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It’s a pleasure to announce my latest ambitious project, titled “The Time Tourists“
The story is about a man’s struggle to save planet Earth from impending doom in 2785 AD- and his extreme solution- and implementations, of ideas like, “Killing Science” to ensure that man has no tool which could, in principle, destroy Earth.
The genre is basically Sci-fi with my usual Humor, Romance and thriller.
Each week (or fortnight) i’ll update a new chapter/bonus extras. This Main Post will contain ALL Links to latest Chapters/Extras in this crazy fun saga
Awesome Photo by Srikanth
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Appendix 1: The Fundamentals of Time Travel in the “The Time Tourists” saga created by me!
After women, if there was one thing that puzzled man witless, it’s time. For thousands of years, man could feel time. Its effects and profound limitations. Measure it. Define the behavior in relativity. And yet, time truly eluded him. All of that changed in the 24th century, when Time was compared to an ocean in a very cold weather.
An excerpt from the Class 5 (in 2700 AD, in UCSA) Science Book on time travel: “Time is much more like Ice on ocean. Picture an unfortunate, handicapped Penguin, unfortunately stuck between the thick sheets of ice in the Arctic ocean after an unfortunate accident, as shown in the unfortunate 3D picture. No Penguin can swim in this thick Ice. But the Penguin can dig a tunnel, so to speak, to travel. To the dig the tunnel the Penguin can only use its beak. From the figure, a tunnel in Path A is the worst choice for freedom and Path B is the best Choice.
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Pls read this before Chapters 19-21
The Adventures of O (Chapters 1-3) (Chapters 4-6) (Chapters 7-9) (Chapters 10-12)(Chapters 13-15)(Chapters 16-18)
Coming of the Armageddon
“I won’t let you do it, P” I was shouting. She was two feet away from me and I couldn’t strike her down. She had already given me commands.
“The Ship will reach Earth in a few minutes, O, don’t struggle, and I’ll give you elixir, just let go of your love… Don’t make it hard on me, please…”
I couldn’t do anything. I was helpless. What could I do? VIRUS! I couldn’t talk to her, without letting P know. And VIRUS is not good enough to stop P…
I was a loser. I was pathetic. I can’t even stop an old woman masquerading as a 16 year old girl.
“P, I can’t do anything. There is one thing that I have learnt- not to sweat over things that are not under my control…”
“If you can’t beat them, join them! So I want to join you, I want that elixir…”
“O, be sure about one thing, if you play games with me, Humans will die even more miserably…”
“What game can I possibly play and win, against you?”
“I hope you do mean that… ”
While she went to get me elixir, I whispered to VIRUS, “Super-Sweet-S-Style! Kill everything dear VIRUS, nothing should work after you’re done with this ship…” That S had to have such a big code-word to unleash VIRUS in attack mode! VIRUS silently entered the ship’s computer…
“Here’s your elixir, O”
I started drinking it. Yuck, it tasted like Milk
“I’m glad you are seeing the bigger picture… We have to cross the barrier because…”
“Warning!!! Total malfunction of LifePod177. Losing fuel in 3seconds, 2 seconds, 1 seconds… Unable to engage Back up fuel mechanism. Losing all power…”
“You piece of…”
“Cow dung?” I interrupted her, “We’re stranded here. Forever. You cannot signal anybody. No SOS, no, nothing. We’ll lose oxygen in few days and we’ll die, even if we have drunk elixir, without oxygen nothing can live, not even you, right? It’s an end truly Super-Sweet-S-Style!”
“Oh that VIRUS!”
“You are a really good programmer, I have to agree, few minutes with VIRUS’ code and you wrote the code that’d kill yourself, which nobody was able to do in millions of years!”
“You know, this is what makes me attracted to you… You are one dangerous dude”
She came near me. I thought she was gonna kick me, but she gave me a really amazing kiss.
“You are becoming a good kisser!” I said.
“I’m learning from the best!”
“Oh, You! Sorry P, but looks like we are going to die together… you wanna die being the world’s biggest assshole or being the world’s best kisser? I can teach you more…”
“You really are sweet, O. But I’m not going die anytime soon. I haven’t survived millions of years just like that…”
“What do you mean? The Oxygen Converter is out, there’s no power! VIRUS totally wiped out all power!”
