of large stone castle roof, as all the scientists stood around it examining it, trying to grasp what it was and was doing there.

Kruger watched the vehicle remove the tower away to the GX1 for examination, leaving only the energy bubble and alien there, and he wondered if they were underestimating its powers and if it was a mistake removing it from the tower.

The thing did resemble a magical being in its normal state. If it actually had a normal state, and he tried to grasp what it could really be, and why it had chosen the castle and region overlooking the center of the universe, and he gasped again as its giant demon shape appeared and glowed with energy, and altered and whirled within hideous energy surges – while it was consistently stopped from vanishing, to where they never knew.

Kruger spotted a new vehicle flying in from over the horizon, as it appeared there, heading towards them, with all the equipment that they would use to carry out an examination of what they could, in a brief examination, before they took it to the GX1 for it to be properly checked – with them checking if it should be brought aboard.

The alien shape at times looked as if it was looking directly at him, as if thinking of communicating, and was soon thrown into a turmoil of reactions, which left him considering if it was the energy bubble the two paranormal scientists had put it in or if it was it that was putting it in the state it was in.

Surely the energy bubble could not cause such a consequence?

But he was sure it was some sort of entity/life form and that it was trapped there, and he wondered what the paranormal scientists intended to do with it. If they never left it there, would someone eventually remove the energy bubble – to either investigate it more closely or check its normal state, and if they removed it what would happen? Surely they had not forgotten the alien in the void already, and he thought that it should be checked out of the energy bubble before it was taken aboard.

 

Chapter 26

 

The Time Alterations

 

At the edge of the energy bubble, altering wildly, gleams of light from bright stars were being held motionlessly, and were being filmed and studied by the scientists.

The entire top of the castle was now covered in equipment and scientists studying the alien in the energy bubble, and of the discovery made earlier in close examinations of the energy bubble.

A clock placed at the end of a cable was entered into its field, and the scientist reacted immediately when they received results, and concluded that its precision digital numbers were being frozen, and into multidimensional forms as the cable shifted, and they studied the suspended cluster of partially transparent layers, as they moved in with cameras.

The two paranormal scientists were controlling the experiments of the leading scientists, and had gained a great deal of status and authority with them, and aboard the GX1, where most of the filming of it was being shown on the media.

Both occasionally gave detailed explanations of what they were doing, and believed was occurring, and they had the cable released further, edging it into the confines of the energy bubble, creating more spectacular optical effects with the clock, making it distort in twisted forms, like shaping beams of light with matter.

All the numbers on clock shifted fast forward to their surprise, and all the scientists, technicians, and archeologists there crowded around it loudly discussing it, and applauding the find, as it was the first discover of time travel.

Kruger stood with them startled, though he had known it existed, he had not proven it, and believed Don had traveled back in time, and he had been waiting for it to appear somewhere, to prove it, and for the event to take place, and he watched it wondering what the hell it was, as it was far more different than he had thought, and he had not realized or heard anything that could explain anything to him, and he had deliberately stayed near the two paranormal scientists and main scientists in hope of picking something up.

It looked as though it were rupturing space in a way that played with time. It had properties of suspending it! It was creating alterations in it and the fabric of space, but could it allow some form of gateway into the depths of time to exist?

Many of the leading scientists were carrying out numerous basic and complex experiments all around it, using equipment, and others were recording various things about it, and great amounts of detailed information were being sent back to the GX1 for them to analyze in a far greater degree.

Nobody had been able to determine its origins or if it came from the galaxy. Yet they were in another universe, which they had not checked in any proper degree, and there were many occurrences there and in the black hole that were still unexplained, and their voyage through the galaxy had shown that many mysterious things existed there.

It would take the rest of their lives to explore the place properly and make proper findings, and they may never fully achieve their goal, and it could be found long after they existed.

He had shuddered as he had studied its shape hovering about, and its occasional appearance, like a lion eyeing up its prey.

The abnormal antics of some of the scientists at times captivated him, mystifying him with the depth of their nervousness and fear of something! Some still repetitively studied the readings from their equipment and with alarm – preparing themselves for something, which he saw the two paranormal scientists slowly become aware of!

What the hell was it? What was the thing? Was it really a supernatural entity? Could something go wrong?

A swift flash of light appeared and exploded at the edge of a region of the energy bubble, silencing all the scientists.

From it they got a proper view of what happened when the light entered its radius, and they were able to analyze slowed down views of the occurrence.

Kruger listened to a scientist explaining the occurrences to an audience on the GX1, stating, “It manipulated space and time within its outer radius! It can accelerate, decelerate, and suspend it … The clock is now suspending it …”

The cable emerged outwards pulling the clock backwards, with its numbers swiftly turning backwards until its numbers once again became motionless, and Kruger considered if they could use whatever it was to make some form of time machine.

He wondered if in reality time was something far different from what they perceived. But would he ever know? And he just accepted the philosophy! And he was still sure Don was an older version of him!

“What are they intending to do with it?” he asked Mitchel, curiously. “Are they going to construct something from it?”

Mitchel examined him, almost sensing something, wondering why he had an interest, and looked annoyed about something.

“They, of course, have investigated little so far, and if they do, you will be informed!”

“If they can reconstruct it, they can use it for many things, including uses in industry!” he continued. “Stopping time is an incredible tool … With incredible uses …!”

“They have made other findings you know! If you take an observation of its shifting movements, for one thing – which they have been studying closely – its constrained pattern of movements has dramatically altered in some regions in space …”

Kruger examined its lethal appearance, like a large bubble full of pure transparent energy – buzzing wildly and dangerously – ready to discharge somewhere.

“Do you think you have created and have something new here?” he asked, firmly. “Two unheard of inventions of great power combined … The incredible paranormal energy source, in the depths of a new and different universe, with a different makeup, in a galaxy never seen before, with hidden powers beyond our imagination from such a rare being, combined with your energy bubble that has been discovered for the first time from all the technology of worlds, over hundreds of years!

“The combinations of powerful energy sources have created many great discoveries!”

“There may be! It could very well be a one of a kind situation, and we have perhaps a long time to explore it! Perhaps we could find some form of time travel – which may not be found anywhere else – or something else!”

“We may not need to wait that long!” Bryan stated, moving over. “Most inventions allow people to get their best properties straight away. They will in a few days be giving out all the details from all the findings, and from all the experiments, which may be very interesting if I am not mistaken. They have barely even scratched the surface of it!”

 

Chapter 27

 

Its Capture

 

The time being might have been thrown into the realms of hell, into another reality, with its magical being shape altering and whirling within hideous energy surges, threatening to obliterate it, but it consistently had stopped it and it falling out of space and time altogether, and it had consistently altered.

The center of it had glowed bright like a sun from the energy that it had been trapped in, altering and becoming more powerful and then dimming, with it whirling increasing and decreasing, shaking everything furiously about from the impact of powerful energy forces, from something strange from outside, and though it had reappeared at the correct location, it had been trapped there.

It had remained perplexed, and it had stopped making attempts at escaping, and tried to establish what had gone wrong.

