Chapter 1:

Thirteen over twelve

Venture Verse


For me, the greatest gift I might've recieve was to exist. To live.

What is the essence of having something if you do not exist in the first place? 

I can still remember the sensation on how I started to exist.

All was void, dark, nothing to be heard, nothing to be felt, nothing to be sensed.

All is nontheless after a whisper showed from the void. A cracking sound of chunks of stones. A burning stream that flows through my system. 

The heat reaches the tips of my fingers and toes. Then, the warmth was replaced with a freezing cold chills to my bones.

I can now feel, and now hear the massive breaking of the stones that surrounds my body and I started to regain my sight. I am choked from the dust and started to breath and then now I exist.

I don't know which way is up and which way is down.

Where am I? Am I in space?

Yes I was.

I can't move an inch of my body as I float and rotate in this pitch black blank space.

It felt like this sensation will be forever, that's what I thought after something pulls me to a certain direction.

I happen to see the object that pulls me.

A ship! A giant metallic space ship!

Below the ship is a vacuum that pulls me slowly and slowly and sucked me in swiftly.

I went to a tube like passage and I managed to gain my mobility and move as I was sucked in by the tube and I was dropped in a cylindrical glass, I thought I would fall and will hit the floor but I floated.

"Okay, turn off the anti gravitational pool! you're wasting our energy resource!"

Wait? Who's that? It was like a voice of a little girl.

I can't see through this glass, it's too blurry.

The cylindrical glass opened and I felt the cold metal floor when I can't float anymore.

It's weird but I do know the basics.

I can understand langauges and I can walk!

"I can walk!"

Gladly I say as I took one step and tripped.

"Whoaw!!"

"Careful.."

A calm voice said as I open my eyes and saw myself like the time stopped for an instance, I never tripped but I was like in pause in a 45 degree angle with my one foot on the floor.

It's like I defied the gravity.

I slowly stood up straight like someone is controlling me.

Then I witnessed this tall woman with four long arms and a pair of long legs wearing a green mask that covers her mouth, her clothe was jade green with gold borders.

I knew she was the one prevented my body to trip.

She controlled my body, it was like telekinesis as she move her hands upward.

I was startled and shocked as she spoke.

"At last! We found the last of your kind!"

"What did you mean last?"

My interrogation created silence in the control room.

One of them replied, the one with the spiral horn and peach hair. Like a regular human but with a horn. She speaks with a sweet little girly voice.

"Well! It's a long story to be told! But first we need to have you dressed! It's hard to have a conversation in a situation like this!"

At that moment I just realized.

I was naked the whole time.

They brought me to a room and let me choose a suit that would fit.

One of them assisted me, he introduced himself as Lumino, he is basically a human with a lion's maneand furr but it's in dandelion color, tail and nails. He wore a golden armor with a white cape.

After I chose the cloak that fits me, we walked to reunite from the others to the control room.

As we walk, I happened to ask him, even if he's kind of angry all the time.

"So? What's the meaning of that symbol in your armor?"

He answered,

"It represents the world of LEO, The world of massive energy, a planet of golden lights. You must've worn the symbol of your world also, the symbol of the thirteenth world. But then, you filthy humans don't have a world, you are the race of travellers! Am I right?"

"I am not certain about that! It's like I just've been born recently."

"That's because you are preserved for 100 years! You lost your memory but you will gain it after a week or a month and will start to create chaos in galaxy x-14 again!!" He replied.

I shouldn't have asked him! Now he's angry for sure!

We arrived at the control room and what awaits us there is a round table consisting of five persons, including me.

"Have a sit!"

The four handed lady told me.

I sat between the peach haired horned girl and Sir Lumino.

The four handed lady calmly stood up and started the conversation.

"We will start to introduce ourselves to this human in front of us! I will be the first, I am Kiara from the world of LIBRA. The world of balance and rationality. The world where we four armed race existed."

She sat down with her tan skin turning to lavender and her black hair to white then after seconds back to it's tan colored skin and black colored hair.

Another one stood up.

He is a decent one, he's likely a human but with pointed long ears like an elf. His long hair was white  and he brought with him his bow and arrow. His clothe is one of those mythical rangers. He said,

"This is ridiculous! Can we just proceed with the motive? Can we just explain to him the divergent orbits? The partial extinction? The thirteenth world that was nowhere to be found? 

We waited for 100 years, we travelled for like 50 years and became rebels against the Versal Council! We almost died in search of you! We became travellers because we wanted to summon UNITY! But how? Without a human, we can't wake UNITY up on its senses!"

"Calm down Emery! We all feel the same way as you did so calm down! 

As you've said, maybe we shall proceed...  We will start at the very problem."

Kiara the four armed lady replied.

"I can't understand anything that you've just mentioned just now!"

I said in an awkward atmosphere.

"It's ok! You will understand soon!"

Kiara replied.

Silence filled the air as all of them four stopped on talking.

"What's happening?"

I asked.

"The Versal Force! They're here!"

Sir Lumino said as everyone stood up and scattered.

"Everyone on position!"

The peach haired horned girl commanded.

Everyone sat on different tables.

As kiara continuously asks questions.

"Navigation?"

"Artilleries?"

"System?"

"Did you find them?"

Emery the elf answered.

"Navigation! Their location is defined!"

The peach haired horned girl started to command.

"Prepare boosters! Prepare to launch! Lightyear acceleration!"

"What's happening?"

I asked.

The red skinned guy with a shell on his back said to me,

"Just hold on to something, after five seconds you will lose your shit, and will leave your heart from this point!"

I was startled after all that he have said, so I hold on to a metal tube near the wall.

As kiara started to calmly count down

"5....

4....

3...

2....

...

1."

I think I just lost my existence again after a few seconds.

I never have eaten anything but I think I might've left my shit from where we are lately.

Maybe nobody can draw my face at that moment.

Everything I see was straight lined rainbows until the acceleration stopped.

Out of fear, I can't even pronounce a simple word.

"I want that.. To be the last time we use Lightyear acceleration!"

The red skinned man said.

Then he continued.

"We drained all our energy power at that one! We have to find a place to land."

No one is able to speak except him. This guy is tough like the shell on his back.

My grip on this metallic tube left a mark.

I stood up and I went to the nearest window I am to gaze the view outside.

A gradient mixture of purple and yellow stars and dusts is what I see.

Then I asked,

"Where...... are we?"

The red skinned man replied,

"We are inside the heart of galaxy x-14, a perfect place for refilling our energy resource!"

Everyone started to stand up.

"Everyone, we have no time! We have to continue the conversation of our concerns!"

Kiara calmly announced and continued,

"Jeth! Continue to refill our energy resource as we proceed!"

We again sitted on the round table, I want to ask a few more things. What's the big deal with the Versal Force? Or what the heck is happening? And why the hell are they so serious about this conversation? But then I first have to be SILENT, because to LISTEN is spelled with the same letters.

We are currently inside the heart of GALAXY X-14. As they say.




A.A. James
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Venture Verse


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