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The Stargate Black Hole

 

 

 

The Stargate Black Hole

 

V Bertolaccini

 

 

 

This edition published 2015 by CB

This is a Shakespir edition 2015

 

Copyright Victor Bertolaccini

 

ISBN: 978-1-3113-8966-4

 

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

 

The Gateway

 

The black sphere in the Particle Accelerator X3 chamber vanished behind Weaver as he hurtled out the universe!

Startled cries and last conversations of scientists swirled through his thoughts, and taunted! Surely they had not used him deliberately! He could not give a proper scientific account, if he survived, and a new probe should be found!

Explosions of radiance of powerful stars exploded through the wormhole stunning him, and he started spinning, and a colossal whirlpool of lines of light magically formed, and he studied it for a long time and realized that he had no proper bodily presence, and he slowly lost consciousness.

He came to startled and realizing that he was accelerating through the wormhole at hyper speed, and realized that streaks of light shooting passed him were powerful outer suns!

It was a gateway but there was no exit point and he could not guess what hideous place he could be thrown out! Would he be smashed into particles or disintegrated into nothing by being thrown out of something like a black hole?

How worse could the situation get? He could be trapped there for eternity wishing he had died!

A black blur emerged ahead in a central region of stars and drew his attention, and he started to recognize detail in it, as it grew and he shifted into it, and when near it he saw magnificent distant stars brightly shining in its depths.

More powerful stars appeared near him and spectacular white beams exploded out and he realized the tremendous speed that he was traveling at!

The outer universe was appearing and expanding all across his front, and he was shooting into it!

The stars were dazzling, which he could not recognize! They filled space everywhere, and he was staggered that they could even exist in their states!

A form like a black hole stretched out across space all around his front and he wondered where he was being thrown out, and something suddenly altered!

He sensed something! Something of ancient origins existed there! Its existence was all about him but he had no proper awareness of what! He perceived that he was being transported to another destination, and that something was happening before he fully entered the universe, where he would have taken human form and would have suffocated in space, and he believed that he had entered another gateway and that he was being transported away to another destination.

The gateway had been advanced into something else and he studied it shifting him around locations of space, and an explosion of movement left him stunned but still firmly believing in its safety, and he felt as though he was in something this time, and that before he had been hurtling uncontrollably through an uncontrolled gateway.

Again he felt something alter and that he had reached another far more advanced gateway, which was not as ancient and was far more advanced, and in vast leaps across the universe he was instantaneously emerged and relocated, appearing in vast strange and mind-bending star regions, emerging about him as though he were floating through them, and he studied bright glowing star constellations, and with mind-boggling powers, with an accuracy and capacity inconceivable, it located a point in the universe, and he sensed something strange, and it completed its voyage!

 

Part I

 

Particle Accelerator X3

 

 

Chapter 1

 

Moonbase X1

 

The explosion from the missile was tremendous and smashed Lucas’s space vehicle to wreckage and sent it somersaulting across the surface of the moon!

When he became conscious afterwards he was in complete darkness and felt only metal and moondust beneath his glove, and he realized that his spacesuit still had oxygen. Ever bone in his body had to be smashed by the impact or the crash afterwards and he was surely nearly dead!

The shattering tumble had surely smashed his body beyond recovery and recognition!

Whoever fired the missile and smashed the vehicle would soon check it and that he had been killed!

Whoever was after him had to be crazy beyond anyone he had ever met and out for the kill, and surely stupid for doing it at such a place! He could not visualize who was there and just accepted that they might be trying to kill him for being a leading scientist at Moonbase X1!

He remained confused at who could do it! He had not even known that there was anyone else on the moon! Someone had just destroyed an expensive American military space vehicle at a confidential hidden American moonbase!

The lifeless sky through a gap in the remains of the vehicle showed him stars and where he was trapped below the wreckage, and the strange surrounding darkness was so peculiar and empty that he was sure that death was due, and he imagined himself at the outer limits of the universe, at the most distant point!

He moved and saw the Earth and was amazed that it was actually there, at the only small gap and view of the outer universe, as though there as a reminder that he should be there instead of being on the moon, and he considered leaving there if he survived!

The pain was now little and he started wonder why, and he started to check his surroundings by feeling around him and felt objects from all over the overturned vehicle about him, and he started feeling his body and at the places where he had been hit! The spacesuit had worked and had withstood taking any damage, and there was no loss of air!

At first he thought it was exaggerated as there had to be some damage to his body, but after a short while of checking he realized that he had been lucky and had actually avoided being another victim of the moon.

He felt around where he remembered there was a small light, and he switched it on, and was surprised that the interior about him looked far different now and he took a little time examining objects about him, coming familiar with everything again.

It was odd he was alone on the moon himself in darkness!

Once he started moving about he speeded up checking his limbs for superficial damage and if he had damaged the use of his legs, and realized his body was only sore.

His survey of the vehicle showed it to be beyond repair, which he had known, but what left him staggered was there was no way to communicate with the moonbase and all the communication equipment was damaged!

Surely someone at the moonbase would check up on him and realize that something had happened to his vehicle if there was no response from it! Yet he knew what they were like there and that they might do it days later! He was miles away from the moonbase, with probably not enough oxygen left to make it back!

He had survived the impact! Yet was he better off, and would he suffer a worse death later by suffocating an agonizing death?

He quickly gathered all the stuff he needed, found a way out of the vehicle, and stood outside it staring out into the strange dark landscape, and at the planet Earth above and its bright radiance over the landscape, thinking of the things that he had intended to do if he returned home.

The sun was below the horizon and all he had was the Earth and the stars!

He moved away as fast as he could towards the moonbase and thought of it as another world! He realized that he had not actually set foot on the moon’s surface and had only been in space vehicles, and he was surprised at how different it was from being in the moonbase, and the vehicle.

It was then that he spotted another vehicle moving around and moved as fast as he could go over to some hills to hide, and moved faster when he spotted missiles on the vehicle.

A high-powered rifle blasted a rock in front of him, with no sound, and he saw the impact and the danger, as it smashed it to pieces, and he saw a rifle sticking out the vehicle.

The surprise was it had more velocity and impact there as there was no air or proper gravity, and he wondered how far the bullet could actually travel.

He dived across mounds of moondust trying to accelerate away, with the spacesuit and low gravity muddling his perspective of movement, and he wondered if the spacesuit could be made to stop a bullet. The strength of its materials was great!

He just managed to get behind a hill as the next bullet arrived.

Whoever was there had to be crazy and determined to kill him!

Surely it had to be someone from the moonbase itself?

He did not recognize the vehicle and never knew there were any missiles there, and wondered what use they would be there!

Once he got behind other hills he started finding different ways to use the low gravity and vast leaps to move fast away.

The moonbase had to be located in the most desolate place! Other countries had barely even put satellites in orbit!

He realized the deadly environment surrounding him again as he studied it. The deadly cold was far lower than anything on the Earth! It made him cringe and blindly rush on through the mind-bending landscape, almost lost, still trying to get back, even though he had to move behind hills to avoid being seen.

He looked around a hill of rocks and saw that they were moving away from him! But he knew that once they never found him and any footprints that they would return to where he had been and trace his movements in the moondust. So he deliberately made it harder for them to trace him by rushing over rock areas and changing his direction.

He knew he had finally hit the ultimate deadly scenario! He never had enough air and was using up more and more, and making it take longer to arrive at the moonbase! And surely they would know where he was heading, and even find some place to wait on him!

He could not even imagine having found a way out of getting out of such a predicament! If he had remained in the vehicle he would have ran out of air.

He increased the brightness of his spacesuit light, avoiding the larger bright light, to see what there was about him, and saw little that he never saw before!

What did these people want? Should he hand himself over to them? Surely they might just keep him as a prisoner? He could offer to give information about the confidential moonbase!

Away behind him he saw some form of explosion blast out from a missile, and knew that they had started following his trail, and he decided to do a form of leaping and jogging to accelerate him forward, as it was all he could do!

Once he started to get tired he started to see the mistake in it, and thought of surrendering, and he suddenly had an idea!

Why could he not attack their vehicle? He knew where they would go and could ambush them! Yet he never had any weapons or anything to do anything.

Yet he was sure he could get on the vehicle without being seen, and there was no sound there!

He recalled a place further back where he had seen two large hills with a small lane between them where he could hide and make it onto the back of the vehicle. So he rushed away over to his side where the other side of the hills was, where he could rush there, and they would not see his prints returning there.

Just carrying it out and thinking of handling the problem sent adrenalin rushing through his veins and he increased his speed, and he was soon rushing along behind the hills, over small rocks on the ground, and he started to examine the rocks on the ground and realized that he had not left any prints that showed where he was going there, and he entered the canyon considering finding a hiding place on the hills.

As he rushed through the canyon he started to examine the rocks and realized that the small rocks on the ground had been cut and that they looked artificially cut and he wondered who would want to do anything there, and what had they had been doing there? What could they be possibly have been doing away out there? Unless it was mining! Or it had been done before the moonbase had been built!

His mind raced through what had occurred and he tried to discover why! For some reason he only realized that the location that he drove into had been a region that nobody at the moonbase went in, and he started to wonder what was there! Was there something hidden away there? And why had they not just found a way to stop him? Instead of destroying an expensive space vehicle, which had a limited quantity!

Why would they go to such lengths to kill him? What could possibly be there? What could be there in such a desolate place?

When he finally ignored it all and left it until later when he found something buried away under rocks in an area at his side, and removed rocks and revealed a metal grid cover, where he saw some moondust starting to be blown up, and he grabbed a handful of dust and threw it over it and was surprised at the power of the flow and the dust blowing away up above him.

He was sure it was air and that something below was blasting vast amounts of it up, and he stood pondering what could be there!

He eventually lifted the metal cover and found a vast tunnel going straight down deep into the moon below, which had clearly been hollowed out with some large powerful machine, which he had not seen there before. Yet he had not checked everything at the moonbase, or how it had been constructed!

He started to see away out of being caught by the vehicle, and having to attack it and at the most stopping it from following him, as they surely had weapons aboard to handle being attacked and he was positive that he now never had enough oxygen to make it back to the moonbase.

Yet who had dug such a tunnel? He then wondered if it belonged to a foreign country that intended to monitor and perhaps destroy the secret research/military station in a distant future war!

With his light turned up he grabbed at its metal ladder going down into the metal pipe tunnel and he rushed into it and swiftly covered the lid over the top, with a pile of rocks and stones that he put over the top, and he slightly shook it and made sure it was covered over above him.

He realized that he could easily climb down, and he started to investigate it, while avoiding being killed! He was sure it had been put there for a reason and that something was just below him! If he could stay there long enough without using up anymore air.

He was positive that the men could not trace him there as he never left footprints leading there, as well as before he had entered the canyon going through the hills, and they would not find him.

Surely they would guard the area around the moonbase for a long time until they knew he definitely had no air supply left and consider him dead!

He swiftly aimed his light downwards and started climbing downwards, as he considered what would be below.

Sounds and echoes mingled through the hollow metal tunnel, going through the blowing air, which grew denser the lower he climbed, and he realized how he missed outer sounds.

The wind below gave haunting whistles and he eventually realized that there was enough air around him to remove his spacesuit helmet and he removed it slowly testing the air and seeing if it was alright and dense enough for him to breathe, with him ready to shove the helmet back on, and he finally with satisfaction turned off the air in his spacesuit and rested.

The air smelt strange and he could not recognize what it was, and he wondered why they had so much of it and were allowing it to blow out, and he pondered what could be below. The depth had to be great as he could not even see the bottom and he had shifted down a large distance.

He was stunned at the dangers that he had been through and realized that he would have to leave the moon and return home, and if they never found the men in the vehicle or proved that they existed they would know that he knew about them and would surely still want him killed, and he wondered what was there that they wanted him dead for!

He had to warn the others about the danger! They were too deadly! They had destroyed an entire space vehicle with a powerful military missile! How would they handle them back at the moonbase if they heard about it and discovered where they were? Would they even be able to handle them? He was not sure the moonbase was designed and had the weapons to carry out anything against them!

No matter how he tried to shake it off and contemplate their identities his thoughts never formed stable recognitions as he had not seen them! And he had little on what was below him and he continued downwards wondering if he had enough air to return to the moonbase and if there was somewhere below where he could increase his air supply!

An area of the tunnel had cracked from something! Perhaps from moonquakes? And he stopped to examine the area where part of the metal tunnel had fallen downwards and left the rock behind it visible, and he examined it with interest, and was amazed at it being different from Earth stone. He pondered what people who knew him would think of it and him being on the moon! None of them even knew of the secret moonbase!

Dust fell down and blew upwards and swirled up and through the beams from his light and his shadow and he continued to climb down, edging down to some unknown destination and future, seeking to discover what was below and how to survive.

He realized that he had avoided being killed after all and wondered if he was going to be killed later, especially when he climbed back out and went outside.

He moved down fast, realizing the mistake he could be making and what could be below, and thought of the trouble he could have getting back to the surface and trying to find the moonbase on the dark strange surface.

He examined how the tunnel had been built with some interest, while glimpsing parts of the shaft above, and was surprised again at how long and expensive what was there must be.

He had always wanted to investigate some great mystery and it had even been one of the reasons he had been in the moon vehicle and was exploring the unexplored region! It had helped lead him into becoming a scientist and to go to such far out desolate locations, and he wanted to explore more. He had wanted to explore and discover new things of value and greatness, and perhaps even be remembered!

What interested him the most was why they had gone to such lengths to kill him, and what the tunnel was doing out there!

What treasures could be hidden away in such regions of the moon, with it being so not properly explored?

What was he dealing with though? Why were they trying to kill him? Were they protecting something that they had hidden?