“Even the Computer system is down- no navigation system, no shield is up to protect us from the sedo-beams, no nothing, everything’s down!”
“I know honey, I’m gonna bring everything up in 2 seconds…”
“Oh I’ve been transmitting power to all the systems in this ship for a while now. Each system has an antenna that can use this Over-The-Air power that I’m transmitting and each system will start running in full working mode…”
“You are kidding me! I won’t let you…”
I ran towards and hugged her, in an attempt to block all the power she was radiating. I was an idiot as I had not considered the outcome. Huge amount of power just went through my body and I was paralyzed for a good amount of time. If it wasn’t for elixir, I would have died, then and there…
“Oh I haven’t activated all the safety commands on you, yet? Guess I should, and as a reward for your bravery, I will cut off your hands…”
“The massive power knocked off your hearing or what? I said, I’ll reward your bravery by cutting off your hands, O”
She was totally serious. With her beautiful eyes, she was looking into my eyes, smiling, as she held two huge swords of lightning which came out of nowhere, and winked at me. Some kind of green fire or vapor was emanating from her entire body. She looked like she was death incarnate and I was about to die…
“I am going to enjoy this, O. You look so beautiful now. I really love your eyes when you are scared. You know what? I’ll keep this as your memory, whenever I miss you, I will remember you and see these eyes of yours and your scream… You have not yet screamed, O. Why have you not screamed? Do you not want me to enjoy this? Do you not want to end our first meeting with fun? Do you not want me to have a memorable experience of your scared eyes and your screams filled with horror? I said, Scream, O”
She lifted her swords. The terror she had invoked in me was so great that I couldn’t even scream. I was speechless and numb, my heart was pumping like there was no tomorrow and yet, there was not enough blood in me, I couldn’t see any red-color on my skin, or my palms, as I looked at my hands… probably for the last time…
“I said, Scream, O, beg for mercy, I won’t forgive you though, but beg me anyhow!”
Ship was whizzing through space towards Earth. I could see it from the window. Tears formed so quickly as soon as I saw that Blue-Green planet. This monster was going to kill them all and I won’t be able to do anything…
Was I worried about my hands?
“Don’t kill them, P, you are no monster, don’t kill them, take my hands if you want, but don’t kill them”
“Well I’ll consider this as begging without the commands, now, with the commands, Scream, O”
I started screaming…
She cut off both my hands from their sockets in a single clean swing. The lightning blades were enough to kill but because of elixir, I survived this too. Now I knew why she gave me the elixir, I was the one who had committed the biggest crime on Earth, so I should suffer the most. She gave me the elixir to go through all this unbearable pain and still live to suffer her sadistic torture…
I heard her laughter, that innocent laughter, the way I used to laugh, when I was a kid. It was beautiful; I wanted to hear it again.
“P, laugh again…”
She looked at me. The Spaceship had landed.
“I’m going out; I’ll destroy your satellites, all the defense labs and I’m going to give out commands. The commands will make every man a murderer and every woman and child, a victim. Each man will kill at least two victims and survive the horror, without eating any food, or water, or going for cloning or saving anybody else, they’ll just sit around, see the world filled with only men, no woman or child to be seen anywhere, and just wait to die…This is your punishment O, you can close your eyes and remember me or be a man, and see the effect of what you have caused. I will go from here once I send out the commands. You can keep this LifePod177 and your hands will grow back, as you have drunk elixir… Use the LifePod177, and you can do anything you want. Maybe you can plan to go across the barrier and find my dad and bring him back. You know this feeling of love for your dad and going to extremes to find him, right, that’s another thing that’s common between us. Or you could become powerful, I don’t know how, but you have to become powerful enough, to find me and kill me… O, can you do that?”
I was passing out…
I was no man, certainly not the man. I wasn’t even man enough to see the destruction I had caused…
I was in love with her and I wanted to die hearing her beautiful laughter. I started remembering her and I heard her laughter. And now I wanted to die.
But I just couldn’t…
E! E! I wanted to fight back. I had promised her…
“O! Wake up, O, wake up!”
It was E’s voice.
