His Father’s Fault
Queen Victoria Hinde said, “Impressive Alexander, you have a lot of friends and comrades that see you as a giver of hope.”
President Élie Rousseau asked, “Is it really the time to let go of this case? We have not gotten to know him for a while.”
President Cooper asked, “Is it just me or do you want us to have another debate with each other and finally decide again?”
President Élie Rousseau said, “We should rally our thoughts down and decide if we should let his men go or not.”
Queen Victoria Hinde said to Alexander and the generals, “We will contact you back in the next couple hours to make the decision.”
While this was going on, Cahan’s fleet and Helbot ships arrived at the edge of the Chéseaux system. The ships warped pass many planets. Cahan saw Lynx coming over the horizon and left the bridge. Aorla followed him down the hallway as her leader begins their assault on Lynx.
“Cahan, I would suggest we find which building in the city Alexander is located,” said Aorla. “That way we have a greater chance at taking him down and retrieve the bow.”
“Excellent idea,” said Cahan and turned to Seeker who was walking side to side with him. “Seeker, send your probes to the city and search for Alexander.”
“Yes sir,” Seeker saluted and ran down the hallway like a kindergarten.
The Spacers put on their starsuits and loaded their weapons just as the Helbots were charged up. The Helbots hurried into their gunships, fighters, and tanks. Aorla put her armor on and grabbed her hook and sword. When the Spacers were fully armored and ready, Cahan returned to the bridge to give further orders.
They approached the two guard space stations and the stations started firing torpedoes at the ships. The torpedoes hit the ships, but did little damage. Then the stations fired laser beams in hopes of taking down their shields.
Cahan shook his head as it was amusing. “Fire and push into the surface!”
The ships’ blades came out and they warped through the space stations. As they went through both space stations broke in half and exploded. The battlecruisers from the space station flew towards the Helbot fleet and were only gunned down. The Spacers and Helbots blast through the atmosphere and Helbot ships began firing on the city. Human cruisers flew in to take down the enemy fleets only to get blown by the Spacers’ detonation swarms.
As Cahan watched happily as the human fleet was being demolished, Seeker called him on his channel. “Cahan, I’ve located Alexander.”
“Where’s he located?” Cahan asked as he was eager to take him down.
Seeker said, “He is located at the World Republic Homeland Security. I’ll give you the coordinates.”
As he got the coordinates, Cahan smiled devilishly. “Set your assault on the World Republic Homeland Security. Time for Alexander’s death to come.”
At the World Republic Homeland Security, the building shook violently. Alexander and the others opened the long windows to see Cahan’s fleet pinning every ship down. His heart pounds in fear as Cahan found him. He had to get the key bow and stopped the invasion before that Spacers cause more destruction. Everyone looked at each other to figure out a strategy. The security guards rushed into the armory and gathered all the weapons they could find. A couple of them threw Alexander’s mens’ armor and weapons into a cart. They rushed back into the courtroom and threw their gear to them.
“Here, I believe these are yours!” the Head Guard shouted as he tossed the starsuit to Alexander.
“Thanks!” Alexander nodded and puts it back on.
Vyla puts her armor on and grabbed her trident. David grabbed his cloak and staff. Aoife, Howie, and Yuya jumped into their battlesuits and loaded their weapons. Moses takes a solar assault rifle and Alpha took a pistol. The security guards tossed the rifles to the generals as they loaded their pistols.
As everyone got their battle gear on, Alexander asked, “Where are our supplies that you took out of my ship?”
The Head Guard said, “We put them in the security storage unit just a couple miles north of this building. Why?”
Alexander explained, “The Helbots and Spacers are not only looking for us, but they are also after a piece of a key that would lead to a destructive weapon. We need to retrieve that before they get their hands on it.”
General McKinley shouted, “Let’s not stand around, get to it and kick their asses!”
