posted on Mar, 7 2016 @ 05:25 PM
As the ship dropped from hyperspace the room warmed and callista was woken to the sound of bird's, the projection painting a perfect illusion of her
bed sitting in the middle of an open springtime country field with ancient farmers loading straw into horse drawn carts with pitch fork's, the android
servitor said "Good morning Mister Li we have arrived and will be at the company station in approximately one hour, there are no conference call's and
there is absolutely no traffic in the sol system.
Her mind was foggy but as she sat up in the bed the android placed a pillow behind her back then served a tray of fruits and ice cold orange juice
which she greedily devoured.
It did not settle in until later "no traffick in the sol system" but as she looked down at the barren dead world below it finally dawned on her, this
was what the evacuation was about, the sun had gone into a super hot period of activity and the earth had become a sterile barren world that now
resembled venus the oceans boiled into the atmosphere, Calysta cried as she looked down, even the lunar colony's had been backed except for two
automated station's at each of the moon's polar region's, somewhere humanity may still exist she told herself but looking down at a world that had
ended in fire she felt a sense of utter loss as if she was looking at the body of her mother and as some deep racial feeling inside her mourned for
the root's that were now dead.
There was nothing here for her so she set course for the nearest colony an found it long abandoned, the city's on the planet a mars like world had
long been dead and there was now no activity in that star system just like back at sol, the same at the next system and the next on and on until she
came upon an automated bouy orbiting an earth like world orbiting Zeta Reticuli, another world were the corporations had found advanced alien ruins
long dead, the message was simple, it was the last message of someone whom was leaving a warning and it was simple, it had been left by a scientist
named Faustus Argentinio.
"The Reapers are here, we don't have much time they harvest and wipe out advanced civilization's and we are now there target, god help us I tried to
warn them but they would not listen we should have left the artifact alone it was a trap, a bait used to lure us in, they always leave them on world's
that are still viable after they have wiped the race whome called them home out, but they would not listen it seemed to offer them everything they
ever needed, hyperdimensional travel, time displacement technology just the tip of the ice berg so they would not listen, I knew we were doomed the
moment I detected it sending the signal, the reapers have always been here waiting and waiting for the signal to show another race has unlocked there
trap, they looked like black shadows sillhouetted against the sky, like giant black emtpy flying men with wing's and the people just died, I was out
of phase in my laboratory but I saw it all, I am the last oh God what have we done".
The information carried a video feed, she watched it and saw the humanoid shaped craft, the were like holes in the sky almost like a parody of
angel's but with black bat like wing's, maybe the aliens, the reapers whom or what ever they were somehow read the hopes of a race and turned them
into fear's and as she watched the people just fell dead then the city in the video seemed to turn to dust and she saw as craft trying to flee simply
burst into plasma flames in the sky, nothing escaped and it took mere second's for the reapers to wipe out the millions of humans and level ther
Faustus last word's echoed in her mind, "God what have we done".
Callysta cried until she could cry no more, she knew that no one had survived anywhere but she still tried to find them, any hope was better than
none and what other purpose could she give herself.