A Secret Place

Silcresh lives on Uransial, another planet. Nick is from earth, he was drafted to be a soldier. He was sent out on a ship fourteen months ago. What happens when their worlds collide, will war be the only result? For the write the future scifi competition!

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4. Chapter 4 *Silcresh*

I was strolling along the wooded trail when I looked up and saw something large falling from the sky. The object was slowing down; landing silently in a nearby clearing. I pushed the button on my watch repeatedly. Then, out of curiosity, I walked closer to the strange thing. An opening appeared and a single creature emerged.

I quickly stumbled back, it was a creature thought extinct, a human. Its skin was a dull color, definitely male from the smell I was getting. I inhaled deeper, there were more, many more. I was seated among the long weeds and dirt, waiting for this odd creature to make a move.

A few minutes past and neither of us did anything. The male creature seemed intent on letting me begin our interaction. <"I am Silcresh, and who are you?"> I sent my mind voice to him. He kind of jumped but then he responded with his mouth somehow. "I’m Damon, it is my absolute honor to be meeting you Silcresh. How did you do that?"

<"Do what?">

"How did you project your voice into my mind?" he asked again with his weird mouth movements.

<"My people speak this way, does it disturb you?">

"No I just have never seen anything so extraordinary, can you speak with your mouth also?"

<"I can try but it is not likely to sound correct."> A series of squawks erupted from my mouth, I covered it in embarrassment. He smiled but did not laugh at me.

"Well I guess that's a no go, but thank you for trying."

<"It was fun in an odd way you could say."> I said while chuckling.

"So you can laugh but you cannot speak aloud, how very odd." He said thinking deeply.

Lights on my watch began to flash and he looked at my questioningly, I just shrugged, if he didn't know what a beacon was then his species was dumber than bricks. But then again they had just landed on our planet with no alert to the Elders...

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