They rushed into the elevator just as Cahan’s ship began to fire at the skyscraper. Alexander knew if they don’t get out of the elevator soon, this building would collapse and they would be buried alive.
He saw a lever in a glass box at the end of the elevator. He shouted, “Brace yourselves!”
His team grabbed the hold of the railings of the walls. He punched the glass and ripped out the lever. They felt their bodies lifted as the elevator dropped at an accelerating speed. They smashed into the ground floor. Alexander fell to the ground along with General O’Reilly and Moses.
Alpha said, “Alexander, this was a good idea to detach the elevator.”
“No shit!” General O’Reilly snapped. “You almost broke my goddam neck! What the fuck were you thinking?!”
“I was thinking about a way to get out of here fast and safe!” Alexander shouted.
Alexander kicked open the elevator doors at full blast. They ran out and find themselves in a dark room. He saw many red eyes at the end of the hallway and lasers and photon blasts streaked at them. His night vision was activated and Helbots were storming after them. He took out his shotgun and sprinted towards them. The shots fired at him were missed as he ran and dodged. He got up to the first Helbot and fired. As that one was short-circuited, he turned to the other Helbots and shot them down as well.
His team rushed behind him and more Helbots stormed in. Yuya and Howie took out their hand grenades and tossed them. The grenades hit the Helbots and static descharges fried their mechanical bodies. A few were still standing and Aoife finished them with her assault rifle.
“I love it when these fuckers get a taste of their own medicine!” Aoife smiled.
“They’ll be more fuckers out in the city,” said Howie.
They rushed out of the tunnel and jumped onto a warthog as the building began to collapse. Howie got on the turret as Alexander slammed the accelerator and zoomed passed the gate. Howie fired his turret at the packs racing behind them.
Up ahead a few marines got behind turned over hovercrafts as the Helbots were spraying napalm at them. Alexander rammed their warthog at the first Helbot and puts a grenade on its tank. He drove back away as the tank exploded and melted the Helbot. Howie fired the turret at the other Helbot and that too exploded. The marines managed to get out of cover and fire at more Helbots. The security guards drove warthogs of their own and got the marines to hop on.
Marines at another block of the city successfully took down their first army of the Helbots. But then Cahan’s ships flew over them and Aorla and her soldiers flew down and landed in front of them. The marines fired their mini-guns at them, but Aorla sprinted and sliced their guns with her narrow sword. One marine began to retreat just as she fired her hook and pulled him back to slice his head off. She gracefully swung her sword as she zoom passed more marine. As she got to the other side of the street, she turned and smiled as those marines were sliced and blood poured out.
One marine was driving his tank down the street as he fired at the Helbots. He ran over some packs and fired at three Helbots were napalm tanks. They exploded and splatter napalm all over the street.
He shouted, “Fuck you robot cocksuckers! You don’t fuck with humans!”
Then he came upon a couple of Spacers. He fired, but they dodged and sprinted towards him. He couldn’t turn his gun fast enough. One Spacer sliced the gun off and ripped open the top of the tank.
“Fuck!” he shouted and grabbed his shotgun. The Spacer grabbed him and ripped his spine out.
Cahan flew down to the wrecked World Republic Homeland Security. He landed and marines fired at him. His projectile wings came out and wrapped him. With his strength, he lifted a tank and threw it at the marines, splattering them.
A fighter jet flew down and Cahan jumped towards it. As he landed, he sliced the jet in half at both ends. He grabbed the pilot and threw him down to the ground. He flew to other fighter jets and shot them down with bolts of lightning. Those fighter jets were fried up and crashed at both directions.
In the air, he spotted a row of marine vans escorted civilians out of the city. He swooped down and fired lasers from his helmet. The vans exploded and the street burst into flames. Civilians jumped out of the remaining vans to get out of the streets. He sprinted after and killed each one of them. Reinforcements came after him, but it ended short when he burned them with his lasers.
