Alex started to regain his composure, and sat up, looked the kernel in the eye and said "are they all dead?", "Is that why there is hardly anyone in
the defense force above the age of 25?" "You people told us that the Biological weapons targeted certain age groups. That most of the defense forces
were undergoing treatment and we would see them soon". Its been 7 years since the end of the war." "where the hell are they? Dead?"
Dr. strongman put his hand over the projector and switched the view once again.
"Captain, let me explain. They are not dead, exactly. We dont know where they are."
You see the incident that we mentioned before was, not an exactly an attack on our forces, the truth is the eastern alliance also lost a large number
of its forces"
"We lost ours by what can only be classified as,in lay mans terms, "slipping into another time"
"the EA lost their forces to a series of strategic strikes.", Take a look at this video feed from one of the EA´s norther outposts on the Iberian
peninsula the day of the incident."
Alex was looking at a standard front line deployment for the Eastern Alliance. He noticed something forming above it just to the right of the cameras
view. The camera spanned right and focused on the sky above the position.
"what is that, it looks like a red storm cloud forming!". "just watch captain" replied the Doctor.
He saw as the cloud got bigger until it was over the entire compound. Then a bright flash of light, then more, then a long drown out flash, like a
huge explosion....the camera went dark and then sputtered up in between static feeds what looked like little black dots raining down from the cloud.
The "dots, corrected their descent and then began swarming in all directions...
"an invasion!, aliens!" "you are trying to tell me aliens invaded!?!", "captain please, just watch." the doctor insisted.
The crafts began to come into view. They looked like fighter jets. They began pummeling the EA forces with what looked like an advanced form of beam
weapons. The doctor then paused as one of them flew past the camera. He adjusted the speed of the play back until the tail section of one of the
crafts came into view.
"Alex couldn't believe it."
"That´s a north Atlantic Federation logo!" "wait, WE have THOSE and you mean to tell me we lost the war and killed our own people"
"the doctor shut off the projector and walked over to the seat next to Alex".
Before he sat down he handed a small metal fragment of some kind.
"Captain what you are holding in your hand is the only piece of the enemy force we were able to find. Its composition is not within our capabilities
to reproduce". Those air crafts were not "ours, technically".
"I mentioned before that we lost our forces to a form of time distortion, they all "slipped into a different time".
what I mean is that they were PUSHED into an alternate time, we think... We believe that we were targeted for collection and the Eastern Alliance was
targeted for destruction."
The kernel interrupted. "Son, we were losing the war from the get go. The truth is we were at a numerical and technological disadvantage. The Terminal
Reality project at La grange 1 was coming along too slowly for us to even the odds in time. We were losing too many of our people in useless
confrontations. We were about to collapse. We think that for this reason, the EA was targeted for destruction so that after the "extra-time" forces
withdrew with our people, that we would not be totally defenseless. It was a gesture of some sort in deluded sense of balance by them. The thing is it
didn't go down exactly as they had planned. The EA was able to prevent their total destruction by the use of mobile armor they had been
"the truth is, that we got our designs for our mobile armor from them. They in turn got them from another source."
Alex started to see where the kernel was going with this.
"ok, wait. Let me get this straight. Correct me if I am wrong." " our forces were taken prisoner by "extra-time" forces, nice name by the way....,
that apparently ARE us from the future" the doctor chimed in "well they could be from an infinite number of points in time in a linear
conceptualization of it, linear compared to our relative position along the...", Alex continued, "ok doc, hold on. So these "extra-time"
people came here to collect us and kill off our enemy. Alex looked over at the grunt at the door...." and we then surrendered and started
collaborating with the enemy and for What?"
The Kernel answered. "the advantage that we both needed for our mutual survival I mentioned before is also the source of the designs for the mobile
armor they have been using." they have a ship, and it is not from this time, or this version of events."
The doctored then chimed in "I know this is allot to take in, but you see, the EA has had this craft in its possession since before the war started.
In fact it was the reason FOR the war". At first there was an international effort to decipher its technology, but that soon ended. They decided not
to allow access one day. To be precise, the day we deciphered the on-board library computer access. It showed a series of events that were supposed to
happen in which the EA was betrayed by the rest of the world, and spear headed by the North Atlantic federation, was invaded and replaced by a puppet
"They got scared and expelled the international teams working on the project. I was part of one of those teams. I was in charge of analyzing the
neural interface on board the ship. It is the source of our Terminal Reality project for remote operation of mobile armor at La grange 1."
"That is the reason you are here captain. You are the best operator we have in the program. To be honest you would have been rejected time and time
again had the Kernel and I not intervened for you. You have the right bio-electric field and brain waves for the interface to work at, what to us are
theoretical levels operation for the time ship. I have been giving you advanced weekly packet data for the last two months to get you up to speed.
Your purpose here is to operate the time ship and assess what exactly happened and if we can expect another attack."
"The blinking light you saw on the interface was an addition to simulate cardiac arrest when the link was severed.
Officially you died as a result of cardiac arrest following an act of aggression from the EA over a disputed lunar training zone. The enemy units rode
in on your transport to the testing zone so our radar alert systems would not detect their approach. We do have an illusion of hostilities to keep up
"Your team woke up to you being rushed out of the command center by emergency medical personnel. "
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