Chapter 1:

Prologue

Twins 99


Gasps!Bookmark here

An entire sidewalk of civilians quake in fear as they watch a school crumble to the ground. A piece of the school equals a tear racing down their faces. Bookmark here

The city itself appears as if it is covered in cars. There are vehicles at every corner and street. Police cars, ambulances, fire trucks, all on the same road going in the same direction with all driving lanes filled. Traffic is truly at its worst. Bookmark here

As a result, a man steps out of his car and hurries straight to the school's location. The angry drivers were the furthest thing from his mind. The distraught in his expression and focus in his eyes can only concentrate on one objective, and one objective only.Bookmark here

“Dammit! I should have prepared them for this! It's all my fault! Hopefully, it's not too late.”Bookmark here

Sweat of regret drips down from the man's forehead. Right when the sweat hits the walkway, the school's structure takes another toll. Bookmark here

The school has fallen to the appearance of a large fort that is supported by many concrete walls, rocks, and a few pillars. At the same time, those concrete walls, rocks, and pillars are the very reason why the school is bound to collapse.Bookmark here

Seeing this causes civilians to panic. Phones are pulled and calls are made. But, the effort wasn't there.Bookmark here

“Waaaaahhhhh!”Bookmark here

A civilian drops to her in knees. Bookmark here

Her cries represent the feelings of all the citizens standing beside her. Sad, but useless. Bookmark here

Yet, there is a small ray of light that shines from a tiny hole in the school. That small ray of light gives a few civilians the courage to pray for safety.Bookmark here

Through the tiny hole is the remains of the school. Destroyed hallways piled up with debris, and a collapsing ceiling that is supported by a few pillars.Bookmark here

“Aaugh…”Bookmark here

An injured student weeps in pain, buried in damages.Bookmark here

Her entire body is covered in rocks, no openings. Dark blue, deadshot eyes stare out. A small ray of light shines in her eyes, instantly changing her color from dark blue to pearl like. Like the sun, her eyes shine a path. She slowly shuts her eyes, closing herself off to the light. Bookmark here

Along with her in the dark, depressing, apocalyptic ruins of the school lie other unconscious students, teachers, and staff.Bookmark here

All of them, bruised. In each of the classrooms, that are too demolished to be called classrooms, there are only people lying with debris under a shaking ceiling that could collapse on them in any minute. Like a shooting massacre without blood.Bookmark here

Shake, shake, shake…Bookmark here

The ceiling vibrates, causing rocks to drop to the already dirt-covered floor.Bookmark here

Shake, shake, shake…Bookmark here

BANG!Bookmark here

Massive amounts of dust scatter from a crushed wall as well as rubble. It occurred as quickly as an explosion. Bookmark here

Blaaaak!Bookmark here

Blood mysteriously flings itself onto the damaged ground. Bookmark here

Bonk!Bookmark here

Like a ghost becoming visible, knees drop as hard as a stomp through the fading dust.Bookmark here

As the dust vanishes, more body parts are revealed. Bookmark here

Legs covered with half-torn black dress pants. A bruised chest coated with a dirty but slightly cut white buttoned shirt. Arms with several cuts along with dirty ripped white sleeves. And, a bloodied mouth with small, thin streaks of blood running down from each end of the lips. Bookmark here

The dust fully clears, revealing a completely beaten student who is ready to faint and hit the ground. Bookmark here

“Dammit, this is all I have…”Bookmark here

He concludes, disappointed in himself. Bookmark here

Darkness clouds his fatigued blue eyes as he face-plants into the ground. Bookmark here

Jo....Bookmark here

“JOVAAAANNNNNN!!!!!!!!!”Bookmark here

Tears pour down faster than a water fountain. Bookmark here

All I can think about is what I'm seeing. My brother, my twin brother, lying on the ground after losing the battle that could have saved the world. Bookmark here

I want to help him. I want to finish his battle for him. But. Bookmark here

My hands won't reach out to him. My legs won't raise me up to my feet. My body is completely stuck to this large ditch of debris. Paralysis couldn't do a better job.Bookmark here

Dammit, I want to save Jovan. I want to get up and come to his aid. But.Bookmark here

What can I do? How can I help him? How can I possibly defeat an alien? There's just no way! I don't know what to do!Bookmark here

The more I look at Jovan, the more tears gush out of my eyes. My face is flooded with tears. I don't bother wiping them off. I just lay still in my pit of debris, crying. Bookmark here

Sniff, sniff, sniff, sniff, sniff. Arrrhhh...Bookmark here

WHY DID THIS HAVE TO HAPPEN?!!!!! WHY DID THIS HAVE TO HAPPEN TO US?!!!! WHAT DID WE DO TO DESERVE THIS?!!!
JUST. Why…Bookmark here