Meanwhile, Alexander’s team reached the security storage unit. They got down into the facility and filled all the storages opened and all the supplies were gone. Alexander and the security guards rushed into the end of the hall where the Head Guard sealed the key bow. But when they got to the end, the box was ripped open and the key bow was gone.
“Damn it!” Alexander shouted. “They took the bow!”
Moses then receives a call and answered, “Hello Fabocusa.”
Fabocusa said in the speakers, “Moses, are you and Alexander on Lynx?”
Alexander ran up to Moses to talk to Fabocusa, “Father, the key bow has been taken and the Spacers are attacking on planet Lynx!”
“I have it actually,” said Fabocusa. “Cahan found out you had the bow and he summoned his fleet and the whole Helbot fleet after us. He doesn’t know I am here, but I need you to meet me at the start of the Downton Greene Bridge. Hurry, the Helbots are after you!”
Alexander was surprised to hear that his father was in the city. He must have known that Alexander’s men were searching for the key to the Garden of Eden. He had to get to him and escape with the key bow.
General McKinley’s communicator vibrated and he took it out to answer. “This is General McKinley, what’s the situation?”
A marine said through the statics, “Our defense cannons are down!.....We have no access to them……. There’s too many of them!.....”
“Damn it!” General McKinley shouted. “The defense cannons need to be repaired. The military command center is located below the city square. The cannons are at each corner of the city. We need to get to the command center and get those cannons online. We might have a greater chance at firing those ships down.”
Fabocusa said to Alexander, “Alexander, we have to get off this planet with the key bow. Get to the bridge now! The key is more important!”
Alexander had to get to his father just as they need to activate the cannons. He had one choice, either help his father or help them with the cannons. Both of them are important. He looked at his team and said, “I have to go find my father. He has the key bow and needs our help to escape from the enemy.”
“We got to save the city!” David shouted. “We just let more people die!”
“David’s right,” said Aoife. “We are already in a lot of shit!”
“I am the most wanted man in the galaxy,” said Alexander. “The Helbots would have more interest in hunting me down just like Cahan does. We must split up. Alpha and Moses, you two stay help our team get to the city square and activate those defense cannons. I have to go and help my father.”
Alexander grabbed more guns and puts them on his waist and back. “General Floundo, McKinley, and O’Reilly, you three lead them to the command center.”
“Alexander, what you are doing is suicide!” General Floundo shouted.
“It is crazy yes,” said Alexander as he loaded his shotgun. “I have been through many near death experiences with those bastards. I know how to fight them. But trust me; they’ll have more time hunting me down than hunting you guys.”
Alexander began to go upstairs and Vyla ran up to him. “Alex, let me come with you!”
“No!” Alexander shouted. “This is very personal and I have to do this.”
Vyla then offered her crossbow rifle, “Then take this!”
Alexander took the rifle and stormed out of the storage unit. He got out and Helbots charged after as they shoot. He ran up and fired the rifle at them. Millions of purple ionized laser fired out of the rifle. The Helbots explode as sparks burst out of their armor from the shots of the rifle.
A kat leaped out of nowhere and snuck up behind him. He slid under the kat and took out a laser katana. The belly of the kat sliced open and he threw a grenade into it. He sprinted away as the kat exploded.
Packs charged after him down the street and he fired them with the rifle. One of the packs had a machine gun and he ripped it off its back. Helbot soldiers rushed behind the packs and he mercilessly fire the machine at them.
As he blasted them away, a Helbot drop-ship flew passed him and dropped three Minotaurs onto the street. Two were armed with battle axes and the other one armed with a plasma cannon. The two Minotaurs charged after him and he ducked as they swung their axes at him. The third Minotaur aimed his cannon at him, but he slid down the street and jumped onto its’ head. He stabbed the head multiple times. The other Minotaurs swung the axes at him and he got out of the way just as they accidentally chopped down their partner. He grabbed the cannon and blasted them into many pieces.
