posted on Nov, 24 2014 @ 03:31 PM
Apocalyptis - Part III
Apocalyptis, which was usually very calm and orderly, became chaotic when word spread of the discovery of a hidden civilization living below them. To
learn that they were also on the surface, a very livable surface, enraged many of the residents. It didn't take any convincing, the majority of of
the people in sections B and C were willing to take there chances and make the climb to the surface.
Lancaster and Mallory were busy in the armory outfitting those capable with what weapons they had on hand. Sadie, was preparing to go down, to Section
F, where Councilman Ramirez had said her mother was. “Lancaster,” where is the C4?”, Sadie demanded.
Mark Lancaster stared at Sadie in shock. “What are you planning on doing with the explosives, Sadie?”, he asked quietly.
“Once everyone is topside, and I'm able to find my parents, I plan on blowing up the air shaft. I want seal those monster in. Obviously, our
ancestors thousands of years ago, had good reason to drive these beings underground and trap them there. When we began drilling into the Earth and
creating these fall out bunkers and underground facilities, they were able to put plans into motion that convinced us the Earth was dying.”, Said
Mallory shook his head. “No Sadie, we have our people down there in the forbidden levels. You would be trapping them in also.”
“We have no way of knowing if those people are even on our side! They obviously were sent down there to assist the enemy. For all we know they could
be brainwashed and would fight for those creatures.”, Sadie argued vehemently, drawing several gazes there way.
Lancaster sighed. “Listen, I'll assist everyone on the levels we have access to in evacuating the facility. The entire security team is with us.
Ellison, you and Mallory go down and see if you can't find Madelyn and Gregory Ellison. Your taking two other officers with you. Now if you can find
your parents without first getting yourself killed, they may be able to warn other humans in the forbidden level to access the air shaft and make a
run for freedom. I will have the explosives ready to use, once you are topside.”
Sadie reluctantly nodded her assent, while Mallory was choosing two of their best security officers to assist them in going down to the forbidden
levels. Once everyone was outfitted and heavily armed, they made there way to the air shaft. “This is it Sadie. Are you sure you want to go down,
instead of up?”, Mallory asked.
Instead of answering, she entered the air shaft and started climbing down the ladder to Section F. If her parents were alive, she had to attempt to
find them. Even if that meant she'd never make it out of the forbidden sections. Sadie felt a momentary pang of guilt, knowing she may very well be
sending the team who was entering further down into Apocalyptis with her, to their death. However, she knew she wouldn't be able to convince them to
let her go it alone. Mallory, even after their break-up, continuously looked out for her like a mother hen. It annoyed her to no end.
Section F, when they entered it, was quiet. They didn't waste time in moving swiftly through the corridor, as they knew the alarm would alert
security on this level that the hatch had been opened. Sure enough, before they could reach the common area of Section F, armed reptilian like
creatures came barreling down the corridor. They were huge, standing well over seven feet tall. “Halt”, one of them commanded in a guttural,
inhuman voice. That they could even sound out language amazed Sadie still.
In answer, Mallory and the other officers, took aim and fired. Three perfect head shots dropped the inhuman beings in short order, and they moved
around them to enter the common area. Their blood was acrid, and Sadie had to cover her nose or risk losing the contents of her stomach. She hadn't
noticed the smell on Earth's surface. But down here in this enclosed tomb, the offense smell was ripe and offensive.
The common area was filled with humans. They all sported a wrist band of sorts with several colored lights that flashed intermittently. The entrance
of Sadie and her team seemed to shock most of the people gathered around the tables. Others seemed scared and angry. A voice from the back, a very
familiar voice, spoke first. “What are you doing here in these sections? You don't belong here. Your not wearing the correct clearance to be on
this level.”, Gregory Ellison said, standing up to get a better look at the intruders.
Sadie was speechless. She tried to find the words to call out to her father, but Mallory motioned for her to keep silent, and pushed her to the back
of the team. “My names Jack Mallory, and I'm security to the upper levels. We have a situation, and all humans need to evacuate this facility.”,
Mallory announced, causing a murmur of voices among the human inhabitants of Section F.
Sadie's heart dropped to her stomach, when another familiar voice rose over the commotion of voices. “You have no authority on this level, and what
you think you know, is wrong. The earth is not survivable, and the only reason the human race survived is because the Saurian, that had been surviving
below for centuries, took us in and helped us build all these underground facilities.”, Madelyn Ellison said, stepping forward to get a better look
at the team who'd infiltrated their section.
“I'm sorry, Ma'am. But you are the ones who have been lied to and deceived. We've been to the Earth's surface. It is survivable, but it has been
taken over by those creatures you call Saurian. We have proof.”, Mallory said. He handed Madelyn Ellison Sadie's digital recorder. She scanned
through the pictures, first flippantly, and then more slowly as realization began to dawn on her. She checked the time stamps, and could only flip
through the images in shock. The pile of bodies, human bodies. The Saurian, obviously on the surface of Earth, and then there were pictures of the
trees, grass, animals. She handed the digital recorder over to her husband.
“That's my daughters digital recorder. I gave it to her just before I was called down to the forbidden sections. Is she alive?”, Madelyn asked
the three men who hid Sadie behind them. Sadie pushed her way to the front. “Yes, I'm alive, mother. I can't say I was sure you would be. Seeing
as no communications have ever been sent to me or Sarah ensuring us you were still alive.”
Mallory cleared his throat. There was no time for this. They had to evacuate the area as soon as possible. “Listen, there will be plenty of time for
a family reunion. Sarah is topside, waiting for us to return. We have to move these people out.”.
“That's impossible”, Gregory Ellison warned. “These wrist bands alert and monitor us at all times. We are forbidden to move outside the
parameters of where these bands allot us to go. There is no way to remove them without receiving an electric shock that is a deathblow. We've seen
people try to remove them and die, several times."