Something of unfathomable unidentifiable nature was there and he could not grasp it no matter how hard he tried! As nothing he knew was good enough to explain it!

As he lowered himself progressively down he started to realize the depth of it and wondered what the hell he was letting himself in for! He had hardly been out of the moonbase, and had been only fulfilling his fantasy of being on the moon and exploring it, and going by what all the other scientists said and what he saw nobody really went outside! There was no real need, and no real work was required there.

Being on other worlds fascinated him and he wondered what mysteries were hidden out there! They had hardly explored any of the moon and they acted like the whole lot had been checked! His arrival there had been incredible as he had watched the space vehicle landing and the moon surface stretching out.

He was fascinated in its interior and wondered if hollow regions existed in its interior, as he was sure the actual gravity being so low would allow it, and he was sure that they had actually mentioned that the moon’s gravity was lower than it should have been and that it had not been properly checked until it had been landed on, and he believed the only thing that could properly account for it was a large hollow region or regions in it!

There was something not right! Something secretively had been built there and he could not realize why, and why it was being covered up, and he considered if it was the Russian scientists there and the people in the vehicle.

He realized the implications of the discovery and if he was trapped there, and wondered what was below. He had to check what was there, no matter what! He could not let it go, and he had to survive and give the information.

The temperature of the warm air rising increased as he got lower and he wondered what could produce it and how much fuel would be wasted generating it, and how little they used at the moonbase, and wondered how much fuel they would have to bring in to supply it! But they would probably use atomic fuel to power it! But why did they need so much?

The tunnel was incredibly and uniquely drilled and fitted with a metal pipe and made with incredible precision and he knew it had to belong something advanced. What he could not work out was what could be built out there!

He realized again that Moonbase X1 might use underground volcanic activity for a power supply, and heat and air supply, which would explain the vast amounts of warm air below him.

He had not been able to properly explore the moonbase and lower regions because much of it needed a higher confidential clearance, and he had only a lower confidential clearance!

If there was underground volcanic activity there it was an ultimate idea for permanently living there! It would supply everything that they needed! In fact all they needed was water to do that anyway!

He gripped the metal ladder hard and rested and fixed his boot and looked up to the top of the tunnel and saw darkness there now, and looked and listened to what was there, and wondered what would happen if he was caught there.

He considered taking off his spacesuit so he could climb down better, but he would then have to carry it down, and he considered throwing it down the tunnel in a large ball and getting it at the bottom but he could not risk damaging it or allowing it to give him away until he found who or what was there.

A silent thud echoed up from below and eventually he looked down trying to grasp something, and considered putting his light out, but he saw that it was a freak air gust moving something below and tried to guess the distance to where if had come.

When the bottom appeared he stopped and stared in wonder and considered what was in the deep blackness, and considered the incredible trouble he would have climbing out.

He was mainly confused at what would be there and wondered how long his light would last! Its radiance was about the same and he realized how tired his legs had become, with climbing down and running from being killed above!

What would the outcome of it be? Would he even find anything? What could be there? It could have belonged to earlier scientists, checking for something? The moonbase was old and a great deal of research had originally been done on the moon there!

Hazy echoes off his deep breathing broke the extraordinary silence and he examined below as he shifted downwards, and he started to find the warm air getting warmer and he frequently stopped to gasp for air, while dangling about with hideous expectations of plunging into danger!

A distant upper rumble of something blowing air out became hearable and he realized how dangerous the place might become if he met anyone below, and he was left confused!

When he reached the bottom he was too busy focusing on getting there fast to see anything other than the metal floor, and he only looked around when he had got off the metal ladder!

All around him metal tunnels were moving air about, as part of an air system for some sort of underground moonbase and he heard something nearby powerfully blowing out air in one of the tunnels, and he wondered if the ventilation system of Moonbase X1 was the same!

He started crawling along the tunnel, where he had heard something nearby powerfully blowing out air, and he came to a ventilation opening where he saw a room through and he looked for people but never saw anyone or anything!

He continued searching the tunnel and eventually came to an immense place where the air was being produced from a water supply and he realized that they had an underground water supply after all, and boiling water from underground volcanic activity.

He realized that they could be heating ice below and extracting the hot water! But he was sure hot magma was heating the water and they were pumping it out, and he realized why they might have chosen there for a moonbase.

He moved along and entered another tunnel and came to a very large ventilation opening supplying an immense dim structure that he was sure had something, and after seeing that there was nobody about and that it looked like they had not been there for a long time he decided investigate it and carefully removed the cover and climbed out.

In the dim light he saw an immense hall and finally saw a large artificial black object resting in the center, which vanished in the distance, into darkness, and he gasped and examined what he could properly see, and tried to see the roof a hundred feet overhead, and it going higher further in, and he gasped again and wondered what hell he was looking at!

How had they managed to get such a large object and large expensive equipment onto the moon and down to the structure?

They had to have another way into the chamber to bring it in and he realized that he could get out there more easily!

He explored and discovered immense amounts of highly advanced equipment and he examined controls and realized how new most of it was, and he traced cables from it to more equipment and massive lights!

It all seemed centered around and monitoring the immense strange black object at the center of it all. He activated lights and when they brightened the place he was staggered and nearly fell!

The cavity was immense and went into darkness in the distance, but what really staggered him was the immensity of the black object at its center and that it resembled an immense black submarine and he was sure it was a weapon! It was strange as it had no openings and was solid! Yet he believed it was some form of spacecraft or space weapon!

He was staggered and exhausted and could not fully understand what it was as there was not enough proof! They surely could not have put it there? They had to have vast amounts of men and vehicles to build it!

How could anyone have been able to hide and carry out such an operation without being noticed?

He realized that the moonbase could have been built before the other moonbase had been constructed and that it could well have been a hidden part of it at one time! There could be an underground connection! They could get most of their water and air from there! Whatever it was it had to have been even more secretive than it!

It staggered him when he thought of the nature of the moonbase! The place could have been built for atomic warfare!

Could it be an ultimate atomic weapon and doomsday device?

He realized the danger that he was in and he had to get out, and would have to leave fast! It was far too dangerous and he considered if he should have it investigated!

While he wandered up to the deadly black object he wondered how the thing could even lift off! The power behind it had to be colossal and new and highly confidential!

He quickly returned to where he had been and did his best to cover up all the signs that he had been there.

He soon found a small vehicle and sat in it and got ready to drive away. He was amazed at his original thoughts of what was there! It did not add up! What the hell was it doing there?

He scarcely even grasped why the moonbase was situated there! The moon was not near anything! Surely America had enough land and hidden places where it could be hidden? Why was it located away out there where anything could happen!

He shifted the vehicle away slowly getting use to using it while examining the black object and its immense shape, but never saw anything on or in it, or marks of anything, which would have shown it had been welded or had been somehow fitted together!

When he stopped to feel its surface he was surprised that it was some new unknown substance!

There had to be a way into it or something, and he raced along its side gasping at the immensity of it. Now amazed that there was nobody looking after it! How could it have been so hidden away?

The structure was like a gigantic torpedo, and when he reached the furthest point he realized that it was at least quarter of a mile long, and he was astonished!

Was it of military origins? It could have its looks to camouflage the technology and confuse observers? Whatever it was the cost and time behind it proved that it could take warfare to a new level!

An eerie sensation gripped him! Something was not right! He sensed something weird, which he could not recognize!

He found a computer and examined information, looking for answers, and he watched something voyaging through stars, exploring vast unexplored stars, and he realized it was an alien voyager, which had a new form of propulsion, with mind-boggling technology and powers, and had a capacity inconceivable, and was built to travel in deep space!

 

Chapter 2

 

The Secret Moon Mission

 

For a moment Weaver thought of them crashing or confronting a deadly scenario! The environment, in and about the space vehicle, was so peculiar he was unsure of anything though, but he had a strange feeling of there being great danger from something!

The military spacecraft descended to Moonbase X1 and the soldiers aboard checked their spacesuits and oxygen supplies, and received updates for their mission from Commander Craven.

Weaver gasped as he looked down at the moon surface and considered what lurked ahead, and the amount of danger he was being put in. Ever since the ice station incident had taken place it seemed like he had a curse put on him, which was them involving him in every deadly incidence about, as they had realized he was now the intelligence agent to do the job and handle the worst occurrences the best! It was a hideous conclusion that he had not accepted could occur! He expected to be promoted or be put in more advanced situations!

All the soldiers who had taken part in the ice station mission had been put on this mission! He gasped again at what had occurred there! Certain things that had occurred interested him greatly though!

None of them had even heard of the secret moonbase, and it had taken some time before they revealed anything of the secret mission details, and they had hardly received anything, and, in fact, they had not fully accepted that they were going to the moon from a secret launch site until they had been put in the space vehicle on the rocket.

There was more action than he could believe! What were the events that they were on the trail of? Were they being intentionally secretive or covering not knowing things enough themselves? What had he let himself in for?

He was to masquerade as one of the soldiers being put in the moonbase and basically find out what was happening there without getting caught, and to take any action if needed!

Sunlight in space blasted through one of the windows blinding them with its intensity in space. The conditions outside were incredible and he never thought that he would confront anything worse than the Antarctic! And he gasped at the temperatures recorded there and at the fact they were above the moon, and alone and away from the Earth! Now and then he had glimpsed the Earth behind them with amazement! It looked far different than described and shown, especially in orbit! He also expected it be slightly flattened at the top and bottom, and it seemed a perfect sphere to him!

So when they finally started landing on the moon, with the rockets blasting out slowing their fall, he was not surprised to see the pilots react and report that there was something wrong!

Weaver automatically gritted his teeth and got ready for what was about to occur!

The moon was large and the landscape startled him, and he could still hardly believe the location below was there, and that he would be trapped there without help if anything happened!

He realized that they had made a mistake already! They had been too keen to enter the mission and they had dropped down a greater distance away from the moonbase than they should have! And he could not even see it and only recognized it from the secret intelligence photos of the highly confidential underground Moonbase X1, buried beneath the lunar dust.

They had given him little and he knew they had little to give! Basically they had little of what was happening and he was to get information and help the soldiers with their work.

He discovered little in what he had been told and really only knew that there were mysterious deaths occurring on the moonbase, and most had been killed by military weapons, and space vehicles destroyed by missiles, and a man named Lucas had vanished on the lunar surface, which was the official reason why the soldiers were sent in to stop, and he was put there by intelligence agencies to find out more.

Nothing added up! Who wanted to kill anyone at such a place? It was basically a military and scientist research moonbase and he could only think that another country was behind it! Yet who had done it and why? There were no known cases like it on record!

Who could profit from it? They clearly would replace the people killed, and what good would it do them? There had to be far more behind it! Surely countries would profit little from it!

He gazed over at where the underground moonbase was embedded in the gray dust and rock with sunlight gleaming over it. The case was important and something had to have occurred!

He recalled the size of it below the ground as he watched the others and was surprised when they announced that they had to land manually on an area below, and that they would have to walk over to it, and he wondered how dangerous it could be!

While it went down he grasped the full dangers and emptiness of walking on the moon, and as they landed he felt a thud and something break on the space vehicle and he rested and considered his chances of survival and gasped!

 

Chapter 3

 

The Moon Battle

 

Sunlight exploded out blinding Weaver when he looked directly at the naked sun resting above the lunar landscape, and he studied the bright moon landscape while trying to explain why he had taken such a risky mission, especially after the last!

The entire mission could not have been planned and he sensed that they could not have avoided what had happened!

The moonbase was further away than they anticipated and the moondust was deep in the region they were in, and virtually impossible to get quickly through! He wondered what the place would be like if they had landed there when the sun had been below the horizon. The incident with the spacecraft not landing at the moonbase showed that someone there was against them and perhaps the mission, and he wondered who had access to the vehicle or if they had altered the vehicle’s computer from somewhere else!

When a bullet hit and killed one of the front soldiers, beside him, Weaver was surprised, and realized that someone was directly attacking them on the moon surface!

It was strange as none of them seemed to have the slightest experience of handling such an experience in such a place! The low gravity and large spacesuits hindered their movements and they never had enough experience of moving there properly!

They were lucky there were some small piles of rock to hide behind to the side of them, and they rushed below them as bullets flew into the moondust about them. They were too far away from the moonbase and they never even knew how long it would take them to reach there. The bullets seemed to be off their targets and he was sure they had been unable to fire their weapons properly wearing the spacesuits! The gloves and helmet were hideous and he wondered what the outcome of such a battle would be!

None of them could see who was there and they were hidden at different locations and never moved around, and they were unable to recognize anything about them! It was like an alien world!

Were the gunmen professionals and had planned the whole thing well before they had arrived?

The whole terrain was unfamiliar too everyone and they had the advantage over them! How could they move forward and get to the moonbase without receiving many deaths? And they could not move back as the spacecraft had left and their air supplies would soon run out! They would have to move forward at some point, no matter what!

The temperature there was incredibly low and he considered what would happen if his body came into contact with the outside vacuum, and if it had the effect people had claimed, as he had not heard any accounts of it occurring, and he wondered if the temperature really was as low as claimed and what the effect of that would be.

There was a temperature reading in his spacesuit for inside his spacesuit but nothing for outside it.

It was lucky the place had not been far further! The place was hidden away! It was lucky they had seen it from above and knew the direction.

He even wondered if it was the people from the moonbase actually firing on them! If they had not known of their arrival and the situation there was worse than stated they could believe that they were being attacked!

He considered the most desolate regions he had ever been in, and he even thought there was something missing there that existed on the world. The stars were incredible in space and he watched the bare universe around him, and wondered if there would be any strange sightings.

