Wednesday, June 24, 2009

my friend Matthew's Story!!

so, my friend Matthew sent me this story he wrote. He had told me about it before, but I wasn't really listening, and I thought it sounded just to weird for words, but then he emailed it to me, and I read it, and I loved it, so I decided to put it on my blog where bunches of people can read it. please tell me (and Matthew) what you think about it by either commenting or leaving a message in the chatbox. =D thanks.

2009…Daniel groaned, rolling out of bed and hitting his head on the floor. He got up and stumbled over to his dresser, and pulled out a drawer. Which ones… He thought, these, yes these. He got dressed in a pair of jeans, a blue shirt, and a gray sweat jacket. Pulling on socks, he walked towards the stairs and tripped, falling down the stairs and coming to rest about halfway down. Getting up he checked for bruises. A small one on my side, nothing else, He thought, I’ll live. He smiled. He walked the rest of the way down the stairs, and turned left at the bottom of the stairs. He saw his mom cooking breakfast, and his dad drinking coffee and reading the newspaper. His mom came over, "Daniel, good heavens what kept you? You were supposed to be downstairs ten minutes ago, you’re going to be late for school!" His dad turned and smiled, "Martha, relax he has an hour.""You’re right, you’re right…" She said nervously. Daniel and his dad laughed. "So mom," Said Daniel, "what’s for breakfast…" He looked into the kitchen, "Ohhh, Ohhh yes!" His mom laughed, "Haven’t had these in a while huh?"Daniel jumped up and hugged his mom. "Thank you, thank you, thank you!" His mom laughed again. "Yes, Daniel, Apple Fritters." Daniel was shaking in his seat. When his mom finally came over with them he didn’t even wait for his fork. Instead, he crammed one in his mouth, chewing with a look of ecstasy on his face.When he finally managed to swallow, he gasped and reached out to grab another. His mom placed the fork in his hand, and, smiling, said, "Try using this, it’s easier." Daniel, smiling, finished his breakfast, and leaned back in his chair. Next thing he knew his mom was shaking him, "Daniel the bus is here." Daniel jumped to his feet, saying goodbye to his mom and dad, shot out the door and raced towards the bus. The door was closing, he pumped his legs, faster and faster he ran. The door was almost closed, Daniel jumped. There was a bright flash of light, and he was thrown backwards. When he looked again, there was nothing there. He looked down both sides of the street, no bus. It’s gone… He thought, it’s completely gone. He got up, dazed, and walked home. What would he say to his parents? Hi mom, guess what, the bus disappeared in a bright flash of light! So there’s no school today. He hated the idea of going home to that. He took a side ally, thinking, I’ll just sit here all day, which will keep me from embarrassing myself. So he did, he sat there for hours and hours. And he drifted off to sleep...Startled he was woken up to a strange noise, a sort of humming sound, he looked up and saw a sort of cloud gathering over the intersection. People were already gathering to stare at the cloud. Walking towards it he saw that it had a black center, and it was very high up. As he watched the dark center expanded rapidly, and the sky went black. People started to scream, a bright multicolored beam shot out of the cloud and struck a car, which exploded. People were running in all directions. A green beam shot out of the cloud, striking a group of people, who looked around dazed, then one by one, dropped unconscious.By now, it was mass panic, people were screaming and running everywhere as beams shot out from the rapidly growing cloud. Then, time seemed to slow, as the cloud glowed, a bright white in its center. The other beams stopped, as the light grew bigger and bigger.And people started to turn to look.Then without warning, a massive, blinding beam shot out and hit the ground, chunks of debris flying everywhere. A black beam started to form in the middle of the giant column of energy. Expanding quickly, it soon filled the entire thing. And the beam started to create a giant hole in the ground, which expanded beyond the boarders of the beam. Daniel who was now running for his parents house, started to wonder if this was a dream.Out of the hole, came bodies, hundreds of them, zombies. Groaning they advanced. And the cloud started to shoot lightning at objects. Daniel, who was screaming at the top of his lungs, spotted his parents staring wide eyed at the undead army. Daniel ran up to them, and, grabbing them, ran for the safety, or so he thought, of the countryside...