Author: LoneWolfB312 PM
This is just short sci-fi I came up with. Whats it like to be the alien who studies human history..if there is any left of it.Rated: Fiction K - English - Sci-Fi - Words: 414 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 12-11-12 - Status: Complete - id: 3082163
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"Can you believe a thousand beings once lived here?" A tutor lectures, swaging his gloved seven-finger claw at the distant landscape of a valley filled with ashes and lava. "They had everything – knowledge, wealth, advancement, society….but they never got a true chance to dive into the stars."
"Why I must ask they did not?" The shorter being recorded what his tutor had said onto a neural application. He didn't have to use his hands at all, but just a tad bind of his mind.
It was two of them clad in full body protection gear and their shielded ship that were non-natives to this fiery world. Everything on this world was boiling hot and moving. Volcano erupted, lava pool slid into each other, the red giant star burned like a furnace. But they were calm and relaxed.
The tutor ponders at his student's question. "Astronomers had pinpointed this planet last year. They have predicted that before its star-" He pointed to the crimson gas ball above us – "Entered the next stage of its life, for millions of years all kinds of species flourished and blossomed. Humans were the most powerful and intelligent of those."
That didn't answer the student's previous question but he carried on taking notes "How long did they live for?"
"About 80 orbits. Some even beyond 100…"
"How long is the term of an orbit to them?" The student wonders.
"Remember how we count up to seven seconds with our hands? Forty nine seconds equal a minute, Seventy seconds equals an hour, and seventy-seven hours equals a full rotation back on G543."
"And seven thousand days makes an orbit." The student concludes.
Pleased with his student's memory of their first lesson, the tutor continues. "From want we have been able to learn from humanity's remnants sixty seconds in a minute, sixty minutes in an hour, twenty-four hours in and full rotation and 356 rotations equal a full orbit."
The student pauses to calculate the information. "When comparing our lifespan to theirs, ours is the length of a full time ceremony while there is a heartbeat."
"Indeed." The tutor states, his helmeted face staring into the raging inferno.
"Tell me why they didn't ever advance to the stars, like our own species?"
"None of us knows….War? Climate change? Struggles in science? Uninterested in space until the star in their system fried their society and souls alive? We may never know, except for the fact that they evolved from the earth and now their genetic material has come back to it."
"They willingly dissolve their genetic material into carbon atoms?" the student wonders.
"No…some believe the reason why creatures of earth were doomed to be stranded on this planet was because they evolution from it."
The student gave a half skeptical look. "We evolved just the same way and looks at us."
"Correct." The instructor stated. A volcano erupted in the distance. It thundered so loudly, it could be physically felt by the duo, student almost fell off his feet. The instructor turned around and headed to the ship, meaning that the lesson was over.
"If they had evolved, they would study us." The student added. The instructor nods, adding "Perhaps we wouldn't be alone in galaxy."