On and on it had kept going, and it had seen the humans emerge on the tower stares, and confirm what it had started to suspect, and that they had set a trap and had caught it. It had underestimated them greatly! It would have been normally virtually impossible to do what they had done, and it would be lucky to survive the ordeal! It slowly had realized that they had methods of detection that it had never heard of, but it also had slowly realized that they never had time travel as it had originally known.

After the shock of the encounter, and it had adapted its energy and structure to handle the energy bubble that they had trapped it in, and it had probed the humans and realized it had been lucky, and that they could have killed it, and that they wanted it for something, and it had realized that it had technology that it could use to bargain with, if they ever allowed it to communicate.

Their technology had been strange and some of it primitive to it, and it had even learned how most of it worked, and had been surprised that its race had missed it, and it had realized why.

It had probed their computer records, and had found how powerful their race was, and then had discovered the great revelation that they had arrived there from another universe, after hurtling through the outer limits of space and time, and it had seen the great use that they could have been to its race.

The opportunity to do something had been great, and its determination had turned almost inconceivable.

For a long time it had watched them at work, and their experiments, while its energy surges intermittently had played with it, in hideous attacks, and it had planned what it should do.

 

Chapter 28

 

The Museum

 

Kruger was staggered when he entered the museum, which was the biggest museum aboard the GX1, as the alien’s appearance in the energy bubble had entirely altered.

The thing looked entirely deadly and pulsating, with alien inside with less alterations and looking more powerful, which looked as deadly as he had seen it. By its reactions he could tell that it had something that it could use against them, but he could recognize what, and glared at it trying to get a clue.

The alien had been swiftly brought to the GX1, and most of the scientists had followed it.

The A1 museum show was the first and biggest showing of it, and every major person and personality aboard was there, in the massive hall, with the media covering it everywhere.

The alien and energy bubble was astounding, in the center of the stage, in bright colored beams of light, fascinating everyone there, and especially those arriving there.

Kruger had not visited the museum before and was amazed at the amount of alien artifacts, detailed filmed accounts of alien findings, and ancient alien civilizations uncovered, with detailed accounts of their location, worlds, and environments, and he even saw some of the work that he was involved with, and decided to visit the place more.

The expeditions were some of the best, with best findings, and they were set up like they were on other worlds, and he knew he was going to be part of the greatest of them all, which had been one of his dreams.

On the stage a few scientists stood around the alien, and the two paranormal scientists arrived, and reacted when they saw the alien in its new state, and ignored it and rushed over to the microphone, and Bryan started giving detailed descriptions of their detection of the alien, and their detection of the energy source.

It was incredible that they were not known as paranormal scientists, and only small descriptions of them investigating that sort of work was revealed.

“Details of the tower room that was brought aboard will soon be revealed,” Bryan revealed. “And it should give us an insight into what it is! We have many scientific findings, but little on the alien itself, which surely has derived from an exceedingly advanced race, which may not have come from this world, as all the information indicates. There only seems to be one on the whole world! Its present state shows us little about it!

“The particular habits of the being may become known some day if we find a way to remove the energy bubble and replace it with something that only confines it, which will allow us to study it as it normally is.

“A variety of clues of its highly advanced technology were found in its tower, which we still have found little on, even with our technology. We just do not know precisely where it came from or what it is.”

A group of scientists arrived and brought in equipment and arranged it around the energy bubble of the alien, and Kruger for a moment thought he saw the alien recognize it.

A highly advanced clock was placed at the end of a cable and was entered into its field, and the scientist reacted immediately when they received results, and concluded that its precision digital numbers had being frozen, and it went into multidimensional forms as the cable moved inwards, and they studied the suspended cluster of partially transparent layers, and the audience all watched the phenomenon with amazement.

Many people had seen a short sequence of it on the media, but were still surprised.

The two paranormal scientists controlled the experiments of the other scientists.

Both occasionally gave detailed explanations of what they were doing and believed was occurring, and they had the cable released further, edging it into the confines of the energy bubble, creating more spectacular optical effects with the clock, making it distort in twisted forms, deliberately designed for the stage performance, shaping beams of light with matter like a form of light show.

All the numbers on clock shifted fast forward to the surprise of the audience, and some new leading scientists, who had not seen it, were allowed to investigate it, and they crowded around it, loudly discussing it, and they applauded it, and announced it was the first discover of time travel that anyone had found, and the audience all applauded the discovery.

Many of the audience around Kruger were startled, as they had not believed that it existed, and it had just been proven to exist, and they watched it wondering what the hell it was, as it was far more different than he had thought, and Kruger realized that he had not heard anything that could properly explain how it worked, and he watched the two paranormal scientists and main scientists in hope of picking something up.

It looked as though it were rupturing space in a way that played with time, with properties of altering and suspending time! It was creating alterations in it and the fabric of space.

Many of the leading scientists had been carrying out numerous basic and complex experiments on it with all the equipment aboard, now available to them, and great amounts of detailed information had been accumulated, but most was not available.

Nobody had been able to determine its origins or if it even came from the galaxy. Yet they were in another universe, which they had not checked in any proper degree, and there were many occurrences there and in the black hole that were still unexplained, and their voyage through the galaxy had shown that many mysterious things existed there.

Its altered shape wildly hovering about itself made him shudder, and occasional looks of the alien were like it was a lion eyeing up its prey.

The abnormal antics of some of the scientists and technicians at times were captivating, mystifying him with the depth of their nervousness and deep fear of something, and the fact that he had not seen them actually react about anything without there being something there! The last alien in the void was still unbelievable, and many people thought it was not entirely dead! Some still repetitively studied the readings from equipment that they had set up to detect it.

Were they preparing themselves for something, which he saw the two paranormal scientists occasionally become aware of?

Why did they not do anything, if they really did believe it?

Yet he actually did know why, and that they could not, and it was better to check it and see what happened, if it did.

What the hell was it? What was this thing? Was it really a supernatural thing?

A swift flash of light appeared from a laser and exploded into the edge of a region of the energy bubble, silencing the entire audience, who vibrantly reacted to it and them.

From it they gave and showed the audience a more detailed account of what was happening when he light hit its radius, and they showed them slowed down views of the occurrence on a large screen behind them.

Bryan calmly gave other information that they had found back at the tower.

“It manipulates space and time!” he told them, watching it at the side of his eye. “It suspends, accelerates, and suspends time … And if you’ll look at the clock – suspended within its outer radius – it is now decelerating it …”

The cable was emerged outwards, pulling the clock backwards, with its numbers swiftly turning backwards, until its numbers once again became motionless.

Many people around Kruger talked about it as time travel, and that they were witnessing a form of time machine.

Kruger was now wondering what the hell it really was they were playing with, and why it looked so dangerous.

“What are they intending to do with?” someone from the media asked Bryan. “Could it be used to create something even more incredible – with it fascinating properties?”

Bryan examined him in a glance, and thought of the best reply.

“We and all the scientists aboard have been investigating it with everything we have, which still not enough, and I guess in a year from now it will be very minute, and if they find anything, which I have not heard of, I assure you we will inform you of it!

