Jon Forever | The abandoned city on planet Delta Trianguli 2c

Abandoned city covered with trees and other plants far as the eye sees. This large city had been deserted just over thee hundred years ago. Like the rest of the planet, it was abandoned for reasons unknown to all but the people who had lived there and they were long gone.

This was the Earth year 2080 in the month of October on Earth and a man named Jon Forever stood in the ruins of this city wondering what the hell he was doing there in the first place. His ship had been parked in something that looked like parking lot on Earth. He had turned 100 years old earlier in that year. He was immortal and looked like a mid thirty year old person. Everyone of Earth that knew him were long dead and gone and even if they were not long dead and gone they soon would be. In some parts of his feeling he knew that was for the best, he would miss few people and others less. Getting immortal was a mess and is a different story.

Jon Forever had recently got a class 3 interstellar spaceship that allowed him to get away from Earth and the human race. It was also good thing, because governments were he was living were starting to get suspicious of his long life. One faked death later, Jon Forever was on his ship with few of his old stuff with him and going past Moon New York and Mars Angeles. Both infant cities and had seen their share of problems and loss since 2060 when the Moon New York was established and 2075 when Mars Angeles had been established.

This was the first planet outside Earth that Jon Forever had been to. The trip took eight days from Earth. The database had told him that this was a living, thriving planet with a lot of culture and interesting places to see. That turned out to be outdated data, instead the cities were dead and overgrown. The mission now for Jon Forever was to figure out what had happened, he always loved a good mystery and problem to solve. This also was going to help him to pass the time and distract him, a being from the beyond that his first 3000 years of his immortality were going to be the absolutely worst. This was not an exaggeration by the being from the beyond. Jon Forever was the only sentient being on this planet, he was longer human, he just looked like a normal human being and had done so for a long time.

The work started as the two suns were above him in the sky, making the day hot. He had a good time to work on this and he felt that was a good thing for him after few hours of work. At the mark of 100 years old, he had to think about the past and how he had lived his life up to this point. For the next few months Jon Forever was going to stay in orbit during the night for safety reasons he also needed to explore the two other planets in the system, both of them had something that looked like cities and possibly space stations in orbit that were in need for exploring.

New adventure had started and were it was going to take him he didn’t know.

Incident Vix-van B-997

Red dwarf star Ross 128, year unknown.

Ship suddenly appears from a vortex at the far edge of the Ross 128 solar system. Goes past the first and second small planets in far orbit around their host star. They are heading towards an abandoned space station in Ross 128 solar system. This space station is old and shows a lot of wear down due its age and being abondoned for that time. Space takes it toll on everything and space stations no matter how well built are going to wear down to nothing slowly. The ship makes around trip around the space station to slow it self down a bit before making an attempt to dock to it. The docking ports do not fit perfectly, the ship docking port is adjusted to the space station docking standard and then it docks.

Docking is made, a ramp is put inside and the soldiers open up the stuck door into the space station. Stale and old air rushes into the space ship only to be met by an atmosphere that is toxic to most carbon based life forms. A barrier is set-up in the space ship to prevent its own atmosphere from escaping into the space station and vice versa. They carry in a human size pod into the space station, after they have set-up some type of research lab in one of the rooms of the space station. They open up the human size pod, alien 1 says “keep the temperature at 4 kN [10 kelvin], no warmer” (their language is unspeakable noise to human ears, this is a adjusted translation of that), alien 2 says “confirmed”, they proceed by taking off the humans right arm. It is a clear cut at the shoulder, there is no blood because he is frozen to the core or so the aliens think. Alien 2 asks “what is this species?” and points the question to alien 1 “they used to warm blooded according to the historical charter” alien 1 says to alien 2, he also says “they had a funny name, they called them self hudman, the long name was hamo saptiptan. They died out long time ago, even if we travelled to this distant past of the universe” alien 1 says. “As you know, it was not safe to do this research in our own time, this hudman seems to be extremely important to the top brood. I don’t know why, they haven’t told me and I not going to ask them. You do the same” alien 1 says to alien 2. Alien 1 says, “it is interesting, this species was short lived as ugly and primitive as it is. Our historians have speculated that even in the current distant past where we are now this species was already extinct and had been so for hundred of years. If they where not completely gone from their home planet at the time in history we are now, they are soon going to be according to our historians” alien 1 says. He picks up a tool with his fourth and fifth arm while leaning on the table with his sixth and seventh arm on the table. Alien 1 then says to alien 2 “I wonder where their home planet is, if we find it we might be able to collect more samples for study of this species” then alien 1 adds “sadly, location of their home planet is forever lost to us” he mumbles as continues to do his study.