What was staggering was their enemy was taking on so many professional soldiers! What did they actually intend to do? They surely could not expect to kill the entire group and if they had been informed about them they would have realized how trained they were! Could they be trying to scare them away? It was absurd also as they would have to go there! There was nowhere else out there they could stay, and they surely could get caught!

The mission now seemed flawed! Weaver copied the soldiers about him and started shooting away at them in an attempt to get them to move or do something!

They had a good team of everyone needed to carry out the mission and handle what they could and if they had landed next to the moonbase as planned nothing would have gone wrong!

He wondered if it had been someone on the plane who had landed them there after all?

At times he still could not believe that there was anything out in such a desolate region, and that anything existed there!

They were shrouded in moondust, and he realized again that they would have to go forward. And he considered if they would find his remains there one day, frozen and in an unaltered condition, and end up in a museum.

The gray landscape was untouched by water or life everywhere, and empty and hollow with no sound, and had a deep haunting silence in its environment that went further than any desolate snow landscapes. He was on another world! An empty lost world lost in the depths of space, absent of life, and a dieing world.

What was shocking was how easily they had trapped them?

Could they avoid a large amount of deaths? There was nothing to recognize anywhere, and he watched some of the men attempt to use communication devices to the moonbase to get a vehicle there fast, but they failed and just tried to see if there was anything to pick up on it anywhere!

Another problem was that they had experienced a long sleepy flight and had got easily exhausted wading through the deep dust with the large spacesuits!

It was no surprise that Commander Craven eventually grew angry and made them blast them with as many well aimed rounds to force some form of reaction, but they seemed to ignore it, and he knew that they would have to hit them with something!

“What are we going to do …?” one of men finally spluttered through his spacesuit communicator, fighting for air, furious that they had been put in such a situation!

“We better agree to something …” Commander Craven shouted back, giving glances about, realizing the mess of his expedition so far, and decided not to continue.

“We’ve put our foot in it again!” Reeves continued, who was near Weaver, who had become the closest and most trusted person to Weaver.

“We’ll have to do something!” Weaver forced himself to reply, and watched Commander Craven gasp.

“Are you thinking of attacking them directly!” Commander Craven answered finally.

“None of them have shown themselves! So I reckon we could surprise some of them!”

“Dangerous! Good idea! Can you do it without being seen?”

“We can’t stay here all day!” Reeves replied first. “Our air supply is getting low!”

“We’ll go together!” he replied firmly.

Weaver was surprised that they all agreed with it and that they would prefer to die there than die of suffocation!

Deep down Weaver really wanted to know who was there, and capture one and question him.

They all agreed on a plan of action and started fixing themselves up and preparing themselves, and he watched their blank faces examining everything in the distance and at the point where the gunmen were.

They all rushed out and sneaked along covered regions that they would be unseen in, with their guns ready for heavy action!

Weaver wondered why they had stopped firing anyway in amazement! Then when they moved swiftly close to them he realized they had seen them coming and had decided to retreat fast in a sideways direction, and he thought of chasing one but it was useless and the spacesuits and low gravity were too hard to use without training.

They were also well armed and capable of killing them and he was sure that they had heavier weapons available! How could they attack and win with them being so heavily armed without making major losses? Then as they properly examined the area around where they had been he realized that they had been capable of attacking them easier from there!

He just knew something would have stopped him getting any information from the gunmen if they had captured any of them!

He thought of the death of the soldier near him and how ruthlessly they had attacked! He had never fully realized how desolate, deadly, and beyond civilization the moon was, and how far from help it was! If anything serous happened they could not get help no matter what! He wondered if a war took place there if they could handle it!

Now all they needed to do was to get to the moonbase fast before their air ran out, and as they reached the moonbase he began wondering why none of their footsteps led to or came from the moonbase!

 

Chapter 4

 

The Secret Moonbase

 

The moonbase was concealed deep underground and they found the tunnel with the entrance, and a soldier used a communicator at the side of the entrance to announce their arrival.

Weaver was bewildered and wondered how they managed to survive there! Surely the air alone would be tremendous and take vast space vehicles to bring in!

It was incredibly camouflaged and looked like part of the landscape, and he realized there must be other entrances to bring in vehicles and far larger objects, and perhaps at where vehicles might be kept.

Commander Craven identified himself and they sent out some soldiers to get them. Weaver realized that they were very precautious, and wondered why they had not described the mysterious deaths there as being the gunmen! And he wondered if they were actually at war with each other for some reason that they had not mentioned and that they had made it confidential!

Weaver recalled and realized one main point and that might prove that some of the gunmen had to have been in the base or have someone in it working for them, as deaths were reported as occurring in it, and he thought that it could be a major clue to finding them!

The entrance was slowly opened by soldiers in spacesuits who identified them and took them in and into a large air chamber where they stayed until air filled it, and they finally removed their spacesuits and marched in through a long corridor going downwards, wondering what it would be like.

As Weaver moved in at the front he saw that there was far more powerful lighting further in and he felt delighted that he would soon be able to rest and be inside and away from the severe conditions, and actually be doing his job that he was there for!

He wondered what they did there and were like in such conditions, and what peculiarities they must have with being in such a place, as he had seen elsewhere, and he wondered what effects the very low gravity had. Was it the same as being in space, and on space stations, and did they normally have to return to the Earth and proper gravity after six month, or was it longer?

He enjoyed exploring hidden places, and basically the unknown and unexplored, and he examined long corridors, untouched rooms, looking for evidence of anything.

He wondered what it would have been like to be one of the first there, and humans to visit other worlds! What would it actually be like? What would be the big surprises? Could they grow food and create and find all their needs?

He wondered if they had a water source at the moonbase, as it could mean the survival of the moonbase in the end, as the cost of it could accumulate!

What magnificent wonders would exist there? Would people eventually start building more and more structures instead?

A main corridor went out to at least a fifth of a mile with corridors and rooms going along it, and at the end of it stairs going downwards to other floors.

They clearly had found a way to build it with the least amount of materials!

Weaver realized how hard it would be to solve what was occurring and that there was far more people there than they had estimated, and he realized that the plans that he had seen of it had been wrong for some reason, and he wondered how they managed to get so many people there and have enough supplies!

He sensed hidden dangers and mysteries existed there and confirmed it from what some of the scientists they met said! The moonbase soldiers were far different from them, and had been clearly chosen for many different reasons! They were glad to see them and have help arrive, and he did believe that they believed that they could be killed there!

They were finally taken along a corridor to their sleeping accommodations and Weaver took a room next to Commander Craven and Reeves took one next to him, where they unpacked their stuff, and Weaver was happy to see that it had electricity and heating and other needs, and he visualized he was on a strange version of the Earth.

The low gravity was extraordinary and he wondered how much damage constant low gravity would have!

Later when he had something to eat in the dinner room some of the scientists started arguing with each other about things he could not grasp, and they only just stopped themselves mentioning things that were confidential!

Many things continued to confuse him and he could not get what they were all actually working on there! What were they doing out there in such a desolate region and in so many numbers? Surely the location had been explored by now? The cost was tremendous for keeping it there! There were no indications of anything! Yet he kept getting suggests of a tremendous confidential project of incredible value that most of them were working on!

Yet were they just funding vast amounts of useless and expensive science research, stopping the place from being closed?

Though they could be supplying valuable information on vast amounts of things for many sources, as well as looking after the military moonbase, and the tremendous top secret project they kept suggesting could be a highly confidential military project!

 

Chapter 5

 

The Investigation

 

After they had discussions with the military commander of the moonbase Weaver realized that they were going to give them little information on anything, and for his investigations for his intelligence mission, and it had him all over the place meeting different people, and he continuously grasped suggestions of things, which never added up, and he was sure he was being denied access to something dangerous!

Something was being hidden away and they were all united and avoiding them, and some even showed deep fear of something, which he never actually grasped! Were people being killed for saying too much? If so he may be able to find one of them!

He entered many laboratories and drank with many of the scientists and tried to work out what they were working on, but they normally avoided telling him what they were doing.

He started to believe that there were scientists there that knew something that would tell him and he decided to find a way to find them and get them to tell him what he wanted!

He eventually started to realize many things that the scientists never mentioned, and he realized one and that the lower floors were never mentioned, and they avoided taking him there, and he decided he had to go there and see what was there for himself.

When he arrived at the bottom floor he found two security guards outside the entrance door and they stopped him entering, and told him that he needed special security clearance.

Weaver sensed that they never guarded the door all the time and believed that they would stop for a lunch break as they all stopped work above at the same time, so he waited until he believed they were away having lunch and checked from a hidden region on the stairs and saw that they were away and rushed down the stairs and entered the door and found a long empty corridor, realizing that they had not even attempted to lock it.

He entered further into it and looked into empty rooms, wondering what they were up to, and all he saw was empty laboratories, and he examined one in detail, looking for clues of anything, and found documents mentioning particles and particle research and photographed them with a miniature camera.

The bottom floor was differently designed for some reason and mysterious things there kept him intrigued!

Perhaps it had hidden military secrets and he wondered what kind of secret weapons they could have discovered, which might not have been revealed to the world, and he wondered what the whole structure might have originally been like when built, and he realized the implications of them going out there on the moon and that it could be some of their most highly confidential stuff, and he even considered leaving it as he might do damage. If they were not doing any damage!

While approaching a corridor at his front side a white shape appeared and he saw a scientist in a white laboratory jacket marching out, and he muttered something and ignored him, and marched off towards where Weaver had come from, and to the stairs going up to the top floors, and he wondered if he would tell on him and shrugged and watched the scientist leave, and he wondered what he had been up to as he saw that he clearly had been actively working on something.

The incident and scientist’s appearance stuck in his thoughts and he tried to grasp some clue and something that he had missed that he could not realize!

In the end he just went to where he came from and rushed along the corridor.

What the hell were they up to? This case was really fascinating him! There were things that did not add up and make sense everywhere, and he could not think of any equivalence! He had never even heard of anything taking place in space, and the normal cases were nothing compared to this one!

He swiftly moved through the corridor wondering where it went and what the use was of having so many laboratory rooms, and he wished that he had informed someone where he had gone, and he made sure his handgun was ready.

The cost of it proved that if there was something there it would have value!

He remained silent and wandered along the corridor in the one direction, going away out from the upper floors of the moonbase, and he realized that he was in the interior of the moon and going directly under craters above, and he found the entrance to an elevator at the end of the corridor and entered it.

When it reached the bottom and the doors opened all he could do was gasp as a colossal dimly lit tunnel appeared! At first it resembled a giant road with an immense pipe structure running through it, and he moved up close and saw that it was a particle accelerator, and its detail became more clear and he studied it and was staggered at its complexity!

He was unfamiliar with particle accelerators but saw its size and that it was far more advanced and clearly for some other purpose than the normal versions that he had seen!

What it was doing there astounded him, and he was surprised that they had surprised him and he realized how he had underestimated them and wondered why!

Why had it been built there and why was it so secretive? As far as he knew there were no real problems concerned with particle accelerators, and he wondered if they were creating some new form of atomic bomb or something far more powerful that they had discovered!

He followed the tunnel along staggered and wondered what all the deaths were about, and what the soldiers were doing outside! Were they trying to stop them telling on them about something?

 

Chapter 6

 

The Time Warp

 

The research center Weaver rushed into was so colossal and mind-bending it left him dazed and he entirely forgot about not giving away his presence!

The particle accelerator tunnel went around in a circle and led into there, the central region, where there was an immense sphere chamber, with a frontal region of translucent material, which had in its interior a colossal translucent black hole type form blasting wildly about itself, within the chamber.

A powerful magnetic field in the chamber was clearly suspending it, but not firmly as it shifted wildly about itself, and Weaver examined a group of scientists standing about the front of it, and he studied their blank faces and tried to grasp what they were thinking and studying.

Many other scientists were in laboratories behind them at monitors and equipment checking the results being showed, and Weaver analyzed inside the chamber and followed all the glares of the scientists to a metallic gleam of light being magically suspended, motionlessly in mid-air, from the surface of an electronic clock.

At first he believed it had to be a black hole but he knew it was something else, and gasped and realized particle accelerators could actually create such occurrences!

As he edged further in he saw how colossal a laboratory was further in and that hundreds of scientists were working there and his opinion changed, as they were surely not what he thought!

He recognized some of the scientists and listened to them intensely but all they gave him was that they were carrying out a series of basic experiments.

The shudders of objects to the sphere’s tremendous force gave him shudders and he watched the power of it, like it could destroy anything put against it, and he watched the scientists in the outer laboratory and started to notice their reactions to the dangers and that they were keeping away from it, and he was sure it was more recently discovered or altered in some way than he had realized!

The antics of some scientists captivated him more and more – mystifying him with the depth of their nervousness and fear of something! Many repetitively studied controls of laboratory equipment, and he realized that they were intending to do something, at some point!

None of them explained what it was or how it was formed and he believed that they would have discovered many other unknown things of interest.

An audience formed in the outer room that baffled him when they gave loud accounts on the discovery of something, which for some reason they all avoided saying anything directly about.

Many of the scientists were famous and the atmosphere was unbelievable, and as though the audience was waiting for something unbelievable and dangerous to occur!

He sensed that most at least accepted him as being one of them, and he felt a shiver run through him as he sensed again something was going to occur! The thing looked entirely deadly and pulsating with energy, and looked and sounded on the brink of something!

One outsider scientist looked the most confused and sat in a seat behind him examining everything, considering what had happened and was occurring, and perhaps why they had not told them much.

Weaver at times spotted what looked like the shape of something inside it, and after along time of carefully examinations he was unable to see anything.

It looked powerful and deadly! The new scientists there had surely learned new information from them and looked as if they were considering things.

It looked like some form of freak show at angles, with strange lighting there.