“They have made other findings!” Mitchel announced, at his side. “If you take an observation of its shifting – which they have been studying closely – its constrained pattern of movements has dramatically altered in regions in space …

“We have checked its movements in other dimensions … It is a new discovery, and we have been monitoring it …

“We also have ways of detecting other things … We detected the energy source by using our equipment …”

While they were talking Kruger saw how more powerful the energy in the energy bubble seemed to become, and he examined its lethal appearance!

The thing was a bubble of energy, looking like it could explode – with an immense energy discharge.

“Do you think this is entirely new concept?” a man in the audience asked, slightly gasping at its altered appearance. “I read one of the recent reports on it, explaining it as the combination of two unheard of inventions of vast power. An incredible energy source, in the depths of a different universe, with a different makeup, with hidden powers beyond our imaginations, and its strange source, from a highly advanced species, combined with your energy and powerful energy bubble, discovered for the first time, and not fully checked, from all the best technology of our worlds, from hundreds of years of scientific breakthroughs … And that the combinations of such powerful energy sources have created numerous great discoveries …”

Suddenly Kruger spotted the center of where the being in the energy bubble was, and that it was turning bright like a sun, and become louder and brighter, with its whirling was increasing, and it started shaking everything furiously about, knocking all the scientists about, and they fell over, and a sudden shockwave impacted it and blasted through the whole museum, and reoccurring blasts followed, knocking everyone and everything over or about, and was followed by one last colossal explosion, before it died away.

The hall turned silent, and all the people got up from the floor, and out of wreckage, and started to recover from what had happened, and Kruger watched the two paranormal scientists dramatically talking with each other, and watched where they looked, towards the energy bubble, and realized that they were not reacting to the explosion, but to the energy bubble itself, as it had changed, and he saw that the being had vanished from inside it, and he gasped, thinking of the trouble that they could be in if the being had escaped.

 

Chapter 29

 

Back on the GX1

 

The spectacular energy explosions and exhaustion of its energy had damaged far more than the alien had thought, and it could barely think and use its powers.

When they had taken it in the energy bubble to the immense GX1 it had gasped in horror, at what it was up against, and that it might be the end.

Yet it had even felt enjoyment at such a creation, and that it could exist, and that it had been seeing powers that its mighty race had never witnessed, and it had realized that it had a proper goal now, and that was to take control of it, and it was about to achieve its goal of getting aboard.

Once inside the GX1 it had been delighted, and thought of nothing else than escaping and what it would do, and this time it intended not to underestimate the humans, no matter what.

It had studied their minds and thoughts, and ways that they worked together, and had been surprised at many things. Their abilities could go far, and they continued doing things further than anything it had encountered, even though they made many mistakes, and usually went further with things that were useless and unneeded, and it realized that its race would have used them to investigate all the things that they had never bothered with.

It had recalled that a long time ago that it had encountered two of them, and had ignored them, but had been amazed by their technology, and it had even sensed that they had come from beyond the universe.

Its proper examination of their computers and records had been the greatest advancement that it had received, and it would have been far more if it had not been in the state that it had been in.

It had explored information about the energy field and its energy levels with astonishment, and had wondered why its race had never gone to the lengths they had to build it, and realized that they had ignored it as it had not been needed, and that they had had better alternatives, but they had ignored how powerful it could become, and could be used for things that their alternatives could not be used for.

Its examination of the occupants had been too swift and uncontrolled, and it had failed to realize many things that it should have known.

Their worlds were different and so populated that it had not been able to grasp how they worked, and how they never had problems, and it had examined their minds, and had started to realize the truth, and that they enjoyed it and thought of it as a common state, and that they would have thought of their worlds as being empty.

While it had continued its explorations another part of it had started work on creating a plan to escape, and it had examined their minds, thoughts, communications, behavior, and it had started to realize a way, and a way to avoid discovery and reveal itself.

It had formed a copy of a man and had altered his features, in which it would use, if it ever wished to copy one.

After examinations of it, it had learned many more things, and it decided to leave the investigation until its powers were returned.

It also found information on the entity in the void with surprise, and all the trouble that they had gone to destroy it, and it had been fascinated. At first it thought it had been a white entity that it had made a mistake with when it had been younger, and which had imprisoned it on the world, which it believed its race could handle, and that it had surprised it, when its powers had been weak. But after more searching it had believed that it could have been one of its own race, and that it had altered greatly, but after further examinations it found that it had been something else, and it decided to investigate it further when it escaped from the energy bubble, and had its powers.

Another problem that it had discovered had been that the humans could recognize a stranger easily, and that if it copied one of them it would have to be more careful than it had thought.

Once when it had examined their minds further it had found a way to alter their memories so that they would recognize it as a normal human, and not as a stranger, and it could alter their records about it, and it had seen where the other alien had gone wrong, and had thought of ways to avoid its mistakes, and it had realized that its powers would be weak and limited against them, with there being so many of them.

Through all that had happened it had managed to explore the strange life forms and their existence, and had been delighted to make it aboard, and it had believed that it could hide somewhere, away from them, if it could not beat them, and it only needed to get on one of their worlds, where it could start to reproduce other members of its species and take control of their worlds, and build its new empire.

 

Chapter 30

 

Its Escape

 

The time being had felt itself dying – it had underestimated its loss of power – and it was on the brink of death, and it had to escape, and get rid of the energy bubble, and had to use its escape plan.

The audience about it had been overwhelming, with their reactions to it and their showing it as a highly advanced species, but their showing their awareness of its powers had caused it to use up far more energy than it had been using.

It could barely think with so little power, but it had felt horror at what it could be up against, and it had even felt a feeling of enjoyment at death.

It had used all its stored energy at once, and forced a small leap through time, with a new method that it had planned, for to it jump back in time to escape the energy bubble just enough to avoid being captured afterwards, and its center had exploded brightly like a sun and it had become louder and brighter, and it saw it shaking everything furiously about, knocking all the scientists about, and before it had vanished it had seen the sudden shockwave impact, and blast through the whole museum.

Everything instantly turned normal and it collapsed on the stage, outside the energy bubble, a day before its arrival at the GX1, and it managed to stay alive and locate an energy center aboard, where that region’s power supplies were located, and it quickly used it to return energy to it.

The hall was silent and dark when it stood up, and it realized that it had not been detected, and that the people in the region were asleep, and it recovered from what had happened and turned itself into the human that it had designed, and moved out of the region to an empty region where it would be hidden, and where they would not look to find it in the future, when it had escaped, and where it could carry out its work unaffected by the energy bubble, and it realized that it was free to do anything it wanted.

These beings had little knowledge of it and time travel, and it was more advanced and powerful than it had ever been, and it had more power available to it than it had ever had.

 

Chapter 31

 

GX1 Alert

 

The GX1 president used all his powers to get the alien found, after it vanishing. If the situation altered into the last alien scenario they would be in deep trouble, so they took every measure they could to investigate what had happened and have the voyager checked for it.

Everyone carried out his slightest notion to the letter, especially after hearing about what had happened on the media. So the spacecraft was on full alert once again!