…The zombies were getting closer, hammering at the door of the barn. Daniel and his parents were holed out inside, armed with this: A crowbar, a baseball bat, and a plank of wood with a large rusty nail on one side.The zombies were making progress, and a hand shot from one of the two doors. Daniel’s mom screamed. More hands shot out until the entire door cracked in half. Daniel and his dad raised their weapons, but Daniel’s mom dropped the crowbar, and ran out of the building. Daniel screamed "No!" But it was too late, she came back in. But she was missing an arm, and she walked with a stumble to represent that she was no longer on his side. Daniel picked up the crowbar and turned to his dad, to find a green face staring at him. His dad had been corrupted too! He backed away, cowering against the far wall. Whenever a zombie got close, he swung the crowbar, knocking it back. But it always returned. Then his parents came, he couldn’t hit them. And so as they were closing in, he thought about life, how it was such a normal day, then the incident, now this, it was a really bad position and he really disliked to decision he made not to tell his parents about the bus. His parents were literally touching him, he could feel blackness spread up his legs, and tried to move them and couldn’t. The blackness was spreading, and it soon reached his chest, then his neck, and when it got to his mouth it started to emit a groan. He got up and started to walk with the rest of the zombies. But he wasn’t doing it, he was the last speck of conscience within his brain, and that last speck said in a final effort to free itself. These people are deleterious to this planet, I abhor them! I have to stop this, I must… I must… and he faded away into oblivion.Daniel was startled awake by a zephyr, and his mom. His dad was talking to a stranger with a scarred face. "Mom, what’s going on?" Daniel said. His mom looked at him and said, "Daniel, you’ve been in a coma for about a year, the shock of the attack on our town put you in a coma.""The Earth, our planet, what’s happened to it?""Daniel, the zombies, they’re not controlled by a supernatural force, or magic or anything like that. They’re being controlled by a micro chip, implanted in their brain."Daniel snapped to attention. "Who is that man talking to dad?""That is Joe, from other members of the resistance, they call him CJ, or ‘Callous Joe’. But when he hears them, they say, ‘Cool Joe’. They don’t want to arouse his wrath.""I bet his first impressions stink." said Daniel.His mom smiled "Yes, I bet they do."Daniel turned to his dad. "What are you doing dad?"His dad turned in surprise to him and, hugging him, said "This is Joe, I am negotiating with him to let us stay at the resistance base.""But what happened to the rest of the earth?""It’s completely corrupted by those creatures."Daniel looked stunned. Is this the end of the world? He thought. No, not yet, the resistance is still here. We’re not all dead. We will fight until we win, or die. Daniel got up and was about to speak when his dad turned and said, "I’ve finished the negotiations, we will stay at the base, as long as we provide support.""That’s great dad.""And we wont run out of food, the resistance will…Oh no."Daniel whirled around and saw millions of zombies stumbling towards them.Joe looked at them. "The zombies are only a mile away, we have very little time to prepare."Joe motioned for them to follow, and they ran away, off to the resistance base...…The guards were on their usual rounds, when there was banging on the front door. "Who is it?" asked one of the guards cautiously."Gosh darn it! Open the door!" yelled Joe from the other side."Joe is that you?""Yes, yes, now open the door they’re coming!""Who’s coming?""The zombies you dolt, that’s who’s coming!"The soldier ran up to the door and fumbled with the latch and keypads."Hurry it up soldier!""I-I’m t-trying!" he said, obviously shaken.His friend came up and typing in the code, calmly opened the door.Joe stormed in, ranting, and sprinted towards the top of the base.Daniel came in, and looking at the calmer guard said, "What’s his problem?""Who knows?" he answered. Daniel smiled, but that quickly faded when he looked out the door, the zombies were getting closer and were three quarters of a mile away. He asked the guards, "How can I help?""Go to the top of the castle, and you’ll find some turrets, get on one of those. Tell your dad to do the same.""And my mom? What should she do?""She can either go to the hospital wing, and help mend those that get sent there during the fight, or she can help you with the turret."Daniel’s mom came up. "I shall stand by my son." She looked serious for a moment, and then a smile broke her face. Laughing she said, "Oh gosh that was so Hollywood."Daniel smiled. "Yeah, that was." He started laughing too.His dad was already gone. "I guess he’s at a turret." said Daniel, "I’d better do the same." He raced up the stairs with his mom at his heels. And they were soon out of sight of the guards.The guards looked at each other "Serve the Overmind, the door must be opened for his minions." Said one, and the other nodded. "Unlock the door, we don’t want to arouse suspicion." They went to the door and unlocked it, and ran up to the turrets.Daniel was at the top of the castle experimenting with a mounted machine gun. A small rifle was at his side. And his mom was protesting that younger children should not be allowed to use such things. His dad was in the turret next to him, loading it and testing its fire rate. Daniel was copying him, for he knew almost nothing other than it was important to pull the trigger when the barrel was pointed at the zombies. Some time later when the battle was about to begin and everyone was at turrets, or