Arthur remembered a story he heard about a construction worker who broke his fall by throwing a tool into the water ahead of him and broke the surface tension. Was it a true story? Or some kinda urban myth? What could he lose by trying it? It was going to die anyways… all he had… Continue reading Defenders (Part 32)
This was his last chance. He had to make it. Playing baseball in the World Series had always been his dream but he knew that if he lost this game, missed this ball, struck out, his team was finished and they’d never make it. He took a deep breath and waited for the pitch.
There was nothing once again in the dark void around Arthur, and suddenly he was falling. He was far above a planet. It could have been earth, or it could have been some other planet he couldn’t tell which but he was falling quickly, and he was certain, he had no parachute. At first, he… Continue reading Defenders (Part 31)
At first, there was only darkness. Arthur felt uneasy, and the darkness seemed to hang over his body like a sheet. He looked down and could see his body standing again on what seemed like an infinite black space. He looked around, and although there was no source of light, his own body was illuminated… Continue reading Defenders (Part 30)
One by one more and more recruits walked forward to be tested, most passed but there was still an ever increasing amount of drop outs. Zach eventually stepped forward and passed by being placed to the pilot program. The tree girl Leena went after him and was added to the command group along with Lindsey… Continue reading Defenders (Part 29)
He was about to say more when to his surprise the other three recruits from Earth walked in followed by Fin. “It seems they prefer to group people who know each other together.” She stated in the general direction of Arthur, making it clear that she had no personal investment to be grouped together with… Continue reading Defenders (Part 28)
Arthur received his data-pad and looked at the screen. It had a message in some language he couldn’t read but only after a moment it adjusted to English and it clearly read: Squad A107, room 29. A small map diagram popped up on the screen as well and arrows directed him to what he presumed… Continue reading Defenders (Part 27)