Kruger knew a great deal about him, especially after the last alien encounter, so he was not surprised to meet him again, but with the two paranormal scientists, and the president questioned them about what had occurred in the museum and tactically queried them on what was happening, and what it was that they were now up against.

The entire ship’s media kept pushing stories on it because they wanted answers, and it was the only real occurrence that had happened since they had brought the alien aboard. The stories told by people were incredible, and he kept wondering what they were up to. There were mentions of deaths and attacks, and the thing actually attacking people all over the museum, and it rampaging through the spacecraft.

He finally came to the conclusion it was the media itself that was behind it, and that it was encouraged by the military into taking action, and into talking the public into realizing the dangers of it, and to report anything to do with it that occurred.

Most people aboard thought there were more of them, and that they should withdraw from the world.

The president could scarcely grasp what was there now, or happening, and because they had not even seen the alien properly in the energy bubble, or where it had vanished to. The descriptions from the officials that he knew had been at the museum had given only vague and confused descriptions, and had no real detail, as they had not fully seen anything other than it vanish and destroy a region of the museum, and had held back their ideas, especially after hearing all the people on the media giving their fantasy descriptions of it.

People just did not realize what it was or if it was even a life form, or what shape, or characteristics, or identity it truly had. It had altered, and had given nothing but a confused mess of details, and the two paranormal scientists, and all the major scientists there had little to tell, even after such close examinations of it, with so many scientists and advanced equipment.

What sort of powers did it fully have? Should they be happy to get rid of it? Should they just leave the world? What kind of science and creations did it have, if it was the highly advanced being that they believed it to be? Could the voyage and GSO even profit greatly from it, if they captured it?

Yet its technology alone would have been priceless to them!

Kruger also, when he never thought of the danger, wondered what it could be, and what it could teach him.

He was a scientist, and he had not just entered the voyage to expand his career and fame. He was interested in science, space, alien life forms, and anything else that existed there.

He was one of the most experienced people on alien life forms there, and he continually thought of the glory of the discovery!

He knew that it was a new superior life form, and wondered if they could capture and study it!

He even thought that they had actually killed it, especially by the reactions of the two paranormal scientists. At times they reacted as though they might have actually killed the thing! The energy bubble was incredibly powerful, and its energy might have become too powerful for it, and the explosion could have been the thing dieing, and its energy blasting out, and they could have very well witnessed the death of one of the most mighty beings that existed, and it would have been all their fault as they had searched it out and had captured it in the hideous way that they had, and there as no suggestion that it had been a danger to them, even with all the things that they had seen.

Yet the power of it was tremendous and it could have killed them all easily if the energy bubble had not been there, even with some of the military being nearby.

Kruger gave descriptions of what had happened and what it had been like in the castle to the president on the media – shown to just about everyone aboard – seeking the truth about what had taken place, and seeking adventure, which they had mostly joined the voyage for.

The two paranormal scientists helped him out with vivid details and their thoughts on it.

It was incredible that they gave their thoughts on what they had suspected about it, and had avoided giving anything on it having any supernatural powers, and he even wondered if they believed it to any further extent.

He expressed his confused thoughts at what it could do, and about what it had been up to and what it was capable of, and he wished that they could have found a way to release it from the energy bubble before they had brought aboard, and they would at least now know what it actually was they were dealing with.

The president had clearly even gone to the museum to see the damage that it had created, and to question the people there about the incident and what it had looked like, in its true form.

The president questioned him intensely about it, to find out what he wanted. He had to take the responsibility for such an incident and occurrence, and he reassured everyone aboard that he and they would do everything that they could to find it, and perhaps study it, and at that moment they were building a special task force to seek it out, and it was to be led by Colonel Pratt of the Military and Space Forces, and it would be based at the Military and Space Forces control center, and that he was the second highest military authority there, under General Chisholm, the head of the Military and Space Forces, and of the security of the entire spacecraft.

General Chisholm made an appearance and warned everyone aboard of the dangers of the alien intruder, and of what had happened the last time, and gave the location of the museum, and told everyone to remain out of its path and to stay in groups and to kill it if they had to, and he then introduced Colonel Pratt, who was at the Military and Space Forces control center.

Colonel Pratt gave all the information that he could, and showed everyone his task force, and that they were all busy at work organizing things, and taking information people were giving them.

It was then that Kruger started to realize that it could actually be a great danger, and that they might have found something that they wished to conceal!

Yet he was not sure, and left it until they produced something, as he knew what they could be like, from past occurrences.

People had been clearly startled by its exit, and he could not decide if it was also its extraordinary form that it had had.

They just did not fully know what it was or its motives might be. They had caught it and forced it to escape, and had threatened it with powerful weapons, and perhaps destruction.

The whole affair was a muddled mess, and many other top scientists were contacted at their quarters, for them to query.

They were normally calm, even after being at the incident, and were willing answer all their questions, and Colonel Pratt finished it by assuring them that he would have them informed of any progress of the affair.

The president left in a state of partial confusion, and never proceeded further, and Colonel Pratt continued by asking them why they had been so sure the alien could not escape, and why they had not confronted the alien with powerful weapons, which he would have authorized members of the military to take, and that they would have been able to handle the problem in the proper way, and he asked them what they intended to do to locate it.

The two paranormal scientists answered swiftly without thinking, explaining the alien had not been able to escape, and they had not believed it to be dangerous, and that the military being there with weapons would have been useless, as the energy beams would not have been able to enter the energy bubble.

They had done everything safely, as far as they could have, and they believed that all their weapons were useless on it anyway, as with the last alien in the void, and they kept them secure by making sure that the energy bubble could not collapse, and they also tested it, and its ability to escape, in front of many witnesses, but they then informed them that it had clearly managed to find a means to escape, and that they had underestimated its capabilities.

 

Chapter 32

 

The Detection of the Alien

 

There was something not right about the way the alien had vanished that intrigued Kruger, and he could not grasp what its connection to the paranormal was. The two paranormal scientists claimed that they had traced a paranormal energy source to the alien in the castle. Why had he not found anything else about this?

They discovered it had faint drawings on walls like ancient magicians had, even though there were charts of nearby stars, of the central galaxy, and there were piles of animal skins, with ancient blood marks with drawings of creatures with symbols beside them, and one with a diagram of a type of telescope.

He had checked old occult books, and still there was nothing!

He had an interest in investigating paranormal activity, as well as aliens, and though he had never properly proven the existence of anything of that nature he still investigated everything of that nature, and never properly proved anything. Could this thing be from some form supernatural place, and want to hide it?

He was famous all over the ship, and its media, and he knew all the major scientists, and knew the only two scientists who believed in it and had the field of investigating the paranormal, and who were there to investigate anything in that region for a paranormal association, and he had known them for years, and had accompanied them on a few of their investigations, and they still avoided giving anything that could prove anything.

They were very accurate in their investigations and checked everything to their limits, searching for the proof that they had always dreamed of coming across, and never took anything without reflection, and had built up the most advanced research paranormal establishment that there was, containing the most highly advanced equipment that there was available, but again what had they found but an alien that might have an interest in things that looked like magic.

