The time has come for my brother to die, I thought in anger as a stride across the palace gardens. I have not taken a step on the castle grounds for years but it matters not anymore. I laughed. After a couple of years of experimenting, I have finally learned the secret to immortality. I have finally learned what my famed ancestor knew.
“Nobody goes there Sir!” a voice called out.
I turned to face the person who dared issue the order. As I scrutinize him, I remember he’s the hired hand my brother has taken in just after our father died. How dare he order me around when this castle and the land it lies on will soon be mine?
The boy paled as he looked at me under the scant moonlight. “Prince Igor? Why… you look…” the boy staggered back.
“Fresh?” I asked condescendingly. And indeed I look different from what I used to look like before. The boy is probably wondering h
Echoes of the Past 3.0Abel set the ship to land on a gray patch a couple of kilometers from the structure.
“No way are any other life forms going to touch this ship,” he muttered.
As I stared outside, I couldn’t help but think that this moon is just like any other moon in our side of the universe. But there is one thing different. Right now, a part of me is very much hopeful to see evidences of other life forms that had eluded us before. My heart hammered frightfully and excitedly in my chest. I have to say that dreams are still different from reality.
Above the dreary surface of the moon stood the blue planet and seeing it gave me a wave of nostalgia for the blue planet that we had left behind. And then I wondered what if, unlike us, these other life forms consider their moon as their main “home” instead of the nearby planet? What if we have it the other way around thinking “the planet and its moon” instead of “the m
Echoes of the Past 2.0A few calculations the next day and we estimated the travel time to be around six months. And that’s traveling at the fastest known ship speed.
“Darn, we better pack up since we don’t have many pit stops between here and there,” Abel grumbled.
“It’s a good thing we’re taking the Monster then,” I said, watching his reaction at the corner of my eyes.
Abel almost choked. “Monster? As in The Monster? However did you get her?”
The Monster is the legendary intergalactic ship of our Space Agency. No wonder Abel is impressed. It has been the ship of choice in most space explorations and nobody knows yet of its limits. It was designed and made by the best engineers in our planet. I’m sure Abel is on the verge of a heart attack knowing he’ll be driving the monstrous beauty.
I snorted. “C’mon, I was one of the engineers who designed her.
Echoes of the Past 1.0Is anybody out there?
I stared dumbstruck as the line appeared on the normally empty screen in front of me.
My name is Mark and I am an engineer at the planet’s biggest space center. Even with the advancement in intergalactic space travel, we have yet to encounter another species in the universe. Fortunately or unfortunately, that is what I’m set out to do. One of my tasks is to set up satellites within our solar system, something that comes second nature to me. Throughout my years of working at the space center, I have yet to encounter a contact outside the world known to us. So I just stared at the screen with the decrypting machine humming softly in the background as it translated the message to our local language. Is this a contact? I thought in a haze.
My name is Marina. Please help!
I quickly geared into action as I typed back to the screen: Mark here. Please let me know your location Marin