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Chapter 1

PLANET MARS, YEAR 8029 

BALLISTRAT CITY 

The young solider walked with purposeful steps to the doorway of Darren Riddock, the commanding officer of the tactical analysis team. The young soldier stood in the doorway, saluting before speaking. 

"Sir, we've found something."

A recent excavation for a new building complex foundation had unearthed an ancient room which had originated from the earliest human settlers on Mars. Perfectly preserved, Darren had given orders to thoroughly search the room with solid directives to immediately hand over any data they found, be it handwritten, electronic, or any other form. 

The government, scientists and the tactical team held out hope. Hope that whatever they might find could provide an insight, clues as to what the civilizations on Mars needed, what everyone needed, to survive. 

The young soldier handed over a small black data chip to Darren. Saluting again, he turned and walked away at the same pace with which he entered. Darren took the chip to his team, anticipating their findings. The information on the chip was originally from someone who lived on earth, before it was destroyed. Either they were amongst the few who were able to get off the planet, or they at least saw the data chip to safety on Mars. 

The following information was recovered. 

For years, man has looked to the sky to find out if life from other worlds really exists, if we are not alone. The answer is a definite yes, but, we were looking the wrong way! Unbeknownst to us, we had already made contact, but did not know what we were looking at. Planet earth was inhabited many years before humans came into existence. The aliens came to turn planet earth into something that would ensure their future survival, a giant fly trap, and we are the flies!

 

PLANET EARTH, YEAR 2014,  

KOREA 

It had been a long day for the workers at the Shinwa tidal power station. The strong tidal flow turned the giant fans under the rushing waters, providing huge amounts of energy. Korea viewed the power station as a statement to the world, showing their superior technology. Chin Ho simply viewed it as a means to an end, looking eagerly forward to receiving his weekly pay. 

"Bae, you watch my area for 10 minutes, I have to go to bathroom."

Chin was happy with the cleanliness of the bathrooms. He removed his tool belt and placed it on one of the benches. Leaning towards the mirror, Chin placed his hands either side of his face and moved them in a slow, downwards direction. He thought of how he had aged and longed to be young again. Shaking his head, he walked away, knowing there would be no return to his youthful vibrancy. 

Walking into one of the cubicles, Chin loosened his belt and dropped his trousers to the jade green tiled floor. Checking the seat for anyone's prior mess, he took some tissue paper and wiped it regardless before sitting. A leftover news paper was placed on the paper dispenser. Sitting down,Chin picked up the paper and began reading it. 

A bubbling noise from the toilet water caused Chin to startle. "Mueos!" Dismissing the noise, Chin continued to read his paper. Through the pipes came a rumbling noise, mixed with electronic ghost noises, moving rapidly. Bright blue lights began emitting from the toilet water. Chin wondered if management had installed some sort of new entertaining bathroom device. Chin's eyes shot wide open as he felt a sudden, deep, dull thud in his lower body. A coughing noise ensued from his mouth, as a small trickle of blood dribbled out. Chin's torso sunk into the toilet bowl; pulling his legs up and in, leaving them pointing upwards. It was as if Chin was trying to touch his toes. His head was nearly level with the toilet seat. His body trembled with shock as the bowl water turned a deep red color. Chin opened his mouth to say something, but it was too late. A solid finishing strike was enough to take him down fully. 

After 20 minutes, Bae decided to investigate. "Chin, Chin what are you doing? You need to come out before the boss comes back. Chin!" Entering the restroom, Bae noticed a pair of shoes at one of the cubicles. With an eerie apprehension, Bae cautiously moved forward to open the door. Bae jumped back in terror as he viewed the blood splattered cubicle.

 

 

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Bradley Cooperas Bill Langford
Kerris Dorseyas Selena Langford
Annie Parisseas Marie Langford
Kyle Chandleras Bryant Mathews
Jessica Tuckas Helen Mathews
Cassidy Hinkleas Silvia Mathews
Katherine Heiglas Veronica
Dexter Fletcheras Gordon
Stephen Langas Colonel Kevin Hardy
Sam Worthingtonas Captain Mark Evans
Anthony Mackieas Will
Michelle Rodriguezas Ellen
Sean Anthony Moranas Terry
Tom Hardyas Tony
Matt Geraldas Trey
Taylor Kitschas Ethan
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