As he finally got the start of the bridge, Fabocusa swung his staff at the packs. Alexander rushed to his father’s help and sliced them down with his laser katanas. He felt relieved that he was able to see his father again. They looked up and many Helbot and Spacers shot down more human ships making them crash into buildings.
Alexander asked, “Father, where is the key bow?”
Fabocusa said, “Hidden in my cloak. There is a Titan relay just at the mouth at the other side of this river. Where is Alpha and Moses?”
Alexander said, “They stayed behind to activate the defense cannons. I ordered them to leave me.”
Fabocusa said, “When we get to the relay, I’ll go alone and you’ll go back to your men. Have them get to the relay before the Helbots destroy the whole surface.”
They both sprinted down the bridge as more Helbots charged after them. Alexander fired his shotgun at the closest Helbots. Fabocusa sliced a few and shot more with his lightning bolt. Alexander looked up and a massive army of fifty robots were marching on the bridge. He found a hoverbus and puts bombs in it. As the army got closer, he and Fabocusa kicked the hoverbus across the bridge. Some Helbots got thrown off the bridge as it hits them. The two of them got behind a pile of hovercrafts and Alexander pulled the trigger.
The other end of the bridge exploded and began to fall into the river. Helbots slid off from the bridge and fell into the water. Alexander and Fabocusa rushed and jumped as they got the burned section of the bridge. They somersaulted as they reached the other side.
As they took a moment to relax, Alexander turned and saw large towers with umbrella tops emerged from the ground. Massive beams shot from the top and fired upon the enemy fleet. A few of them got hit and crashed down; others shattered by direct hit. Alexander smiled as his group activated the defense cannons.
But just as they ran down into a power plant, Spacer soldiers appeared and surrounded the two. Alexander and Fabocusa went back to back as they face them. Aorla stepped out and pointed her sword at them. Alexander pointed his katanas at her as Fabocusa pointed his staff.
Aorla smirked, “Fabocusa, we meet again.”
Fabocusa raised his eyebrows with shock, “Aorla? You are with Cahan?”
“Yes,” Aorla said. “I no longer serve the man that was once our king and betrayed us for these creatures.”
Fabocusa shouted, “I did not betray you! Seiton is behind all of this!”
“No your son is behind all of this,” Aorla snarled. “Your hybrid abomination had led this rebellion against and you helped him!”
“I’m not an abomination!” Alexander shouted.
“Enough talk,” Aorla said. “Spacers, kill King Fabocusa and Alexander.”
A Spacer aimed his light rifle at Alexander, but Alexander sprinted and kicked the weapon off his hands. The Spacer grabbed his hand and swung a long knife at him. Alexander blocked his knife strike and head-butt the Spacers. The Spacer side-kicked him making him slid across the street.
A couple Spacers fired with guns at him as he got back up. The firing from their weapons began to do damage to his starsuit. He grabbed an ATM machine and bashed one of them to the ground. He turned to the other Spacer and fired his shotgun at him, electrifying him to death.
As he was getting pinned the more Spacers, Alexander ran to an alley and leaped to the top of the building. He began to activate the nano-bots to repair his suit. But before he could do that, Spacers hovering with wings swooped down and grabbed him. They threw him down into the ground and dived to impale him. Alexander rolled around and they missed. He jumped onto one of them and ripped the projectile wings off. The other Spacer fired lightning bolts at him. Alexander clutched in pain and was thrown into another building.
Fabocusa engaged in hand to hand combat with Aorla. She fired her hook, but he grabbed and pulled her to him instead of the other way around. She backhand him with her fist, he dodged. He kicked, she blocked. She speared him, he kicked to the side. She took out a pistol and he backed away to grab his staff. Three Spacers attacked him. He spun his staff around and his blade clashed with their armor and swords.