Yet they were there to investigate what other scientists could not, and do it to a far greater degree than before, and had been more successfully than their wildest dreams.

He still thought they could detect something that had gone undetected by everyone else with their detection methods and equipment, which he had not heard of being available anywhere else, and which they were making leaps forward in advancing.

At their research laboratory he was staggered, as they had advanced far further again, and had many leading scientists working with them, and he wondered what they were up to now.

They had the place packed solid with ever form of equipment possible, and they acted like they were experimenting to see how far they could push beyond the boundaries of natural science, and out it to the supernatural.

Their new equipment was everywhere all over it, and the scientists and assistants were speedily altering and monitoring everything.

The bright sky of the center of space amazingly beamed through with beams of light like a dim sun through a porthole in the spacecraft, and showed the edge of the black hole center, and its black abyss.

“What are you up to now!” he finally asked Bryan, the younger of the two paranormal scientists, as they completely ignored him.

“Tracking the alien!”

“What you have found it?” he asked, gasping, realizing it actually was aboard, and free to roam about.

“We have!”

“But why has nobody heard of this?”

“Because we just found it, and the military knows we are experimenting in finding it with our detection methods …”

Kruger realized how lucky he had been by going there, and wondered why he had been so lucky, and tried to remember why he had started to think of visiting them, and recalled it was mentions on the media of people seeing ghost images of an alien, and though he had dismissed it as another false story, and alien encounter, by people trying to get on the media, he thought there could be something there, as there were some others claiming that they had seen the alien from the void, and after thinking about it, had realized that he had not visited the two paranormal scientists for a long time, and wondered what they were up to.

 

Chapter 33

 

The Alien Encounter

 

A surreal dream grasped Kruger’s thoughts and drew him into it, with him mildly observing it while he happily rested.

It was a strange dreamy cartoon version of the outside world, with a colorful foggy darkish landscape, and he wondered why he sometimes had dreams that he was conscious in and others with him only coming to at the end of them, recalling it.

In lingering spots in the fog he caught sight of only darkness, which was rare on the world, and the black hole seemed to be the only properly dark place there, and he stared into its abyss, wondering what his brain was showing him, and if there was some form of reason for it being there, and he heard distant sounds or thoughts like whispers come out of the invisible dark zones, and taunt him, and he realized how real it was, and was surprised that his brain could produce such vivid images, and he thought of things it could be used for.

The energy of the stars was visible and he could feel the energy from them, and he saw they were not like the normal stars there that he had been viewing, but some form of energy formations, and he saw the mist was an energy formation too, and he was seeing them as what it was like, if he saw them as forms of energy, powerful and intelligent, which never really made sense when he thought about it, but it did as a fantasy.

It reminded him of a fantasy magical world under bright moons, with lunar radiance visible everywhere.

It was golden in places, and strange energy lights twinkled through thick areas of the energy mist. A bright light appeared deep in it, and he realized the depth of it. It was tremendous, and like looking into the depths of the universe.

He sensed the presence of something mysterious that existed there, and which he could not account for.

Again he wondered what it was, and studied the place. Even though he never recognized the exact place on the world, it looked familiar, and he realized that he could not grasp why it was there, and he was drawn out of the dream by noises, and realized he was being awakened by his communications device.

The voice of Bryan asked him where he was, and he called over that he was dreaming in his bed, and he opened his eyes and checked the time.

Even though it was early morning, ship’s time, the room was mostly dark!

“You wanted to me to contact you if anything happened,” Bryan stated, excitedly. “Well, something has! So you’d better get down here if you do not want to miss the action!”

He never answered and leapt out of bed in one bound, reaching for his clothes, and once dressed he raced out of the door and into his vehicle.

Though the trip there was fast, he had time to awaken fully, and think what was happening, and he knew it might be his first proper look at the alien, and its capture.

At the same moment he got out of the vehicle a loud ghostly shriek ripped right through him, as if some ancient monster from the darkness pit in hell were there.

Its momentarily stunned him, and he opened his eyes wide, and he marched out, observing everything in the corridor ahead, and all the scientists all grouped around their equipment, hidden out of view behind large objects at a doorway, with their equipment ready to take what action was needed, and he looked at the furthest point, before a bend, and saw something faintly move.

“One of our detection systems has picked up the alien,” Bryan explained to him, crouching and looking around at where it was hidden from view. “So if you want to see the thing get down here now! We’ll need you!”

Finally he was going to see it as it really was, and what it reacted like, and he wondered how much of a mistake it could be!

The altering version in energy bubble was powerful, and it would be a real danger to them if their equipment was not powerful enough to handle it, and he saw the equipment that they had used to put it in the energy bubble, and felt happy again.

At that moment a loud scream of a woman came from somewhere ahead, further along the opposite end of the corridor, and he saw a woman rush out of her quarters, and he heard the noises of something strange mingled in her sounds.

While he attempted to identify it other strange sounds appeared all about her, and he tried to recall hearing it before, and he saw many of the scientists looked stunned by everything, and as if they were preparing for a strange confrontation.

“Activate the energy bubble!” Mitchel whispered to the scientists, and they activated it, and the sounds vanished, and the scientists all looked disappointed, and stood up.

“What happened?” Kruger asked, staring about the corridor.

“It escaped again!” Bryan announced. “We thought at this close range we could capture it! It seems to have a way to detect our equipment putting the energy bubble around it and escape before it captures it!”

 

Chapter 34

 

The Ancient Alien

 

The time being had worked away for days, examining everything that it had encountered properly now, with its senses working correctly again, with proper energy supplies, while it slowly altered itself to its new environment and the humans, and making sure that it could not be caught in an energy bubble or anything by them again, making itself like an earlier version of its ancient race, so that could move faster and survive better.

It had examined their things in their empty rooms as it moved like a ghost through the walls, and examined their distant transmissions with interest, and was amazed at how far they had taken the technology, which its race had ignored the uses of, and it had picked up information being given about it, and it learned many things about them, and it learned about their technology, from their computers and stored information, which astounded it in the amount that was held, which went endlessly on, and it continued to examine and collect.

Their species had interested it greatly, and it seemed to have many things that its race had missed, and it even designed a new species of itself that took in all the improvements that it had found, and it had created copies of the new species, in the form of eggs, as it never had the means and space to create anything else, and it was the original way its species had reproduced itself.

There also was no other proper way to reproduce others without them being found, and perhaps be destroyed, and the eggs had been hidden away in ventilation shafts far from where any of the humans went, and it had searched for better places, as it prepared to create more, and other versions.

It had learned to survive hidden away in the shadows, and it started to like its existence and new way of life, which it had not realized it had missed.

The humans were very similar and did things in the ways of its original people, and it had started to like their version, and watched and monitored all their communications with interest.

It had recalled that a long time ago that it had encountered other intelligent life forms, and its examinations of them, and that they had been uncontrolled, and they had failed to be worth its time, and had failed to do any proper examination of them, and from its present findings it wondered why it had not realized that they could achieve a far greater race and technology.