He watched some scientists and technicians bringing in equipment and arranging it around the front of the bubble, and he wondered what the hell they were doing and dealing with, and for a moment thought he saw the sphere shift.

The scientists went to the edge of the chamber and entered a highly advanced clock near the black hole object’s field and the scientists reacted immediately when they noticed results and concluded that its precision digital numbers were being frozen, and it altered into strange forms as the clock was shifted slightly inwards, and they studied suspended partially transparent layers of it created by it, and most of the audience watched the phenomenon with amazement.

Many scientists sat astounded and some filmed it and what might be an incredible historic occurrence and a discovery that might prove time travel existed and that might finally fully prove what it was!

The scientists occasionally gave detailed explanations of what they were doing and believed was really occurring and one finally explained its formation and Weaver listened intensely, and he explained that particle accelerators on the Earth had for decades been confined to lower velocities until the invention of antigravity, artificial gravity, and forces that had been able to accelerate particles to incredible velocities, but their antigravity and forces had not been enough as the antigravity never fully eradicated the effect of gravity, and they used particle accelerators on the moon where it was able to work properly and eradicate the far lower gravity acting on it, and the particle accelerator had finally been made to increase particles to accelerations many times the velocity of light, and they had finally formed a time warp, with an intense magnetic field.

Weaver learned that they had been unsuccessful in opening a gateway like a time machine and that they had only been able to send things into the near future through it and that they were still working on many projects.

The clock edged into the confines of the warp bubble created magnificent optical effects with the clock, making it distort in twisted forms, deliberately designed for their stage performance.

Weaver realized the implications of it though and that it was far dangerous than he had imagined, as if they managed to create a proper time machine, as they suggested, they could go about altering events throughout time, and he realized they could do anything to anyone with it and even stop or alter the modern world’s existence by eliminating key events!

New leading scientists 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 a form of time travel found.

Most of the people watched on in wonder, and many watched on wondering what the hell it was, as it was far more different than he had thought!

It looked as if it was rupturing the fabric of space and played with time, with properties of altering and suspending it, yet they fully explained that it was not a rupture in space itself and that they had made a warp in time!

Many of leading scientists talked about working with it and carrying out numerous basic and complex experiments with all the equipment available to them, and they showed detailed information had been accumulated, but most was not currently available to them, and it left the other scientists and him wondering what else they had!

Their abnormal antics at times were captivating, mystifying him with the depth of their fears of something else, and he had not seen scientists such as them actually react about anything such as it without there being something tremendously deadly!

 

Chapter 7

 

The Moonbase Bar

 

Strange space art and rocket models about him vaguely captured his attention in the moonbase bar, and Weaver enjoyed drinks and enjoyed the low gravity effect with it, and he watched Reeves at the other side of a table drinking fast and laughing with another soldier beside him, and more of the soldiers arrived at the bar.

It was incredible he had become a major individual in the group of scientists at the underground particle accelerator and they had gone out their way to keep in with him when they had discovered that he was an intelligence agent, and why he was put there!

Even though his cover was blown it was not entirely blown as only major scientists there knew it and he was positive they would not do anything! They had been the ones that had contacted the military and intelligence agencies, and they had been so high-ranking and connected that they had him investigated and they had given them what they wanted!

He had realized more about what he was doing there and that they had contacted them about the missing scientists and the gunmen outside the moonbase. He had given them his word that he would not deliberately give anything away he should not, and that had been good enough! He was capable of making mistakes there though, and he could not imagine how they could keep the particle accelerator confidential! The place was immense and the amount of scientists that they had allowed there were far more and far varied than there should be there!

Even though he had cleaned up a few mysteries he still had many left! He still could not work out what the time warp would end up like when they had finished advancing it! What could a time gateway do? It fascinated him! If they created a time machine what would happen?

He wondered if it was the worst discovery he had encountered, and what damage it could do to him?

Yet it had to be exaggerated, and he wondered if it was actually possible to travel back in time! What damage could they do if they only traveled into the future, and could not travel back? It would be useless as far as he was concerned! They could do something like that by finding a way of freezing people and defrosting them, and keeping them in some form of suspended animation!

There was something else he could not grasp, and he kept going over everything trying to discover. Yet he was sure that the information had not been given to him, and he ignored it!

He then wondered if it was possible to build a particle accelerator in space! Why did they have to be so large? Especially if they built only the tunnel and main components!

He also noticed that they had mentioned that they had a form of antigravity, but was that far more dangerous? They could build unbelievable weapons, and why could they not find a way of creating full antigravity?

Yet it only reduced the gravity by a certain amount! Yet they could enter immense loads into space using it! And he realized that could be how they managed to move such immense loads over to the moonbase!

He wondered if aliens were involved, and recalled the voyager at Ice Station X1! Had they detected something else from outer space and were trying to cover it up? Or perhaps the technology behind the particle accelerator was from there and it was far more highly secretive!

Weaver watched all the people in the moonbase bar and the different ways they reacted to the lower gravity, and felt light headed from it and the drink!

He left it again, and saw he needed more intelligence, and he realized he might be able to get in with one of the Russian scientists that were there! He had been brought up believing Russian agents were the main potential enemy and he kept considering them responsible for such occurrences as spying and taking of secret intelligence and technology!

He kept wondering why he never had memories of having such a situation! He was actually on the moon, and even though years before he had considered them building moonbases and had wondered why they had not gone through with it with confusion, he had been greatly surprised at how far they had actually gone and that they had managed to keep it all confidential!

There was something far more unique about this case! Everything he had been confronted with was new! They were all connected, and he did not know what to do! Surely something must exist for him to grasp the big picture? If he could get what was connecting everything? There was something missing out of the puzzle he needed to solve things and grasp what was there!

While they sat there the soldiers drank more and it seemed to increase, and he recalled that many of them at the ice station seemed to drink more.

A solider started questioning Weaver about where he had been, when Weaver had been down investigating the lower moonbase, and he just laughed and ignored it.

Reeves leaned over the table, with his face bright red, and told him that they were to go out and investigate outside the moonbase, which was dangerous, and he did not know what he wanted to do!

Could they handle the gunmen out there? Yet they had to do their job, and they had space vehicles and proper air supplies, and he was sure that they might be able to trace the gunmen’s footsteps to where they came from!

 

Chapter 8

 

Moonbase X2

 

Terrific explosions from missiles shattered all three space vehicles into wreckage in seconds and sent Weaver flying across the floor of a space vehicle!

The whole vehicle was instantly thrown into complete darkness and through a window Weaver saw moondust and rocks, and he heard air being sucked out the vehicle and he realized that his spacesuit helmet was not on and he fitted it on at the same time as the other soldiers. Everyone had survived but the impact had destroyed the vehicle and they were unable to move away from their position on the lunar landscape, and he was sure that people had been hurt in at least one of the vehicles, and he heard through his helmet communicator one of them was on the brink of death!

Suddenly he felt a missile being launched nearby and hitting a distant location.

The openness and predictability of the attack was staggering to him and that they were powerful with such weapons there surely connected them to some powerful military group.

The shattering thud had surely bruised his body somewhere!

Whoever fired the missile and smashed the vehicle would surely be ready for them and would give another attack and they had to get outside and get into cover before they were killed!

They quickly agreed what to do and rushed out the door to a position where the others were gathering, behind a hill of large boulders nearby.

Once there he immediately followed their eyes through their spacesuits to a distant position behind two small hills where there was part of a vehicle visible.

Who the hell could be there? None of them could get onto the moon without having a major country behind them! Unless they were part of some secret group at the moonbase! Yet what the hell were they doing? Did they intend to kill them all? Yet they had not been able solve what their identity was when they had first attacked them when they had arrived there!

Whoever was there had to be crazy beyond anyone he had met or crazy to do something no matter what the outcome was?

He was sure of it! Someone was determined to stop them doing something no matter what!

Yet their mission was to have a look around outside and to trace where their footsteps led to from where they had attacked them, and he realized someone did have something there! He could also recall one of the scientists telling him that the scientist called Lucas had been there when he had vanished!

What a stupid place for a battle or war! They could barely move properly and made numerous mistakes!

He was confused at who could do it and he kept going through his mind, over and over, as if he was missing some vital clue! It never even looked like the moon at that position and looked like a large asteroid in orbit, with the sun blasting out at their side.

Someone had just destroyed expensive American space vehicles at a confidential hidden American military moonbase!

The lifeless sky showed him what the stars were really like and how insignificant the suns and worlds were They were nothing in the depths of space and the strange darkness was peculiar and so empty that he was sure that matter was the peculiarity and that nothingness was what should only exist, and he imagined himself at the outer edge of the universe viewing the suns and what really existed in the depths of space!

A battle soon broke out between the two groups and they blasted missiles towards each other, and he started to see the advantages that they had over them, as they insisted in staying in their vehicles and he was sure that they had blind spots!

He stared out into a strange dark region of the landscape at the lifelessness and saw the light from the planet Earth going across it like moonlight on the Earth, and was amazed that it was actually there, as though there as a reminder that he should be there instead of being on the moon!

He felt objects about him and how weightless they felt and like light Earth rock, and he examined a dead soldier nearby at an overturned vehicle! Then he started feeling his body at the places where he had hit things! The spacesuit had not been damaged, and there were repair kits aboard the space vehicles, anyway!

It was strange they had the whole moon to themselves, and they were the only ones outside on the surface and he started to like its peculiarities!

He imagined thousands of years passing by and the Earth shifting through time and people starting to colonize the moon and massive structures being created, and he wondered what reasons they would stay there for.

Was it one vast leap for mankind into space or for technology?

Suddenly he saw the amount of air left in his spacesuit and gasped, and realized that they had put their foot in it again and that they would have to take drastic action!

He heard one of the soldiers mention through his communicator of them contacting the moonbase and he realized that far more soldiers and vehicles were on their way! Yet he was sure that their enemy would escape at some point and he desperately wanted to get something on their identities or where they were staying!

After a swift conversation with Commander Cavern they made an agreement for Weaver to go over and check out the enemy without being seen, on his own, and he used a route that was over to the side that was covered over by small hills, and he shifted there fast, and far faster than he thought he could move there.

He spotted one of the vehicles almost identical to theirs and wondered why it so closely resembled it. Was it people at the moonbase?

He realized the advantages of them having the same vehicles as he knew their technology and capabilities and he knew where to sneak up on it without being seen!

He could have brought a missile and destroyed it and was surprised that they had not even some proper defense! And he kept looking everywhere for anything.

They could have at least put some hidden vehicle hidden in the background that was capable of seeing anything and destroying it!

Yet they had technology to detect vehicles and things everywhere! And he considered the dangers of modern warfare!

Surely they would need it at the moonbase, and he recalled trying to something, as they might have had recordings of the gunmen attacking them when they had landed on the moon, and he could have used it to trace them to where they went.

If there was anything there he was not being allowed to know about it, and he considered having someone force them to give them the vital information!

Once next to the vehicle he knew they could not kill him with its missiles and would have to climb out with guns!

Yet though he was there he could not do anything, and did not want to do anything anyway, as he wanted to follow them to where they went! Yet the problem was that he only had so much air and he would have to return if they stayed there too long!

A high-powered rifle blast on a nearby rock astonished him by making no sound, and being so close, and being from his group of soldiers, and he examined the impact on a rock in front of him, and realized how dangerous it was, as it smashed it to pieces, and he saw someone over at his vehicle with a rifle. The surprise was that it made no noise and had so much velocity and impact at that distance, and he wondered how far it could actually travel.

Suddenly he saw the vehicle leaving, and realized that it only had one missile left, and he rushed up behind it without them being able to see him and climbed onto the back and fixed himself in place there, and knew that they would keep the last missile in case they needed to use it against a direct attack.

It surprised him at how calm they seemed and how they reacted like they thought they could not really do anything against them! They attacked American military space vehicles, and a major military group, on the moon, and hardly showed any significant reactions to being in great danger! If they had been fully aware surely they would have not missed destroying them all at the start, and left immediately if they failed their mission.

They could have done the job far more effectively there at a close range, at a place where there were no hills, where they could not have left from, and could have had people with guns outside!

What next surprised him was that they were moving in the direction of Moonbase X1, but at a strange angle, and he watched on confused. Surely they could not be from there, as they would surely be caught eventually!

At a large hill near the moonbase he watched it stop and was amazed when an area of a cliff region shifted and an entrance opened and the vehicle swiftly moved in, and he realized how little air he had left and gasped at the dangers of going into it, but he decided to go in as he might not have enough air to make it to the moonbase.

Once inside they went into a chamber where air blasted in and he searched everywhere for observers and cameras but never found any, and once the vehicle entered into the base he removed his helmet and searched everywhere for a place to hide and when it went around a corner he rushed off remaining hidden, and moved back to a corridor.

The moonbase amazed him as it was far larger than he had expected and he started wondering what the hell they were up to, as he could not realize how they could build such a place! How did they manage to get supplies there without being seen? The cost and men behind it would surely have been inconceivable!

Only a major country could be responsible for it, and he had to discover who and what was behind it being there.

Everything was virtually identical and he was staggered, and he moved around checking everywhere. He was determined to survive and leave there with what he discovered, and to find out what they were up to at the same time.

He realized that they had to have been trying to scare them away from there, and going there, and he realized that the space vehicles were manned by the same type of soldiers as was at the other moonbase!

He searched around corners of corridors and dived out and rushed along them searching everywhere, and started finding empty laboratories, and searched through drawers and files, and checked information in their computers.

One room looked more important and significant than the others and he swiftly checked a computer there and discovered something that had to do with a confidential program and experiments and he copied files and he left.

