Red Planet, Part Two

The Silver Phoenix By The Silver Phoenix, 28th Jul 2013 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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"Derek; are you sure we aren't moving around in circles?"
"I'm absolutely positive we're going forwards."
"And what makes you so sure?"

Red Planet, Part Two

As they trudged along the planet's surface, red dust scattered in all directions. The gravitational pull made the particles to lift upwards and take a few seconds to settle down. Both Derek and Graham found they could move a lot quicker than on Earth and were enjoying it.
"This is fun, Derek. I mean, these backpacks are quite heavily loaded and yet, I can hardly feel anything, as if my back is free."
Ahead of them, the light was dim and the only thing in view were craters and pits. Graham looked around in all directions. It looked exactly the same.
"Derek; what are we looking for anyway?"
"Any sign of life. By life, I mean water, plants, anything organic."
And after a while, everything seemed the same. Graham, who was slightly behind, called out.
"Derek; are you sure we aren't moving around in circles?"
"I'm absolutely positive we're going forwards."
"And what makes you so sure?"
Derek turned around and pointed a small metallic object with a red beam at the end of it.
"It's a tracking device and a compass. Of course, it does other tasks as well."
"Wow! Once again, you've demonstrated how your experience and skills have helped us out."
"It's a bit early to do any praising right now, Graham. We've still to cover a lot of ground."
After sometime, there was a loud sound. Derek turned to Graham, who wasn't there.
"Graham. Where are you?"

to be continued...

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Alien Abductions, Aliens, Space

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