“How do you let a whole world of people know that they won’t have a future? I mean, we have all talked about global warming, and how we are killing the planet slowly for years, but what happens when you have to finally face the date that the world will end? I’m full of questions, simply because I’m scared. When fear takes over, in my eyes, you can go one of two ways. You can run away, hide and eventually perish anyway; or you can look for answers, extinguish the source of the fear or die trying. I’m a personal fan of the second option. I like to think I’m a fighter in life. Whatever is thrown at me, I’ll try to overcome it, not like some sort of super human, but like a man who is scared of dying. I’ll admit right now, that I don’t want to die, and I’ll fight for as long as I can. Anyway the point of this speech is to tell people worldwide that the time has come. You make your choice now, either you hide or you find the answers.
We know now that the decisions have been wrong. We focused on the wrong things, and blamed the Earth, when really it was us who polluted it with toxins of all kinds. We listened to people who ‘knew’ what they were doing, and it backfired. It is my duty to announce right now, that the miracle chemical developed by scientists in America has gone a long way toward stopping the Earth dying… now it is just the inhabitants we need to worry about. There have been mass amounts of deaths across the world and it is thought to be because of the miracle chemical. However, it is my obligation to inform the world right now, that it isn’t killing everyone; some are just being changed. At first we thought it was just some sort of chemical mutation, but it seems that this could be a lot worse. It seems as those who don’t die from the affects, come cannibalistic and animalistic senses take over.
All that can be said now is that we, as the culprits are doing everything we possibly can to develop a cure for these people, and stop this from spreading. It is highly important that you do your bit, if you see someone who may be ‘turning’… well, you need to… you need to, extinguish the threat as soon as possible. Thanks for taking the time to listen, and good luck.”
Gareth stepped down from the podium, wiping what seemed like a gallon of sweat from his forehead. He had never been so nervous in his life, but this was something that required nerve. Knowing that he couldn’t have gone up there confidently, he worked himself up beforehand. Gareth knew that if he was too confident, he’d come across un-caring of the situation, and that couldn’t be any further from the truth. Recognising the problem was the first step, letting the world know about it was the second step, in his eyes, there was only one more step left for him to take… finding a solution.
Not knowing where to begin he started to twiddle his wavy brown hair between his fingers. He had a very neat look about him, right from his hair down to his shoes. Everything about him screamed professional, except his personality. His lifestyle was radical to say the least. If he had an idea, that was half good in his head, he’d go with the flow before he second guessed it. Spontaneous is the word to describe him… but then again disastrous could be another. Being one of those guys, who can go from national hero, to absolute worldwide villain in the blink of an eye, he thought it best to always keep a sharp image about him, and although some would describe his hair as scruffy, it was neat, at a medium length, quite noticeably cut regularly to stop any imperfections from arising. He always cleared his face of any facial hair, as that is a sign of a lazy man according to his own theories. His eyes were blue, almost faultless, no cracks and again, no imperfections. He had a smile that seemingly craved acceptance, but it was clear that it wasn’t genuine. It was a practiced smile, maybe not knowingly, but a practiced smile nonetheless. Gareth was always dressed in a suit, not too sharply; it always had a casual touch. For example, on this night he was wearing a pinstripe black suit, with a white shirt underneath, but instead of a tie, he had three buttons undone, to show a sense of calm.
Gareth had always been a great believer in impressions, the better the impression you make, and the easier things will be. This wasn’t a good way for him to be living his life, as almost everything he tried throughout his short but packed life, got off to the wrong start. He was only 24 years old… going on 60. Being thrust into a life of worldwide security at the age of 20 took a huge toll on him. Half of the time he didn’t even want to be where he was, he’d wish for something to happen where the people who were above him (people who he’d never even met) would just say, sorry but we chose the wrong man. Look what has happened now; he has played a part in one of the worst things to happen to human kind, and because of his ‘obligations’ he is the face of the disaster, even though for once, he wasn’t the brains behind it.