Their world had been so different and so interesting, and when it examined their minds it started to realize the truth, and that it should have built a civilization and its existence there had been empty, and that it had achieved little, and it had even condemned its race for destroying itself.

Its powers to travel in time had been left virtually useless, even though there had been immense power sources aboard that it could use, it needed proper equipment, and it had been impossible to build without a great deal of time, and it could not produce without being caught, and it had to use small leaps though time.

While it had continued its explorations other parts of it detected their attempts at capturing it, and it successfully avoided being captured at close range, by the scientists with their equipment, and energy bubble, and it had avoided trying to capture the equipment, until it could be fully sure that it could get away with it.

The scientists that had done it had interested it a great deal, and it realized that their technology was far better than the rest, but it also sensed there had been dangers from them, and they had prepared for it to attack them, and that they had a defense against it, and it only monitored them at a distance, and made sure they never detected it when it did.

Sometimes when it had been near the life forms and it had examined their minds, thoughts, communications, and behavior, and took great interest in making replies to their communications, but pretending to be other humans, but it always remained an outsider, as it tried to find how well it could become a human, and it realized the best forms to take to avoid discovery.

On the barn world it had been on its own for an implausible amount of time, and even trapped, wishing to leave the world, and had wished many times to meet with others of its race, but had avoided creating others of its race as it had believed that it would not have been happy with them and their presence.

They would not be have been what it wanted, and it saw now that it could have altered them to be more like the humans. Its race had killed itself off, and destroyed an empire, and it believed that only certain types of them were what should have existed, and it believed that it could produce a proper race and civilization now, with all the information it had collected.

While exploring groups of humans it had once discovered another life form, which it never recognized, and had just avoided being detected by it, with its probing, and realized that it had been another alien of the entity that they had encountered in the void.

 

Chapter 35

 

The Alien Capture

 

The scientists eventually decided against going too near the alien, and located at a place where other scientists and the military could join them, where they could make an exit if anything went wrong, and was still close enough to make observations and use proper surveillance equipment to monitor it.

The alien had become predictable in its movements since it had successfully avoided all their attempts of capture, and Kruger started to realize that if this attempt failed that they many be stuck with it, and have a future problem.

It amazed him how far they actually were able to go to stop it!

The paranormal scientists had consultations with the other scientists and the military, and they now entirely left their minds open to what was there.

Yet what the two paranormal scientists had discovered was that the being was a time traveler, and was escaping from them by making jumps through time, which virtually made it indestructible, if they could not find a way of defeating it.

Yet they found that it only made small leaps forward through time, and all that they needed to do was find a way of handling this problem, and it was found that the scientists had developed time travel since its existence had been proven with the energy bubble, and they had found ways of mimicking it, but could only send energy forward in small leaps, and they had found that it reappeared about the same amount of time in the future after each jump, and that it never bothered to alter and vary it.

Their next big surprise was their first view of it through powerful optical equipment, used by advanced astrologists, to give them a real view of the alien, and what they were up against.

“It is new!” Mitchel expressed, when he saw it first, and he allowed Bryan to see it, and he watched it as if he had been waiting all his life to see it, and gasped, and examined what he was looking for, and was staggered.

“What do you make of it?” Major Ripley asked, walking over to them. “We still have nothing put forward on its identity!”

The two scientists consulted quietly, and seemed to avoid giving a firm answer or anything that they would regret.

Mitchel answered, “It is still in an energy form though, and taking some solidness! And we can barely see its features! We think it has altered itself to an earlier version of its species. Perhaps to survive better here! It has many incredible hidden powers, which we have not even heard of before! It has a very mysterious nature! And though we do not know fully what the hell the thing is, we can still recapture it! We have not heard of anything like it!”

Kruger wondered again if they thought it was of paranormal origins, and if they were avoiding ruining their reputations on something that could turn out to be something else, and he then heard them mutter it in a silent conversation with each other.

What surprised him and a few others the most about them was how they reacted and treated such things when there was a suggestion of there being the supernatural there, and he wondered again if they had something at last or were actually covering up something else. He wondered if they would ever prove anything, which they must have been waiting the majority of their lives for.

He even wondered if they actually did find anything if what they showed would be enough to prove its existence and that they were dealing with something supernatural, as explanations could appear to prove that it was not, which it usually was, and the alien was a highly advanced alien that had taken an ancient form.

They consulted with each other openly on what it could be many times, clearly attempting to get the others to give them their thoughts, while leaving things open to anyone to add to, and for the other scientist to give their thoughts freely, and what they mainly agreed to was that they thought it was new, and of an entirely new status.

After a great deal of discussions and surveillance, checking of readings, and of observations through monitors from every form of surveillance, from all the equipment everyone had set up at every conceivable angle, they all remained set on leaving everything on what could happen open, and they took recordings of all the information, and only admitted to that it was more advanced than anything that they had seen, and perhaps would ever see, in many areas.

Kruger was sure that the alien would know of their presence if it was advanced as they claimed, and wondered why it never shifted away through time, or over to another region, as it could easily shift through walls and get away. But he believed the military was surrounding the region, at a distance.

And he wondered what would happen if they just waited at the site for it to arrive, if they made it leap forward in time, and realized that it could just leap again, and they might not see it for a long time if it kept making jumps forward. Though it could only jump so far, and clearly had limited powers, which would not allow it to continue to keep making jumps forward.

All the scientists finally agreed to begin and activated their equipment to create the energy bubble about the alien, and it instantaneously vanished, and they followed it through time with their equipment and used it to capture it in time, putting the energy bubble around it as it arrived at its destination, and they kept it there with the more advanced and more powerful energy bubble, which would not allow it to escape from the destination in the future, and they waited until they reached that point in time, and they had it again.

 

Chapter 36

 

The Time Being’s Release

 

Kruger was staggered when he had first heard the news, and that they were going to release the time being onto the world, and allow it its freedom, and that the scientists had made a deal with it, for the privilege, and had received vast amounts of knowledge.

They were miles out on the strange world, with the immense GX1 resting right across the horizon, going up into the sky for miles, which was higher than any of the highest mountains there, and they viewed their achievement proudly.

All the leading scientists and military were there and seated in front of the alien in the energy bubble, which was calm and not altering any longer, and it watched its audience with bizarre interest, with thoughts that they could only guess.

The thing did not look deadly, and pulsated with energy fluctuations, and the two paranormal scientists had their scientists reduce the energy acting on it and allowed it to speak again to them, as they observed it.

“We have made an agreement, and you gave us all the scientific knowledge for your freedom?” Bryan firmly stated, watching the thing, with a few surprised looks, as though he had never believed he would be doing such a thing.

“Yes!” it replied, staring.

“You’re better off here on this world, going by all our information!” Bryan explained. “This could be a great world, if it was exploited wisely …”

The being, still an energy form, moved itself to show its understanding.

It was incredible they had found a way to lower the energy bubble, and its influence on it, and had managed to communicate with it, and had been amazed that it had actually learned to speak in their language, just like a human.