“I’m so glad to see you E!” Tears filled my heart. I had failed her; I had failed the whole world…
“What happened to you… Your hands…”
“Don’t worry about it… it’s a souvenir of my betrayal…”
“We were looking for you all these days and when we saw some unusual movement in space, we tracked that, it was a space-ship, it landed here and you were in there, I brought you out… But your hands…”
“I have to stop her; she’s going to kill everybody… Tell S to clear out the labs, and launch our back up Satellites from the moon for the commands…”
“Do it, E, we don’t have time…”
E ran off with her phone. I hope I was not too late… I had to get up…
“Queen… You bitch!” I yelled in pain.
“I know, that bitch Queen is one hell of a psycho, she destroyed our satellites a few seconds ago…” This was a strange voice, actually there was no voice at all, and it was as if it was coming from within my brain, this was just a thought, which was not mine.
“Who are you?”
“Dude, it’s me, M!”
M had blocked the blood loss from my shoulder joints and covered my wound with his body.. His cloudlike body, suddenly felt like they were my two hands, only that their ends joined at point.
“How can I hear you?”
“I have connected to your neural network dude, and the elixir? Sweet!”
“You got the elixir too?”
“Yeah, is there a problem?”
“No. Yes, there is! The Queen’s going to kill everybody on Earth! And we don’t have much time!”
“She cut off my hands with her lightning swords and she’s going to kill us all as punishment…”
“So that explains how I can connect to your neural network- because of the cut from the lightning blades, your shoulder joint has become a zone of high green energy… Your shoulder is glowing green man! You have a bit of a Queen in you; you are kinda powerful now…”
“I don’t feel powerful at all…”
“It’s because you are trying to control me like your hand…”
“Just give KO Commands, or just tell me what to do, dude, don’t send your hand motor signals to me…”
“Try, you can do it… we have been talking using these commands only, you can also move around me with same commands…”
I waved my right arm, I mean M.
He started moving. He was huge… I tried to find the end of my right M, I just couldn’t see it. I tried moving my left M. He too moved around. It felt great. I suddenly felt I was powerful…
“We should take on Queen, now, before she sends out the commands… Hey are these the commands being sent by Queen?” I could feel the commands being sent…
“It’s just like she said! Only she has sent me the command to stay awake and not pass out! That bitch! She really wanted to make me see all of it… She wanted to really torture me… We have to stop her…”
“I don’t know…At least we must ensure E’s safety… ”
“The rockets from moon…”
“Have they launched?”
“They have jammed… I just read some responses from the rocket…”
“Even the rockets?”
“No I’m guessing some device was aboard those rockets which was capable of receiving the KO Commands…”
“I’m sensing her… She just left Earth…”
“What? She left?”
“That over confident bitch… we can win this after all… You can transmit KO Commands right?”
“Of low power and range, yes”
“Once she sends the commands, then we can give new commands…”
“Can you stretch into thin threads or small balls?”
“I can… what do you have in mind?”
“Turn yourself into infinite amounts of balls, or stretched thin threads, covering every bit of Earth and transmit these KO Commands that I have given… can you do it?”
“I think I can…”
And for those few seconds, when the world was about to plunge itself into darkness, when humanity had become a slave, out to destroy itself, and in the most chilling way possible, the whole of Earth was covered with snow-like cloudy balls, bringing with them the song of life. It was a beautiful sight; I don’t think if the Earth looked more beautiful than it was looking now, through my eyes. We had saved the planet, one more time from ourselves, the blue-green planet- called our home…
“How does it feel now that your hands have grown back?” asked E.
“Are you still depressed?”
“What kind of a question is that E?”
“Hey, sorry! It’s just that I care about you because I love you…”
“Do you always have to use the love card, E? You make me feel guilty…”
“You’re the one who cheated, so you should suffer a little, don’t you agree?” she was smiling.
Yes I had cheated on her. And yet, here she was, with me, trying to make me feel better. But I really didn’t understand her way of making me feel better. But at least I am lucky, lucky because she understood that I had made a mistake… and I had almost paid a huge price for it.
“Stop thinking about it, damn it!” she yelled at me.
“How did I completely forget you when I was with her, just for a few seconds? How could I have sidelined the whole world? I had so many chances to do some serious harm to her, but I didn’t! Was I so madly in love with her?”
“Oh my God! O! It was not love, OK? Love is supposed to uplift you, make you feel better; it makes you a better person… make you do something great.”
