William was rather bored at the moment.
He needed a distraction so he flipped on his RonCo Televisor and said, "load up the current Game-Show, The Fall". The screen flashed three times
informing that it's loaded and ready for viewing.
He scoots back into the Halo-Chair and as it form-fits to his body, the sound fades up to an announcer speaking....
"Never before have we experienced an energy-surge in the air as we do now, because today is a historical event worthy of being told for decades. I now
ask you.... have you ever seen a better group of contestants"?
Half a million people have lined up in a stadium next to a large swirling black-hole that takes up a full city block. The Camera view zooms upwards 8
stories to a huge platform where the Pilots are standing. The crowd stand's to their feet, cheering on behalf of their favorite pilot as he's seen
projected on the huge Global View Screens.
"Ladies and Gentlemen.... Boys and Girls of all ages and all Inter and Ultra-dimensional lifeforms, you are in for a real treat tonight. We don't have
just one 'Fall Champion' competing... but a total of three" (cheering engulfs the stadium).
"Starting over on our far left... he was the very first "Fall" Champion to grace our stage way back in 2064.... from Norway it's Lars Borger!"
"Next to him is a contestant that has taken more chances in the games than any other pilot and lived to tell that story.. From Argentina, it's our
2069 Champion Pedro Alonzo Perez!"
"And finally.... this 2073 Champion has no problem telling you that he's the greatest 'Fall Pilot' in the World, from Germany it's the one and
only..... Hans-Dieter Schmid!"
A Cam-Drone pans overhead of the frenzied crowd as they stomp their feet, yell and clap loudly.
"And just in case your visiting from another planet for the first time.... the rules of "the Fall" are quite simple.... Stay alive and finish the
Game!" (the crowd cheers).
"Pilots will traverse as safely as they can through 20 wormholes ending in a section of the universe that's riddled with black holes. If traveling at
near light-speed encased in a force-field-bubble isn't scary enough, your opponents will be firing 'spherical harmonics' in the hopes of knocking you
out of 3D existence", (the crowd roars).
The Announcer points upwards to the 8 story high 'drop ramp' where the Pilots are looking down upon the crowd. "Champions... you make up the finest
Pilots in the World.... you truly are all magnificent and will be forever in our hearts the "Legends of the Fall"........... Are you ready to
The three men in unison, at the top of their lungs, yell out... "We FALL for YOU"! The camera zooms in closer to the contestants pointing their
fingers at and waving to people in the crowd.
As the sound of thunderous applause fills the whole stadium, there is a build-up of a now deafening sound. It sounds like a low frequency hum,
emanating from below the crowd. People are screaming, trying desperately to get away from the tremendous rush of .....
"Blipp, blipp, blipp", the Televisor flips up and William places them back onto the charging dock all the while shaking his head.
He mumbles to himself, "Geez I really hate Reruns"!
edit on 10/7/2021 by JohnnyAnonymous because: Teeny tiny typos.. almost too small to see