Tuesday, October 1, 2019
The Unsung Heroes – Creative Writing
Ã¢â¬Å"Launch the beacon. Ã¢â¬ Again another beep, flowed by the sound of the beacon launching. Chris had on last look at the Crab nebular, smiled and then turned his ship into the dark of space. Even from this distance he could see the slight glow of the Crystals. Ã¢â¬Å"Ship lock on to the Omega crystals. Ã¢â¬ Ã¢â¬Å"Acknowledged. Ã¢â¬ Said the ship. Ã¢â¬Å"It's now or never boys. Ã¢â¬ Ã¢â¬Å"Alpha 2 ready. Ã¢â¬ Ã¢â¬Å"Alpha 3 locked on. We are waiting on you, alpha 1. Ã¢â¬ Said Steven. Ã¢â¬Å"It's been nice knowing you ladies. Ã¢â¬ Ã¢â¬Å"Guest I'll never get that beer after all Steve. Alpha 2 ready. Ã¢â¬ Said Nick. Chris closed his eyes and thought of earth, his familyÃ¢â¬ ¦ is wife. Ã¢â¬Å"This is for you Sarah. Ã¢â¬ A tear rolled down his eye. Ã¢â¬Å"Lets move! Ã¢â¬ He reached for the throttle stick and pulled. The bombers spread off into the darkness. The day was coming to an end. To the west as the Santos star descended from the sky, it glowed Red, setting the sky alight with an orangey fire, lightly topped with a shimmering yellow. The east was swallowed by the darkness of space, only to be broken by thousands of stars surrounding the Crab Nebular slowly creeping up from the horizon. Though it only looked like a smudge in the sky, it was still a breath aking sight. There was a large mountain range to the north, on top of which stood the twin moons of this unnamed cold, dessert planet. To the far south dark clouds were slow looming upwards, you could hear the wrath of the thunder in the distance. In the middle, at the edge of a small cliff facing the southwest sat a lone man. Like a statue, he sat there cross-legged, without movement, without a sound. His eyes were fixed on the necklace in his hand. He stared at it, watched the light shine of it, it was hitting him in his eye but that didn't really bother him. Ã¢â¬Å"ChrisÃ¢â¬ ¦ ey Chris, Ã¢â¬ ¦ Ã¢â¬Å". No response. Ã¢â¬Å"CHRIS man! Ã¢â¬ Steven exclaimed at point blank. Ã¢â¬Å"I heard you the first time. Ã¢â¬ Said Chris. He put the bracelet in his shoulder pocket and dusted the sand off his trousers as he got up. Ã¢â¬Å"What's our status? Ã¢â¬ Ã¢â¬Å"We are ready to go. You'll take lead, while me and Nick will proved cover for you. The bomb is ready, but you will have to release it at full speed other wise it won't work. Ã¢â¬ Chris nodded. Ã¢â¬Å"Hey listen, I didn't get a chance to say this before, but I'm am sorry about Sarah. We couldn't have known. Ã¢â¬ Ã¢â¬Å"I know. Thanks. What about the other ships? asked Chris? Ã¢â¬Å"From Beta wing, two can't take off and the other has lost navigation. Besides they're rookies, they wouldn't get past the first line. That leaves the four Gamma wing ships. They will hold off the Shivan fighters, so all we have to do is take out the sentries. Besides we've got the element of surprise, they think we're all dead. Ã¢â¬ Ã¢â¬Å"Man, it happened so quick! If only we had some sort off warning! Ã¢â¬ said Nick. Two wings of fighters Beta and Gamma, and a wing off bombers Alpha had been sent off to destroy, what was thought to be a Shivan supply station. When the ships jumped out of hyperspace, they were confronted with not a supply station, but a Shivan attack force; which included a nearly completed Lucifer class destroyer. The alliance had only two such ships and they were both too far away in other sectors of space where as this one would have been ready in a few days. It was in its most crucial stage, as it was being fitted with omega crystals. Once completed it would be able to take out most of the capital ships in the sector, which would be the turning point in this war, from which the humans could not likely recover. The Omega crystal was most destructive molecule ever constructed and was so unstable that it had to be kept at -120^0C. It had the power to destroy a planet within minutes. In theory, if it were to be warmed above -25 degrees it would explode so violently that it would cause a temporary black hole which collapse within a fraction off a second. But this would be enough to take out an entire system of planet. The Shivan had been expecting them and as so as they came through the jump gate they exploded bombs around the gate taking out most of the fighters including Alpha 5-Sarah Thomson. The surviving bomber aunched EMP bombs to block the Shivan radar