“Well when I was with her, I felt uplifted, I felt really better, so that’s 2 out of 3.”
“It did not make you a better person than you already are?”
“No, it did not. In fact while I was with her, when she cut off my arms, I actually gave up… I didn’t want to save the world anymore… I just wanted to die…”
“O!” She hugged me. She was fighting her tears.
“All I want to do is think about her all the time and here her laughter…”
“You are just obsessed about her… She really was a strong woman, I mean she’s really old… Don’t you dare say that you still love her…”
“I think I love her”
“I wanna kick you in the jewels”
“I’m sorry E, but that’s just how I feel…”
“You are obsessed over her, she obviously has given you some commands, and with time you’ll get over it… I know that. You are my boy friend!”
“E, don’t you think I could tell the difference between a command and myself?”
“They’re commands that she gave you, end of discussion. You don’t always have to be this honest with me, O” I could sense she was about to cry.
I hugged her, “You are my girl friend, E. In time I’ll become my old self, I know. I just don’t know how to lie to you and tell you that I was faithful to you on that ship…”
“Then let’s not talk about this ever… OK?”
“To be fair, until I heard your voice, telling me to wake up, I had given up totally. You uplift me to do great things, E and she cuts off my arms and leaves me to watch the whole world die, I think I’m smart enough to know the difference between what you are to me and what she is…”
“Thank you, O. I love you…”
I still couldn’t say to her that I loved her. But in that ship, with P, love came in my words so easily. Should love always make a man better than he already is? I didn’t know. I didn’t want to think about it anymore. I wanted to love E and wanted to forget P. I remembered P, and heard her laughter, to see if I enjoyed her laughter. I was still charmed by her laughter and I was kinda happy again.
It was my guilty pleasure during the following days.
Was I in love with two women?
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Pls read this before Chapters 16-18
The Adventures of O (Chapters 1-3) (Chapters 4-6) (Chapters 7-9) (Chapters 10-12)(Chapters 13-15)
“How’s N’s experiments with Zombies to free them working out?” I asked S.
“Not much luck. He’s been frying the brains in the lab, O, nobody can work anymore over there”
“I think if we have the gas bombs which smell like fried brains we’d win the war! The Queen would surrender immediately!”
“That bad, huh?”
“What else? Did you get what M was asking for?”
“The lightning gun? Are you kidding? Is there such a weapon?”
“I mean we see them in video games all the time! They must be real!”
“They’re not, OK. If M is so smart, why can’t he make that Lightning gun, to kill the Queen, himself, huh?”
“Oh he can’t huh? We are running out of options here, O, at least we have got to release S233 to the people” S was getting desperate.
“I told you S, we can’t do that. M says that if a space tourist or hitchhiker chances upon S233, there’s going to be chaos here and the Queenians would undoubtedly wipe us out!”
“What are we going to do, O? Each day we are risking getting discovered. And if the Queenians find what’s going on here, we …”
“I know, S, I know!”
“I think I can help you out!” said a beautiful, probably 15-16 year old girl.
She was wearing the dreaded Queenian uniform which we saw in Rock’s memories.
“You’re a Queenian!” I gasped. My heart forgot how to beat for a few seconds. I couldn’t breathe and I couldn’t get over the fact about how weird her eyes were, and yet somehow captivating.
“I’m amazed at how much you know! I have been observing you for the past two three days, and you have really impressed me!”
I had to step up my game. Lives depended on what I’d do in the next few minutes.
“Shall we go somewhere more secluded? This lab is a bit over crowded” she said.
“OK”. I was sweating.
I drove her to my house. She just kept looking at one thing while I drove- me. We went into my bedroom; I didn’t know what to say, so I remained silent.
“Have you seen a parrot made of red crystal?”
“You know who I am?”
“You’re a Queenian”
“Why do you think that I’m a Queenian?”
“I tried to punch you, I couldn’t”
“So you wanted to hit me?”
“No, no. I wanted to confirm if you were a Queenian.”
“What if I wasn’t and you actually hit me?”
“I’d have stopped just before I would actually make contact.”
“You’re confident about that?”
“Why does that girl E find you attractive?”
“I mean, before she loved you, she must have found you attractive in some way. What did she like about you?”
