Earth is Attacked
Early in the morning, the heat scorched the pavement as joggers traversed their normal course. The Earth people carried on with their normal daily activities as some people casually walked to work and others shopped in the retail stores. The majority of the population was still asleep because it was early in the morning. A wormhole quickly appeared. A huge alien ship passed through it, stealthily descended, entered Earth’s atmosphere and began dropping huge bombs from the sky. The bombs pounded the Earth’s surface like raindrops on all four quadrants of the planet. The explosions were devastating as a well-planned attack. There were scores of people burned beyond recognition. Hundreds of thousands of homes were destroyed. The major population was in disarray. Most of the military ships were destroyed upon impact.
There were some ships on missions in outer space, but they were too far into space to be of any assistance. Many of the survivors reported to Earth Command and its military base as a staging area for protection. Earth Command also consisted of a huge safe underground facility. No one knew the enemy was coming. The aliens were known as Catalonians. They were fierce fighters that traveled through space trying to destroy every planet along their flight path. They took each planet’s people and flew them back to their home planet to use as slaves. The Catalonians flew smaller ships throughout the cities and beamed up prisoners young and old. Earth Command once again asked for volunteers with military and combat skills experience. They also needed engineers and mechanics to repair the damaged ships.
Most of all, they needed combat pilots to fly the warships. Major Mitchell arrived at Earth Command with his family. They tried to be inconspicuous because Tati and Nori were still in the military. They were on leave, but they had to report in. Captain Shakira had her baby with her who was just barely walking. The family was recognized by one of the senior Earth Command figures. The council member smiled at the Bowen family and introduced himself as Councilman Borack. “There will be a meeting announced later for volunteers,” he said, “and we can use good pilots like yourselves with your important space travel experience,” he said.
“We are retired, and we are here just for information and protection,” Major Mitchell replied.
“We have special facilities set up for you and your family members.” He handed Major Mitchell a special identification card with the section and location of their temporary living quarters.
Councilman Borack then smiled and walked away to continue on to check on the hurt and injured people. Lieutenant Fem arrived and spotted the Major and his family.
“I have contacted Mother, and she is powering up as we speak,” Lieutenant Fem said. “We have to locate the other rangers and get into outer space for protection.”
“No, we can’t leave our people in their time of need plus we need to find out what happened and who attacked us,” Major Mitchell said. “This is the emergency staging area. So, everyone will come here.”
“Lieutenant Fem, I need you to locate all the female rangers and create a rendezvous point. Once we get the information we require, we’ll join Medusa and head out for space,” Captain Shakira said.
“We have to report for duty,” Ranger Tati and Nori said.
“No. Both of you are coming with us, and you will be assigned to the Medusa because I have a plan,” Major Mitchell said.