Behind them as the aliens study the person on their table is the temperature measurement instrument. Suddenly it shows the temperature of 5kN then it goes up quickly to 6kN then suddenly to 30kN and by then alarm is sounded off in the research lab. The aliens try to increase cooling but the temperature just keeps increasing. Suddenly the temperature spikes quickly at 400kN [1000 kelvin]. The hard shell of aliens protects them from sudden death, along with their protective environment suit. With this the temperature drops down 124kN [310 kelvin] and stays there. Everything is now thawed out and the hardware keeping everything super cold can not keep up with the temperature in the room. Suddenly a electronic spark comes out from the man body for a short second, at this second the aliens have evacuated the room and called for a backup from a second ship that has been in a orbit around the space station all this time. It docks to the first ship and more aliens enter the space station, this aliens are armed with weapons. They arrange them both sides of the door into the research lab.

Inside the lab there is a lot going on. The human on the research table opens his eyes up for the first time in a long time, then he says “aaahhhooch. That hurts and look at his right arm lying on the nearby table” he thinks to him self that this is going to take a good while to heal, as he stands up from the table and is completely naked when he stands beside the research table. He goes where his right arm is lying on a table and takes it up and prepares to re-attach it to him. Just when he is doing so the door is open up and the aliens rush in and point guns at him. The alien tries to speak to him but all that he hear is unspeakable noise that he doesn’t understand. This is nothing that his translator can deal with. The alien then turns on his own translator and tries to communicate, alien 1 says “do you…zzzd.s..understand….us”, with that the human says, “yes….I guess so”. He continues to say “what are you doing to me?”, alien 1 answers “research of you…zss…important to us leaders” then a long silence hits the floor as the aliens see how the right arm is attached to the human body and the scars that had been made heal up without leaving any sign that they where ever there.

Suddenly one of the armed aliens gets a command, alien 1 tries to delay it but is not successful in doing so from his commanding officer. The human is standing in the room, naked as this was happening. What the aliens didn’t know was that he was regaining his strength from the freezing, since freezing was not part of his normal conditions. This recovery takes time, but the aliens seems to like it hot and the temperature in the room is rising fast and that helps him greatly in the recovery. He gets to minimal energy levels that he needs, then he puts his hand on a ancient device in the room and tries to power it on, nothing happens, he curses in silence about it. He continues to be naked in front of the aliens. He thinks to him self that he needs to change that, but getting clothes from the alien is for oblivious reasons not possible.

He manages to get his energy levels to slightly higher levels then before, his status overall is improving greatly with every passing moment. Suddenly the alien that he was speaking to him before starts to speak again with their translator, the alien 1 says “we…are…forgiven…must kill safe…our species…from the great death…zdttds…zzzeaf…you are the key…reasons unknown…zdaf” then silence as the aliens tries to adjust the translator a bit in make her self more understandable. Then alien 1 speaks again, “you…are..important to our leaders…your body..helps us survive the great death” he continues to say.

With that the man says, “I got a name, I’m called Jon Forever” he says, the alien 1 looks at the others and then says “doesn’t…matter to us. Your secret must become our secret so we…can…live until the great darkness of….great void”. With that Jon Forever says…excuse me. I need to get dressed” with that a light circle appears around him as he observes the molecules around him to create a bit of clothing, this process takes only five seconds from end to start. With that Jon Forever, “I hope you like it, it was the main fashion when I was last awake, I don’t know when I was last awake…I need to find that out. You know what year this is?” Jon Forever says in a confusing way. Then Jon Forever says “whow! I guess I’m not fully thawed out yet. Sorry for that” to the aliens. More command seems to go the aliens.

Alien 1 says then to Jon Forever, “you must die…adaf…research must continue for the good of our species. Immorality must be hours” the translator garbles out. With that alien 1 goes out. With that Jon Forever says to the aliens, “no, you can’t have it, not now and not ever, your species just has to take the path like many others before you and go extinct. I am now going off this station and I advice you not to stop me”. With that the aliens communicate with each other and then arm their weapons and aim at Jon Forever. Then they start to shoot, Jon Forever is only able to divert few of the shots that go to him and divert them, in a few seconds he is able to sink trough the floor of the space station to the next room below that is empty and not powered. It is dark, but it had something the other room had not. It had a window that allows him to see the star the space stations orbits. It is a bit of distance, he takes out his small scanner and points it at the star that he can see in the window. The screen says “analysing…please wait” in alien language that he uses. Then the scanner says “star found in Earth database. Star ID: Ross 128. Type: Red Dwarf. Inhabited: No. Sovereign claim: None/Not known.” With that Jon Forever thinks it is best to know when he is, now that he knows where he is. Above him the aliens panic as they have never seen anyone do the thing that Jon Forever just did. Since their science told them this was not possible to do. Their leaders might have known, it occurred to Jon Forever, because if they didn’t he would be in this problem.

