I was born here in 2917
In a 4 Km deep underground facility
Which I became the last resident of
I’m heading to Los Angeles,
to see where it all started
I’m probably going to die,
but I don’t care anymore.
And I’m running out of food, so…
I’d probably just shoot myself anyway
As far as I know,
the last livable place is in Africa
I don’t know much about it
But something tells me,
this is still a better place to be
I haven’t seen anyone in the past 2 years
but its better to be careful
Sometimes I wonder if someone else
is watching me through the scope,
thinking if I would hurt them.
We are afraid of each other.
I was a kid, when I saw Desero leaving.
They told us on the radio,
the ship started to move.
Everyone ran up to the surface.
My father told me to come.
And we were just standing there
looking at the sky, when they left.
It was the first time
I had seen natural light.
Thousands of videos and news reports were
about that object landing above the city.
And they were talking about
how it might be an alien invasion.
The whole world gone crazy.
Some people though this was a ridiculous way
to cover up an attack on our country.
That North Korea did this, and the
government is afraid of a nuclear world war.
But there was no explosion.
Building were left standing,
cars stayed on the roads.
Everything was exactly as it was.
Everyone within a 25 Km radius
For 7 years.
and then suddenly,
they all came back.
A lot of things happened in that 7 years.
Assuming it is a spacecraft,
we tried to make contact.
To see if we could maybe
communicate with them.
Without much success.
The perception of time
changes around the object.
900 years passed,
and they’re still there.
In the exact same position.
After what happened to the city,
they knew it is probably a suicide mission.
For them, the decay of humanity
will be nothing but a fragment of a blink.
And they still have to face
the fact that we killed them.
The years after we sent a lot of rockets
and bombs, even nuclear.
We learned that the object is radiating,
and its range is slowly spreading.
Regular hazmat suits can provide protection,
but not permanently.
In the moment of landing, one part of it
crashed into the North side of Bank Tower
And a piece dropped.
Whatever is radiating, its not the shell.
In fact, it completely resists the radiation
and since none of the known materials
on Earth could stop that,
we made protection suits out of it.
That was the only
piece we could get.
It wasn’t even enough to
lock the ship in a bubble.
The mass migration caused European
and Asian countries to shut their borders.
They shot down every boat or plane that tried
to pass the Pacific or the Atlantic Ocean.
Some went to African colonies,
As response to worldwide terrorism,
our cities got bombed.
There was war.
And we had to prepare for the worst.
Hundreds of years passed,
till cannibalism became a usual thing.
This was the reason of
the huge population drop
Most people would just starve to death,
or kill themselves. Rather than eat their own kind.
And now there are groups outside,
collecting food. The only food we had left.
A gun, and one bullet.
Not for combat
But to help ourselves
if we get intro deep water.
To end this nightmare.
NASA announced the Desero Space program.
It was intended to be an ark for mankind.
to save what could be saved and
transport it to another planet.
After centuries of planning and research,
finally the construction could begin.
And it was pretty apparent.
I guess they would just leave
if they could do it under wraps.
But Desero is 4 kilometers long,
with the same sized spinning unit on the top.
Almost 40 times bigger than the ISS.
Sooner or later someone would noticed a massive spacecraft was being built on low Earth orbit.
It was obvious that they couldn’t save everyone.
We have a chance to start over! That was their motto.
It wasn’t a lie after all.
With all the remaining species, hundreds of engineers and
the 2400 crew members on board,
humanity could start over.
And we, have been condemned to death.
A wall was built around the city,
and a tunnel was built straight to the downtown.
That’s the only way in.
Why did they leave me alive?
What was their purpose?
Maybe there wasn’t.
Maybe Earth was just one stop in their journey.
Maybe they just stopped here for a moment
without realizing or caring what they did.
And now I see the light, without all the dust.
The life cycle. Again.