My name is Guy Arc and this is the story of when the world ended. It’s new years eve 3009 a.d. the anniversary of when the world as we knew it came to an end. Just gone midnight it is now 3010 a.d. but the remaining part of the human race now call it 10 a.i. The a.i. stands for ‘After Invasion’. Earth has been at war for ten years now, some call it WW IV (world war four) ,others call it the war of the worlds. I call it hell. The Earth has became a mass wasteland of rubble, there are little trees, grass or plants of any kind.

What replaces them now are endless patches of nothing. All that can been seen in the areas of this ‘nothing’ are bones, blood stains of fallen victims and parts of what used to be our civilation. Those who destroyed our planet are some what of a reptilian species who possess the same characteristics as humans; they walk on two legs, breath oxygen and feel the need to feed. But their appearance is also something to take note of. If i was to compare them to a former creature of our planet, I would choose an iguana.

That is the world today, but i guess you want to know how it all started. I remember it all. The whole experience still plagues my mind. I was only 15 at the time.

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The year was 2999 a.d. the world was at peace. The closest you could get to a fight was in a virtual arcade. The technology was at its prime. No diseases, no pain, no suffering, it was perfect. It was new years eve, I was at a party with my family and friends, about an hour before the new millenniun begun. The atmosphere was amazing. But a few miles away, scientists were finshing off there new experiment. A time and space portal generator. Basically a gate to another dimension.

As the night drew on I was getting more excited, at the same time the scientists were getting closer to completeing there new toy. Ten seconds left till the new millennium everyone was counting, as were the scientists until their portal came online. At the exact time the bells struck midnight and the portal had opened. Not long after there was an explosion so large that it effected us at the party, the portal had become unstable and was now unable to be closed.The party continued as if nothing happened but not for long. There was an announcement throughout the city to evacuate. The invasion had begun.

No one had any idea what was going on, but as instructed we started to evacuate. No one was prepared for what happened next. A strange shreik was heard and people began to scream not far from where we were. A large mob of civilians horded past us. Not far behind them was an army of barbaric creatures swept through there the streets incapacitating anything and anyone that got in there way. My family and I heard the screams and pleas as our fellow kind were hunted down and devoured like cats with mice. We picked up speed to get to our car and to safety, there were over a thousand people at the new year party, only a handful had cheated death. As soon as we had secured our home, We turned on the television and there was an emergency broadcast being played over and over again, no picture.. just a voice:

“Please if you are hearing this evacuate you and as many people as you can to the nearest army base as quickly as possible the Earth is under attack. I repeat the Earth is under attack!”

It was the voice of the famous news reporter on Channel Twenty, Zach Pearson. He said those words calmly, but you could hear the fear in his voice.

As soon as the message had played for the third time, my parents rushed up the stairs and began to pack. Sooner than they’d gone upstairs they were back down and rushing out the front door. We were no more than three steps out of the door when suddenly there was an explosion a few houses down. It was them. They had already travelled twenty miles in the space of half an hour. My father sat there watching as our neighbors were thrown around like a cat with a wounded bird.

“DAD GO!!!” I hysterically shouted at him.

He soon got the idea and moved it. The speed we travelled was amazing. My dad knew exaclty knew where he was going as he used to be a scientist for the army, but when we got there… our nightmare began.

The soldiers had no chance against them. Everything they tried was stopped by them. They avoided the lasers like they were moving in slow motion, Ripped through the artillary like a hot knife through butter. The scariest part of it all was the fact that they were actually learning how to use the weapons against for their own assault. One of them picked up a gun and fired it, taking down half a squadron. It got the idea of it straight away and the other monsters soon got the idea too. The fatality of these things was increasing with every seconds gone by.

“DAD, TURN BACK QUICKLY!!” I screamed.

Before we got a chance to turn around. We were hit. My mother died in the explosion of our car as it was hit, my father alive but fataly wounded, i was hit in the eye by shrapnel and it was bleeding bad i couldn’t see out of it. My dad turned to me his face was a crimson mass he then said to me trembeling as he talked “run”

“I’m not leaving you” I replied as my eye began to weep.

“Go now! I can’t move, my legs, arm and my ribs are broken. I’m bleeding heavily son, I’m not goin to make it. “I want to stay with your mother as i die. But you, you are young have a long life a head of you. I have lived my life now run.” He then said to me, now crying

“Dad! I’m going to go but i’ll be back soon and im going to bring help” I sobbed barely prenouncing my words.

I could see my dad losing strength, his life was draining. I quickly shuffled through one of the broken windows cutting my arms and legs, but I was in too much greif to notice. As i ran desperatly looking for help. I looked at my dad and he looked at me and managed to smile. In one flash the car had gone.. the car exploded. It was like my father knew he was going to die.. he saved my life. I got the impression that the smile he gave me was suppose to mean ‘goodbye son, good luck’.

I was too horrified to move.. I knew that it wouldn’t be long until one of those things saw me and ripped me apart like a piece of paper. I turned around to see a soldier be.. destroyed would only be a close enough description of what happened to him. The creature then popped its head up, as if to say ‘mine’ and began to charge at me. I stared at his dark beady eyes as he ran at me i thought ‘this is it’ over and over. I was overwhelmed with emotion and didn’t know what i was going to do but my fear had taken over. The beast was about arms length away about to maul me into nothing but a bloody mess. I closed my eye and prayed for a miracle.. and to my surprise I was given it. All i felt was a gust of wind shoot past the left side of my body… it ran past me.

“What the hell?” I exclaimed as I collapsed in releif.

I awoke to see a different surrounding.

“Have i been captured?” I thought to myself.

I opened my eyes. Strangley I could now see out of both of my eyes. I was confused. I didn’t know what to think. I attempted to move, I was bonded by something. I was frightned by this, I didn’t know what to do. I struggled to get free but I cudn’t move. In one burst of strength I snapped the restraint that was holding my left arm down, them my right and I began to undo my self. I sat up after I was free and observed my surroundings.

The room was the same shape as a bowl. The lights were blinding, probably because I had my eyes closed for such a long time. My vision slowly refocused but I still couldn’t make out some objects in the room. On the right of me were some strange looking machines, but they had to be my vital statisitics as they were connected to me. As my vision regained its full potential, I could here a hypnotic noise on my left. Breathing.. it was something breathing. A survivor? Could it be? But to my horror, as I turned my head and looked at the “survivor”, I really wished it was not one.

A long cylinder, positioned on an angle, solid titanium, with air holes was scarily within touching range. It was one of them, one of those creatures. It was next to me.. alive.. maybe not so well.. but alive none the less. I realised what it was and started to scream.. and thats all I recall.

When I awoke, I was sat up on a bed. I realised I was in a hospital . A nurse reasured me that I was okay and going to live and told me the doctors has stitched up my cuts and gave me a new eye.

“It’s only a proto-type but it should hold out for a few years as long as you don’t take too many knocks to the head” He chuckled.

“Where is everyone?” I questioned.

“Relax, everything will be revealed” He replied. “There are many survivors just like you and you will meet then soon enough I promise”

From that moment on I didn’t know what to do. Should I believe him? I was left with a descision, run or fight. I chose to fight, not just for revenge on my parents death but to make a hope for the rest of the world..

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