The scanner finises his analyse, the year is 4503 of Zuklen month of the two suns, that translates to the year 2006 in Earth years and the month is May. “That is not good” Jon Forever thinks to him self. This means that the aliens have transported him back 9 billions years back into the past and that might create real problems along the way. Next on his to do list is to find out what aliens built this space station. The air in it is close to being the one of Earth, not fully comparable, given the air molecules this station had not been used for good 853.000 years before he and the aliens arrived to it. Jon Forever notices a panel not far from the window he is standing next to, it is dusty and has not been powered in a long time. He gets a little battery out of his suit that he made earlier out of thin air. He puts the battery on the screen, it starts up, the screen is in alien language but the translator he has on his helmet screen can deal with. This is a slightly older language and dialect of a language he knows in his database. Jon Forever discovers that this station is made by people he knows and is friend of. Jon Forever knows them as “People of Eternal Light”, they are highly advanced and old race in the universe. Humanoids like him and the human race that he came from. He explores the computer console and switches it to his language, marked as Nu-tken in the database, this dialect is even old from what he had learned. Jon Forever finds two things quickly, he sends out a secure pass code to a nearby satellite that communicates with a wormhole technology to somewhere and then he finds a small shuttle pod in order to escape. Jon Forever has not even finishing sending the message to the satellite when a large ship enters the solar system. Ordering the aliens out of it as it is claimed and controlled by the People of Eternal Light now and forever. The aliens are given right now to get out of this solar system and never to return.

The aliens above him have found a solution to their problem and did so quickly after the large space ship enter the Ross 128 solar system. They simply cut the floor and made a nice hole in it. A big “dunk” was heard when they piece they cut got loose. The aliens rushed down to the floor with their guns and aimed and shot at Jon Forever, ruined the screen he was using, he just managed to get into cover. What was worse he was pinned down. He sees the large space ship outside the window, he just has one problem. He has not enough fuel or energy to get to the ship he also risk getting captured by the aliens out in space if he goes out in space without using a shuttle. Shots are exchanged, Jon Forever manages to put a emergency beckon out in the window. It flashes a big light out the main ship of the People of Eternal Light, signalling them to send a rescue pod to him quickly. The main star ship is around two light minutes. Making this a long wait for Jon Forever until his emergency flash is seen by the main starship that is outside the space station. Suddenly a communication link is activated inside his helmet, a women is on the other end, she asks “How are you holding up Jon?” she asks, “Don’t wonder how I know your name, I just do. How are you holding up there?”. Jon Forever answers, “I am holding up fine, just getting shot at by this multi-ridge aliens, they look like Trilobite from Earth. Do you know anything about this species?” Jon Forever asks the women at the other end, “No I do not” she answers him, “the help is on the way, the hull of the space station is going to be cut into in 20 second, prepare for the pressure drop and escaping from the room” the women says to Jon Forever over the communication link. The aliens are now trying to jam the signal so Jon Forever can not communicate with the main starship. Suddenly a battleship of the aliens arrives making already bad situation considerable worse, suddenly a new starship from People of Eternal light enters the solar system of Ross 128 and starts shooting at the alien warship and sending out robot to attack them and other hostiles close to the space station so the rescue process can happen without much damage or danger to anyone involved in it.

Thousands of small drones attacking each other are now flying around the space station, debris is shooting everywhere and suddenly a bang is heard in the room where Jon Forever is in. “What was that?” the women asks over the communication link, “uhh…I don’t know. Not had chance to look behind me since I’m being shot at” Jon Forever answers, “let me look at the wall behind me” Jon Forever says into the audio link. He looks back at the wall quickly, nothing on his right side, he quickly looks at his left side, and there is the problem, a good sized debris has slammed into the space station and made a fracture in the wall, it is lodged into the wall but oxygen has started to leak on its side and the call can’t take the pressure for long since the wall integrity has been weakened along with the station hull when the aliens cut the floor open. The station automation systems are clearly preparing for a breach as suddenly automatic doors close behind the aliens back and even kills one by accident by crushing it.

“We got a problem” Jon Forever says in the communication link, “the wall is about to breach and there is nothing I can do to stop it since I’m being shot at and the shooting has not made the wall any better to look at or stronger. “Don’t worry, we are going to be there in 5 seconds” the women says to Jon Forever. “You don’t got 5 seconds, you got 2 seconds max” says Jon Forever and as he finishes saying those words the wall breaks out and everything loose in that room is ejected into deep cold space, including a alien that didn’t manage to get a hold on anything when the area depressurised. With that Jon Forever floats in space without control, he doesn’t have any energy for thrusters or anything like it. Without much warning and during all the action around him a small rescue shuttle appears above him and a long net to fish him out from cold space.

