5 THE FINAL BATTLE PART 1 LONGMONT TRUCK STOP
Major Joseph Wheeler stood looking at the quickly constructed battle map board while he sipped on his coffee. Two Generals had shown up the day before and were both studying the map board also. General Justin Walker looked at the last two sites of action and asked “have the minions filled in this barricade that was destroyed yet?” General Kenneth Andersen looked at the hole in the eastern border and wondered the same thing. Through the past few months of concentrated surveillance, the Patriots had been able to get a good handle on the amount of troops and artillery along with the heavy armor and light armor vehicles that the Emperor had stationed around the well guarded rectangle that protected the Capitol and what was called the Palace. They did not know for sure if the Emperor had any choppers with cloaking devices but were able to count at least 18 choppers sitting within the first wall system that had been erected around the palace. A few choppers at a time would fly up and around the outer area that was heavily guarded by the minions since the Emperor began pulling his troops into the rectangle area. “I think that man or whatever it is knows we are closing in on him.” Kenneth stated. “We have been killing the invaders more and more these days across the country. It seems those beings inhabited many high officials plus the police and high up military personnel in some of the bigger cities. The ongoing battle to stop them has spread too many people that live in those places.” Justin and Joseph both asked a question that was on everyone’s mind these days. Actually there were many questions on everyone’s mind. Joseph was first. “Kenneth, have we heard anything from any of the other countries yet, on how this invasion is being handled, and how the Emperors and Government corruption is being taken down also?”
Kenneth Andersen looked at the two men and wished he could give a complete positive answer to them. He knew that they knew a certain amount of info but he was the one that was on the move and had already made two complete trips around the world. The Patriot movement had spread through out the world by now and it had quickly grown to a point of overwhelming the corrupt governments and the minions that worked for them. There was a force of young people that seemed to have special powers and they were growing along with the patriots. Apparently they had set up small learning centers to teach people how to use their given abilities that had been locked away and forgotten so long ago. “Joseph, let me be the first to say that you are doing a great job with this Emperor and his minions. We have seen many folk deserting the control of him and joining the Patriot movement.” He turned slightly as three men walked in from the outer area. Joseph said, “Excuse us Kenneth, these are three men fighting the zones around the Palace. General Andersen and General Walker, I would like you to meet Lieutenant Rodney Turner, Major Phillip Vanstoffer, who by the way has just joined us, another one of those that has abandoned his enslavement to the Emperor, and Sergeant Major Jack Bollard.” Kenneth and Justin both knew Jack Bollard very well. They had been trained by him in hand to hand combat and both of them said “Hello Jack, it’s been awhile.” Jack acknowledged them and stood at the table. They all greeted each other and Joseph explained that Kenneth was giving a SITREP of the conditions around the country and the world.
“Well gentlemen, as I was saying, the children that are teaching the people how to use their inborn abilities are doing a great job. We understand that there has been a great deal of nuclear bombs and missiles taken out of existence. The old D.U.M.B.’s have hit a real snag in their existence also and this goes for around the world. So in that respect gentlemen, we seem to be winning.” Kenneth took a long sip on his coffee before he continued. “Here is a bit of real positive news and it is a long time coming. We all know that the mad little toad that calls himself an Emperor had decided to try and take back the country of Texas. His mad scheme was doomed from the start but his psychosis forced him to go for it anyway.” Kenneth shook his head, took another sip of his coffee and proceeded. “Needless to say, that every attempt to invade Texas has failed with some bazaar results. President Sam Houston has told me that the Emperor has lost a rather large force from Oklahoma and another from Louisiana. Those large forces seemed to have disappeared from this earth without a shot ever being fired, can’t say as I am concerned. The two Generals that commanded those forces were psychopaths just like the Emperor. So anyway, a sizable amount of armor, artillery, small light armor and choppers went with them, not to mention at least two Brigades of troops.” Jack had to speak up; I understand that some folks from a place called the Haven had a big hand in helping President Houston with that entire fiasco?” “Yes Jack, some more of the folks that are like the children with those magical ways I suspect.” The door opened again from the outside and everyone turned to look at the little girl that was dressed in a General’s uniform.
Alice was still at the base camp in the Rockies getting ready to join the forces on the southern side of the Emperors outer line of defense in Denver when she heard about the meeting at the HQ of the Longmont Truck Stop. Most of the Patriots had left already to form a ring around the Emperors forces. Tamara and Alisha were at the Haven and getting ready to go and set up some learning centers at other places. She had chosen to remain with the patriots who would be taking the Emperor down in the final battle. She turned into the no-time and back out in the restaurant just outside the HQ. She knew about the alien species that had quietly infested themselves into the high ranking humans in places all over the earth and she could see them plainly as they really were. Most humans could only recognize them due to the ebony eyes and the darkness around the person they inhabited. That information had been spread quickly around the world to the patriots who in turn began to inform the people in the cities and towns. She stepped into the room and said “Gentlemen, do you mind if I join you for this briefing?” Joseph looked at her and smiled. “I see that word reached you, I was hoping you would get it soon enough and I knew you could make it as soon as you heard.” Alice walked over to the table and levitated high enough to see the 3D map. The other generals and men acknowledged her presence except for Major Vanstoffer. He was astounded by the little child that was dressed as a Major General and when she walked over and levitated it made his eyes grow wider. He finally spoke, “Is this one of those children that you all have spoken about that has magical powers?”