“I, umm, I don’t know…”
“You wouldn’t tell me even if the fate of this world depended on it?”
“I know. I know why she liked me…”
“Then please, tell me”
“She said I acted like an idiot the first few seconds I saw her, then after a while…”
“Yes, after a while?”
“After a while, she noticed my eyes…”
“You know that she’s right? You are not attractive at all, but your eyes, they are such a mystery… they seem to have some romance, a burning passion, I don’t know what it is, but it is there… what else did she say about your eyes?”
“Huh, umm, my eyes… when I was blowing a big balloon and when she could only see my eyes at one point, she said, I looked like her prince charming of her dreams…”
“Ouch, that was a bad thing to say about your boy friend, and to his face, no less! That was harsh…”
“She can be brutally honest sometimes…” I was sweating like I was in some oven.
“Is she honest all the time with you?”
“I don’t know, I think so…”
“Does she love you?”
“Ya, I love me too” I smiled.
She started laughing like, like I used to laugh as a kid, free and wild and innocent I never heard laughter like that.
“You are funny, I had totally forgotten about that. I’ve been watching you, and you are funny. Why did you take this much time to be funny with me?”
“I mean, I was scared…”
“You are scared of a girl who’s in your bedroom?”
“A beautiful girl…” I corrected her.
“You think I’m pretty?”
“Even though you are a Queenian I haven’t been able to ignore the fact that you are really pretty…”
“And you wanted to punch me?”
“But I’d have stopped”
“You’re free to punch me now…”
“I said you’re free to punch me now…”
“You didn’t deactivate any beam; you didn’t send any command…”
“Don’t you believe me? Punch me and prove that you could stop, just before contact…”
“OK.” I lifted my arm. I sensed no blocking if I lifted my arm towards her. She had deactivated the command. I could do anything now, I could punch her, I mean, real hard, knock her out, I could even kill her now. And nobody would know… if there’s no Queenian to go back to the Queen and quack, the queen would never know… And Earth won’t be in any danger, at least for some more time.
But her eyes. They were so freaky, so weird. But there was something magical about them… Her lips seemed so soft… I wanted to kiss her…
I bent my head towards her, poised to kiss.
“You bad boy!” she pushed me.
“I stopped at the last minute…” I found myself smiling naughtily.
“You were not! You were going to kiss me!”
“No, no. I said I’d stop and I stopped, I mean, did the kiss take place?”
“It didn’t happen because I pushed you”
“Well I have news for you, I was about to stop…”
“Oh really? You liar!”
I was laughing. She was laughing too. And I realized I loved flirting with her!
“Do you want to do something crazy?” she asked.
“Yes” I couldn’t say no to her!
“Hey what’s your name?” I asked.
“Umm, you have S, M, N, you’re O, then you can call me, umm, P”
“I’m glad you tried to kiss me…” she said while leading me out of my house.
“I’m glad too…”
“Where are we going?” I asked her. Space ship had been flying for a few minutes now.
“I don’t know”
“How far can you go on this thing?”
“You’ll be surprised!”
“Can you go far from everything? From reality?”
“I like that thought! I think we can go far from everything!” she was giggling again.
“O, what do you want to do?”
“I want to look in your weird eyes! You know you’ve got some really weird eyes?”
“Well that’s a romantic thing to say to a girl!” she was laughing again.
“Romantic? You want me to be romantic?”
“Yes, don’t you?”
“I want to be sexy!”
She laughed again. I was getting addicted to her laughter. I mean, what was with her laugh? I just went back to being a kid… when I was happy. When Priya was normal, when dad was not shining and mom was alive… I remember laughing like that… this girl was laughing like I used to, I wanted to hear that laughter again and again… I wanted to make her laugh again and again. It was as if my entire soul was laughing, not that I believe in soul…
“You are sexy” she said.
“I am? You said I was not attractive at all, except for my eyes!”
“Yes your eyes are very sexy!”
“We’re not under the influence of some drugs right? I mean I feel a little, whoo-ho-hooo”
“No, it’s all our eyes. Your eyes are sexy and my eyes are weird…”
“Your eyes are magical, they’re weird, but they’re more magical, I just want to keep looking at them…”
“Then look at them…”
“I am! Have you read Kalidasa?”
“No, is he a poet?”