Once inside the shuttle it goes quickly away, Jon Forever has however passed out during the stress of all this since he was not at full strength when he got ejected into space when the wall collapsed. Jon Forever awakes inside a hospital room around two hours after he was rescued from the aliens and deep space. “Welcome” a women says to Jon Forever, “I am so glad that you are finally awake” the women says, “glad to be alive” Jon Forever says, “we all know that is meaningless phrase for you” the women says to Jon Forever, “that doesn’t matter, welcome to the star ship Mastec..” Jon Forever interrupts the women a bit “how did the battle go?” Jon Forever asks the women, “we won and nothing more, the aliens have left Vix-van solar system for good I hope” the women says, “you don’t have to worry about the space station, it repairs it self quickly after this type of shock, while we where there after the battle we charged its energy reserves for quick repair schedule” the women says.

Then the women says, “I got more to say to you, more to explain for now you need to rest. I’ll talk to you in two hours”, Jon Forever nods and accepts that suggestion from the women. He then tries to get more rest in the starship hospital bed.

Reykjavík 2103

Man sits at a coffee shop in Reykjavík in July 2103, it’s a hot summer day with temperature reaching high 26 degrees. The television is on with the latest news of war and other problems of the world, few science news are in the news report too, discovery or the 500,000 exoplanet is announced. The man shakes his head and keeps drinking his soda. It has been a long time since he got fresh soda, good 54 years since he got the last one. He was on his way out of town, out of Iceland and in fact, he was going home and that was not on Earth. His home was now far away in space. He was in fact happy to be that far away from Earth, it’s difficult to hide in a society that monitors and keeps track of everyone. As he is finishing his soda a women and a man come into the coffee shop, they are not in a good mood, specially the women that shows sign of being in a fight. Suddenly the man pushes the women in the direction of Jon, with the results that she lands on him as he wasn’t paying attention to them at all. He falls down of his chair and hits the floor hard. The man comes to the women and starts to drag her up from the floor shouting threats and curse words at her like he is crazy. Jon stands up quickly from his sudden fall.

Jon says to the man “please stop this”, the man shouts back, “this is not your business old man” he says, with that Jon answers “yes it is, the moment you pushed that women on me, it became my business. I’ll give you one option, leave her alone or you will be going out of this coffee shop in a ambulance with an IQ lower that of a potato”, Jon answers firmly. With that the man drops the women that manages to crawl under the table and hide as the coffee shop staff help her and call the police. He suddenly pulls up a gun and aims at Jon, with that Jon says “a gun. This doesn’t care me you fool”, with that the man pulls the trigger at point blank range and misses. He pulls again and misses again, with the bullet going around Jon as it is not supposed to hit him. He tries again and again. Then he tries to run away but is unable to, with that Jon says, “no, no, I did warn you about what would happen if you did this. I know that you are hoping that the police is going to save you, but I can promise you that they won’t, you see, time is a relative thing and I can tell that me and time got a ‘special’ thing going on” Jon says to the man that is now sweating and trying to run away, but his legs do not move, they are stuck and he is unable to move.

Then Jon pulls up a small device that forms into a gun shape device, then Jon says, “any special requests on how brain dead you want to be?”, the man answers, “I, I got children..”, with that Jon answers, “you really should think about your actions before then, I can assure that your kids will still mostly love you after this, but based on your behaviour I don’t know what their moms is going to tell them about you. They might go for the classic that you died in some horrible accidence or got a disease. If I where a betting man, I would say that they are going for the disease excuse, since that is the most easy one. Your kids will learn to live without you and that’s a cold hard fact. Simple and easy” Jon says to the man. Jon then says, “time is going to return to normal…now, you got 10 second to run to the door, if you manage to get out the door you get to keep most of your brain” Jon says to the man. Suddenly time is normal again and the man runs for it, but it’s all to late, he is hit with a gun blast of energy beam and falls to the floor, Jon picks up a small computer that he was working out and goes into the security system and does a few changes to the video recordings. Then he prepares to walk out and says to the staff, “please call for an ambulance too, this man just had a seizure in his brain and he needs a medical attention right now”. Then he walks out the door and prepares to leave.