in the hospital wing, the guards came up to Daniel and his dad. "You sure you know how to use these things?" asked a guard, talking to Daniel’s dad. "Yeah, I’m sure, what do you want?"The guard looked offended, and in that instant he poured some black powder into the turret, and no one noticed. "Nothing, I just wanted to know if you need help, that’s all." And he walked away.The other guard was talking to Daniel. "So you know how to work this?""Yeah, I know how.""Okay, well if you say so." The guard said, and like his brother, tried to put the black powder in Daniel’s gun. But this time Daniel saw the motion and yelled, "Hey, get away from that! Are you trying to sabotage me?" The guard dropped the vial of powder which, amazingly, didn’t smash on the stone ground, and ran for the stairs. The other guard joined him, and as they raced for the stairs, two burly guards with metal detectors in their hands stepped out and said, "Can’t let you past, got to test you first." The guards panicked and tried to force their way through, but the burly ones grabbed their necks and held them firm. Scanning them with the metal detectors the reached their head and the detector beeped for both. "We got chips!!" Yelled one of the guards, and hauled them away. A Soldier came up to the vial of black powder and said, "This looks flammable, I’m going to try this then." And he dropped the vial into a small fire that was providing light, because it was the middle of the night. When the vial hit the fire, the powder inside exploded with such force that everyone in fifty meters was thrown backwards. Daniel’s dad paled and he said, "This gun is filled with that stuff, if I had pulled the trigger…"Just then there was a yell and a guard looked down and saw the zombies were almost at the door. "Blast it we were so preoccupied with the powder we forgot about the zombies!"Daniel’s dad made a split decision and threw his gun at the zombies. Down and down it went, and the zombies hardly paid it any notice. For all they cared, some nutcase had just thrown his weapon away. Just then it hit, exploding and sending about forty zombies spiraling away, flaming. The zombies looked up and growled. They started to run for the door. Everyone on the upper wall started to shoot at them.Guns blazing, zombies were falling left and right, but they kept coming. Minutes passed and then the first zombie got to the door, it clawed at it, and to its surprise the door swung open without any fuss. The guards on the top of the castle yelled. "It’s no use! Those traitors must have unlocked the door!" Everyone cried in dismay, and their efforts to try and push the zombies away quickly lost morale. The zombies were pouring through the entrance. And there was nothing the humans could do to stop them. Everyone took their guns and pointed it at the stairs leading to the top of the castle, waiting for the zombies. Soon the medics from the hospital came up, and grabbed weapons.Daniel and his mom and dad all had machine guns and had them pointed at the staircase.Very eerily they heard groaning and the first zombie stumbled up the stairs. Everyone started shooting, as more and more came up the stairs. Thousands of bullets were hitting the zombies, but the humans were falling back. There were still too many zombies.Just as it seemed hopeless a bright beam of light shot out from the night sky and blasted the stairway to pieces, collapsing it, and giving the humans precious time. Everyone looked up and saw a ship, shimmering into view.A voice came over the speakers on the ship. "People of earth, your planet is doomed. Come with us to rebuild your colony, and save the human race."Everyone looked at the ship as it circled around and landed, its top parallel with the top of the castle, and ramp extended."It’s huge, that thing is gigantic!" said one of the soldiers.A small man, with a fox like face, came out in a black robe."Humans, come, the il’Kathani are almost upon us. Hurry, before it is too late."Daniel noticed it had a small device on its neck. That must be a translator, He thought, Of course it is, how else would they communicate with us? The alien said, "This piece on my neck is a small device scans your brain and forces me to talk using your language, I can also learn your language in a heartbeat, that’s what’s nice about it." He took off the translator. "Ah, that’s better. It is such a pain to have to use that thing." He said in perfect English."Come, get on the ship! The il’Kathani have arrived!"Just as he said that, a massive ship, maybe twenty times the size of the castle appeared. It fired green beams at the humans, who knew now that what those beams did was implant chips in your head, making you a minion of the il’Kathani. Most of the humans dodged the beam and some were struck with it. Everyone was running for the fox-ship. The il’Kathani ship was starting to fire the white beams, and that was destroying the castle, melting the bricks. All of the humans were on the ship and the engines were blazing with energy. The ship blasted off from the ground and a turret popped up from the top.The turret’s barrels glowed with energy, and then fired a bolt that hit the il’Kathani ship dead center. The il’Kathani