Reconnaissance

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Science Fiction  |  House: Explore your limits

Submitted: July 06, 2017

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The inhumanly tall and slender figure strode down the crowded city sidewalk. It's deep hooded robe kept the strange face mostly in shadows, allowing brief flashes of the city lights to penetrate, illuminating the grey skin, two sets of slanted and completely liquid black eyes, and the high, sharp cheekbones. Their thin lips were curved in a pitying smile.
 

 

 Not a single passerby gave this unearthly being even a single glance. They rushed past, intent upon their own pursuits. Indeed, the being seemed to pass right through a good many of the people; ghost-like, a mere wraith walking amongst them. Then came a sudden and frost blue flash in the sky above. Just like the being walking with them, the humans paid no mind to the flash illuminating the heavens. The unearthly being, however, strode out into the middle of the street, it's eyes fixed upon the starry heavens.
 

They reached a long, three fingered hand into their hood, pressing something in their ear. There was a clear, sweet, ethereal chime, then the being began to speak.

 "Reconnaissance complete." Its voice was low and clear. "Set Earth for annihilation. The mortal humans are not worth saving. They've polluted both their planet and their bodies. Their resources are depleted"
 

 "Understood. Orders have been transferred. Setting phaser to return journey." Came the reply through the ear piece.
 

 The being remained in the center of the street, face turned upwards. Cars and pedestrians went straight through its insubstantial form. Another flash lit up the sky, this time it was a brilliant spring green. The being's figure seemed to soak up the flash, glowing the same bright green, then fading like ashes upon a gentle breeze.
 

 It could be years before their planet felt the effects of the disintegration solution, but it was already too late. Their world had been lost long ago, their death certificate signed and sealed. It was time to move on. Other billions of planets awaited, other resources.

 

 

 

 

 

 


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