He walks out to the street and goes around the corner as the cops and an ambulance arrive to the coffee shop, there are blue lights everywhere. The police tries to talk to the women that was in danger of the hand of that man before, he says to them the basis what happens. Then she runs out to find that man with the strange gun. She asks people and manages to get on the track. Jon circles around the corner, but is delayed a little due to a constriction work and road blocks that force him to go close to the coffee shop where he just had been. He is next tree over, he still feels that to be too close to the place where all the action did happen. Jon wants to avoid discovery by the authorities, he has no interest in repeating the insistent of 2090 again. He manages to sneak past the police and everything while they are in the coffee shop and then he walks towards a street parking for cars that is a little distance from the coffee shop. Jon manages to get into his car without a detection or so he thinks. As he is preparing to start his car, a women opens up the passenger door and goes into the car. Jon looks quickly around and see that is the women from the coffee shop. She starts to talk about the man, then she asks him, “how did you do this?”, Jon answers “what?”, she answers “stop my ex-boyfriend”, she says. Jon answers, “the usual way” he says. With that she answers, “no, no, that’s not possible, not even a cop can stop my ex-boyfriend, he was on illegal nano-drugs that enhanced him and you stopped him like they weren’t even there” she says.

With that Jon answers, “I don’t have time for this, either leave or you come with me” he says. She answers, “fine, I’m going with you, I can always get back to Reykjavík by getting a lift”. With that Jon knows that she has no clue what is about to go on. Then Jon says, “please loose your mobile”, she answers, “no, I’ll not loose my mobile”, to that Jon answers, “fine, but it does not work where we are going” he says. She answers, “there is 99,99% coverage in Iceland, it will work”, with that Jon shakes his and turns on the car and drives away. He drives out of Reykjavík and to the south coastline and to the east part of Iceland. He stops not far from Eyjafjallajökull and the mountain view, “do you want a fresh air?” he ask the women, “no, I don’t want you to ditch me here” she answers. Jon answers, “fine, that’s your problem them”, he picks up a phone like device and makes what seems to be a call. Then he goes back into the ‘car’ and drives on. He goes north, past Hekla and up to the highland area. He turns towards a remote area in the highland, now it getting close to ten a clock as he has been driving for several hours now. He goes over a hill where a shuttle is parked out of sight of everyone, then he locks the car and drives into the shuttle. The shuttle door close and are sealed and once that happens Jon unlocks the car doors. Jon opens up the door and says “I told you didn’t want to come with me” as he stands on the bay of the shuttle.

A women comes down the stairs and makes a big kiss on Jon mouth and is happy to see him once again after several days of absence. “Is that the one that hooked a ride with you?” she asks, “yes and she is annoying and has no idea like rest of the human race” Jon says, then Jon says, “are we ready to take off?”, the women answers, “yes, the pilot is ready, “lets go” says Jon, “authorities have been tracking this women mobile phone all day and are sending some people this way, they are just about arrive once they discovered where she stopped”, then the shuttle engines start and it takes off up to the sky, Jon goes up the helm control of the shuttle, “anything other aircraft on radar”, Jon asks, “nothing yet” the plot answers, “fine, lets get out of here before they try to shoot us down or something else annoying” Jon says.

“We got problems” the pilot shouts at Jon and the women, “we got multiple contacts on radar coming in from Norway and Iceland, they are heading straight at us”, Jon ruses in, “I was hoping to avoid this”, he says annoyed, he asks the pilot, “any chance they can catch up on us?”, maybe, this planes are going a lot faster then the one we encountered 30 years ago the pilot says to Jon. “Let’s go as fast as you can at 70 degree angle, I know its not the best option since we are in the polar region, but its better then getting shot down from the sky” Jon says to the pilot, the pilot goes full in with speed going at 1200 km/h, as that is just under the sound barrier to avoid detection by sound. The military jets get close to shoot at the shuttle when they just cross the 30 km altitude, they can’t go any higher then 26 km and are forced down again. “Any damage?” Jon asks the pilot and he answers, “I think we got shrapnel in the hull on the east and bottom, nothing major but it has to be repaired before this shuttle can be used again in air flight, “great, at least it was nothing bigger” Jon says with ironic tone to his voice. They enter space, “any orbital trackers on us” Jon asks, “I don’t think so” says the pilot, then the pilot says, “I can go into space travel speed in about 2 minutes after we clear Earth gravity well”, Jon answers, “good, keep me updated on this, also keep on for orbital trackers, I don’t know what has been going on in the last 30 years since I was last here” Jon says to the pilot. Jon then says to the pilot, “I have to attend to my new permanent guest” and walks out the helm control.

