Arianne 175 En - Silent running
A group of young people, 10 girls and 10 boys. They had found
themselves, in a world of the superlatives, in which
everything seemed to be possible. Almost more, than somebody
could imagine himself.
But something must be different at them. They were happy.
Happiness, without being forced to pay for it.
An absurdity in this world, in which any feeling was determined
by money. Something, that could not considered as a ware
... it was not possible to transform it in a quantity offered
It was love.
They knew it, without it having been taught to them. A feeling,
that was not present during thousands of years. Lost in the
centuries of the expanding empire.
They sat together, forming a circle, stroked themselves with the
eyes, touched each other and smiled while doing this. There was
nothing, that was able to disturb this luck.
Janus: "What we request for ourselves, they will not allow it."
Julia: "Yes, I think so. But it is making us so wonderful
independent. We can resist in ourselves and we do need the
environment around us. Even we can forget that we need money and
that we have to buy something to get it."
Anna: "That we have to sell our hair to get money for it."
Julis: "What a nonsense. We shall get money for our natural hair
to buy wigs and extensions, only for fashion."
Anna: "And some of these stupid play games to be part of the
Juliusa: "And last not least, to give organs for some of these
Anna: "At the end we are cyborgs. And then? Shall we end up in
the great machine? I do not understand why so many people give
up their natural body for doing this."
Welcome to the machine.
The idea was, that this machine will reach a higher level of
evolution. And that the machine must be build to survive in the
universe. There are too many empires but not enough sky for
There was a lot of hair in the room. And all of it was connected
with it's natural roots. Something very seldom in this world.
All of them had hair down to the floor. For this, they will get
enough money to pay rent, feed, fashion and a lot of these
useless things that are considered as very important for a
Hario: "That is the problem. We do not distribute to the flow of
wares. Our genes are naturally, not adapted to some requests of
usefullness, as if they have forgotten us. We want our bodies
for us, but for the market place. We are something like a hole
that gives nothing back."
Janus: "What will they do with us? They will seperate us,
included in closed networks, so we will lose each other from the
Juno: "No, please not. Our bodies, our souls, embedded in
love, we love us so much. Therefore we live. If they take
it away, we will die."
Jimmi: They will brainwash us, manipulate our genes,. At the end
we will not recognize, what we have lost."
Enya: "Can't we behave us how they expect it from us? Our
itelligence quotient is much greater than the usual one. It is
about 1580. The paranormal limit is 1590. Oh! The normal
quantity of 130 avoids unhappiness. Therefore we must be very
unhappy *grin*. If we don't stand out, they will not perceive
us. Our commen meetings, once a month, perhaps only once a year.
Not as now, every day."
Heinjo: "Yes, and the intelligence quotient of the central
government is 1200. That we have more, that is already a
sacrilege *grin*. I think it is simpler not to stand out with
more intelligence than with too few intelligence *grin*. We can
be glad, that they don't have reached the paranormal limit.
Otherwise they would control us by telepathy.
Jx: "And the central unit? It shall have 20000."
Willi: "Yes, but this is artifical intelligence. It doesn't
matter. Paranormal is not possible with this."
Julia: "Let us try."
So the years went by. The meetings, for our people it was the
greatest of all. They had success with hiding their common love.
Then the great crisis. An intergalactic war seemed to be
unavoidable. No place was secure any more. The people were
called to arms.
The last meeting, before they went to war?
They took off their clothes quickly and laid down on the
mattresses. Not clearly seperated after gender, mixed and in
Ecstasy of emotions, all got lost in the feelings. And this over
the whole night.
The dawn was coming. Time to sleep? No, they must put their
clothes on and go the collection point.
The bell was ringing.
They were shocked. Are they detected now? But what will this
Some officers of the space fleet. General Ababas introduced
"Don't worry. You are very special. We will not seperate you.
The space ship X-R-238 has been prepared for you. The best of
all spaceships that our civilization ever has built. It's
databases contain all the knowledge of our culture. We hope that
you will be already thousands of lightyears away, this evening."
What happened there? They had been observed all the time, but
they had friends, mighty friends. These friends helped them to
hide their outstanding life.
"We wish you good luck, trying to survive, inside the
infinity. Maybe you will find a place, where it is
possible to live and to make a new start. You are the most
valuable beings that we have, that our species has produced in
all these years of try and error. Therefore we stand for you.
The rest of the world ... we think it will go down very quickly.
The great war, noone will survive. All the planets will burst
and die. But to give it a sense, the evolution of our universe,
we try to help you to give it a trace, that not all of the
effort was senseless.
The spaceship will start at 4 pm. After leaving the solar system
it will accelerate to a high relativistic velocity. No transfer
to the hyper space. You will fly in silence, giving no signals
to the outer space. Silent running, to escape to a time that can
be measured in billions of years. Even
the devil will have problems to detect you in this running.
We hope it is far away enough to escape the
desctruction of our universe.
Julia: "And you?"
"We will die in notime. Don't worry about this. You are what we
wanted to be."
They were moving
through space and time. For the outer world, the space ship was
reduced to a small string. And the matter inside? No problem,
cosmic strings have relativistic matter inside. And it is very
dangerous to approach them.
They lived in their proper time and did't get older.
The last success of their doctors?
From the inside of the space ship, they perceived the
distruction. Burning galaxies. As more as they went to the
future, the destruction increased.
After 140 years of relativistic flight the infalling light
disappeared. There was only darkness around, no orientation
Leaving the universe? Or now inside the big empty? They knew, it
reached more than a billion lightyears away.
The databases, they contained so much knowledge. There was no
time to get bored. And the factories of the spaceship, they
produced else and everything. The space ship increased to a
sphere with a diameter of about 50 kilometers. It was compressed
at the starting point to a sphere of 100 meters.
And all the love between the girls and boys. What about
children? Inside the range of 140 years?
Yes, the space ship had already 6 new generations. And a
population about 200 people. But all of them are lost, in an
infinity of darkness.
Sometimes they had to cry ...
Then it happened. An encounter of the third kind.
She called herself Bluewhite.
And she was not alone.