The Hunt for the "Blackstone" Part I

Ptrikha By Ptrikha, 28th Nov 2015 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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What happens when the world is at the peril of extinction and only a few good men can save it, but need to uncover a hidden mystery which can be unraveled only after passing through an unforeseen and forbidden path.

The Funny equation

"Beep beep beep" there went my alarm clock.
It was 4 o' clock on that freezing winter day of 29 January 2307.
Funny, with so many things getting changed in last 300 odd years since the end of that stupid game of Cold War, two things still persisted-
The Gregorian calendar
The standard English.

Funny, because with the worldwide law passed by the President of the World Beta V from the Nairobi East 2100 Bunker in the year 2214 mandating every non-programmable communication to happen through Mind transporters, the use of direct mouth to mouth communication literally vanished.

Yet, some globally unapproved Lightnet(Light signal based Net- a successor of Internet of the archaic 2000s) Forums still bought people together for 30 minutes for mouth to mouth communication.
And still neither Beta V nor his successors banned this language.
Perhaps, they were aware of this conflict that is about to kill even the last 50 of us human beings along with the 100 odd Martian Donglos who were invited in 2250 and established their movable houses and farms across Argentina, India, South Korea and Alaska.

And the ones who are killing us are not aware that they cannot survive without us, since we have the passcodes for all of the atmospheric water condensers.
The Pablos as they call themselves say that they have clues to underwater rivers. Yet, I believe that they first want to get rid of all us remaining 32 machine humans and the 18 naturals, including current Earth secretary Ncole XXV and then kill themselves.

Funny then that just a group of these 10 Pablos have the Laser 255 weapons which are much superior to our Laser 10, which we assembled by using some ancient overground factories using old techniques of smelting and welding.

Are we going to die? Or is there a way out?

"Peter IV, you are still so sleepy!. Get ready. The cleric Ancient IX is ready and waiting for us.", Roger XII barged in my sleep cabin and thundered.

"Cleric, you still think that those talks of faith, prayer can work against Laser 255s?"

"At least we can give it a try."

"Well, we do not have any option. Do we?"

I switched on the Space transporter and sat in my seat. Roger XII sat in front of me.

Destination: Vatican Bunker Habitat No 200, 100 Miles South-West of Rome.
Depth: 120 Feet, Temp: Controlled 25 Degree Celsius

It took 1 hour for the journey from the Miami Surface Dome Habitat No 2- the second among the last two above ground habitats, the first one being the bombarded and now unusable Beijing Surface Dome Habitat No 1.

We touched down in a low lit room where a bespectacled man of nearly 55 years of age was waiting for us.
His head beam blinked the Words:"Oral communication request throwout. Y or N?"

We got out from the Space Transporter. I and Roger pressed Y on the "Oral Comm" button on our smartwatch.

"Welcome our saviors. Let us proceed for the essenco meals."
"Thanks Father Joseph IX. Have our, ummm...., what you call Hello."

We had our essenco meal of 5 Kcal Proteins, 3 Kcal carbs, 2 Kcals fats and 4 Kcals Vitamins, followed by the condensed water 50 ml.

We were surprised to see the cleric eating the roast chicken and bread.

Roger asked:"Father, you still eat these contaminateds. How did you get the approval for eating these. Weren't you penalized for not following the Global Essenco Meal code?"

"Well, we had these four permits for Religion heads for natural foods. Moreover, we have grown these in our legacy greenhouse farms."

"Ha ha", I and Roger could not control our laughter code from getting emitted out.

"I do not believe that such things still exist in the world." said Roger.

"We ought to have more of these naturals. The world would have been messier but a much happier place.", Father Joseph exclaimed.

I added "And a place where millions are killed without any reason, just because one lunatic thinks that his thoughts must be imposed on all other earth beings."

"We are still going to die. So is it better?"

"Well at least everyone has a chance to die fighting.", said I.

"Yet still get killed?". Joseph added "When only faith can help us survive."

"Faith- who believes in that extinct relic of faith." Roger intervened.

Father Joseph then said "Yes, and it is about faith and ancient scriptures that we are going to talk today. Only these can help us escape the Pablos."

"Faith and ancient scriptures!. This is incredulous!" - The astonishment light level went up to Red on my as well as Roger's arm band console.

-- To be continued --

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author avatar M G Singh
29th Nov 2015 (#)

Great tale

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author avatar Ptrikha
30th Nov 2015 (#)

Thanks Madan and watch out for more!

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author avatar Nancy Czerwinski
29th Nov 2015 (#)

Ptrikha, I absolutely love this story! This is well written and beyond anything that I would ever think of. Well done my friend! Smiles to you!

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author avatar Ptrikha
30th Nov 2015 (#)

Thanks Nancy and I am glad to get a compliment from an accomplished writer like you.
Thanks for reading.

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author avatar Ptrikha
30th Nov 2015 (#)

And more is to follow in coming days.

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author avatar Nancy Czerwinski
30th Nov 2015 (#)

Ptrikha, I'm looking forward to the next chapter of a fantastic story.

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author avatar brendamarie
29th Nov 2015 (#)

great story!!!

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author avatar Ptrikha
30th Nov 2015 (#)

Thanks brendamarie

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author avatar cnwriter..carolina
30th Nov 2015 (#)

this is absolutely marvellous...carry on this epic dear Ptrikha...i will visit to read...

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author avatar Ptrikha
1st Dec 2015 (#)

Thanks cnwriter.

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author avatar vellur
11th Dec 2015 (#)

Taking this opportunity to wish you a Happy New Year before this site goes offline. Great reading your posts.

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author avatar Ptrikha
11th Dec 2015 (#)

Thanks vellur

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