His speed and accuracy increased and he investigated everything that he could and went down a staircase, which he was sure was to the bottom floor, where he was sure there was something, as was in the other moonbase and there were suggestions of it on files! It grabbed his curiosity more than ever, as what the hell were they doing there?

The incredible things he considered due to recent past surprises were incredible, but he could not prove or grasp any real solid evidence!

What the hell were they up to? This case was really fascinating! There were things that did not add up and make sense everywhere, and once again he could not think of any equivalence! He had never even heard anything occurring in space, and the normal ones were nothing compared to this one! What would real wars in space be like? Were there many surprises?

From a hiding place, at the corner of a corridor, he watched a scientist walk away along a corridor and he studied him with some astonishment as he was not the slightest bit different from any normal scientist and had no suggestion of ever confronting anything dangerous as far as he could see, and he wondered what the soldiers in the vehicle, which had fired the missiles at them, were really like and wished that he had seen them.

He rushed around the corner when the scientist moved into another corridor, glancing at everywhere along the corridor until he got to the corner, and from there he watched him in the next corridor and the way he smoked and got ready to throw away his cigarette onto the ground, and Weaver got ready.

When he looked again he had gone away around another bend into another corridor and Weaver rushed down the corridor, not wishing to miss anything, and he spotted the amount of footprints there that were visible on the dirty floor!

He never knew what to do, and if he did get caught nobody knew where the hell he was! Would he have to defend himself against soldiers there with guns?

The area he moved into had to be the most desolate and darkest place of there but it still looked a modern building! Should he try to go and get help or at least tell Commander Craven? At least he would not die in vain! He would only need to find a new air supply, which had to be where they kept their spacesuits!

There was a strange haunting dark look there, which looked exaggerated by it being an underground moonbase, but it had long shadows and glows that held secrets and dangers from peculiar lighting, which surely had been designed to avoid the use of too much electricity!

He started thinking of if he could catch them and the scientist doing something and whatever he was doing there, as he was sure there was a good chance that they would be, and he removed his handgun and checked it and put it away and thought of how far the soldiers there had gone to stop them going there and he prepared himself and started planning escape routes if he was to escape!

At the edge of the top of a wall he saw a large crack going into the moon behind it that he examined and wondered if any air could escape through the ground, but doubted it and moved on.

He swiftly moved after the scientist when he saw him moving faster, and he felt that something was nearby, and he wished again that he had some form of communications to Commander Craven and realized that they could pick it up if he found something.

The cost of it proved that if there was something there that it would be incredibly valuable!

He remained silent and wandered along the corridor in the one direction, going further and further away from where he had been, and found the entrance to an elevator and automatically entered it and went to the last floor below, where the scientist had gone.

He stood confused when it kept going down, and far deeper than the last floor height!

At the bottom he gasped and watched the doors sluggishly open and reveal a corridor and he walked out trying to see about him and saw nothing in the dimness there, and as his eyes adjusted he watched the elevator doors shut and return to where it had been, and a deep thud echoed along the corridor from somewhere, and he realized the corridor was far more different and cleaner!

He entered deeper into it and looked into empty rooms, wondering what they were up to there, as all he saw was laboratories and places scientists had been working, which looked as though they had been recently used, and he examined one in detail, looking for clues of anything, and found mentions of particles and particle research and realized that their work must be similar to Moonbase X1.

Even though he could not realize why the moonbase was there and its purpose he was sure it had hidden military secrets and he wondered if they were working on something like a new form of biological warfare and gasped at how dangerous it could be, especially if they went all the way to the moon to keep it from being discovered, and he wondered if the were maniacs capable of trying wipeout mankind with it!

He wondered what other kind of secret weapons they could have discovered, which might not have been revealed to the world, and he wondered what the whole structure might have originally been like when built, and he realized the implications of them going out there on the moon and that it could be some of the most highly confidential stuff available! The dangers he could be in were tremendous, and he was trapped there, on the barn moon on his own!

Behind him he watched a white shape appear and saw it was a scientist in a white jacket rushing somewhere nearby, and he wondered if he could question him and watched him vanish into a doorway and realized that he had not even looked there or seen him, and he wondered what he had been up to as he saw that he clearly had been actively working on some secret project.

All the incidents and appearances of things stuck deep in his thoughts and he tried to grasp clues and something that he could have missed!

What the hell were they up to? This case was fascinating and extremely annoying! Things added up to little and made no sense everywhere, and he could not think of any equivalences! He had never even heard anything take place in space, or on the moon, and the normal cases were nothing compared to it!

He swiftly moved through the corridor wondering where it went and what the use of having so many laboratory rooms was, and he considered using an assistant in future cases.

He remained silently wandering along the corridor and came to a doorway into somewhere and he gasped when he entered it and an immense brightly lit tunnel appeared, where there was an immense particle accelerator!

It surely was the Particle Accelerator X1 tunnel from Moonbase X1, and he was unable to feel happy or unhappy with the discovery as it meant that he had escaped all of the dangers there but it also meant that he had not actually discovered anything!

It also meant that the soldiers that had attacked them had been from the moonbase after all, which he was also unsure whether to be happy or unhappy about, as though they could catch them by tracing who left the building and had not been about, which had to be known and recorded somewhere as there were bound to be cameras and other surveillance at the top floor somewhere.

He studied the particle accelerator and was staggered at its complexity! He was unfamiliar with particle accelerators but saw its size and it was far more advanced and clearly for some other purpose than the normal versions.

Thoughts of him originally discovering the time warp in its chamber astounded him and he was surprised that they were still surprising him with the vast amount things they were using on the project, and he realized how they had underestimated them and he wondered why!

Could he fully believe them? He wondered if they were after all creating a cover for some new form of weapon or something far more powerful that they had discovered!

 

Chapter 9

 

The Particle Accelerator Black Hole

 

Weaver entered a colossal particle accelerator research chamber, where he had expected to find the time warp in its chamber, and to his surprise he discovered a similar chamber with something far more different, which left him staggered and wondering how they had managed to replace it!

Again he totally ignored giving himself away to the scientists and stood with his mouth wide open at the side of it trying to make different contemplations.

From somewhere he heard someone mention something about them using the new Particle Accelerator X2 to increase the amount of particle size black holes, in different forms, and they were being kept in existence in powerful magnetic fields, and they were forming large black holes.

He could not get what they were talking of at the time and just ignored it!

The particle accelerator and tunnel had been different, which he had started to realize earlier, and he wondered if he had entered a different section of the tunnel where there was another immense sphere chamber.

After his existence was revealed he had to continue entering, and was rewarded for it by being allowed to see properly inside the sphere chamber and that in its interior a colossal black hole form was blasting wildly about itself within the chamber.

He considered if something had altered it into a new form but he could tell it and the chamber were different, and that it was another particle accelerator, and he knew that he had not entered the other moonbase, or the particle accelerator there, and that they were carrying out experiments of something else, which he could not grasp!

The chamber was mainly the same but there was far more different equipment about it!

He spotted its powerful magnetic field in the chamber, and it clearly suspending it, but not firmly as it shifted wildly about itself, and Weaver studied all the scientists now standing behind him in a group, and he studied their expressionless faces and tried to grasp what they were thinking.

Many others were behind them at monitors and equipment checking the results being showed, and he studied inside the chamber and followed all the glares of the scientists to a metallic gleam from a camera being suspended motionlessly in mid-air.

He believed that it had to be a black hole and gasped and wondered if there were many particle accelerators creating such occurrences, which was being covered up!

As he entered further he saw a colossal laboratory further in, in a doorway behind them, and hundreds of scientists at work there and his opinion of there changed, as they were surely not what he thought they were! Yet why were they there on the moon, and what were they up to?

He recognized one of the leading scientists and listened to them intensely, but all they gave him was that they were carrying out a series of basic experiments on the black hole.

He shuddered at the sounds and shudders of things from its tremendous force and watched the power of the black hole and the forces holding it there and he had feelings of it being dangerous, and he watched the scientists in the outer room and started to notice their reactions to the dangers and that they were keeping away from it, and he was sure it was more recently discovered and altered in some way than he realized.

Their abnormal antics captivated him and he realized that they were intending to do something at some point and he could not get what the connection was with it and the time warp at the other moonbase, and why there were two moonbases there! There had been no suggestion there or at the other moonbase of anything!

The black hole confused him and they had not come out with anything to explain what it was or how it was formed, and he believed that they would have discovered many unknown things.

He realized that if they were an entirely different group that they could have been trying to form a time warp like the other particle accelerator and that they might not have done it right, and he did detect that they had not been entirely successfully! They would have had to have built it on the moon, as it would not have worked on the Earth with the gravity!

Yet he could not believe that they could carry it out so close to the other moonbase!

An audience formed in the outer laboratory behind him that baffled him, and they gave loud accounts on the discovery of it, which for some reason they all avoided explaining anything directly about.

Many of the scientists were clearly famous and the atmosphere was unbelievable, and as though they were waiting for something unbelievable and dangerous to occur in the near future!

He sensed that most at least accepted him as being one of them and he felt a shiver run through him as he sensed again something was going to occur! The thing looked entirely deadly and pulsating with energy, and looked and sounded on the brink of something!

One outsider scientist looked the most confused and sat in a seat behind him examining everything, considering what had happened and was occurring, and perhaps why they had not told them much.

Weaver at times watched the black depth of the black hole and the abyss that existed there, and after along time of carefully examinations he left it as he was unable to identify anything.

It looked like some form of freak show at angles, with some strange lighting.

He watched a group of scientists moving in equipment that they were working on and arranged it around the front of the sphere, and he gasped and wondered what they were doing and dealing with, and for a moment thought he saw it shift position!

The scientists went to the edge of the chamber and entered a highly advanced atomic clock near the black hole’s field, and the scientists reacted immediately when they noticed little and concluded that its precision digital numbers were barely altered by it, unlike the time warp at the other moonbase, and it altered the clock’s shape and it shifted slightly inwards, and they studied its altered bent shape created by it, and most of the audience watched the phenomenon with amazement.

Many filmed it and what might be an incredible historic occurrence and a discovery that proved black holes existed.

The scientists occasionally gave detailed explanations of what they were doing and believed was occurring, and one finally explained its formation and Weaver listened intensely as he explained that black hole particles had been discovered to exist years ago and that powerful magnetic fields had finally been used to make them last longer, and finally remain in chambers without vanishing, and they had rebuilt the particle accelerator on the moon where their experiments were able to work properly, without the effects of gravity, and the particle accelerator had finally been designed to increase the sizes of the black holes.

They had used the new particle accelerator on the moon to increase the amount of particle size black holes, and in a powerful magnetic field they kept them in existence, and had gradually formed a large black hole in the sphere chamber.

Weaver learned that they had been unsuccessful in opening a gateway or time machine and that they had only been able to send things into it and that they had not vanished and they had pulled them out, and he wondered if it was a black hole and what it was!

From what they said he concluded that they believed that they had only discovered a hole in space, which never led anywhere, and that it was not a hole in time, and he wondered what they wanted it for!

Weaver realized the implications of it though and that they might be able to create a real one and he wondered what use it would be and if it was far more or less dangerous than he had imagined, and he considered what would happen if he entered it!

New leading scientists were allowed to investigate it and they crowded around it loudly discussing it, and they announced it was the first discover of a form of proper black hole.

It looked as if it were rupturing the fabric of space and insignificantly played with time!

Many of the principal scientists talked about working with it and carrying out numerous basic and complex experiments on it with all the equipment now available, and they showed detailed information they had accumulated, but most was missing as it was confidential, which left scientists and him wondering what else they had!

The principal scientists were captivating, mystifying them with the depth of their fears, and like with the time warp he had not seen such scientists react about anything such as it without there being something tremendously deadly!

 

Chapter 10

 

The Morning After

 

The Moonbase X1 bar was full of soldiers and Commander Craven gave some of them orders to carry out things in the future, and glared over at Weaver enjoying his drinks next to Reeves, and Weaver sensed he had now fully accepted what he had told him about the other moonbase and that the moonbases were attached together by a hidden tunnel.

It was incredible Commander Craven had visited there and had used his influence with the American military there to have the soldiers that had attacked them caught and checked out and they had found them and the people with them and they had imprisoned them at the other moonbase. People and cameras had seen them leaving there!

What was incredible was they had been openly making out that they had Russian origins, and that they were just spies, but there were no proper explanations from them on what they had been doing that fitted into all their actions! Nothing made any sense and they were making out they did not properly speak their language!

Yet again it surprised him how easily they had been able to get there and into such a confidential site!

Now that they had captured them and they could go outside in space vehicles and look about! What were they hiding? He now wondered if they had actually done it to keep the other moonbase secret? But why had they gone to such lengths though? There were no good reasons and most of the scientists knew of the other base!

Weaver enjoyed the low gravity effect and he watched Reeves at the other side of the table drinking fast and laughing hysterically, with another soldier beside him.

He realized again what one of the scientists, who knew the soldiers who had fired the missiles, had told him and that they had attacked the leading scientist called Lucas and that he had suddenly vanished without a trace!

It had been the way that he insisted that he knew Lucas and he should know about it that intrigued him, and Weaver intended to follow his vehicle trail, which he had shown him the position of on the lunar landscape.

He could not make anything else out and it surely was worth investigating!

He had given him his word that he would not deliberately give anything away he should not and that had been good enough!

Even though he had cleaned up a few major mysteries he had many left! He still could not work out what their discoveries would end up like when they had finished advancing them! What could a time gateway do? Yet if they created a time machine what would happen? And what would a proper laboratory black hole be used for? He had not even noticed that there could be a difference between them!

He wondered if they were the worst discoveries he had found and what damage they could do if they achieved their goal?