Many leading people including the president had met with it, and they had soon made agreements with it, as they had done on many worlds with many aliens, and had the right to carry out such agreements, and make many offerings to them.

They had many conversations with it, which had concluded with their agreement with each other, and they had made the being their acting head of the world, and its president.

They were even surprised that they had influenced the being so much with their civilization and GX1 that it had intensions of now building its own similar civilization, and they agreed to help it with what it needed.

All the explorations of the world had been completed, and they were making a withdrawal from the region.

The scientists began carefully bringing in its eggs that they had detected, all through the ship, and allowed it to confirm that they were all there, and they turned the energy bubble off and allowed it its freedom, which could have been dangerous at one point, but they now had a way to stop it doing anything if it decided to change its mind.

The time being slowly altered into its normal solid state, to show them its true identity, and not its energy states or its original ancient species state, which it had acquired to survive, and they were surprised how human it looked, even with its large size. But most of all how much it looked like a medieval wizard – especially with its immense cloak, covered in ancient symbols and stars, with only a suggestion of its power on its ancient intelligent face, and Kruger wondered how deadly they looked to it, even though their size was nothing like its.

By its reactions he could tell that it had something that it could use against them, but it could not win, and he glared at it trying to find a clue.

The time being waved its arms and all the eggs vanished away, to somewhere else. Perhaps to its tower room, now back at the top of the castle, where they had replaced it.

The alien was an astounding as a life form as an entity, and was full of energy, and Kruger was sure it had conquered all forms of sickness, as well as immortality, and he was sure it was many thousands of years old, and wondered what marvels it had encountered, and he wondered if humans would one day alter into such beings, with such powers.

 

Chapter 37

 

The New Project

 

When Kruger arrived at the paranormal scientists laboratory he realized straight away that they had something, by the way they were working away and making all the scientists work like crazy to finish their project, which he never even attempted to recognize this time, as the complexity and unfamiliarity of it was too great, and he could only stare in bewilderment at what was there.

It was beyond his imagination, and by looks he spotted it was the same for many of the scientists, and he started thinking of the time being and what had recently being happening. He was glad that it had gone on their side, and they were now even working with it, and they had learned a great deal about it, and far more than they could have. Yet the thing could be dangerous beyond belief, and he wished it never existed or they had never found it. At times it resembled one of the most hideous things he had seen!

Their number one problem now was that they had not found a way to return to the universe, and no matter how much they worked on the project it still never resolved anything. The problem that confronted them was that they could not locate the universe, and there was no proper way available, and signs kept indicating that they would be stuck there.

It was not the fact that the universe that they were in had anything wrong with it, it was the fact that they had people to return to and things to complete by returning and the mission would also be a disaster, and the biggest, most expensive, highly advanced spacecraft would be even classed as a flop, and he doubted if they would ever build another, and it would be a disaster that would ruin all their work, and incredible discoveries, if mankind never received it, and all the future would be altered by the technology and GX1 not being there, and them not warning them of what they had encountered.

They had to return, and they would not stop working on the problem until they had achieved it.

He decided to introduce himself to Bryan, as he stopped his work, of analyzing a device.

“Well, what have you come up with now?” he asked, looking bewildered, realizing it was getting worse, and he now could not identify anything there.

The place was packed with newly manufactured equipment, which he had known they were working on and creating all over the place at different locations, and he had been too involved with his work to bother about investigating it.

“You know we got a great deal of scientific breakthroughs from the time being! Well, the major one was time travel!”

“Time travel!” he gasped, and recalled the presence of Don, and the events that might have made him appear there.

“Yes! It is incredibly complex, and we have everyone that we have working on this project!”

“What will you use time travel for?”

“A time probe! We are going to send a probe back in time, and it will follow the spacecraft back into the black hole and locate the universe, and we will also use it to examine the outer universe, and the other universes there, and find ways to locate them!”

 

Chapter 38

 

The Time Probe

 

The time probe was launched and vanished into the past, to chase the spacecraft back in time, to follow the spacecraft back into the black hole, and voyage beyond the universe, and approximately one minute later it reappeared, after the completion of its mission, with it having traveled back into the future to a minute afterwards.

Kruger gasped at the technology behind it, and realized there could a whole hidden universe about him of multidimensional things and objects traveling in time.

The probe resembled some form of highly advanced missile, and he examined it looking for any damage, and for any signs of powerful forces acting upon it, and hardly saw anything and it looked like it had been when it had left.

He wondered what uses such an object could have. Space probes were still being used all over the place, and were cheaper and far better than sending out spacecrafts, and he thought of all the missions that it could carry out.

They had to be able to find and identify the outer universes, and once the scientists had checked all its information, they all started rejoicing, and started announcing all the information to the media, and that they could go home.

The incredible thing was there were no signs in the recorded voyage of the white entity globes that he had seen there when he had entered the outer universe, and he had questioned others about it and found that nobody but him and the two paranormal scientists had seen them, and they had only given terrifying accounts of them thinking that they had been dieing there.

The problem with the actual voyage, and them traveling as energy forms in such a mind-bending way, was it was not acceptable, and it could only be used if their lives depended upon it, and after some investigations he found out that they intended to use an energy beam that would put everyone aboard to sleep as they entered the black hole, and that they would be immediately awakened on their return to the universe, and they would not even realize what had happened.

The launch from the world was tremendous, and everyone celebrated going home, and what it would be like returning home, with all their stories and discoveries, and Kruger thought of the alien in its castle.

They had given it everything that they could to start its civilization, and its eggs had hatched, and it started using all the equipment and supplies that they had provided.

Kruger watched the voyage into the black hole on a large screen with all the scientists, as they all rested in a large hall in seats, where they would be put to sleep when they left the universe, like being thrown into suspended animation.

The voyager darted straight towards the black hurricane shape, of particles of space matter, asteroids, moons, planets, and suns.

Its black region stretched across the screen like a black monster, and some form of new galaxy, with formations of swirls of matter going around it.

Some people reacted nervously as the deep black radius swiftly grew, and some gritted their teeth as its blackness engulfed them, and darkness covered the screen, and he saw objects darting into it in lines of light, and the screen lit up with diagram lines, marking the blackness with lines showing different regions of it with symbols marking various points of it, and the voyager went straight to a region marked in its depths.

The tremendous speed seemed to increase as it gripped and pulled it towards it, and the voyager shook, and they fell asleep as it turned like to an earthquake tremor.

 

Chapter 39

 

The Universe

 

The universe was strange, and he wondered if they were the first to experience the sensation. It was like some element there was not in the other universe, and he also felt that there was something else in the other universe that was not there.

The mission was a complete success, and everyone aboard was rejoicing, and all the scientists were excitedly working through all the information that they collected in the outer universe, and they were just starting their mission of putting it all together, before they returned to the Earth.

They had traveled through the entire outer universe without knowing it, and had awoken to the site of the universe, when their equipment had put them back into space and time, at the same location, in the void, and they were leaving the void and the entity behind, and he wondered what it had been and if they had picked it up wrongly, and if they could have made a deal with it in the same way as they had done with the time being back on the world.

