Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Return to Matainui - Day 7

It was still dark, but wasn't too cold. I grabbed the bag of porridge and ate some until there was only half as much as there was yesterday when I grabbed it. I thought about leaving early so I could sneak up the mountain amid the dawn chorus. It was a perfect plan. So I grabbed the Wunderwaffe and the small bag of blue porridge. I kicked over the shelter and scattered the branches all over the treeline on the beach, and headed down the coast towards the mountain.

It was an easy walk this time. Nothing too hard apart from some rocks on the bay. I could see the mountain 100 metres from me, and it was stepped like the other spaceship mountain that belonged to the drones. I climbed up the first step, and the birds were starting to make some noise. It wasn't deafening yet, but soon it would be unbearable. I continued climbing the stepped mountain covered in lots of wild long grass and soil with various other plants.

Two steps from the top, and I was weary. The birds hadn't shut up. I hadn't noticed any signs of Wormians or Drones. I climbed up the next step, and sprawled myself on the flat terrain. One step up should be a control square control room, with blast doors. This mountain was much much higher than the other one that Dilshen and co were staying. The climb must had taken me two hours, and I couldn't even hear my own panting breath and beating chest above the irritating birds. Judging by the fact they were still chirping, it must still be in the morning, maybe 8 or 9 o'clock. I climbed up the final step. At the top was what looked like a normal square bit of land covered in plants. I walked around 2 sides and there were the blast doors. I tried miming that I wanted to come in and that I came in peace. The doors slowly started to open after ten minutes, and I stood beside them waiting for them to fully open, and when they did, a human like bird (A Drone) came out running, then half a second later it was engulfed in lightning lines swiveling around its whole body. The Drone went spastic, and dropped dead, twitching. A wormian must have shot him. I ran to the back of the control room, with my Wunderwaffe at the ready. I couldn't hear anything from inside. I kept low and sneaked to the wall of the control room between the back and front, then went prone and moved towards the door. I was a metre away now, and kept my concealed. "We have control of this ship. half of you stay here, me and the others will go by land to the other ship. Keep eyes on us and radio us informatin of any trouble makers until we get there. And get rid of the bodies." They had killed the drones inside the room. I ran to one of the side walls facing the direction of the blast doors. Some Wormians came out. They were headed to the other spaceship. I had to warn Dilshen and the others before the wormians got to them. I had come a long way for nothing, and had to Endeavour on another long journey. I cautiously walked inside, and a Wormian was standing at a dashboard with it's back to me. I crept up to it and stuck the Wunderwaffe barrel to the back of it's deformed head. "Is this a spaceship?" I asked.
"Yes." It replied, sticking it's hands in the air.
"How do you fly it?"
He replied with a tone in his voice."I was trying to figure that out until you came in."
"Ok then. What is you doing here"
"Trying to fly the space ship! are you stupid?"
"I mean, what are all you disgusting worm people doing here"
"Disgusting? Look at yourself. We used to be like you, thank heavens we're not trapped in those filthy bodies anymore"
"What do you mean used to be like me?"
"Humans. A large team from area 51 came here in 2166 , then they stumbled into a cave jammed full of Uranium and had terribly good effects."
"You mean they mutated?"
"No, a pretty pink fairy turned them into half worms and half humans. Idiot"
"So what are - Wait. Came here in 2166? its 2009, and you call me and idiot"
"No, its actually 3002."
"Thats impossible. I left to come here in 2009. A 1 1/2 hour journey doesnt take almost 1000 years."
"It didn't take almost 1000 years. Like you said it took 1 1/2 hours. You warped"
"Ok, but why did a team from area 51 come here in two thousand one hundred and something?"
"Too stop the drones."
"Who are the drones?"
"Beings from another planetary system. They came here to protect earth from the disastrous climate. They were destroying our nature and wildlife. You saw for yourself, They took birds and altered them into servants."
"Okay Okay." It was hard to take in so much information at once. "So Matainui Island. The drones came and put spaceships on it. What else did they do?"
"They're home village is on the mountain, but we can't get anywhere near it because they will do anything to keep us away."
"So you kidnapped us and tried to use some of us as hostages so you could get in thier village?"
"Yes. Then you were here. Now lower your weapon, someone is on thier way to escort you to a camp."
"I'll tell you what to do here, not you tell me. Get this thing off the ground, don't try anything funny. Don't think I won't shoot"
"Whatever boss" It started fiddling around on the dashboard, then I went to another board and looked for a glass button like the one that controlled a large camera. It didn't take long to find it, and I pressed it down. The screen lit up, and a view of the whole island from birds eye flicked on. I moved my hand over the button to drag the camera and centred the mountain that wasn't a spaceship on the screen. There were two arrow buttons next to it. I pressed one and the camera zoomed in. I held it down until it was zoomed in enough to see birds. I dragged the camera to the lake to see if anything was there. nothing abnormal. I dragged to the mountain, and after a bit of searching found the promised village. I zoomed out a bit until the whole mountain was in view. There was a loud explosion, and the blast doors were blasted apart. An armed Wormian walked in. "Drop it!" It demanded, looking at me. As it began to raise it's rifle I ducked behind the dashboard. A blue bolt flew over my head. I stood up and shot at the Wormian. Bullseye, or Wormseye, the bolt hit it square in the head. Before it dropped dead, I turned to the other Wormian. It pressed something, a stick popped out of the dashboard, it grabbed it, and the spaceship mountain stepped pyramid get airborne. It started violently shaking, and I could see the Wormian shaking the control stick. He was trying to throw me out the open doorway. I grabbed onto something, and started hanging vertical. I pulled up the wunderwaffe, and fired a shot at the Wormian. It hit the floor at its feet, and I shot again. This time it hit. The dieing sequence started again. It rolled around on the floor and rolled down towards the open doorway and fell what must have been at least 20 kilometres into the lake. I clawed up to the control stick and angled it safely. The sun was beggining to set. I decided not to do anything and sleep tonight, as the Wormians were most likely to attack the Drone mountain in the morning.

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