Yet he was sure it was exaggerated and he wondered if it was even possible to travel back in time! What damage could they do if they traveled there? He wondered if they would just be able visit there and not be able to influence anything, and just view it as a recorded sequence of events! Yet what about going into the future? It would be useless as far as he was concerned!

He wondered again, would it be possible to build forms of particle accelerators in space itself? Why did they have to be so large? If they could just decrease the size!

He considered what damage and uses the antigravity they had could be used for, especially if they managed to make full antigravity.

They could build proper space stations of immense sizes, and give them enough matter to give them some gravity. Yet had they any form of artificial gravity available? And he wished that they did and introduced it!

Weaver watched all the people at the moonbase bar and some of the funny and different ways the lower gravity affected them!

Things in this case were connected in a way he could not grasp, and he did not know what to do! Surely something existed that could complete the puzzle and he started to become convinced he needed to discover it or the mission would be unsuccessful! Even though they had caught who had committed the crimes, which was why he was put there, there had to be people behind them doing it!

 

Chapter 11

 

The Search for Lucas

 

When Weaver arrived at the wreckage of Lucas’s space vehicle he was sure that the explosion from the missile had been so tremendous that the remains of Lucas’s body had to be inside.

Yet the more he examined it the more he noticed that he could very well have survived the impact, as a large region where the driver would have been was hardly damaged!

He quickly fitted his spacesuit helmet on, checked his air supply was full, and he swiftly left the vehicle.

When he walked around the wreckage he saw that Lucas had crawled out from under the vehicle, and he studied his footsteps going away from the vehicle and the way they were paced and he knew that he had been in great danger and had ran for his life!

He examined inside the vehicle where he had been and saw the sky through a gap in the remains of the vehicle that showed the stars at where he had been trapped below the wreckage, and the strange darkness and emptiness, and he imagined him staring out at the strange dark landscape, and he saw the planet Earth there as he moved to get away from the vehicle.

Weaver carefully examined the vehicle from where he had been outside and saw that there was not much else to see there, and he started following his footsteps over to some hills.

The shattering tumble surely could have injured him, but he saw no proper signs of it!

They had definitely fired the missile and smashed the vehicle to kill him and he had known it! They had to have been crazy beyond anything Lucas had encountered and he had run for his life!

Weaver realized that he was also there alone on the moon himself, resting against some moon boulders, and he examined the moondust, which surely had helped cushion the blow when the vehicle had landed upside down!

The vehicle was beyond repair, which he would definitely have known, and what left him staggered was there was no way for him to communicate with the moonbase as all the communication equipment was damaged!

The oxygen in his spacesuit would not have been enough to get to the moonbase!

He had survived the impact! Yet was he better off, and would he suffer a worse death later by suffocating an agonizing death?

He quickly rushed across the strange dark landscape as fast as he could and towards the moonbase! He had hardly even set foot on the surface, especially by himself.

It was then that Weaver spotted tread marks of a vehicle where it had fired at him and he traced where it had moved to.

He found where a high-powered rifle shell had blasted and the impact on a rock, and realized how dangerous it was, as it smashed it to pieces! The surprise would have been that it made no noise and had more velocity and impact, and he wondered how far it could actually travel on the moon.

He wondered what warfare in space would end up like! Would they use lasers? He was sure bullets were far better? For one thing lasers would only travel so far and a bullet in space could keep going as there was nothing really to stop it!

He studied Lucas’s large spacesuit shoeprints dive across the mounds of moondust as he had tried to accelerate away, with the low gravity muddling his perspective of movement, and spacesuit getting in the way. The thickness of the materials was great! Whoever was there had to be determined to kill him!

Once again he hid behind more hills and used different ways to use the low gravity and vast leaps to move fast away!

The moonbase had to be located in one of the most desolate places mankind had been!

He realized the deadly environment surrounding him again as he studied it. The deadly cold was far lower than anything on the Earth! It made Weaver cringe, and blindly rush on through the mind-bending landscape, still tracking his movements, which went behind hills to avoid being seen.

He knew that once they had found his footprints leading there from the smashed vehicle that they would have traced his movements in the moondust, and he saw that he had deliberately made it harder for them to trace by rushing over rock areas and changing his direction, and he spotted where the space vehicle had arrived and chased after him.

He knew he had hit an ultimate deadly scenario and being chased by deadly assassins across a barn world lost in space and time, with his home world in the sky lighting him like the moon had lighted him!

Weaver wondered why he thought he had not been shot, and he recalled the information that they had found out from the assassins and he was sure they had not shot him, and he wanted to know what had happened to him! Surely he never had enough air to make it back, and Weaver checked his own supply and knew he could not have made it back!

The case intrigued him and he had to find the answer! He never had enough air and was using up more and more air, and it was making it take longer to arrive at the moonbase by moving in different directions. Surely they had known where he was heading!

Yet why could he not have hidden and died there? Something strange had happened to him and he sensed it by their reactions!

He could not even imagine him having found a way out of such a predicament! If he had remained in the vehicle he would have ran out of air and he had put his foot in it from the start!

What did he think these people wanted by killing him? It would have been a vast mistake for him to hand himself over to them! They surely would not have kept him as a prisoner!

In the distance he saw where a missile had blown up and he saw how his movements had changed and where he had accelerated himself forward, as it was all he could do to save his life!

Suddenly Weaver stopped and saw his direction strangely change and he stood trying to see why as there was nothing there and he would have been losing time, energy, and air!

He had rushed away over to his side and he followed and he watched his prints head back and to where the other side of a hill he had passed was, and he realized that he had actually came up with an idea, and he grew more intrigued at what the outcome had been of it.

His prints vanished as he had gone over rocks and he followed where he had to have gone and he entered a canyon between the hill, where he must have rushed through, going over rocks to cover his prints, and he realized that he could have found somewhere to hide, and he wondered where he had gone as there had been no prints there when he had been at the other side!

Occasionally he spotted marks he had accidentally left while rushing through the canyon, over small rocks on the ground, and he started to examine the rocks and way they had been cut and that they looked artificially cut and he wondered who would want to do anything there, and what had they been doing!

He started to wonder what was there! Was there something hidden away there? What could be there in such a desolate place?

Suddenly he found something buried away in rocks that had clearly been disturbed, in an area at his side!

Weaver increased the brightness of his spacesuit light to see what was there better, and saw something artificial beneath the rocks and dirt!

He removed it and revealed a metal grid cover, where he saw dust being blown out from, and he grabbed a handful of dust and threw it over it and was surprised at the power of the flow and the dust blowing up.

He was sure it was air and that something below was blasting vast amounts of it out and he lifted the metal cover and found a vast tunnel going straight down deep into the moon below, which had clearly been hollowed out with some large powerful drill.

He realized that he had escaped after all, and he wondered what was below, and he knew it was too far away from the moonbases to be part of them.

It amazed him and intrigued him and he wondered what had happened to him. He imagined how fast he must entered the tunnel, escaping for his life, and he decided that he had to check what had happened and what was there and he rushed into it and put the metal cover over the top of it, after making sure it was covered over.

He climbed down a metal ladder going down into the metal pipe tunnel and he rushed into it.

He was sure that there was a reason for it being there and that something was below! Surely there was surveillance equipment somewhere below, and he realized that he was on the moon and he doubted if they would bother. What was the use in it?

He swiftly aimed his light downwards and started examine everything that he could see and when he saw nothing but the pipe and ladder he began climbing downwards again, as he considered what would be below there.

Mind-bending sounds and echoes mingled through the hollow metal tunnel going through the air, from his movements and heavy breathing, which grew denser the lower he climbed, and he realized how he missed sounds that were outside.

The air blowing by gave haunting whistles occasionally, and he eventually realized that there was enough air around to remove his spacesuit helmet and he removed it slowly testing the air and seeing if the air was alright and dense enough for him to breathe, with him ready to put the helmet back on, and he finally with satisfaction turned off the air in his spacesuit.

The air blowing up smelt strange and he could not recognize what it was, and he wondered why they had so much air and were blowing it out, and he wondered what could be below. The depth had to be great as he could not even see the bottom and he had shifted down a large distance.

It was strange thinking of what Lucas the scientist had been like with the deadly pursuers outside, and being almost trapped there. Surely he had foreseen them not climbing down after him!

He was stunned at the dangers that he had been through and realized that it could only happen on a place like the moon, and he wondered what was there that they wanted him dead for!

They were too deadly! They had destroyed entire space vehicles with powerful military missiles!

No matter how he tried to shake it off and contemplate anything below he never formed any stable recognitions, as he had not seen anything like it, and he continued downwards wondering if he was finally making his first major mistake.

He wondered if there were moonquakes! And he stopped to examine an area where part of the metal tunnel had been damaged by something, and he wondered if that was another reason why they had chosen that region because there was not.

Yet they had underground hot water available to them, for water and air, and that meant there could be some! But he was sure that they were not major quakes.

Clouds of dust blew upwards blasting through the wind rushing up and it swirled around him and through beams of light and his shadows shifting about as he continued rushing down, edging down into the darkness at the bottom and to some unknown destination and future event, seeking to discover what was below and to solve the accumulated mysteries.

He wondered what his chances of survival were now and of accomplishing his mission and solving all the mysteries and problems, and wondered if he was going to be killed later by something stupid.

He moved down faster and wondered if Lucas was still alive and if he could bring him back to the moonbase, realizing the mistake he could be making and what could be below, and thought of the trouble he would have getting back to the surface and trying to find the vehicle in the dark strange surface, and wondered what Lucas was doing if he was still alive.

He examined how the tunnel had been built with some interest in detail trying to grasp some aspect of the builders of it, while glimpsing parts of the shaft overhead, and was surprised again at the extensive detail and that everything was built to perfection and he considered the expense of its construction.

He had always wanted to investigate such great mysteries and he could not believe that he was actually on the moon! He had fantasized doing such things but he had never for one moment thought that he would do it! They had actually been building and staying in moonbases since the moon landings! Incredible! He had not even heard a suggestion of it being carried out, and the people that created fantasy situations of it had given future scenarios and moonbases constructed out of building materials fitted together on the surface and had not built underground constructions that had water and air supplies, which could easily be supplied with places to grow all the food, which he had not been able to confirm existed in anyway, and was sure that they had all the food and their other stuff just brought in. They preferred professional Earth products than homegrown products.

He was exploring the unexplored and wondered what unknown phenomena existed on the moon! The land available to explore on the moon could well exceed the Earth, with most of the Earth being underwater and ice! Look at all the discoveries found on the Earth over centuries, and according to the information he had seen they had hardly even explored any of the moon!

He had at one time wanted to be an explorer but there was nothing really left on the Earth to explore! He wanted to explore more and find some new major discovery! He had wanted to explore and discover new things of value and greatness!

What treasures could be hidden away in such regions of the moon, with it being so unexplored?

What was he dealing with here though? Why were they trying to kill people out here? What the hell were these scientists really working on? Were they just trying claim massive research funds or something? Were they protecting something that they had invented that they intended to use?

Something of unfathomable unidentifiable nature was lurking there in darkness, and he could not grasp it no matter how hard he tried! Nothing he knew of was good enough to explain it!

As he lowered himself progressively he started to realize the depth of it and wondered what the hell he was letting himself in for! He had hardly been on the moon and had found incredible occurrences everywhere! It was like lowering himself into the depths of hell!

People being on other worlds fascinated him and he wondered what it really would be like and all the things that they had missed and what mysteries were hidden out there! They had hardly explored anything of the moon and most of the scientists acted like the whole place had been checked! Satellite scans and probes could not show vast amounts of things! The probes barely even checked a small region of miles! A human could check in a day what they took years to check!

Weaver stopped and rested, realizing how tired he had become, and took a drink and some food before continuing!

There was something not right! Something secretively had been built there and he could not grasp what and why it was being covered up, and he considered if it was the Russians there. Had the Russians built a moonbase there like at Ice Station X1?

He realized the implications of it and that he could get trapped there, and wondered what was below. But he had to check what was there, no matter what! He could not let it go, and he had to survive and get the information back!

He wiped his forehead with a handkerchief and shoved it back in his spacesuit, and continued.

The warm air seemed to get warmer as he got lower and he kept thinking that he had arrived at his final destination because of it, and he wondered what could produce so much hot air and how much fuel would be wasted generating it, and wondered how much fuel they would have to bring in to supply it if it was, and realized that they could easily create hydrogen from water!

He realized that they could probably also use atomic fuel to power it, but why did they need so much?

The tunnel was incredibly and uniquely drilled and fitted with a metal pipe and made with incredible precision, and he knew it had to belong something advanced. What he could not work out was what would be built there and how they had managed to build anything so low below the ground on the moon. Even though the other moonbases were very deep, but the fact still fascinated him, especially as he had not believed it possible or possible for decades for them to be able to do anything!

A silent thud echoed up from below making him jump and listen intensely and eventually he looked down trying to find something, and considered putting his light up to see better, if there was anything dimly lighted there, but he saw that it was a freak air gust moving something below and he tried to guess the distance to where if had come from, if it had come from the bottom on the tunnel.

When the bottom finally appeared he stopped and stared in wonder, and considered what was in the deep blackness there and what he was putting himself into!

He was mainly left confused over what was there, in the depths of the moon, out in deep space, and wondered how long his spacesuit light lasted. Yet its radiance was about the same and he realized that it could start going out quickly!

What would the outcome of his investigations be? Would he even find anything? What could be there?

When he reached the bottom he was too busy focusing on getting there fast to see anything other than a metal floor, and he only looked around him when he had got off the ladder!

All around him he saw metal tunnels moving air about, as part of a large ventilation system and he wondered what it was all needed for, and he heard something nearby powerfully blowing out air through one of the tunnels and he immediately started crawling through the tunnel to see what was there and he came across ventilation openings, and he looked for people but never saw anyone or anything that he recognized!

