Hello. This will be our sixth linkup post! Today’s topic will be “In twenty years…” This will be different because I am used to “what if I” kind of posts. But this is not one of that kind, so it may be more of a challenge.
“Huh, where am I?” I asked, as I woke up. I looked up to see a huge crowd of people with odd clothes and there was a peculiar terrain around us. I asked again “Please tell me where I am.” I only remember going to bed and falling asleep. Then a man from the crowd walked up to me and said something I could not understand. Right after that, I passed out. I awoke again to find myself this time in a small but technological home. Everything was run by voice command and was very cozy. The same man walked to me and spoke to me and this time I could understand him…”Hello! My name is Roy and I have a lot of questions for you sir”! I replied “I have a few for you too!”
But first, he asked if I was hungry. I said ” Yes, I am very hungry!” “What would you like?” he asked, “Oatmeal and a mug of coffee please.” I replied.” He speaks to the air and says “Make a bowl of oatmeal and a mug of coffee”. I was curious who he was talking to. Then on the table in front of me it appeared, it was exactly what I asked for. It just appeared! I thanked him and he left the room. I ate my meal and then went outside and saw so many more new things like a small shuttle and flying cars…. I just stared in fascination.
When Roy returned I wondered out loud… “everything is so advanced, exactly what year is it?” He replied “2034”. “WHAT?” I exclaimed. “Wait, if it really is 2034 then why am I still the size of a ten year old?” I asked him, “You were put in a pod, a stasis pod that kept you alive and young” he said.
Roy became almost like a dad to me. He helped introduce me to all this new technology and gave me a safe place to live. He even helped me get a job! It was on a giant ship, which was still not as advanced as some things Roy had shown me. But I loved my new job… I felt like an explorer but my real job was security. The trip was fine for a few months then the ship ran into trouble.
Our ship was running out of fuel so we were headed back to earth. But we didn’t have enough fuel to make it and our ship had to do an emergency landing on an unknown planet. It was a jungle planet.
We stayed in the ship for about a day to be sure it was safe. Then we headed out to see if we could find the materials for the fuel, the ingredients are: CO2, H2O, H2O2, gunpowder, Torhlidium, a rare new ore found in 2032, Robidite another new element found in 2030, which was given its name by who found it, Robort Stentaly, We needed all of these ingredients. We already had: CO2, H2O, H2O2, and a small amount of Torhlidium, but needed more of it. We searched for a mile radius and found: a little Torhlidium, but not enough for the fuel. We retired for the night and rested. The next day we found a note saying ” LEAVE THIS PLANET!” We returned to the ship to discuss our situation and create our plan. The next day, we ventured out in full security gear to search for the materials. This time we found, sulpher and coal, and some Robidite , we combined the coal and sulpher to make the gunpowder we needed. I still wondered about the note and who wrote it. Our team searched for three hours more and found Robidite and Torhlidium, After conducting an inventory of what we had found, we realized we now had enough Torhlidium… and almost enough Robidite.
We were about to return to the ship when an arrow flew beside me and stabbed into the ground. I turned around to see a shadow run into the woods. I reached for my weapon, but when I put my hand on where its holder is it was gone! I knew when it had happened…when I sat down I took off the metallic belt and laid it on the ground. I heard the bushes rustle but thought it was the wind. A newbie mistake I’ll never make again!
We rushed back to the ship and handed off the materials we had located. They started granulating the Robidite and Torhlidium to make them useful as fuel, it would take a full week for them to complete this process. Meanwhile, I looked everywhere in the ship for Robidite but found none. Late in the week, a terrible thing happened, we were running low on food and water. We went out cautiously and half of us went looking for the last of the Robidite the other half for food and water. We all agreed to meet back at the ship in two hours.
I went with the group searching for the Robidite, which was commonly found beside tree trunks. We met up at the agreed on time and we had found some Robidite, berries and water. However, we were not sure if the berries were poisonous. We put the berries in the scanner we had, and were so thankful when it showed they were not poisonous. And, there were enough of them all around us to harvest for us to make it home! We needed to eat some now in order to have the energy to haul the buckets of berries back. So, we had a small feast of water and berries. As we were about to finish, another arrow finds us. This time with a note attached that read “We won’t spare your life again… LEAVE OUR PLANET”. We picked berris rapidly while watching over our shoulders. Once we had enough we raced back to our ship.
The engineers finished making the fuel and the next morning filled the tanks. One of our men wrote a note and left it on the ground before our final boarding. It said ” We meant you no harm, we were looking for the ingredients for our fuel so we could leave you as you had asked. We are sorry for any offense we have committed.”
Once I arrived home, I headed straight for Roy’s house. I couldn’t wait to tell him all about my first real adventure in space. I decided to not go back to space, as interesting as it was. But I realized there was a huge need to create and work on the earth as an inventor. I created many things, but one of my favorites was a new fuel that every ship would have extra of. Although I loved my adventure on the jungle planet, someone could have gotten hurt! My most successful invention by far was The Time Machine. After saying goodbye to all my friends, I gave Roy, who had become my best friend, the blueprints for this invention and was the first try out my machine. It worked! I woke up and went and told the story to my mom, dad and brothers.