“Are you going to tell me a poem?”
“You know what he said about Shakunthala?”
“Her eyes were so pretty, so alive, like a flower, that a bee, you know what a bee is right? That a bee mistakes her eyes to be beautiful flowers…”
“Ew! I hate bees”
“What? It was so beautiful, what he said, was so beautiful…”
“What is beautiful really?”
“I’m beginning to agree that you are on drugs!” she started laughing again.
“Don’t stop. Keep laughing…”
“Your laughter is so, so calming. It makes me happy…”
“Does it now?”
“Yes, your laughter is… it is…”
“It is what?”
“I don’t know, I’m not good with words. It makes me forget everything; makes everything else unreal, boring, It makes me happy, just to be with you, P”
“Whenever you want to hear my laughter, just think of me, and my laughter you will hear, I’ve made it so…”
“Also make me remember your face, your eyes…”
“Alright, you junkie…Now close your eyes… what are you thinking about?”
“Good! Can you hear my laughter and see me laughing?”
With my mind’s eyes I could see and hear her so clearly, it was magic or something…
“Yes, hey can I still punch you?”
“You want to punch me?”
“Then you can punch me, it should be a really wet punch OK?”
I kissed her. I caught her lips while she was saying “OK”
I don’t remember how long we kissed or how often I kissed her, but E, if you are reading this, I’m sorry. I loved you with all my heart, but with P, it’s different, I’m different. I just can’t say it in words, I just can’t. It’s not only you that I have cheated; I had made a promise to the world that I’ll do my best to protect it. But I was not thinking about that promise then, if I was, I would have killed P when I got the first chance. But I didn’t. I was a slave to this Queenian. I don’t know what KO commands she had used on me… I’m sorry, E and I’m sorry world… Please find it in your hearts to forgive my selfishness because the days that I spent on her space ship were one of my happiest…
“Do you want to dance?” she asked.
“Dance of lights?”
“I don’t know that one…”
“It’s easy. Switch off all lights, all machines, all computers of the ship, take out something that glows in the dark and dance!”
“It sounds romantic… did you make this up?”
“Totally! Just now, in fact!” she giggled as she switched off everything and took out something, that glowed in a million colors like a butterfly. Each time the wings of the butterfly flapped, the size of the butterfly would change. I could see in the light, her eyes… And they looked so divine, so full of life. Her slow rhythmic steps and slowly her eyes started dancing too… it was the most beautiful thing I had seen in my life.
I took out my mobile and made it glow and slowly tried to copy her moves.
“You’re really good at the Dance of Lights!”
“Oh I learnt from the girl who invented that dance!”
She laughed again. And I closed my eyes and remembered her, I could see her laughing face, but it was nearly not good enough, it was an entirely divine feeling- to see her in person, alive, right next to me, smelling her hair and breathing the same air, so close, so close while our bodies danced to the rhythm of love, I craved for her kiss- she was teasing me- denying the kiss. The game went on till I couldn’t take it anymore and held her shoulders so firmly and kissed her so violently, that I was hurting her, I was getting hurt, and she was hurting me and as if in all this pain laid our salvation… We were free, really free…
“Warning, warning, intruder program detected!!!” the spaceship’s computer shouted.
“VIRUS!” I said.
“Do you know anything about this?”
“I’ll take care of it…”
“VIRUS, P is a friend! Why did you try to hack into her Space Ship?” I asked VIRUS.
“O, this is an alien Space ship, I couldn’t resist it, and I had to know everything about it! Look at all this hardware!”
“That’s OK, O. SO this is your software?” asked P.
“Yes. This basically is malicious software intended to do maximum damage and collect maximum data from the hostiles”
“But why did it get caught? This ship is a basic Queeninan LifePod177. This doesn’t boast of advanced protection… Your software really sucks if it can get caught by this ship. You have the source code for VIRUS?”
“Yes. VIRUS load it onto screen”
We could see the code on the screen. It was a messy code, written over 3 years by S and me. There were no comments, the logic was not straightforward. It was a programmer’s nightmare, basically.