It was unbelievable the amount of advances that they had achieved, and he wondered if it was a mistake or if they would be remembered in the future for transforming their empire into something incredible.

They could now travel space and time and locate themselves in other universes, dimensions, times, and use leaving space and time to relocate themselves just about anywhere in the universe, and he wondered if the they made the GX1 outdated already, which they would never have believed could happen.

In fact the only real damage he now had was the death of his girlfriend, Marsha Pendleton, who died hideously from being attacked by the alien monster in the void, and he regretted it immensely, and having to go back and tell everyone about her death, and he started to realize that they had time travel, and he might be able to go back and save her.

The whole trip could very well be ruined by it, and he would know that he could have prevented it, and he decided to try to persuade the two paranormal scientists into allowing him to go back and save her, and went over to their research center.

When he arrived he was startled to see Don there, and wondered what was going on, and examined them trying to see what they were up to, and he felt that they had predicted his arrival by some means, and they seemed startled that Don was there too.

“We have some good news!” Bryan eventually announced, after he had finished examining his reactions, seeing he was not going to say anything. “Don wants to go back in time to save Marsha Pendleton, as he thinks it was his faulty that she was killed …”

“Can you actually send him back?” he asked, begging for it to be true.

“We can, and we can return him to the void in vehicle four!”

Kruger could not believe his luck, and realized how lucky he was now! He realized that Don was probably more determined to save her, after all the things that he had been through, and he had more experience than him of time travel.

“I believe that I can save her by relocating her to the right location before the alien attacked the spacecraft, as I have located areas that were not attacked …”

“Why do you not just stop the alien getting aboard?”

“For one thing I am not sure that I could do it, and changing that could do a great deal more damage …”

“He cannot go that far!” Mitchel replied, firmly. “He could alter everything – and we could end up in a worse scenario! We never knew the alien was there, and if is possible for him to kill it or even stop it, the entity may do something else, and may succeed in doing it …”

Kruger was amazed and thanked them greatly, especially for not having to go back there and go through it all again.

Many things about time travel confused him, and he had a hard time working things out, and wondered if they were as positive of the outcome as they made out, as he thought he would be the one to go back in time, and he would be Don.

“What I don’t get is what will happen to Don if he goes back? Will another version of him appear here after he has gone back, and will there be four versions of me back there?”

“It’s a problem, and you will have to accept the consequences for altering it! It is not the same as in the movies though!”

Once they had all agreed to everything they left and went to vehicle four, where the scientists had sent up their equipment to send it back in time and back to the void.

After a while Kruger began to realize that the real problem was the sending of Don back, as they had not had that much experience of doing it so accurately, and had to check everything.

It was clear that the scientists had to lower the energy shield, and replace it quickly, as they were sure that it could not travel through it, as well as other dimensions, and he realized why they were doing it now, and not earlier at a close range to the world, and that they had probably detected that the entity there was out of range to do anything, with the energy shield down.

Don got into the vehicle firmly, and Kruger wondered again why he was so confident and always knew what he was doing. He had tried to question him many times, but had failed to get anything, and he just put it down to him having done everything before, which was staggering thinking back on it all, from his perspective, as Don could have told them, but had not, and he never realized what would happen.

All the scientists stood back as the equipment burst into life, using massive amounts of energy, through attached cables, with the shear energy making the spacecraft about them vibrate, and lurch backwards and forwards.

Kruger for a moment hesitated and wished he had forced them into giving him more information on what they were doing.

White translucent lights appeared magically around the vehicle, as it floated inertly in mid-air, in front of their eyes, like stars in space, and the scientists continued activating controls and monitoring it, and energy discharges fired out at regions of it, and the translucent lights around the vehicles simultaneously increased to bright whiteness, and the power being used could be felt in vibrations and heavy thuds.

A ferocious blast of light exploded out from the center of the vehicle, and it turned transparent and shifted, creating fuzzy transparent dimensional forms beside it, from time shifts, and some formed clustered layers.

It resembled an altered projection of reality magically hovering there, in patterns of energy, and after a sudden explosion of movement it vanished.

 

Epilogue

 

The Alien/Entity Returns

 

The new alien entity had remained almost dormant within the human that it had created, with its automatic senses taking scans of its surroundings.

The human was perfect, and had been the perfect place to dwell undetected by the humans, who believed the human had been something else, and had failed to realize the truth.

It had collected all forms of information about everything, and had collected far more than it needed and had visualized, and it had analyzed everything in a greater degree than it had as the entity in the void.

It had been staggered by the outer universe and the world that they had explored, and had analyzed its surroundings and their information with amazement, and had repeatedly thanked the humans for giving it the chance to study such phenomena.

Everything at first had been beyond its knowledge, and it had been an exploration beyond its wildest thoughts, and it had even considered if there had been others like it there, and if they had created it all, with inconceivable dimensions and powers, far beyond its knowledge and powers, like itself had been compared to its original self billions of years in the past.

The void had been nothing compared to the outside universe, and universes! It had all the relevant information that the entity in the void had, and it had been built to handle what it possibly could, and had been a compressed miniaturized version of it, which had been created with the help of the knowledge it had discovered from the GX1.

It had observed the GX1 from its interior, and its technology had been incredible, and it had decided to recreate it and had changed its plan to capture it, and it had collected enough information to recreate it.

It now only needed to return to the entity in the void to complete its mission, which it was about to do, and it now not only knew how to allow it to recreate the incredible powers of the GX1, and travel hundreds of times the speed of light, and recreate the invincible energy screen, ultimate computers, and other technology, it could travel beyond the universe, and travel through time, and this was only the beginning as once the entity in the void received the information it would soon alter itself into an entirely new form capable of anything that was possible.

It soon sensed the entity outside in the void and altered itself, from being Don, and left the vehicle, as it had been programmed to do, and it became one with the entity.


The S1 Voyager 2017

Ultimate voyagers created to explore the deepest depths of space encounter ultimate celestials ... An ultimate voyager explores deep space and discovers an extraterrestrial signal and traces its origins to a desolate ice world where it encounters a hideous devil-like life form presence, and an ultimate voyager leaves space and time and encounters one of the deadliest menaces of all creation ... An ultimate hyperdrive voyager is created to explore the universe and in the depths of deep space the crew discover an extraterrestrial signal and trace its origins to a desolate ice world where they encounter a hideous devil-like life form presence, with supernatural powers, which starts killing them to get the voyager, which it could use to locate and destroy the Earth, and in the end they leave the universe when their entrance to hyperspace goes wrong, and in the depths of a minding-bending universe discover a world with strange transcendents, where phenomena of unknown origins exists! Another ultimate voyager leaves space and time after it encounters one of the deadliest menaces of all creation, hidden away in a colossal void since the dawn of time, and on a world in the depths of a new minding-bending universe encounter another of the deadliest menaces in existence, which travels through time and has supernatural origins!

  • ISBN: 9781370431458
  • Author: CosmicBlueCB
  • Published: 2017-07-10 11:35:21
  • Words: 57478
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