With his laser now fully re-charged,
Gary could return fire against the advancing
Killocon infantry. He popped up from behind his stone embankment and started
picking off the Killocons as they marched in nearly classic 1700’s British
Military style. It was dumb.
Of course there was an enemy named the Killocons, why wouldn’t there be. The universe was just as vast and strange as every historical science fiction show ever predicted, maybe even stranger. The Killocons were of course bent on the destruction of all Earthlings so they could harvest the planet’s resources blah, blah, blah.
Gary blasted through at least 30 Killocons before
his laser rifle needed another re-charge. He thought that he should have got
the upgraded laser rifle after the last invasion but Apple wanted way too much
Ever since the Mars missions there had been interested off-world eyes on Earth, waiting for the right moment to strike. Earth had beaten them all through sheer resistance. Usually the alien weapons and technology was far more advanced than Earth’s but with patience and time we’ve come out on top. Like we would against the Killocons; they lacked any imagination and couldn’t think creatively enough to defeat the free thinking Earthlings. “Another few months”, thought
“and things will be back to normal.”
“Hey Mary”, he shouted to her.
“So, I was wondering if you were going to the USO dance later tonight”, asked
“Are you asking if I’ll be your date you worthless maggot”, said Mary.
“Gosh you talk pretty. But yeah, you wanna be my date”, asked
Part of the wall behind Mary and Gary exploded and covered them both in concrete dust.
“Sure. I’d love to be your date” said Mary.
“Awesome. Awesome. So I’ll pick you up at your barracks at what? 19:00 hours”, asked
“Sounds good. I’ll wear that dress you like”, shouted Mary over the Killocon Hoverwrecker that drifted overhead.
“The what”, asked
“That slutty dress you like, I’ll wear it”, shouted Mary.
“Not for long”, shouted
He winked at her and took off back toward base as the Killocon Hoverwrecker burst into green flames and went crashing down toward the ground.
Gary wondered if he ever would have had a
chance with a girl like Mary if it weren't for the constant alien attacks. He
dreaded the thought that he could have wound up as an insurance adjuster like
his father. The thought of spending every day in a cardboard and carpet cubicle
He tossed a pulse grenade over his shoulder at a Killocon Infantry carrier and then dove toward the command center entrance just as the vaporizer activated and the carrier imploded with a strange pop, which was far more common now then when
first heard them.
“Nice throw solider”, said Commander Addison.
“Thank you sir”, said