“I see the problem. You are not registering or certifying at the hardware level. You see, in our ships, most of the OS routines are done at the hardware level itself, so even if switch-off, it only means the ship has gone in power-save mode, and the OS and all security and health monitoring mechanisms are still active. Wait I’ll change the coding here… like this…”
She started typing rapidly. I tried to follow her logic, the algorithm she was using to hack into her own ship. I followed for a while and then it became Greek to me. Maybe when I’m back in home with S, I’ll understand a bit better…
“Done!” she said.
“You know that I could potentially use VIRUS against the Queenians?”
“I want you to! It’s been boring, no worthy opponent. It’s no fun at all being the most powerful and don’t get to use your power at all…”
“Oh… Right. I can’t believe that you are a programmer too!”
“I am! There are a lot of other common things between us, O”
“Well, you are a dictator…”
“No way, you are a dictator too?”
“It’s not a planet…”
“No. not that either…”
I looked at her for the longest time. She couldn’t be, she really couldn’t be her…
She nodded her head.
“You’re the Queen?”
“Don’t I look like a Queen?”
“You look like a Princess!”
“That’s why I told you that I was P”
“But you are Q”
“Yes I am…Are you mad at me for hiding my identity?”
“No, no. if you had told me I wouldn’t have, I wouldn’t have… kissed you…”
“I don’t know… Perhaps I would have, I’m so madly in love with you”
“You love me?”
“I don’t know, I’m confused… Oh God what’s going on!”
“Confused? Why? You were the one who tried to kiss me first! And now you are confused? Is the cause for your confusion E?”
“No, no. Oh my God, I totally forgot about her!”
“That’s good. Good answer O.” she was giggling again.
“I have been kissing the Queen… You are supposed to be the villain…”
“Yes. If you found out that I used your KO commands to rule the world, you are supposed to annihilate us!”
“You forgot to mention about S233”
“You know about that too?”
“I know everything about you… about what all you have done and frankly speaking I’m really excited!”
“Excited? Aren’t you worried about S233?”
“Worried? No! Let me show you, eat one S233…”
The bottle I always carried, she probably knew about that too. I ate one S233.
“Three minutes.” I said
“I know…now beg me to make E really fat, I mean really fat…”
“Please Queen, I beg you to make E very fat!” I said it, even though I didn’t want to say it!
“Done, she’s fat now!”
“No, revert it back! Revert it back!”
“Why do you care? You love me remember, and love is an exclusive activity remember?”
“She’s my friend! I don’t want her to be fat!”
“You mean to say you don’t like people who are fat?”
“I didn’t mean that. She’s very figure conscience, she’ll come crying to me when I get home and I still have to break up with her, because of you know… she’ll think that I’m breaking up with her because she became fat…”
“You know you are very interesting… After you break up with her, what will you do?”
“Umm, ask you out on a date… ” I was blushing. God knows why I was blushing, I had already kissed her, several times!
“What will you do if I refuse?”
“I’ll make a Victory symbol, V, with my fingers, point that V to your eyes and then make your eyes look at mine… I know you’ll say yes to my eyes…”
“Let’s say, I somehow resist that great temptation, and say, no, again?”
“Well somebody’s playing hard ball! Well, I’ll charm you with my romantic ways…”
“Like you did with E?”
“Relax! I’m just messing with you…” she was giggling callously.
“You are an evil Queen!”
“Seriously, I would still say no to you…”
“Because I’m millions of years old and you are just 18… ”
“You look 16!”
“Do I now? How sweet of you!”
“I said, you really look 16!”
“I know that! I like this look, that’s why I look like this”
“You can choose how you look?”
“Isn’t that convenient for a girl aged several million years?”
“Yes, it is. E’s grandma will be thrilled to hear about this… But age is just a number for love…”
“Love? You might be in love with me… and I, on the other hand, don’t really know what love means…”
“I have to consider my career as a Queen”
“But you are the Queen of the whole Universe! You can do anything!”
“Yes, I was just messing with you with the career thing”
“Tell me the truth, P”
“OK, OK. Considering all the horrible things I’m about to do to you, the least I can do is being honest with you… You are not macho enough; I need a man who can take care of me… I need security”
“P! You are the Queen of the whole Universe, for God sake. You are the most powerful person in this Universe…”
“Not powerful enough to cross the barrier…”
“You know the barrier? In Rock’s memories? The King and Deltamite were talking about it?”
“How do you know about Rock?”
“I saw all your memories when you were sleeping…”
“You looked into my memories?”
