Good to have a roof over my head. Being homeless sucked and sleeping in a garage with no insulation in winter...I hope that doesn't happen again! Love my new place
just wish I could paint these hideous white walls.. oh well.
The other night I had a dream. It seems every time I dream of covenant and I am but a mere civilian.. these bastards scare the crap out of me! Massive in size and impressive in combat, they are too much for a normal woman like myself. So upon request from Gladiator I have taken him up to share my dream. Written in first person, because I, being the star in such a dream.
The Covenant are Coming!
Waking up in a near empty apartment I walked the wooden floors. The place seemed bare, quiet all for the exception of my mother who it would seem was visiting me. Looking out the window I saw the street and across it were more complex buildings for more apartments. The sky was gathering clouds and not a single blue showed. With the darkening sky appeared an unusual object among the gathering of clouds. It hovered there for what seemed a very long time and the longer it stayed, the more I became anxious and somfrightenedhtened. Looking to my mother, I backed up and began twisting the rod of the window to shut the blinds.
"Get away from the windows. I don't know what that thing is, but I don't want it knowing we're home." I told her and began closing the blinds to the other windows. Turning off all the lights I returned to the window and peeked outside to see if it was still there. As I looked up at it, the object began to move. My heart froze and I couldn't peel my eyes away from it. What the hell was it? What was it planning?
Several purple beams of light appeared out of it. They moved downward going through the building below it. I saw no damage, it appeared to be just a light...no.. a scanner perhaps. "Oh no.."
"What's going on?" my mom asked. I waved her off and said, "Quiet! It's coming! Stay away from the beams." I backed away from the window seeing the ship move toward my building. Within a moment a dark maroon light glowed upon my ceiling and sank down to my floor. I tip toed around the lights and watched carefully its movements until I was backed up against a wall and cornered. Just as I thought I was going to be scanned, they stopped and a rectangular projection appeared near my ceiling. The screen showed a Profit. He looked into my room and I swore he stared right at me, but within a second he began talking and I soon realized it was a recording. The words he spoke made no sense to me, my ears heard nothingibberishberish. momentarilyarilly relieved until I glanced over and saw my mother standing in one of the purple lights.
"I thought I told you to avoid the beams!" I paniced. The lights then disappeared with the ending of the message. We were left in the darkness alone once more in silence. Rushing to the window I peeked out the window and watched as the large ship began moving away. A sigh of relief washed over me. "It's moving away." I said, but no sooner had the words left me did I begin hearing screams. My relief had disappeared and became fight or flight mode. "We can't stay here...we can't stay here.." I repeated myself as the screams became louder...closer. I had no gun..no weapon. They knew we were here...my mom had stepped into that damn light.
Peeking back out the window I saw them come across the street. Their stride full of pride, their feamajesticgestic as the light breeze moved past them.
"What the hell is that?" my mom asked having had peeked out the window as well.
Just then my younger brother rushes into my apartment. Slamming the door he stands against it, panting. At the sight of him, my heart sank. "I don't fucking know!" I exclaimed to my mother's question. They were inching closer. I couldn't let them find my family. "Stay here! Keep yer trap shut! I'll be back!" I said and ran out the door toward the street. My goal was to get deeper into the city, distract these giant aliens from finding my family. Downtown there would be military. They'd take care of these creatures. My plans immediately went downhill as plasma zipped past my head. "Oh shit!" I exclaimed and fell face first onto the coldasphaltsfault. I closed my eyes and remained still. I could hear their footsteps near me. The light clack scrap of talons upon the concrete. I thought for sure they would know I was faking my death, but they kept on moving.
When they turned the corner, I got to my feet and rushed back to my apartment. "We gotta go!" I told my mom and little brother. Sneaking out of the apartment we creep our way quietly down the streets into the middle of the city, but no military could be found. Covenant over ran the area. Elites flung civilians across the street as if they were just an old rag doll. People darted past us, screeching and crying as they did their best to get away from these strangers to our planet. No one stood a chance against them, and the covenant knew it. They laughed and teased the helpless humans.
Creeping into a motel I shut the door behind my family and began closing the blinds to the lobby windows. Walking to one window I spotted an elite and hit the floor, pretending I was dead. He kept on walking. Standing back up I closed its blinds and tip toe toward an end table that was placed next to the last window. Freezing halfway there I spot a jackal and a grunt walking down the street. Hoping from foot to foot I paniced on what to do. Rushing to the table I sat upon the stool and placed my head on the surface. I pretended to be dead. This one was not convinced.
He walked up to the window and stared at me curiously. His breath fogged up the window as he tilted his head. As he slowly lifted up his weapon, my heart raced. Once more in fight or flight mode, I paniced. Adrenaline rushing through me I stood up, broke through the glass and pulled the startled jackal in towards me. I gripped onto his feathers and swung downward to the floor, impaling him on the broken glass. My body shook, I couldn't believe what I did. My hands bled from breaking through the window. Just then the door swung open. Standing back up, I grabbed my stool and threw it at a grunt in the doorway causing him to drop his gun. As he bent down to pick it up I rushed at him and punched him in the face.
What the hell was I thinking!? Did I seriously just punch an alien in the face? I can't fight.. oh crap..my knees wobbled as I watched the grunt stare me in the eyes a moment, before going back to pick up his gun. Once more I bopped him in the face. Lifting my fists up I watched him carefully. When his red eyes met mine, I waved my fingers at him to come at me. "Come on.. lets go." I said. I felt slightly empowered. This creature was my height. I honestly thought I could handle this one.
My self esteem immediately melted away when the grunt swung at me. By the second punch to the face with his massive arm, I fell to my ass and stayed there. Looking up at him, I watched as he bent down to pick up his gun and aim it at me. However, he never fired it. A loud ring echoed in my ear, my eyes watched as the alien fell back and didn't get back up. Twisting my body around I stared at metal boots behind me. As my eyes trailed up the large mass of this dark figure I looked up at my reflection in the helmet piece. Master chief stared down at me, words did not escape him and after a moment of silence, all I had to say to him was, "'bout time! I was looking for you."
That was when I woke up. *takes a bow* thank you.. thank you.