He walks to the women that is still in the shuttle bay close to the car, “you bring trouble” Jon says, “yea, so what” the women answers as she picks up her phone and tries to make a call on it, “there is no signal” Jon says to the women, “we are now close to 33,000 km away from Earth and out of service range”, the women answers, “I think your full of shit and I think this is nonsense what you are saying, everyone knows that the human race doesn’t do space travel, too expensive and too dangerous, all we do is send out probes and telescopes, every school child on Earth knows that” she says to him. Jon shouts to the pilot, “what window side can you open for me?” the pilot answers, “I can open the right side, the left side is full of metal derbies after the missiles they shot at us, it’s broken and is not working”, then the pilot shouts, I have to swing by the moon to get proper speed before I can get into space travel speed, I can’t go full speed so we are going to be two hours late. I have sent a message to the main ship to approach us to speed things up”, Jon says to the women “see, nothing but problems since you walked into that coffee shop, not all of it your fault, but this is” Jon says to the women, “so what” the women answers back, then the pilot shouts again, “closing up on the moon” opening right window now.

The right window opens up, slowly and outside is the approaching moon in its full size and grey glory. The women stairs out the window, “this must be fake” she says, “no, this is the real thing” Jon answers. Then Jon says “since we got out of the way what is real or not I need to know your name”, the women answers, “it’s Berglind” she says to Jon. With that Jon says, “that is good to know”. With that Jon says, “My name is Jon Forever, I’ll explain the name to you later if you don’t hear it from the city first” he says, “city?” Berglind says, “yes, a city, 900,000 people live their, they are not human as you, they are still people, don’t worry about finding apartment, that is not a issue” Jon says to Berglind. Jon then calls on the women he had kissed earlier, she had been repairing damage to the shuttle due to missiles they almost got hit by. The women comes, kisses Jon again and says to Berglind, “I am Natolicea, my name means flower on the ocean coast, the pilot name is Y’taklen, it means one with the air, we get to choose our names at the age of 15 and their meaning” she says to Berglind. Then Berglind looks out the window and see the moon speed by at and it starts to get smaller.

“Why aren’t we floating?” She asks, “because this ship got a gravity engine” Natolicea explains. “In the old documentaries they show on television people where floating and scientists say that it’s impossible to make gravity” Berglind says, with that Jon answers, “you have been told a lot of lies, humans refused first contact when Natolicea people came to Earth in 2028, after a first contact was made in 2018 in secret. Government at the time where paranoid and unwelcoming. In the end Natolicea people decided to leave Earth in 2038 after just 10 year of contact with the human race. I thankfully had managed to get into contact with them at the time, just as a normal person. Despite the law that forbid contact, I contacted them anyway and managed to get away with them from Earth in 2041 on my own shuttle, it was not easy. I’ll arrange for you get a history class on the subject once we are back to Pegasi” Jon says to Berglind. Then the pilot shouts, “maximum speed reached, 30 km/s and the main ship is now two hours away from us, they are heading towards us to speed up pick-up due to our ‘technical problems'”. Then Y’taklen notices something strange and says to Jon, “there is a small probe attempting to follow us, it can’t keep up but it speeds is impressive for this level of technology, it is going at 18km/s or close to that speed”.

Two hours pass by, the probe from Earth is still on their tale as they pass trough the asteroid belt and go past Jupiter orbit. Then the shuttle starts to slow and and spends a good hour to slow down its speed. Suddenly the shuttle is all stop and its cargo hold is open. Berglind had been spending her time in the lunch area of the shuttle stands up and prepares to go out, as she goes out she goes straight into a quarantine area. “Don’t worry” says Jon, “this is standard protocol when we come from Earth, it is to prevent any disease that we might have picked up on Earth during our stay there, we are going to spend next 60 days in quarantine”, Berglind says, “I should have told you earlier, but I got problems” with that Jon answers, “don’t worry, it should not be a problem I hope. The doctors here are going to drain some of your blood and test if something is in it, they are going to do so with all of us. Normally there is always something, a virus or bacteria that is harmful to this people. This is necessary now since it has been 54 years since I was last on Earth and our monitoring probe picked up news of some type of outbreak in 2095 that killed a lot of people”, Berglind, “yea, it was the New Mexico plague, Iceland was mostly spared the outbreak, millions of people died in the Western U.S, there was no news from the Eastern U.S, the kingdom never gives right information anyway says the news”. Berglind asks, “where are we now? In space I mean”, Jon answers, “we are travelling trough an Einstein-Rosen bridge, we are going to be at Pegasi in 4 days time at current speed. It is slow, but there is no need to go any faster at the moment. We are going to remain on the ship for the next 60 days, protocols don’t allow for transfer to the surface until the 60 days are over” Jon says, then Jon says “this is all standard protocol for Earth, nothing to worry about”. Then Jon says to Berglind, “I don’t know what your old life was, but that part of over, what you do with the next chapter is up to you”, Berglind looks at Jon with questions in her face and a bit of worry. She is stepping into the unknown on a unknown planet with people that weren’t really people, at least not human even if they looked like humans.

