I awoke to my wife holding my head and frantically yelling, " Elijah! WAKE UP!"
"Shhh, I'm ok, love."
"You were wailing in your sleep... I-I was worried that you had that dream again."
" I did, but don't worry, I will be fine."
That was a lie, I haven't been fine since the day I woke up; The day I saw the earth split into two. I sat up and kissed my wife on the cheek, but I saw that her eyes were still filled with worry and doubt. I can't blame her, for the War Of The Accursed is upon us, at least that's what the people are calling it. I do believe that mankind has had some bad luck over the last millennium; I do not believe that we are cursed. this is just another war, only this time, there are aliens involved. However, we humans will fight, we will persevere and we will win.
"Lieutenant, how are you today? Nervous? scared?"
"All of the above?"
"Haha, don't worry, I feel a bit anxious myself. Don't tell anyone I said that Harry."
" I won't, I just came to tell you that everything is loaded and ready to go."
"GOOD! Now, lets go kill some Saturnians."
I hate the Saturnians, they kidnaped me when I was a teenager, kept me prisoner with all of those innocent people, and then, they cut the earth in half. When I look at all 200,000 of my men, I see the same thing that I see when I look into the mirror, anger and rage. This battle will be brutal, many will die, but we have the key to victory... This will be a sneak attack on the Saturnians. We have developed an aircraft that is able to disappear for a short amount of time. Soon, we will land on the base and attack them in their own backyard. "Five minutes! "The pilot said
Well shit, here we go.
"Men! Gather around! Today, we stand face to face with our destiny. Our friends have died, our mothers have died, our brothers, our sisters, and our cousins have died due to these abominations! It's time for Mankind to return the favor and annihilate them! It is time to show them what we humans are truly made of! A united front of all races and cultures! Are you with me!?" "YES SIR!"
"WILL YOU FIGHT WITH ME!?
"THEN WITH ME! NOW, TO VICTORY!"
The door opened and my company of 2,000 ran across the red, rocky surface with a fierce determination on their faces. We ran until we saw our enemies 100 yards away, but by the time the dozen Saturnians, that were keeping watch, noticed us coming, we had already blown five of their faces off. We got cover behind some trees while an intense cataract of Saturnian weaponry showered us. Many of my men had already died, I knew not because I saw it happen, but I heard the sound of flesh ripping apart and my men's screams.
"Shoot the Grenade Launcher!"
Marshall got on one knee, aimed at the base, and the yelled, "ONE IN THE WHOLE!" It shot out with an electrical wave and it created a massive explosion that made even my ears hurt. "ONWARD!!" I shouted. We ran to what was left of the base and heard screams of men on fire inside.
"Don't shoot, let them suffer!
"That bomb is one hell of a doozy right sir!?
"Hell yes lieutenant! After these son bitc—" BAM!!
"HARRY!" I yelled in deep surprise and agony.
My men shot down the assailant, but I was too focused on my little brother to notice. His head was completely gone. I felt completely gone. Another one of my own flesh and blood lays dead at my feet. First my mom, then my father, now my brother? I had failed them all. So many thoughts swarmed through my mind: What kind of leader am I if I can't even protect my own family?? how can I—
"Sir! What do we do now?
"W-we need to put these fires out and send word that we have defeated our enemies in base Omaha. And please let me know if we've taken over the other bases"
I walked to a nearby stone wall, sat down, and starred up at a planetary, sapphire star. It is so beautiful, and so ironic. In the midst of all this blood shed, there's this beautiful star just gazing at me and my men. I wonder if she weeps at the sight of all this madness. After all, she is the one who helped split the earth in two. It's always the most beautiful thing that does the most damage.
"Sir, we just received word that we have all seven bases under our control!"
Every man and woman screamed and rejoiced in this victory. The war is not over, but with the Saturnians most valuable bases in our control, we have completely turned the tide of the war. We still need to fight at the eastern and northern front. However, I am tired of fighting. I know that I need to, but I don't want to. I want to start a family, have a few kids, only fight with my wife at least once every two years instead of the once every month thing we got going on now. I want my kids to grow old with great careers and not too many regrets. I want my grandchildren and their grandchildren to know that their grandfather loved them very much. first things first, I've got to go home and tell my wife how much I love her.
"Sir, we just received word that more Saturnian soldiers are on the way to this base, what should we do?" "Well... I think that we should give them a warm welcome, it will be one for the history books, don't you think?"