“Yes, I probably know you better than you know yourself…So I’m going to do what’s best for me, for you and the whole world…”
“You will do what’s best for everybody?”
“Yes, I will give you elixir, you have to drink it, so that you’ll survive long enough to date me for a while…”
“Oh, that sounds interesting….”
“I’ll make you powerful enough to go through the barrier…”
“You will go there, and find out what I want you to find out”
“What is this Barrier?”
“It’s something my dad, the former King, who you saw in Rock’s memories, was obsessed with, and crossed over it.”
“Well we haven’t heard from him in a long time…”
“He crossed the Barrier and no one has heard from him?”
“And he was powerful like you?”
“No. He was a brave Queenian, but he wasn’t as powerful as me…”
“Was there anybody in past or anybody in the present as powerful as you?”
“Are you God?”
“I told you, I have a dad!”
“If you can cross the barrier, find my dad and bring him back to me, I’ll definitely consider dating you.”
“If I do all that, you’ll just consider dating me?”
“I mean, when a man goes through difficult times he changes right? If you can remain the way you are now, I’ll date you, I promise”
“You know I don’t trust that promise. You are a fellow dictator after all!”
“So are you going across the barrier?”
“Will you be controlling me if I go across the barrier?”
“Controlling across barrier is slow because the data rate of KO commands is very less across the barrier. You’ll have to fend for yourself…”
“And why would I agree to do something that even your dad couldn’t do?”
“To date me”
“Oh… which you will consider later…”
“You’re finally getting the big picture… So you want the elixir?”
“Yes, I guess…”
“Oh, but you have to make the ultimate sacrifice to get this elixir…”
“Is the elixir in this ship?”
“You can just give me the bottle?”
“Then why the hell should I sacrifice?!”
“I mean, they’re the rules!”
“You’re making this sacrifice thing up to get something from me?”
“What should I sacrifice? Do I love the thing I have to sacrifice?”
“I guess that is why they call it sacrifice”
“What is it?”
“You have to let go of Earth”
“What? Like leave it?”
“Not exactly. I’m going to kill, like everybody, on the planet mercilessly, and you have to let go of your love of your planet and its people, you know. I mean it’s no use feeling miserable and getting depressed about some dead people right? I mean, when compared to being strong enough to cross the barrier, bring my dad back and date me!”
“You’re joking right?”
“No, I’m not joking”
“Have you gone mad?”
“No, I have not. And I don’t think I like your tone!”
“You are going to kill all humans and I should just watch my tone? To make it more likeable? To you?!”
“As usual you are over-reacting…”
“Boy have I heard that line before. Look P, I am not over-reacting! It’s you who are over-reacting? I mean why to kill everybody on Earth? For what reason?”
“For your sacrifice. For elixir. Remember?”
“You said you were making the sacrifice thing up!”
“Did I now? So you want the truth?”
“I want to know why, now!”
“For some paper work, some beaurocratic reasons”
“Listen O, you guys are not the first species to find a drug similar to S233, OK? Even though a drug like S233 is no hindrance for me, but it’s a hindrance to normal Queenians who rely on machines to send KO commands and get responses. So to discourage any further research in the direction of S233 by the same species or other species we just wipe out the whole species who had committed the crime to eat S233 or research it further… The wiping out of the species also serves as a warning to other species who might consider researching on the lines of S233… You get it?”
“But we did not know! If I had known this before, I wouldn’t have started research on this at all! It’s my fault, I am the one who misused these commands, and I was the one who ordered the projects which resulted in S233, I should be punished, not Earth!”
“Your planet’s growth was irregular compared to other planets. You did not find out about aliens, who frequently visited, in fact, or about the United Space Committee (USC), but you found out that somebody is controlling you and you guys took action to free yourselves. The discovery of the KO commands by you guys maybe unfortunate, but rules are rules… Humans have to die… But you are special, O! You may not be special for Universe or USC, but you are special to me and I’m going to keep you alive. Sure, you’ll be mad at me for killing your loved ones, but you’ll come around in a few hundred years when you get lonely…”
“My foolish mistake has caused everybody on Earth their lives, I have single handedly killed my species, I mean, who could have predicted that this is how all humans would go…”
I couldn’t even cry, like I normally did.