Back on Earth.

Secret building of U.N Space defence headquarters in Berlin. “General, we got a problem”, It is sad on the phone, “Jon has appeared again after 54 years disappearance, we managed to get some security footage of him and he has not aged one day on them. We don’t know where he has been, but we now know he left with the Synatoids back in 2041, space probe was set to follow them from the Moon but it lost them after they passed the orbit of Jupiter, the probe ran out of fuel at the point, a civilian from Iceland did go with Jon in this case, he got into a fight with a man in a coffee shop in Reykjavík, that man is now in semi-vegetable state, what saved him was his illegal modification drugs that allowed for faster healing. He might be able to speak in 2 – 8 weeks, doctors are not sure, since they have never seen this type of damage before. A women did follow Jon back to his car in Reykjavík and security footage show that she did go into the car, we tracked her mobile until the highland in Iceland until she did go into Jon shuttle. She is now missing and a fake death report is going to be issued soon, no body is going to be found” the voice on the phone says, “anything else” says the general, “all the files and reports are on way to you as we speak” says the voice on the phone”, the general says, “start deep space search for Jon, he clearly didn’t arrive her in this small shuttle, it must have been something bigger, find it” the general says on the phone. “Right way” the voice in the phone says, “goodbye sir” the phone says, “goodbye” the general says on the phone and hangs up.

The Danish policy of 2077

Copenhagen 22th October 2077, 13:35 Central European Time.

The assistant opens the door to the prime minster of Denmark. The prime minister goes to his office and sits down, few red folders are waiting for him. Those are marked classified and for his eyes only. He opens one up, signs it and hands it to his secretary, he signs the next one, does the same. The third red folder is thicker, heavier and more detailed. He picks up a phone and makes a call, he is asking for minister of border security, justice and peace.

“Here is the resolution from the council, I wanted to get your opinion of it before I sign it into law”, the prime minister says to the minister of border security. “What is that you needed to talk about?” The justice minister asks, “mostly about cost, this is going to cost us a fortune once the increased border security is finished” the prime minister says, having stood up and gone to window looking out on the rainy day that it was. “While the costs are high, the economic benefits are greater, this is going to keep people from escaping over the border to Germany”, the minister for justice says, “since you know, Germans don’t send anyone back to Denmark once they are over the border. That is the big problem, we have pressured the Germans to send people to Denmark, but they always refuse”, the minister of justice says. “Regardless, this will become law”, says the prime minister as he sits down and signs the document into law. “I want preparations to start tomorrow according to this law” the prime minister says. “Yes, no problem”, the justice minister says. “What is the other problem the you wanted to discuss”, the justice minister asks. “The prison camps outside Odense and Århus are getting full, I got a solution to that problem, we simply execute 400.000 people, making room for 200.000 new prisoners in the process. I want you get this done by end of next week. We will issue a statement in the press that a sickness broke out in the prison camps and killed those people” the prime minister says.

“I also have one last matter, Germany refuses to give Denmark back Flensburg and the land down to Kiel. This is not acceptable. I want more pressure in this matter so Denmark can get back the land it lost in 1864. I want you to increase our demands to include Hamburg and nearby towns. The new border can be drawn at Lower Saxony to the east and Mecklenburg-Vorpommern to the east” the prime minister says. “Germany is never going to accept this” the justice minister says, “doesn’t matter” the prime minister says, “I will take it anyway by force next year” he says to the justice minister. “The war with Russia has Germany occupied and they are going to be unprepared for this” the prime minister says. “With France in ruins and forces ruling England that have allied to our view, we will get support from them soon, once the border war with Scotland is over” the prime minister says. “I have commanded the army to prepare for war next year, we are going to build several defence and assault positions on the border with Germany so they can’t hit us back when we take back what is our land.” The prime minister says with a fierce voice.

The minister of border security, justice and peace goes out of the prime minister office. He has work to do. Once the prime minister of Denmark is alone, he picks up the phone and makes a call to Russia. “Everything is ready, we will invade Germany next year, that should give you the chance to take Germany over in few months” he says in the telephone, he says goodbye the person on the other end and hangs up the telephone.