He continued searching and eventually came to where the noise came from and where the air was being produced from water.

He moved further along and came to a large ventilation opening supplying an immense chamber, where he saw in the dim light a large artificial black object resting in the central region, which went out and vanished somewhere in the distance, in darkness, and he examined what he could properly see and tried to see the roof a hundred feet above, and it going higher further in, and he gasped and wondered what hell he was looking at!

It surely was an alien voyager in the chamber, and he wondered if they had found it there deep beneath the surface of the moon!

He entered the chamber after removing the ventilation cover and explored over to its side and discovered immense amounts of highly advanced equipment and he examined the controls and realized how new it was, and he traced cables from it!

It all seemed centered around and monitoring the immense strange black voyager at the center!

He was staggered and yet it was strange and it never fully resembled an alien voyager, and it even resembled an immense black submarine! Yet it was like the voyager found at Ice Station X1! It had the same material and everything! It had no openings and was solid, and he believed it was some form of spacecraft!

He was staggered and exhausted and could not understand any of it! They surely could not have put it there and it had to have been found there!

How could anyone have been able to hide and carry out such an operation there without being noticed?

He realized again that it could have been built before the other moonbases had been constructed and that it could well have been a hidden part of them! There could be an underground connection! Whatever it was it had to have been even more secretive than anything else!

He realized the danger that he was in and he had to get out and have the thing investigated and find who was behind it!

Yet he realized he should investigate it further, and decided to check it further, and he quickly returned to where he had been and did his best to remove all signs that he had been there and got ready to make a quick exit, and he started investigating everything he could find!

An eerie sensation gripped him after a while and he examined computers, searching for answers, checking everything! He sensed something weird was there, which he could not recognize!

 

Chapter 12

 

The Particle Accelerator Gateway

 

Weaver had hunted through complex computer data on the origins of the voyager for what must have been hours until they had detected his presence, and he was sure they had only allowed him to live to explain how he had got there!

To his surprise he had been put in a cell at the moonbase with Lucas, and he realized that he had completed the mission of locating Lucas on the moon!

Lucas looked ragged and had been trapped in the cell on his own for a long time! Grunts and sounds Lucas gave took strange tones about the strange underground low gravity cell, and Weaver could scarcely believe that he was the leading scientist!

Weaver had to strain his eyes to see him in the dimness, while he considered what he had, and he decided to try to solve his accumulated queries and he started by giving him information on himself, and he finally asked what he had on the voyager!

“Its origins are not an alien source!” Lucas announced, biting his lower lip hard.

Weaver wondered if he was giving facts or theorizing, and swiftly replied, “How did you find out?”

“They questioned me and I gave them my identity! They checked up on me! They trust me now and reveal confidential information! But they are not letting me go as I know too much!”

He clearly was not positive if they would allow him to survive, and they were clearly waiting for something to happen!

“From what origins is the voyager?” he asked firmly.

“Its origins are you!”

Weaver gasped and immediately laughed out loud, seeing he was being comical!

“Truly!”

“It originates from you!”

Weaver thought he had either gone mad or he had after being hit on the head.

“The material that object you call a voyager is in fact the material that you discovered at Ice Station X1. You gave them the alien sphere of the indestructible material, which the alien voyager there was made of, which had a microfilm in, and they managed to find out how to make it!”

Weaver gasped and recalled the alien sphere, and him handing it over to his military intelligence agency, and that it had been the only object that they had left from the alien voyager!

“They discovered how to make it then! But how did they manage to build a replica of the voyager?”

“They never! They used it for something else!”

Weaver could not understand, and recalled wondering if they could in fact use it and of what use it would be!

“That object you call a voyager was an earlier experimental version!”

“Of what?”

“You have been in Moonbase X1 and Moonbase X2?”

“Yes! They told you!”

“Well, this is Moonbase X3!”

Weaver realized that they had actually built three, and wondered what the hell they were playing at!

“What was it built for?” he moaned.

“All three were originally built for research, for scientists and laboratories, many years ago! Each was to research the moon and things in low gravity in different ways. Moonbase X1 has the lowest confidential clearance, and X2 the next, and Moonbase X3 is the most classified! Only the most secretive experiments and technologies are used here! Usually for the military! Most of its research is to this day still highly classified!”

Lucas rested against a wall and put his feet up on a chair in front of him.

“They were given the particle accelerator projects years back, and they have been brought back to life with all the discoveries that they have been producing!”

“What has that voyager object to do with particle accelerators?”

“The first created a time warp, which they managed to trap in a magnetic field, in a spherical chamber. The second moonbase created forms of black holes, and built up a form of black hole in a magnetic field, in a spherical chamber. But they were unable to make the time warp or black hole do anything for them!”

“Correct!”

“Well, they have been carrying out experiments here with that voyager shaped object, with its indestructible material, and have been detonating their most advanced and classified mass destruction explosions in its sealed interior! To test and discover the outcome! Their past experiments of confining such explosions have not been altogether successful until now, and they have been blasting holes out of space and time with it!”

“What did they find?”

“Their research was incredible! But it was useless because when they used the process of opening the object the gateways kept closing! But they managed to get the information that they wanted!”

“Which was?”

“They used it to create a smaller spherical chamber, made from the indestructible material, and they entered the time warp they created, trapped in its magnetic field spherical chamber, and the black hole, trapped in its magnetic field spherical chamber, and their best bomb, and they sealed it shut, and they have blasted one of their explosions inside it!”

“What the hell would that do?” Weaver gasped, wondering if they could blow the whole moon up.

“I am not entirely sure as they have just completed it! But they definitely have something! They are all at work there now, monitoring everything, and checking what’s inside!”

“What do you think they have?”

“We’ll soon know as they are about to open the sphere!”

 

Chapter 13

 

Particle Accelerator X3

 

The guards allowed Weaver to enter the colossal Particle Accelerator X3 chamber on his own, and again he wondered why the scientists wanted them to bring him there, and he staggered in with his mouth wide open.

The black sphere was colossal and rested behind the central region, where it had been built, and was surrounded by so much equipment he could not recognize anything!

The black sphere was clearly the advanced spherical chamber, made out of the indestructible material, and he was positive that they had not opened it yet, and gasped as he saw all the thousands of scientists, in laboratories going around the edge of the cavity, all monitoring and working with equipment, clearly gagging over it, and the opening of it, and he sensed it would be soon and that he was brought there to watch it being opened, for some reason he could not comprehend!

To his surprise he recognized many of the scientists from the other moonbase particle accelerators!

He recalled Lucas’s last words and him telling him that it had been a secret military group there who had been killing people to stop their secrets being taken and the Russians had not got a thing!

He had always wondered how far they would go to stop their stuff falling into the wrong hands, and he realized that it had to be someone behind the project who had ordered it, and he wondered if they were a renegade group!

He was taken over and into the main laboratory, where all the main scientists and people behind the project were standing behind a window, made of a powerful bombproof translucent material, and the guards left, and he watched everyone in the chamber with the sphere enter the laboratories, and they lowered an immense black dome screen from the roof, made of the indestructible material, and it was put around the black sphere.

When he turned he saw the colossal laboratory further in, and the hundreds of scientists working away there and his opinion of there changed, as they surely were not what he thought they were! Yet what were they up to?

The abnormal antics of many scientists captivated him more and more – again mystifying him with the depth of their nervousness, and fear! They repetitively studied everything around them, and with alarm, preparing themselves, and he realized how dangerous the opening of the black sphere was, but he could not fully grasp it as he had not been told enough!

What would the most powerful explosion known to man do inside a confined sphere of indestructible material and enclosed with a time warp and a black hole? All he had from passed experiments of blasting the explosion in the indestructible material was it blasted holes in space and time! Yet could it create a proper black hole? Were they actually carrying out black hole experiments?

He wondered again why it was really being carried out there, on the moon! Was it so dangerous it could destroy the Earth? Was it the ultimate weapon? And what did they want with it? Perhaps an answer to a future war with an ultimate alien race!

It confused him and they had not come out with anything to properly explain anything or what it would form!

In seconds he and everything about him flew into the air and landed on the floor, as an explosion blasted through the ground, and he watched it smash through the laboratory, smashing things and sending scientists crashing all over the place!

Many scientists rushed back to equipment and started fixing equipment back in place and started monitoring what had occurred outside in the dome, and soon announced that the black sphere had been opened, and again Weaver realized the dangers!

To the horror of some scientists about his front the massive protective dome of indestructible material was slowly lifted, and he wondered what would have happened if they had not put it around it!

At first he believed that it was a black hole when the dome rose, but then he knew it was something else, and gasped and wondered what they were all creating and had been covering up!

He recognized some of the leading scientists nearby and listened to them intensely but all they gave him was that they were going to carry out a series of basic experiments on it.

Scientists went around monitors in groups checking the results of things being showed, and he studied inside the chamber and followed the glares of the scientists to their smashed equipment there, and realized that they had actually compensated for it and they had expected something to occur!

What he saw of what it had created resembled a perfectly spherical black hole at first, but a clearer view had emerged and showed that it was far more, and more complex!

A powerful magnetic field was suspending it from inside its chamber of indestructible material, but not firmly as it shifted wildly in places, and he studied all the scientists standing in a line about the front of him now, and studied their blank faces and tried to grasp what they were thinking and studying.

When he moved beside them he shuddered as he heard and felt the shudders of its tremendous forces and watched the power of it on objects all over the place, as though it could destroy anything put against it, and he watched the way objects close to it kept altering from one reaction to another, being manipulated in many different ways, as many forces played around.

A larger audience formed behind him that baffled him with accounts of the discovery of things at their equipment, as they avoided giving detailed information, and he knew much was missing as most of the equipment in the black dome had been destroyed, even though they had compensated for that!

Many of them were leading scientists and the discovery was the climax to many years of work, and the atmosphere there was unbelievable, and as though they were waiting for something else of unbelievable magnitude and danger to occur!

He sensed that most accepted him as being part of them, and he felt a shiver run through him as he sensed again something was going to occur and he sensed that he was there for a reason! The thing looked entirely deadly and pulsating with energy, and looked and sounded on the brink of something, and he even considered if it was some form of life!

One outsider scientist he noticed sat confused and in a seat behind him examining things, considering what had happened and was occurring, and perhaps why they had not told them much.

Weaver at times studied the shape of the black central region of the black hole form as it altered to something, and after along time of carefully examinations he thought he saw it do something to itself, in some form.

It was powerful and deadly, and looked like some form of freak of nature, and he watched many of the scientists start to enter the chamber through the door, trusting in the powerful magnetic field surrounding it to hold it and its forces confided, and he watched them start taking in equipment and arranging it around it, and he gasped and wondered what they were dealing with, and for a moment thought he saw it shift in its reactions!

Yet they knew what they were doing and had worked on the project and similar objects, and were top scientists in their fields!

Some scientists went to the edge of where its proper reactions were occurring, and where the magnetic field’s influence reached, and moved equipment there, and he watched one leave a highly advanced atomic clock and shifted it into the object’s field using a robotic device, and the scientists reacted immediately when they noticed results and concluded that its precision digital numbers were being influenced, with it altering time, and they studied the clock’s altering shape, as its matter was altered, and other alterations in space and time occurred, while its many forces played around, and he watched all the phenomena that occurred with amazement, as one influence after another occurred, and many played at the one time.

It was as if the universe there had gone crazy and into chaos, and it was trying to alter itself back to reality and stability!

Famous scientists filmed it and what might be an incredible unique historic occurrence and discovery! Proving their theories of many things!

The scientists occasionally gave detailed explanations of what they were doing and believed was occurring, and one finally explained its formation and Weaver listened intensely trying to grasp what he could, as he explained, and realized that they might not fully know what they were confronting! He finally saw their point and that what they knew could easily be wrong, as they had experimented little and had few precise facts so far! It was a mistake saying anything until they had seen the outcome of what they collected!

Weaver gasped at the findings they gave, and accepted that they were in the same situation on needing more findings!

New leading scientists arrived about it and 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 its kind, and gateway to the stars, and Weaver stood staggered, as they explained their project of building it and building a wormhole, and they intended to use it to explore the universe.

The audience wildly applauded them, and he knew they had invented a stargate, and they intended to use it to go to the unexplored stars.

Many of them talked about working with it and carrying out numerous basic and complex experiments and that they intended then to send in a probe, and they showed detailed information had been accumulated!

As Weaver stood next to where its forces reached, considering how a probe could possibly return or send information, he realized that he felt a draft or air being sucked away and he felt something emerging from its confines and grasp him, as though crawling out, and he felt himself vanish into its confines!

 

Chapter 14

 

The Gateway

 

The black sphere in the Particle Accelerator X3 chamber vanished behind Weaver as he hurtled out the universe!

Startled cries and last conversations of scientists swirled through his thoughts, and taunted! Surely they had not used him deliberately! He could not give a proper scientific account, if he survived, and a new probe should be found!

Explosions of radiance of powerful stars exploded through the wormhole stunning him, and he started spinning, and a colossal whirlpool of lines of light magically formed, and he studied it for a long time and realized that he had no proper bodily presence, and he slowly lost consciousness.

He came to startled and realizing that he was accelerating through the wormhole at hyper speed, and realized that streaks of light shooting passed him were powerful outer suns!

It was a gateway but there was no exit point and he could not guess what hideous place he could be thrown out! Would he be smashed into particles or disintegrated into nothing by being thrown out of something like a black hole?

How worse could the situation get? He could be trapped there for eternity wishing he had died!

A black blur emerged ahead in a central region of stars and drew his attention, and he started to recognize detail in it, as it grew and he shifted into it, and when near it he saw magnificent distant stars brightly shining in its depths.