Alice looked at the man and smiled. She had not seen him before but knew that he was trusted by the very fact of being in this room. She read his mind and heart and could see and feel that he was a genuine patriot that had just been placed in the wrong camp at a time in the past. She could see that he had some very good INTEL about the troops and the Emperor’s situation. “Major Vanstoffer, may I call you Phillip? It seems we have not met yet and I am called Alice.” Phillip moved around the table and stood eye to eye with the little girl. He reached out his hand and offered a shake. Alice smiled even deeper and took his hand and shook it. “Phillip it is then, first off, I am not magic, and neither is any one else that comes from the Haven or the Bus. We are just humans that have chosen to come back from a place we call the no-time to help with the healing of this world that has become very sick. I would like to meet your men that came with you and then we can talk about the things you all have locked away in your minds and souls. I think for now we should let Kenneth continue his briefing.”
Kenneth had to smile. He had only met this child once and it had been a wonderful experience. He was given something that he had forgotten and it opened his mind up to other doors that were locked. “Thank you General Alice, It is a pleasure to see you again.” He turned back to the others and said “now where was I, oh yeah, the Emperors loss of man and machine power. He also lost another General on the New Mexico southern border. General Sanchez also went missing and his base that was located in Carlsbad is still being dismantled by the civilians that live in that city. I was told that the man lost most of his Choppers, Armor and Artillery, Not to mention a sizable chunk of his troops. It is noted that there were a good amount that deserted the Emperor and became Texans. The Mexican border has been quiet for a few months also and it seems that the army down there may be disbanding due to monetary reasons. We don’t know for sure but we do know that the Emperor of Mexico has been taken over by one of those alien beings. He could be building the military up somewhere we can’t see at the moment so we are keeping a close watch on all of that.” Kenneth looked at Justin Walker and nodded to him to give his Information at this point.
Justin Walker had been staring at the board that showed Denver and its outskirts. He had been in the Canadian province/country for the past month himself with a group of Special Forces roving with the patriot armies of Canada. It appeared that the Nations Capitol City, Ottawa was the most infested with the Aliens and its Prime Minister was completely taken over. “The Nation of Canada has been taken over by the alien beings and the armies of the Prime Minister are in ferocious battles as we speak with the Patriot people. The Leaders of each Province are falling and as they do the Aliens are dropping the bodies and fleeing. We are not sure where they are going but some think they are going back to their mother ship which we have been keeping a watch on through the long range telescopes. It would seem they have taken up a concentric orbit about 100, 000 miles beyond the moons orbit. There is one big ship as of now. We do not know if there are others out there somewhere. We have managed to shoot down a few of the smaller ships that have come in or taken off from the planet but we can’t get to them fast enough to examine before they are destroyed. They do seem to have a shield on those ships but we have been able to penetrate it with the short range missiles. It just takes a lot of them to get through and that is a problem. We could exhaust our supply sooner than later and then we are dead in the water.” Kenneth asked if we knew when these beings first showed up in the system. Justin had to say, “We are not sure when and how long ago precisely, this species showed up but it is a good bet they have been here for at least a year, at least that is what we have been able to discern.” Joseph asked “has anyone been able to see what these things look like in their natural state?” Major Vanstoffer interjected at this point and described the aliens as he and his men saw one after it had been killed. Jack gave a whistle and had to ask how the hell did these things take over the human body and still look like a human?
Alice had listened to all the talk and spoke to her sisters in the mind. Tamara and Alisha both could see the aliens just like Alice could and knew that this species could absorb themselves into the human body like a symbiotic worm and live in the human body without exposing their true bodies unless the human body was injured or died or even had a bad emotional episode. Tamara told her that the Haven folk were beginning to move through out the world now and removing the Aliens. They had a Mother ship that they would go back to when they were chased out of the humans. The biggest problem with all this was the Humans would die when the aliens vacated. Hava and Luun were working to stop the invasion and both of them had mentioned a fleet of these beings on their way to this system. They were spaced in a decade of time for each ship to arrive. Hava had said that their entire system and some surrounding systems had been destroyed by a double sun that went supernova and they had gathered who they could on their home world and began to travel to the Sol system to conquer it. They had left over 2 centuries ago in 10 year periods and would arrive in those increments. The one ship in orbit was the first one to arrive and began to seed themselves into the humans that were of power and high positions. This all happened when Hava and Luun and the others of the Haven were on missions to remove the corrupt people that controlled very strategic areas and had possession of world destroying weapons. The Aliens were very stealthy and came in under the radar so to speak. It had taken a few months earlier to recognize an alien species had inhabited humans. By then the aliens had infiltrated a large number of humans in high positions. She had all this in mind when Jack asked his question again. “Can anyone give me a good clear answer as to what we are truly dealing with and perhaps a way to remove them with out destroying half the population of this world? I ask again how is it that these things can inhabit a human body without being noticed to begin with. Yeah I know we can recognize them by a dark aura around the humans but we need a better solution to remove them or at least send them packing away from our system.”