Everything has changed. A load of EAHLF's (Energy Adapted Human Life Forms) have taken over when everything is destroyed. Lilienna is forced to help the human race continue from where it left off when the destructive energy wave passes through. The normal routine of the people dying, then being saved is broken and the long road to recovery is ahead. But is the power plant the only place where the energy can be stored? Are there other places or is it UNSUSTAINABLE....


9. Radioactive

Eva and Mai couldn't believe their eyes. They couldn't distinguish what was weirder, the fact that Lilienna and Marcus were walking and talking to each other like normal people or that Woof was now picking his nose, eating it then offering them some. Reclining the offering of snot, Eva tried her best to listen to what they were saying. Lilienna was talking about some kind of lady on some TV telling her about what would happen and how freaky it was. Why was she telling Marcus? But before Eva could voice her concern, Marcus ran over to them, holding Lilienna by the wrist dragging her along.

     "Guys! Guys! You have to hear this!!" shouted Marcus. Mai and Eva were both worried about what he was going to say because whatever he said, they both knew he was going to be right.

     "What is it? If it's important to the task, then tell us but if not, then let's enter this power plant," said Mai in a flat, bored sounding tone. She wasn't really all that excited to hear what he was going to say.

          For the next ten minutes, Marcus and Lilienna told them about what had been showed on her TV in her lounge. When they had both finished explaining, Mai and Eva (Woof was too busy eating dirt off the ground) were stock-still, open-mouthed. Everything made sense now. Marcus, Eva, Mai and even Woof all knew that their powers were supported by nuclear energy and the objects around them and even themselves were made of radioactive energy. Usually when the nuclear energy leaked (like it had just hours ago) it didn't touch the radioactive energy because they were both opposite energy sources (like north and south on a magnet) but this time it had. That was the explanation for the objects around them fading into non-existence.  What they didn't know was that the energy supporting the inanimate objects was running out. It was being spread out across the land becoming wasted and useless. There was radioactive energy in the air that they were breathing, inhaling, normal people would die a horrible and long drawn out death. 

         Lilienna told everyone, word by word, what she heard only hours ago on her monitor. What was happening here was a lot more serious than they had thought. They weren't going to be able to fix everything this time. Everyone here in this small group was going to die. No energy, no EAHLF. They depend on it and when it's gone, it's gone and there is no more until they make more. 

      "Woof do you know what's going on?" Mai looked over at Woof. He couldn't answer straight away because he had a mouth full of mud and he was choking. When he had managed to cough it all up, it landed in a big pile on her foot. She just decided to put up with that. "Woof, mud is a no no to eat okay. Now, do you know what's going on right now?"

     "Well, erm, actually... yes... no, not at all. What was going on?"

     "Nothing." After Mai had finished talking, Woof reached out to where the mud was on her foot and put it back in his mouth, something told her he was hungry.


Woof was happy. He had his mouth full of ground. But he was upset. He couldn't get a mouth full of sky, that was his life goal. How would he get to the sky? The even bigger question was what would he need? Woof had been banned from using energy so he could probably use a step ladder. Yes, that would work, a gigantic step ladder. Now, where would he get one of those from?

          As he crammed more mud in his mouth, his jaw began to hurt and every one was staring at him (well that's what it felt like) and he thought he had eaten some kind of dead plant with no leaves and no stalk. An invisible plant in the mud!! Who hadn't seen that before? He had on many occasions, it always smirked at him and said 'Hello child' in a really weird voice. Woof used to sit in his garden for hours on end talking to it, but he had just killed it!! He lay down in the ground and started crying again...


"Why's he crying now?" asked Eva in an exasperated tone, she was sick of babying Woof. He was supposed to be, wait she didn't know how old he was.

     "Nobody knows, nobody cares," replied Marcus in the exact same tone as Eva, he too was tired of caring for him.

     "And you guys have been caring for him for the past MILLENIA? How did you live?" I asked.

     "We sent him to another asylum, the same one his adoptive mother put him in. He didn't notice the time lapse in between." replied Mai. She sounded bored.

     "Come on guys, why are we all sat around doing nothing? Let's go and get this over and done with, before the ground falls out from under our feet," said Marcus. When I went over to fetch Woof, Marcus put a hand on my shoulder and murmured into my ear, "Just leave him here, he's not that important. Besides if he wants us, he'll know where to find us." 

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