Lets set the mood....
You're sitting there reading and posting on the ATS board.. TV humming in the background. Suddenly the hum changes.. voices sound more urgent, your
attention stays afixed to the computer.. and then.. that irritating ALERT howl blares from the TV. Out of some form of ingrained motivation to pay
attention to these warnings you look over to the TV.
Scrolling under a frantic but silenced news reporter, at her desk.. is an alert from the emergency broadcast system.
This is an alert from the emercency broadcast system: Several unidentified objects are appearing over cities across the USA. PLease stay tuned for
further information or instruction. The ALARM continues to howl as it scrolls once more across the screen.
"....don't know what's going on!", you catch from the reporter once the emergency broadcast finishes it's rounds. "Wait..wait.. we are getting
reports that they are appearing in the cities of countries across the globe!! England, France, Spain, Russia...!
The screen splits and you are shown footage of an alien craft flying over NYC.. there is some sort of fighter plane, obviously ours following close
behind. .. The repoter explains the scene.. "To everyone watching this is NYC, the saucer shaped craft, believed to be alien in origin is flying low
over the city. Although we have yet no official report from the military it would seem they are on top of the situation. More and more countries are
reporting stange crafts, this seems to a global...."
Suddenly the American Presidencial Seal appears on the television. The TV HOWLS and again another report scrolls across the bottom of the screen.
This is an alert from the emergency broadcast system: In moments the President will address the nation, please stay tuned for further information and
instruction, it scrolls across the screen three times, and each time you read it, your denial that it could possibly be true is shaken up just a bit
Finaly the camera shifts to a shot of the president, standing somber behind a podium. "My fellow Americans, at this time we do not know what these
other wordly visitors want. Our airforce has been alerted and are following some of these crafts. At this time american and other forgien diplomats
that share our concerns, are urging every nation not to make any aggressive action toward these crafts. Atempts to contact these crafts have been yet
unsuccessful but the best scientists around the globe are working on different methods in hopes that we may breach the silence. I would urge you not
to panic, please stay in your homes and tuned into a local news station. Please America, stay calm.
THe television goes blank for a moment, and then it comes back to life, picturing the newsroom and the familiar reporter. She is talking fast, and
again you see a split screen of a craft over some city, followed by a fighter plane...
You are no longer paying attention, you are wondering what you are going to do....
(excuse the bad writing
i'm not turribly edumacated.. )
So that's the setting and the question is... What are you going to do?
My best theory on me and my families reaction.........
I call my mom!! We discuss a plan.. we are aware we were warned to stay home but we want to be together. My mom and my sister are going to start
bottling water and non perishables.. while dad heads over to pick me up. I should gather some clothes then proceed to bottle water and grab anything
non perishable. Once dad get me we head back to moms house. We pack the SUV and the car with everything we managed to gather and head out caravan
style to my aunts house. All this takes longer then it should because the streets are packed despite the plee to stay home and some roads are nearly
blocked by people standing in the street with binoculars and telescopes. We finaly get to my aunt's house and start hauling down our supplies to the
basement... my aunt is busily bringing down what they've gathered to the basement, with the cell phone glued to her ear... My uncle has managed to
get my cousin from school but is having a hard time getting home in the traffic.
The house phone rings and I answer... it's my other cousin two hours away at school. Attempts to even get out of campus in the confusion has left her
feeling hopeless, and the news reports of traffic, accidents and people all piled on the streets have left her seeminly stranded, she can't get home.
I tell her to find other level headed students and gather supplies.. then try to find a secure basement or bomb shelter.. making sure to bring a
radio...a cell and hope there is a land line phone hookup. THen we say goodbye
Before I can put the phone down to tell my aunt, it rings again and yet another cousin is on the line. Shes' stuck at school too in another state,
she spoke to our great aunt, but she's over an hour away and conditions there are identical to here. I advize her the same as I did her sister.. then
get off the line.
I have the unforunete job of telling my aunt that her daughters are going to be stuck away from home or family. She doesn't take it to well but she
manages to keep a level head.... soon my uncle arrives with the youngest cousin.. all goods finaly in the basement we all huddle down there watching
the news and hoping for the best. Of course for as long as the telephone lines and cell towers can keep up with demand of service while millions of
people call loved ones.. we make as many calls as possible...
If they turned out to be friendly.. we would likely still stay at my aunt's for a period of time.. get my cousins home.. and continue to stay
bunkered till we were positive it were safe.
If they turned out not to be friendly well.. we might be insantly vaporized.. but if not . we would most likely head to the nearest army base.. with
our supplies.. and take shelter there
So answer if you like.. or at least stop by and tell me that I'm terrible long winded