Alexander hid in a collapsed building as he tried to get his starsuit repaired. A Spacer lifted the debris off of him and grabbed him. Alexander was thrown again and he leaped after them. He took out his shotgun and fired at the Spacer. The Spacer kicked the weapon off his hand and shoved an electro-rod into his suit. Alexander screamed as the starsuit began to fry and his body absorbed some of the electricity. He became numb and the Spacer began to finish him with a sword. But Fabocusa rushed to his son’s aid and impaled that Spacer.
Alexander got back up slowly as his body ached. Then Spacers swooped down and attacked him more. They dragged him down another street and threw him against a tank. His head spun by the impacts. His body could fight back against the blows.
He tried to get back up, but a Spacer kicked him down and ripped off his helmet. He elbowed his aggressor as he got up. The Spacer continued to punch his face. Then he clutched his fists and his Index began to power up. As the Spacer was about to pierce his eyes out, he lets go of his fists and bolts of static discharge hits the Spacer and fried him to death.
He stood lying down and watched as his father fought gracefully against anyone that would harm him. His body felt so numb, he couldn’t move. They then shot him down, only damaging his armor. Alexander’s starsuit was severely damaged, his Index was still working. But the nano-bots have been destroyed. Most of his armor had been shredded. He rolled onto his stomach, pushed his arms up, and got on his knees. He groans by his wounds and broken bones while trying to get up.
“Leave us alone!” Alexander roared at the Spacers and took out a rifle.
Alora went up to Alexander and stomped his wrist hard. “I’ll live you alone with your head off.”
“You bitch!” Alexander snarled.
He grabbed a knife from her waist. Aorla snatched it back and kicked him back against the tank. The Spacers got a hold of him and Fabocusa. Just as she was about to swing her sword at his head, Cahan ship flew over them and the hanger door was opened. Cahan stepped out of the door and looked down to see Alexander and Fabocusa captured. He never expected to see Fabocusa on this planet.
“Aorla,” Cahan called out. “Bring them into our ship!”
Aorla ordered the Spacers back into the ship just as it lowered to the ground. They still held their strong grip on Alexander and Fabocusa. They all got onto the hanger of the ship and Cahan greeted his former friend.
“Fabocusa, what a pleasant surprise,” he said.
“Cahan, you have to stop this!” Fabocusa begged. “These people have done nothing wrong and you can’t get to the Garden of Eden.”
Cahan asked, “Why would I stop this invasion if they are responsible for the massacre of our race?”
“Because you are stubborn!” Alexander barked. “You are the Spacers. Spacers were supposed to be the race that guide us in the rebellion against Seiton and his Helbots. You don’t have any idea that it was he that caused your destruction, not me or the primitives!”
Cahan pointed his sword at him, “You are Fabocusa’s half human son!”
He turned to Fabocusa, “Look at him, he was your biggest mistake ever! Showing traits of our people, but traces of his humanity could still be seen. Our race is dying because of him. You were the king of our empire before our fall, you still are. Those primitives have invaded our worlds and killed billions of our people.”
“Lies, all are lies!” Alexander barked. “Stop this now Cahan, you crazy cold-hearted bastard!”
“Silence!” Cahan snapped. Alexander shook his body around to get out of their grip, but it was no use.
Cahan continued, “Fabocusa, as king, your responsibility was to protect our race from destruction, no matter the cause. Our race is heading towards extinction. You have the bow to the key of the Garden of Eden. It is a weapon we could use to erase all of the primitives. This could bring our empire back. We can roam freely across the galaxy. You can still be king.”
“You’re right,” Fabocusa nodded. “What should I do first?”
Alexander widened his eyes as he heard his own father agreeing to Cahan. He was so shocked that he couldn’t speak. Cahan took someone’s sword and held it in his hands. He said, “Please, undo your mistake.”
Fabocusa nodded and took the sword from Cahan. He turned to face Alexander and impaled him. He screamed as the blade went through his body. The Spacers let go of him and he fell out of the ship. Cahan, Fabocusa, and the Spacers watched as Fabocusa’s only son falls down into his death.