More powerful stars appeared near him and spectacular white beams exploded out and he realized the tremendous speed that he was traveling at!

The outer universe was appearing and expanding all across his front, and he was shooting into it!

The stars were dazzling, which he could not recognize! They filled space everywhere, and he was staggered that they could even exist in their states!

A form like a black hole stretched out across space all around his front and he wondered where he was being thrown out, and something suddenly altered!

He sensed something! Something of ancient origins existed there! Its existence was all about him but he had no proper awareness of what! He perceived that he was being transported to another destination, and that something was happening before he fully entered the universe, where he would have taken human form and would have suffocated in space, and he believed that he had entered another gateway and that he was being transported away to another destination.

The gateway had been advanced into something else and he studied it shifting him around locations of space, and an explosion of movement left him stunned but still firmly believing in its safety, and he felt as though he was in something this time, and that before he had been hurtling uncontrollably through an uncontrolled gateway.

Again he felt something alter and that he had reached another far more advanced gateway, which was not as ancient and was far more advanced, and in vast leaps across the universe he was instantaneously emerged and relocated, appearing in vast strange and mind-bending star regions, emerging about him as though he were floating through them, and he studied bright glowing star constellations, and with mind-boggling powers, with an accuracy and capacity inconceivable, it located a point in the universe, and he sensed something strange, and it completed its voyage!

 

Chapter 15

 

The Stars

 

For a moment he had a weird sensation of something happening, as he came to, and he opened his eyes and examined his body!

He had emerged somewhere out of the gateway but he was in complete darkness! He realized how little he remembered of anything! He could not recall anything from some point in the gateway where he had lost consciousness, and had no recall of anything after! It felt like an incredible amount of time had passed, and he could not recall why, and he realized that it could have been the time effects of the gateway!

He realized that he had actually survived, and what must be the most dangerous mission and anything that he had ever undertaken, and he realized that he could have actually avoided the whole lot and the discovery of the gateway if he had not given them the indestructible material, and he considered his earlier thoughts of it at the ice station and what value it would have if they recreated it!

In the surrounding blackness he thought he saw something shift, which he examined, and as his eyes adjusted he saw a faint blue radiance, which he considered as a star, but he made a closer examination of his surroundings by feeling around him and felt he was in something artificial, in some form of structure, and he felt a hard floor and he stood up, in his weakened state, and felt slightly sick, and dizziness, and held himself firmly upwards.

When he felt better he felt a faint vibration from something running through a wall and touched it and tried to realize what it was, and what material it was, but he was unable to, and knew he had to have light to realize anything!

He returned to staring at where the faint blue radiance was and finally realized that he was actually in some form of room and looking at a crack in the structure.

He considered if he had been mistaken and if it was some form of reflection, but now in a more alert state he positively recognized it was what he had attained it to be.

He gently approached the crack, which went into something, and watched it create a vague beam of blueness along a black wall. He could not imagine what it could be! What could be there?

For a second his emotions ran amok thinking of the incredible experience and voyage through the universe he had taken, virtually on the brink of existence, seeing the spectacular view of the universe and what it really was!

In the darkness he felt an eerie sensation that the place was stranger! He sensed a presence, as though something was nearby, and he wondered if it was at the blueness through the crack!

He slowly moved up to the crack and was dreamily observing it when he started to realize that it was an entrance to somewhere, and he realized that it was a door and he gripped it and pushed its black shape, and it opened out, and strange lights blasted out at him everywhere, giving flashes and beams of radiance!

He staggered in, feeling how sore and tired his legs were, trying to see the interior and it became more perceptible and he saw a room full of beaming colored lights and controls.

To his side he spotted speckles in the darkness there, and he moved further over, and realized that he was glaring out at the stars of deep space!

He actually was on a moon station in the depths of the stars!

He realized that the gateway had locked onto the nearest object and best place to situate him and that he was out on some moon!

He searched through the blur of controls in the dim room, only lighted by controls, looking for anything familiar, daring not to touch anything.

He realized it was actually out in the deepest depths of the stars! Galaxies away from where any human had gone before!

It seemed to be desolate, left out in the depths of space, endlessly trapped in time and space.

His thirst for knowledge was increasing and he insisted in checking everything that he could and he suddenly spotted the room that he had appeared there in and he realized that it was strange and he attempted to examine it in the lights from the controls, now that he could see it, and he realized that it had to be some form of gateway, which used the wormhole, and that he had appeared there as it had been open, and he knew there might be a way to return through it!

Other locations were surely there! How could he travel back to the moon? Then he spotted something at the side of the doorway, and that there were forms of controls on the wall!

On his approach he spotted a form of screen and a line of dots going down its side and he pressed the first and was amazed when the screen lit up and showed a view of a dark place.

He remained there, moving his head at different angles trying to see what was there, and moved back to see it better and he saw the room, which he had appeared there in, had vanished and there was a gateway, and region of blackness identical to the blackness at the center of the gateway at the moonbase

He put his hand into it and realized there was no pull and it was far more advanced than the Moonbase X3 gateway!

He leapt in it and rushed through a wormhole and yellow globes became visible, and his vision adjusted and he saw the place that had been on the screen further out and he entered there and saw that it was a dimly lit narrow corridor, and he turned around and saw that he had been in an identical room to the one at the other place and that it had a screen and controls at its side.

At a distant region of the corridor it abruptly darkened, where the lights did not go any further, and he saw that it was the corridor of something, and he moved away from the gateway to it.

Corridors went out endlessly all along it, and he examined everything, and he sensed the size of the structure was colossal!

He walked into the darkness at the end of it until an entrance finally appeared in front of him, and he opened it, not seeing where he was going, and his side hit something!

In amazement he saw that he was no longer just in darkness and that a large translucent dome surrounded him, and he turned, and his entire sight filled with the stars of deep space!

It was an observation point of a starship, and it was designed so it gave the observer a view that was identical to being in space and being surrounded by stars. The black floor and starship was barely visible behind him.

A distant sound startled him and he could not realize what could create it, and it sounded like it was caused by a living thing, and he realized how alone he was there. Perhaps more alone than any human in history! He was in the deepest deep space itself! Endless light years away from the solar system!

He was positive that it had been the noise of something though, and he gently shifted himself away, making faint moving sounds. And he moved towards where he heard it.

In the dim starlight he shifted into the corridor and spotted a closed entrance on the wall, where he was sure the sound came from, and he silently opened it revealing a dark interior, with some lighted controls.

He examined them wondering how fast the starship was traveling, and realized that it must travel at many times the speed of light or the starship would be useless!

He returned to the wormhole gateway, and on approaching it he spotted the form of screen and line of dots going down its side, and he pressed the first that he saw and was amazed when the screen lit up and showed a view of a bright place, and he entered the wormhole, and the darkness swiftly turned to blinding light and he could not see at first, until his eyes started adjusting, and he saw he was in a type of tunnel about his size, about him, made of translucent material, and below he suddenly saw an incredible world covered in bright blue water, glowing in intense brightness!

He was sure if the light had been more powerful it could blind him, and he watched reflections of strange objects in the water of the world below, and he watched distorted shapes and a distorted sun, which seemed magnified.

He was on some form of colossal space station, surrounded by other forms of space stations with tremendous sizes, stretching out for miles all about him, with networks of translucent tunnels, with large round and square bulges.

The sun there was of an incredible size and he realized that the place might have been built an incredibly long time ago and that the sun had increased in size for some reason.

He entered a spherical bulge of transparent material, connected to another translucent tunnel, which went on into the distance.

Stars shone at his side intensely, as he clumsily rested.

Another large world’s sphere was shining in space, at his side. It was completely different, and he could barely believe that it was a normal world.

Further along, he spotted a region, and he stood staggered, where he spotted a region of the space station with an even more colossal size, stretching out for hundreds of miles all about it, in networks of translucent tunnels, with large round and square bulges that had sizes that were in miles.

After a long time, of observing everything, he returned to the wormhole gateway and made his way back to the starship.

In the darkness of the starship he stood shocked at what he had seen and he realized that he did not know how to properly handle an alien encounter with a highly advanced race! How could he communicate with them? Other locations surely had them! The dangers were immense and he considered what would happen if they found the gateway at Moonbase X3, and he was sure they could not deal with such an advanced civilization! If they were deadly it would be the end of everything!

On his approach to the screen and line of dots going down its side he gasped, and gasped more every time he pressed a button and saw a new location on the screen, and stood amazed when he saw one with a view of a bright place, as he recognized something, and amidst a blur he saw it was a view through a rotating sphere form at the center of a chamber, and he spotted the scientists at the moonbase faintly visible about its sides!

The starship’s technology was incredible and he somehow sensed there had to be something there on how it worked and he returned to where all the controls in the room had been and looked around until he found a hidden away screen.

He looked through information on it, which he could not decipher, and searched for anything to do with the starship and started photographing diagrams and drawings of it and information with it, and photographed everything he could, using a device he had, and for hours he continued on going, until he was sure he had everything, and what he wanted, and returned to the wormhole gateway, and decided to return!

He realized their knowledge was colossal and he could barely understand it! They used the gateways to keep their civilization connected, over the immense expanses of space!

The familiar pattern of movements of the Moonbase X3 wormhole was amazing and he never thought he would be watching them from inside it, from galaxies away!

While he was thinking of all the other worlds there were on the screen, and undoubtedly on other entrance points, an unusual view appeared on the screen and he watched Commander Craven entering the Moonbase X3 chamber, and stand talking to Lucas, and Weaver rushed through the gateway!

 

Chapter 16

 

The Transcendents

 

All the scientists stood staggered when Weaver rushed out of the wormhole without warning and rushed over and shut down the colossal magnetic field holding the gateway open!

It was incredible that it worked and that the whole gateway collapsed and vanished, and he spotted the relieved faces of many of the scientists!

The extraordinary scene that developed there afterwards was incredible, and he warned all the scientists there what was there and that mankind was not ready for an alien encounter of its kind! It would be far more dangerous than the Ice Station X1 voyager!

Some leading scientists started trying to reopen the wormhole, but they could not, and he believed when he reported everything he had that they would avoid doing so, and the immense cost of constructing another was too high!

He was also sure that they had carried out all their experiments on it as an entire month had passed since he had entered it, and he realized he had been going through the wormhole for an entire month, before he had arrived at the room, and he started to recall some strange encounters that had taken place, and he had met the last of the transcendents that had built the more advanced version!

He realized that it would have resulted in disaster for mankind and that it would have met with many civilizations and things far more advanced and that it would have been destroyed!

He realized many civilizations must have encountered the wormhole while trying to build their own and had been stopped with different methods!

The entire chamber was full of scientists and he saw that many were angry and he wondered what they would do!

Eventually a famous leading scientist took a microphone and started calming them, and Weaver was handed the microphone to explain what had happened and he wondered if they would accept what had taken place!

He suddenly recalled more of what had occurred in the stargate, and his encounter with the highly advanced transcendents, from another universe, and for some reason he started to explain what the dangers of using wormholes were, and his encounter with the transcendents and that in the starship, to explore the stars the correct way, they had given him plans to build a starship!

 

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 Alien Artifact Quadrilogy

V Bertolaccini

 

A pioneering SF masterpiece with four high quality action-packed thriller novels of explores encountering deadly objects of alien origins and mind-bending universes!

The Alien Artifact 4 (2013)

A voyager probe of inconceivable magnitude and origins explores universes and detects something of unknown origins in this universe and emerges into this world, and after it has been buried away for centuries, warped and haunting a vast region and castle, explorers uncover the deadly mind-bending supernatural voyager!

The Alien Artifact 3 (2012)

A newly invented voyager explores the deepest depths of the universe, and leaves space and time when a deadly entity starts killing them all, and on a world in the depths of a new minding-bending universe encounter a deadly alien artifact of supernatural origins, hidden away since the dawn of time.

The Alien Artifact 2 (2011)

Scientists, the military, archeologists, hunters, and treasure explorers uncover a fifteen-mile alien artifact, from beyond the universe, after it has been buried away for millions of years on a desolate Pacific island, in an immense crater, with a monstrous devil-like alien entity inside, with powers capable of destroying the galaxy.

The Alien Artifact (2010)

An entity/transcendent in an alien artifact from beyond space and time crashes into the Earth and explorers uncover the ancient alien artifact after it has been buried away for millions of years, with the voyager inside waiting to be revived.

 

The Alien Source Code

V Bertolaccini

 

A classic action science fiction thriller of the adventures of explorers detecting and uncovering a perfectly symmetric black sphere voyager of transcendent origins!

The explorers only find its true origins and it being an ultimate time machine/voyager when they activate it, with one of them in it, and it explores the whole of space and time as an ultimate time traveler searching for something!

 


The Stargate Black Hole

A new pioneering SF masterpiece like a science fiction horror action thriller movie! In the first story, Particle Accelerator X3, an intelligence agent is sent on an ultimate mission! Scientists create a stargate on the moon after time warps and new forms of black holes are created in particle accelerators in space! Reports claim there is an ultimate weapon capable of destroying entire worlds! Scientists carry out experiments on the colossal stargate, gateway to the stars, and at an exhibition of it an accident occurs and the intelligence agent enters it and travels out beyond the realms of the universe, and hurtles through a mind-bending gateway through galaxies! In the second, Beyond the Universe, a newly invented voyager explores the deepest depths of the universe and leaves space and time when it encounters a devil-like presence floating in deep space, hidden away in a colossal void since the dawn of time, and on a world in the depths of a new minding-bending universe the crew encounter one of the deadliest menaces in existence of supernatural origins!

  • ISBN: 9781311389664
  • Author: CosmicBlueCB
  • Published: 2015-11-25 12:40:23
  • Words: 60575
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