as they escaped to a near by planet. The remaining fighters were humanities last hope. Ã¢â¬Å"Chris we're picking up heat signatures from space. We have to leave now! Ã¢â¬ said Steven. Ã¢â¬Å"No send, Gamma wing first. Tell them to go through the jump gate and try to warn the Alliance. Hopeful the fighters will follow them which will gives us a chance to take out the crystals. Ã¢â¬ Replied Chris. Nick went off to tell the others while Chris and Steven got ready. Within a few minutes Gamma wing had taken off and were making a run towards the hyperspace gates. The bate worked, and the Shivan fighters chased after them. The three bombers took off in to space. Ã¢â¬Å"Warning, core breach,Ã¢â¬ said the ship. Ã¢â¬Å"Initiating emergency lock down in ten seconds, nine, eig-Ã¢â¬ ¦. Ã¢â¬ Ã¢â¬Å"Ship, override all emergency protocols. Ã¢â¬ Responded Chris. Ã¢â¬ Divert power from weapons to shields and thrusters. Guys I've got a leak in my system but it should be ok. Ã¢â¬ The computer responded with a beep. Ã¢â¬Å"Launch the beacon. Ã¢â¬ Again another beep flowed by the sound of the beacon launching. Chris had one last look at the Crab nebular, smiled and then turned his ship into the dark of space. Even from this distance he could see the slight glow of the Crystals. Ã¢â¬Å"Ship lock on to the Omega crystals. Ã¢â¬ Ã¢â¬Å"Acknowledged. Ã¢â¬ Said the ship. Ã¢â¬Å"It's now or never boys. Ã¢â¬ Ã¢â¬Å"Alpha 2 ready. Ã¢â¬ Ã¢â¬Å"Alpha Ã¢â¬ locked on. We are waiting on you, alpha 1. Ã¢â¬ Said Steven. Ã¢â¬Å"It's been nice knowing you ladies. Ã¢â¬ Ã¢â¬Å"Guest I'll never get that beer after all Steve. Alpha 2 ready. Ã¢â¬ Said Nick. Chris closed his eyes and thought of earth, his familyÃ¢â¬ ¦ his wife. Ã¢â¬Å"This is for you Sarah. Ã¢â¬ A tear rolled down his eye. Ã¢â¬Å"Lock and load, lets go! Ã¢â¬ He reached for the throttle stick and pulled. The bombers spread off into the darkness. 40 seconds `til I'm in range. How we doing boys? Ã¢â¬ asked Chris. Ã¢â¬Å"Sentries two, five and six are down. You have got clear path alpha one. Take out the crystals and we are out off here. Ã¢â¬ Said Steven. Bad news guys, some of the fighters have doubled back, gamma wing is gone. Ã¢â¬ exclaimed Nick. Ã¢â¬Å"Contact in fifteen seconds. Alpha two and I will hold them back. It's all up to you now, alpha one. Ã¢â¬ The two fighters broke off Chris's wing to intercept the fighters. Ã¢â¬Å"In range in five, four, three, two, one fire! Ã¢â¬ The bomb glided silently towards its target. Ã¢â¬Å"Impact in twenty seconds. Hang on guys one coming. Ã¢â¬ Chris turned his bomber around; only to see Alpha three get destroyed. The explosion was so sever that the shock wave destroyed the ships near it. Ã¢â¬Å"Ahh, Alpha one engines are down, shields are at 30%. I'm going to self-destruct get clearÃ¢â¬ ¦ no wait, Chris the bomb, they are going after the bomb! Stop them! Ã¢â¬ Two fighters had broken off the attack and were going after the bomb. Chris turned to stop them, but one off them rammed the bomb, causing it to explode four second before impact! The shockwave from the bomb obliterated the fighters the two fighters. Ship what's the temperature of the crystalsÃ¢â¬ asked Chris. Ã¢â¬Å"Temperature is minus sixty eight degrees,Ã¢â¬ said the ship. Ã¢â¬Å"Dame it we were so close, Chris I'm going down, I'm going down Chris, AL-Ã¢â¬ ¦. Ã¢â¬ Steven's ship exploded. Chris was now alone. Four fighters started two move towards Chris's. There was only one thing left to do. Chris powered up his engines. Ã¢â¬Å"Acknowledged. Ã¢â¬ Said the ship. Ã¢â¬Å"Thrusters at 130%, shields at 25%. Weapons at 12%. Ã¢â¬ Chris pulled on the throttle stick and the ship propelled forwards. The fighters began to fire on Chris Ã¢â¬Å"Shield are down to 15% impact in ten seconds, shields are down, structural ntegrity is down to 30%. Impact in five, fourÃ¢â¬ ¦ Ã¢â¬ Ã¢â¬Å"I'm coming Sarah!!! Ã¢â¬ Ã¢â¬Å"Two, one,Ã¢â¬ the ship struck the crystals. The impact caused the temperature of the crystals to drop to minus fourteen degrees. The explosion was immensely powerful, but there was no sound. It created a black hole about two hundred million km across. It absorbed everything before collapsing. And then there was nothing. Chris Thomson and his friends died to save billions of lives. No one will know every of this sacrifice. He died for something that he believed in, he died as his friends, as an unsung hero.