I scream my head off in frustration.Bookmark here

I believed Jovan could save the day. I placed all of my hopes on him. I was confident that the first day of school would be a great day. For everything to go so wrong is… Fate? Bookmark here

I don't know.Bookmark here

I don't know how to react, nor do I know what action to take. Bookmark here

I feel as if I'm drifting away from reality.
Hope, confidence, inspiration, dreams… all streamed out of me like a river.Bookmark here

The crumbling hole of debris that I lie on top appears more like a floating leaf in a body of water. Jovan seems more like an illusion in a white, plain sky.Bookmark here

Does anything matter anymore? Now that an alien is going to destroy everything. Were we created to get eliminated by aliens?Bookmark here

The world we live in depends solely on logic. Occurrences always happen for a reason. That reason always makes sense.
That logic gives us common sense to live by. It's how we operate. It's how we conclude what is normal and what is strange. We can only comprehend what we understand. And, we can only believe what we want to believe.Bookmark here

Sometimes, what we want to believe doesn't actually exist. So, we turn to entertainment to see our beliefs come true. It's enough to dream, but it's not enough to believe. In the end, some things just don't exist. It would be illogical. Bookmark here

However once the unrealistic becomes realistic, what do you do then?Bookmark here

Do I run away? Do I accept my fate?
Seems like good options. I mean, what else could I do? Fight an unknown alien? Bookmark here

No, that's crazy. The idea, alone, is unimaginable. And, winning the fight makes it more unthinkable. Bookmark here

I'm only me. A normal person who's not special. Bookmark here

However…Bookmark here

Instantly, I see the floating leaf as a pit of debris. The surrounding body of water now appears as a large, crumbling classroom with broken concrete everywhere. Bookmark here

“Jovan was just as normal as me, and he still fought the blue alien.”Bookmark here

I slowly rise to my knees. My dirty, black feet bleeds as they sit on the rocks.Bookmark here

“Jovan was just as terrified as me, but he fought the blue alien.”Bookmark here

I put my hands on my half-torn dress pants to help myself stand up. Bookmark here

“This alien was completely new to Jovan. He knew the alien's intentions, and he still fought the damn thing.”Bookmark here

Slip!Bookmark here

I drop to the ground after having slipped on a few rocks. Bookmark here

“He knew EVERYTHING, and he still fought the blue alien.”Bookmark here

Despite my left leg getting more bruises, I continue to rise up. I completely disregarded the pain I felt. Bookmark here

Jovan experienced the same things as me, and he fought the blue alien. Bookmark here

WHAT EXCUSE DO I HAVE TO RUN AWAY?Bookmark here

I ascend over the hole of debris and spot the blue alien sauntering towards Jovan.Bookmark here

I refuse to run away. I can't run away. Not after everything Jovan did. What kind of brother does that make me? What kind of PERSON does that make me?Bookmark here

I take one long blink before I have to confront the monstrosity that is the blue alien.Bookmark here

Okay, there is a blue alien in front of me. This blue alien is the reason why the school is crumbling. Everybody in the school is hurt. Jovan and I are the only ones who can see it. Jovan did fight the alien. I am the last one standing.Bookmark here

“HEY!”Bookmark here

I yell out to the blue alien as it was prepared to kill Jovan where he laid. Bookmark here

The blue alien instantly points his attention towards me as automatic as a robot. It was enough to make me step back and return fear into my eyes.Bookmark here

Still…Bookmark here

Clench.Bookmark here

I clutch my right hand with all of my strength. Each finger inside the palm of my sweating hand.Bookmark here

Crrr-ack, crack.Bookmark here

Unknowingly, I cracked my fingers as a result and my feet were gripped to the floor. All I was focused on was the blue alien.Bookmark here

Sough…Bookmark here

Wind suddenly gathers around in the area as if a tornado is forming. Yet, neither one of us is fazed by the unexpected gusts of wind. It was as if we were standing in a hurricane.Bookmark here

Whether this is real or not doesn’t matter.Bookmark here

My fearful but brave brown eyes stare into the abyss of the blue alien’s cold diamonds.Bookmark here

All that matters is…Bookmark here

Whewwwwwww!Bookmark here

All of the sudden, a large breeze of wind covers half of the area. Multiple amounts of debris flew along with the wind, soared fast in a straight direction. Even blocks of concrete fell as soon as the wind materialized.Bookmark here

I FACE IT!Bookmark here


Twins 99


JSankoh
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