ship fired its own laser blasts at the fox-ship, missing entirely. Daniel asked the fox-man. "What is your race called?"The fox-man looked at him. "We are the Tor’Hitani, we have heard about your planet’s demise and decided to come and rescue you from the il’Kathani."Daniel nodded and turned away looking out a window at the battle.They were in space now and the il’Kathani ship was getting desperate. Daniel saw smoke coming from the guns as they overheated trying to hit the Tor’Hitani ship.A laser blast fired from one of the smaller turrets on the il’Kathani ship, and hit the Tor’Hitani engines. The ship started to slow, and the Tor’Hitani man turned to another one and said using a strange language, "Kornoth, noklagon gerioa keliaz!" The Tor’Hitani ran to the back of the ship, turned behind a corner and vanished.Daniel came up to the Tor’Hitani and asked. "What’s your name?""My name is Xantheris." said the Tor’Hitani who had greeted them on the castle. Daniel nodded again and turned to watch the battle, the il’Kathani ship was almost on them, and a cargo bay door was opening up. Xantheris was yelling into a small microphone. "Kornoth, hitti relaz torgoath keliaz!"He was visibly shaking. The il’Kathani ship was inches away from the Tor’Hitani ship when the engines of the Tor’Hitani ship flared to life. The spider like beings that were clustered with dangerous looking guns, were burned to a crisp. The Tor’Hitani ship quickly gained ship and eventually was completely away from the il’Kathani ship and the chase began again.This time the il’Kathani ship shuddered and a massive turret rose from the top, it glowed with energy. Xantheris moaned. "Not that, anything but that!" He turned to the microphone again. "Kerath Pluton! Kerath Pluton! Kerath il’Kathani Dunager Pluton!"Daniel asked, "What’s a Pluton?"Xantheris turned to him, white faced."It’s a massive super weapon that can destroy entire moons!"Daniel paled, "If that hits us…" Daniel shuddered.Just then a stream of white energy shot out of the Pluton. The stream missed the ship by inches and shot into the sun. The sun glowed white hot, then violet hot, and bulged. Xantheris screamed into the microphone. "Getolaxuwa! Kunaie! The ship surged with speed, the stars became a blur. And behind them the could see the il’Kathani ship preparing to do the same, but just then the sun exploded in a hyper nova, sending massive gamma rays towards the il’Kathani ship, obliterating it in a strident explosion.Daniel asked, "What is our ship doing?" when they were safely away from the exploding star.Xantheris turned and said in English, "The ship is in hyperspace, we will reach your new planet soon."Daniel was uplifted, they were going to get a new planet. He leaned against his mom and dad, and drifted into sleep.Hours later he woke with a jolt. They were landing! He jumped up and saw the humans walking out of the ship in single file line. Xantheris came to him, "Daniel, I would…"He sighed. "I would, like to…" He seemed to struggle for a moment then relaxed. "I would like to live with you in your new home."Daniel was stunned, "Of course you can."Xantheris looked delighted. "Thank you Daniel." He said smiling.He jumped onto Daniel’s shoulder and shrunk. Soon he was small enough to ride around one shoulder alone, he took off the robe and stuffed it into a small compartment on his leg. Surprisingly he looked just like a fox, a cute innocent fox.Xantheris wife came up and did the same, jumping onto Daniel’s shoulder, and shrinking, then stuffed her robe in a compartment on her leg.Daniel walked down the walkway, and into the arms of his parents. Who smiled at the foxes. A smaller fox came bounding down the runway, he wasn’t wearing a robe, he had taken care of that earlier."Planning to leave me in charge of that nightmare dad?" the fox grinned."Not a chance Xerxes." smiled Xantheris.Xerxes, bounced up and perched himself on Daniel’s head."Daniel, this is my wife Xrethis." said Xantheris. Daniel smiled. Life couldn’t get any better than this. He thought. friends and family, all living together. Joe came up onto a large rock, and said "What should we name this planet?" he looked around. "And what a planet it is. Lush green forests, why this might be even better than earth! It’s an improved replica!"Joe smiled, "So what should we name it, any ideas?" Joe looked around.Daniel stepped forward and said, "Terra Firma."And that was to be the planet they lived on, Daniel, with his foxes Xantheris, Xrethis, and Xerxes and his parents.The other Tor'Hitani went home to their planet after taking the humans to Terra Firma.The colony on Terra Firma grew in size to a small city, and that’s the way it stayed.No global warming, no lack of resources. Xantheris helped engineers build hover cars, that used magnetic energy to fly, and they released no carbon dioxide into the air. The planet stayed green and healthy, with beautiful sparkling oceans. The animals there were almost no different than the ones on earth. Humans lived a great life. And life continued on Terra Firma, the paradise of humans.

yay!! good for Matthew. I really liked this story, I hope you will too. yay!!. ok, I'm done.

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