Erased from time

A man walks down the street and buys a newspaper from a newspaper boy, the date is 3rd of July in the year 1899. He also carries around with him a small bag. He gets to a bench on the street and sits down and waits, he also set up a small device that turns on and changes his view. It creates minor bubble for him to exist in. Shortly after he turns on the bubble and sits down a women arrives, she also carries an newspaper and an cup of water with him. She sits down with the man, they watch around in synchronised way looking for a single person. “Do you see him?” Asks the man. “No.” Says the women, not yet. “He should be here after 5 minutes if calculations are correct.” The women says. “They are correct.” The man says in confidently. “Let’s hope.” Says the women not so sure that calculations are correct. “This type of events are so rare that we don’t know they come to be.” Says the women and checks her news paper she has. “You got tomorrow’s news paper?” The man says. “Yes, I do. As was the plan I got tomorrow’s news paper.” Says the women and looks at the man directly into the eyes with a cold look on her face.

“I got today’s newspaper. As the plan was. It has mostly older news for the past few days, information is shared slowly at this century in human history. I do not know what is written in it does help us in any way for this event.” Says the man.“ The women replays. “It’s not the news that are important, it’s the quantum state of the news paper that matters. From it we might learn why this events happens and what is going on in the universe today and what is taking place in the time stream.” Says the women. “Yes, that is true and this case needs to be studied in more details.” Says the man while looking around for his target. The women says. “He is going to be here soon. Are you ready?” She asks the man. “Yes, I am ready.” Says the man and takes out of his bag an minor device, he turns the device on and let’s it float in the air. It breaks down into smaller pieces, this smaller pieces go around in every direction above the street where the people are sitting outside enjoying drinks and resting. Nobody on the street notices this since this devices are invisible to them. “Are time register ready?” Ask the women. “Yes.” Says the man. “They are ready and recording.” The women takes up an small computer, it’s flat and she turns it on. It turns on quickly and the screen is in alien language. Suddenly the women ask the man. “Do the locals see us?” The man answers in dry manner and appears to be annoyed of the women question. “Yes, they do. This was all in the mission briefing you did get before you travel to Earth.” Says the man. He also adds to this conversation. “What people of this era see is just an man and a women sitting in a park talking to each other. The shield prevents them from seeing our correct image and prevents them from hearing what we are talking about.” The women nods and is thankful for the information. “I guess this is your first mission to planet Earth.” Says the man. “Yes, it is.” Answers the women. “It’s not a big problem.” Says the women. “I am trained for this.” She says confident with a confident in her voice.

The computer flashes up in front of them both, with an alert to the fact that the target is on route down the street not far away from them. They view the man in question. Suddenly the women says. “This is sad, he is about to be erased from time for no reason.” The man answers. “This is not our doing, we are just observing this event in time, we cannot change it. It is not our job to change this event. We have long since evolved from this primitive human perception of time.” Says the man. He also adds. “While we never lost our physical form our understanding on the universe and time it self has changed. We no longer age and we rarely die as you know. We have also almost no births as you also know. Last child was born more than 500,000 years ago.” Says the man, as he is about to start speaking again the women interrupts him. “What about Jon Forever?” The man looks at the women bit surprised. “Is he something we do not yet understand?” The women asks. “Is he born in this era?” The man answers the women. “No, not yet. He won’t be born for the next 81 years according to time reading and research.” Are the man answers to the questions of the women.

Suddenly an man who is walking down the street starts to burn and he flames up and turns to ash in few seconds. “Did you record this?” Asks the man. “Yes, all of it. This record was perfect and flawless. We have collected 20 zettabytes on this events. We are going to start research on this event soon as we return home.” Answers the women. “Good.” Says the man. People are now starting to gather around the pile of ash that are now the only remains of what was once a person, only thing left of what he was wearing where his shoes. The police arrives few moments later, but the police cannot do anything, all they can do is to keep people away from the scene. Confusion continues on the street on the location where the man had died, with people coming and going and spreading the news about this event. The man says after having observed the chaos and the event unfolding on the street for few moments. “Let’s pack and go home. Nothing more can be researched about this event now.” He says. They collect the probes, close the shield bubble around them and take up the newspapers and pack them into the bags they have. Then they just vanish into the thin air in less time then it takes to blink an eye. Nobody on the street notices this that taking place. Except for one man who has been in the shadow under a tree all this time. He waited there the whole time, silently watching and recording the people during this whole time. Then suddenly he had also vanished into thin air without anyone noticing.

Tomorrow arrives in New York after this terrible incident. In the headline says in the newspaper in big bold letters, “Man burns alive in New York on the street.” The news read that police do not suspect anyone and they do not know why this happened to this poor man. The case remains open and is unsolved. The police is now speaking to friends of this man. He had no family that the police knew of. If anyone knew if this man had a police, information could be sent by telegram to the police in New York city.